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

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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

7 house plants you cannot kill in Jakarta

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In today’s post we hope to inspire you to go buy some house plants this weekend! Adding greenery to your home is not a new concept, but Jakarta is definitely 'heaven' for plants that love to live indoors but we've still got to be careful of the houseplant pests that we could welcome into our home. Our warm tropical climate and the extraordinary number of Continue Reading

5 Art Galleries you should know about in Jakarta

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In a city as diverse and dynamic as Jakarta, it’s no wonder the art scene is alive and flourishing. If you are an art fan visiting or living in Jakarta, you are in for an exciting ride! The five galleries we profile today facilitate all forms of art; whether it's paintings, installations or live performances, and all support emerging artists and encourage Continue Reading