Social Entrepreneur Sisters : Ida & Lila of House of Diamonds


Today we introduce sisters Ida and Lila, founders of 'House of Diamonds' a social enterprise based in Malang East Java. House of Diamonds is a home goods and wearables brand which features their signature 'jahit jelujur 'running stitch'. The message of Ida and Lila's story is that the human spirit is boundless. As little children and teenagers Ida and Continue Reading

Threadapeutic – Making a Difference Through Fabric Upcycling

Wall hanging by Threadapeutic

Founded in 2015 by Ibu Nagawati Surya, Threadapeutic is based on the concept of making products out of waste, in particular fabric offcuts, and turning them into items of value. My first encounter with Threadapeutic was at The Rooftop Market (now known as The Local Market). I recall being drawn to the unique design of the products, as well as the curiously Continue Reading

Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Cipete Raya, South Jakarta


Happy New Post Friday! Today we are back on Jl. Cipete Raya with an updated and refreshed post for you! We first shared this 'street story' in March 2015 and since then, new vibrant businesses have moved in and sadly some have moved out. For our ajb friends new to Jakarta, Jl. Cipete Raya is located in the South Jakarta suburb of South Cipete (bordering Continue Reading

Bring some street photography to your home


What are your thoughts on including street photography as art for your home? For a long time I’ve been a fan, but only recently have I actually been the photographer. So what is it about street photography that I’m attracted to? I particularly delight in the way images captured on the street celebrate the beauty and goodness in people and cultures, Continue Reading