‘We have a favourite tailor..Her name is Yana’

What began as a simple idea to make a quilt from a piece of contemporary, hand dyed batik fabric; quickly grew into a serious appreciation for local textiles, a desire to learn about the rich textile culture in this country, a weakness for textile pasars, and a friendship with Jakarta tailor Yana Tjoa. Yana's work was endorsed in a blog post I read three Continue Reading

Dhian, Evan & Stephanie – Motiff Living |Motiff Made

  Have you noticed we have been on a Jalan Cipete Raya mission lately? Having discovered 10 Top Spots to Stop and eat, sip and shop; today we return to this neighbourhood to shine the spotlight on three impressive young entrepreneurs (and their dog), who are the faces of brands Motiff Living and Motiff Made. Collaboration is the name of the Continue Reading

A morning with daring Jakarta creative – Ayu Larasati

Have you met someone in recent times who is daring and courageous? Today we share the story of Ayu Larasati; local Ceramicist, Educator and Mum. It will come as no surprise to those of you who follow us, that we are BIG fans of Ayu, and that there is nothing more inspiring than 'meeting the maker'. So we did...We visited Ayu at her Bekasi studio in Continue Reading

A Chance Meeting with Young Artist Louise

It has always been our aim (and it still is) to bring you a range of blog posts written by kids for kids providing tips on moving abroad from a young person's perspective. The first edition of this series comes to you in the form of a 'fortuitous meeting' with a talented and curious young lady named Louise. Our chance meeting took place in Dia.Lo.Gue Continue Reading