A street artist named DARBOTZ

If you live in or around Jakarta, no doubt you’ve seen examples of street art like this pictured above. With bold and striking features, most often painted in monochrome and regularly featuring the iconic circular Squid Monster (*Cumi-Cumi) symbol, the artwork of Jakarta- based street artist, Darbotz is some of this city’s most recognisable urban Continue Reading

Top Spots to Stop on and around Jl. Bumi

Bumi

Thank you for joining us for another Top Spots to Stop post. This week we are on and around Jalan Bumi, (pronounced Boo-mee) a road located in the Kebayoran Baru area. In Bahasa Indonesia Bumi means 'Earth' and true to its name, tall trees line the relatively short stretch of road, along with a comfortable footpath which makes it easy to explore this block. Continue Reading

Bar Carts are having a Revival : Here’s where to get Yours

Bar Cart

You might remember around this time last year I posted ‘Project Bed Head’ a 'How To" story about my 17 year old daughter Charlotte choosing a ‘Parisian theme’ for her bedroom refurb. (When we moved to Jakarta Charlotte was 12, I can't believe how the time has flown and my eldest daughter is nearly all grown up!) Ok, back to the post!  Since then, Charlotte Continue Reading

Henny Augustien : Leather craftsperson at the KOELIT

leather

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