How to make a marble trivet + style it 7 ways

I totally understand how tricky it is at times to source the kinds of decorator items you might find in your home country. I'll be the first to admit I have been tempted more than once to haul large and heavy objects for my house in Jakarta in my luggage; to the sound of loud complaints from my husband and rolled eyes from my teenage daughters. I searched Continue Reading

A visual guide to Jakarta’s Shopping Bazaars

Early in my arrival to Jakarta I recall overhearing a group of women chatting excitedly at a local cafe. A rising sense of anticipation was evident in their conversation. And then I heard the word, bazaar. There was a flurry of organising that ensued - Where would they meet?  What was on each other's shopping lists? and the all-important, Would they Continue Reading

The Tale of One Bench, Three Kitchen Stools and a Happy Home

One of the things I knew I would miss the most when we packed up our lives in Melbourne, Australia to come to Jakarta was the time spent at my kitchen bench. With a cup of coffee in hand and a view out to our native Australian garden, I loved to hear the kookaburras laughing and magpies warbling. Sitting opposite me was likely a friend, who had dropped in Continue Reading

Gardens of the Sun | Artisan Jewellery

Today's Home & Design post is a shift to artisan jewellery, and we couldn't be more excited. Gardens of the Sun is the brainchild of Netherlands born Meri Geraldine whose unique designs are inspired by individual gemstones and diamonds, crafted in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and already they enjoy a global presence. Underpinning the Gardens of the Sun Continue Reading