Please meet Maria Lucia Maringka Founder of Lucy’s Batik

Today we share the story of Maria Lucia Maringka or as the Jakarta expat community knows her, Lucy of Lucy’s Batik. Lucy’s Batik is a local institution; a household name and needs little introduction, but as the curious people that we are, and in true ajb spirit of honouring local people, we spent an afternoon with Lucy to hear her story. Like many new Continue Reading

Abstract Messy & Fun Textiles with Nabila Delaseptina of SROU

Today we interview talented textile designer Nabila Delaseptina, co-founder of emerging textile brand SROU. Nabila is the 28 year old at the creative helm of SROU. She works side by side with her sister Oktisa Indah Putri who handles the finances for the business. Like many young Jakarta entrepreneurs, Nabila splits her working week between her corporate Continue Reading

‘Locally Inspired with Liz and Jo’

Today we are sharing an interview of Jo and I entitled 'Locally Inspired with Liz and Jo.' It appeared in *anzaberita, the quarterly magazine of the Australia New Zealand Association in Jakarta. As Australians we felt privileged to be included in this publication. The full online edition of anzaberita is below, and our interview with Editor Saeng Continue Reading