Henny Augustien : Leather craftsperson at the KOELIT

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Henny Augustien is the inspiring and adventurous woman behind 'KOELIT', translated in Bahasa Indonesia as 'LEATHER' a handcrafted genuine leather goods brand located in Semarang, a coastal city on northern Java Island. In our interview with Henny she shares the 'fashion dilemma' that prompted her leather business idea; what she is working on right now, Continue Reading

The holiday season all wrapped up, Jakarta style

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Hello there! With the holiday season drawing increasingly near, we know you are busy, so this week we're keeping it brief with a simple holiday gift wrapping idea. I'm the worst gift wrapper in my household ... paper, tape and neat corners are not my forte, so I often turn to beautiful fabric to get the job done. I love that you can use a simple square of Continue Reading

The ajb 2017 Holiday Gift Guide

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Today, in keeping with our annual tradition, we are thrilled to have a gorgeous lineup of Holiday Gift Ideas for you under our ajb theme of 'shop local' and 'shop small'. All these super stylish gifts in The ajb 2017 Holiday Gift Guide have been sourced from our favourite local artists, makers, creatives and retailers, and we've included all 'Stockists and Continue Reading

Social Entrepreneur Sisters : Ida & Lila of House of Diamonds

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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