How to Shake up your Look with Rugs

Every year about this time I get the urge to 'shake up my home furnishing look'. I get swept up in the energy of a new year and I'm inspired to make some changes; in fact it often begins with a hankering to buy a new rug! I'm not one to be deterred by a homeware challenge, so I took to the South Jakarta streets to roundup the best rugs on offer. Below you Continue Reading

Crafty and Cool DIY Paper Diamonds

  If you are looking for something 'crafty' with a 'wholelotta cool'...involves the kids and the simplicity of paper in the lead up to Christmas...then this post is for you! This week we are thrilled to be partnering with the very clever and crafty; Jakarta-based, paper enthusiast and teacher, Raya Jenie from 'Fold Me Now'. We discovered Continue Reading

The ajb Ultimate Guide to preparing your home for a Jakarta Christmas

As anyone living in Jakarta would know, you have to start planning early for special occasions, and Christmas is no exception. To help you do this, we have compiled our 'ajb Ultimate Guide to preparing your home for a Jakarta Christmas'. Why do you need this guide? Well, take a few moments to consider the following points and I'm sure you will soon agree Continue Reading

A list of little things we do for house guests visiting Jakarta

  There is nothing Jo and I love more than to have family and friends stay with us in Jakarta. Visits no matter how short are precious opportunities to catch up on news from home and beyond, chill at home together and a chance to put our 'Jakarta tour guide' hats on. So, if you are expecting a guest (or two, or five!), here are a few things we Continue Reading