Mira Noordhoek Hegt – Le Souq interior decorating

  Before I decided to move to Jakarta, my husband snapped a photo of a brightly decorated shop with 'hot pink wooden rabbits' in its front window. Aware of my penchant for all things 'home', he sent me the photo one cold winter's day in Sydney; in the hope it would be the perfect 'carrot' that would entice me to move with the family to Jakarta at Continue Reading

Meet Nita Strudwick of Nita Strudwick Photography

Q: What do two women, blogging for the very first time in Jakarta do, when they require the skills of a professional photographer for their About Us page? A: Put in a call to Nita Strudwick in the hope she might be available to work with two photographic, inexperienced girls! To our relief Nita was happy and available to work with us. On the morning Continue Reading

Our neighbourhood mobile grocer

  One of the most endearing sounds that I have become familiar with since moving to Jakarta is the call of our mobile green-grocer, Ibu Norhayati, as she pushes her cart up our street (at 10am each day). It wasn’t until I actually spoke to her, using my ‘best Bahasa’ and with the assistance of our lovely pembantu Ibu Tuti acting as translator, Continue Reading

Introducing Dian Rosa: Kemala Home Living Founder

  Jo and I have been following Jakarta based Kemala Home Living on Instagram this year. Both of us having a soft spot for traditional products with a modern twist, and often commenting on how much we admired their textiles and wooden pieces, particularly their cushion covers and teak boards. I can never have enough cushions in my house, and Continue Reading