Gitte Baker – Tropical Jakarta meets Nordic Chic

I was introduced to Gitte's GBAKER designs in my first year living in Jakarta, after accepting an invitation to her Open House. What a DISCOVERY! Gitte had beautifully combined local materials with a Danish aesthetic (think copper, leather, clay and teak) to produce a collection of design savvy and functional pieces. I was immediately HOOKED!  Since that Continue Reading

Say Hello to Evie from Monolog Quality Coffee Co.

Almost 18 months ago, Liz took me to a cafe called Monolog. I recall her telling me that the cafe was in the car park of a shopping centre. I must admit the sound of the locale had me a little worried, but my concerns were quickly put to rest as I was faced with a chic European-inspired alleyway lined with seats and tables and filled with the buzz of people Continue Reading

‘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