The story of ‘Batik Friday’ with Al, Angel and Ary

Hello there! It’s Batik Friday in Indonesia today! In fact every Friday is  ‘Batik Friday’ or ‘Jumat Berbatik’ for many Indonesians who work in the office or corporate sector. Why Batik Friday? It all began back in 2009 when then President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called on Indonesians to wear batik following its inclusion by UNESCO in the Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Wrapping using Foliage and Fabric

Happy Friday everyone! I'll be first to admit that I am not the best gift wrapper, but I do love to decorate a gift to make up for my shortcomings with straight creases and square edges. This year I was inspired more than ever to decorate my holiday gifts using beautiful natural Indonesian foliage and fruit foraged in my neighbourhood and in my garden. Continue Reading

The ajb 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday 2018 is almost here! We continue our ajb theme this year of 'shop local and shop small' and today we share with you a collection of gifts you can feel really good about giving. Our gift selection in our ajb 2018 Holiday Gift Guide supports our favourite local artists, makers, creatives and retailers under the categories of Art and Leisure, Books, Continue Reading

Mendy Laoda – Seismic Engineer and Home Decor Designer

Mendy

Today Mendy Laoda, Jakarta born structural and earthquake engineer talks with us about her recent work on the island of *Gili Air. In August this year, an earthquake struck the main island of Lombok and was the largest and the strongest earthquake to have hit Lombok in recorded history. In the evenings Mendy is a home decor designer for her brand Mortier Continue Reading