Vanessa van Houten : Photographer Jakarta, Indonesia


Today we chat with Vanessa van Houten, Jakarta based professional portrait, documentary and luxury travel photographer in Coffee Smith Jakarta, ahead of her solo exhibition FREE FALL at Art : 1 New Museum opening February 23, 2018 and the launch of her photobook here*now.  Vanessa is one super talented woman! Her work first came to our attention in 2016 Continue Reading

Our Favourite AJB Instagram Images of 2017

Today's post is a summary of Our Favourite AJB Instagram Pics of 2017. Having posted an image every day of 2017, we certainly have a substantial bank of photos to choose from. It was interesting when it came down to the crunch as to which photos we each selected as our favourites. What distinguished them for the rest? Well, ultimately it was all about how Continue Reading

How to Make Authentic Mie Goreng

Definitely a comfort food for many Indonesians, Mie Goreng (which translates as ‘fried noodles’) is a staple dish in most Indonesian households, with a different recipe in each home, and many street vendors specialising in their own original version. Indonesia’s Mie Goreng is derived from the Chinese dish, Chow Mein and is thought to have been introduced Continue Reading

The holiday season all wrapped up, Jakarta style


Hello there! With the holiday season drawing increasingly near, we know you are busy, so this week we're keeping it brief with a simple holiday gift wrapping idea. I'm the worst gift wrapper in my household ... paper, tape and neat corners are not my forte, so I often turn to beautiful fabric to get the job done. I love that you can use a simple square of Continue Reading