‘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

Jeruk Bali, Goats Cheese and Pearl Couscous Salad

We bought a Jeruk Bali from our local supermarket simply because of its proportions. The sight of this citrus fruit, which is the size of a small bowling ball, kept piquing our curiosity each time we visited the fruit and vegetable section. Then one day my husband said to me, 'Let's just buy one'. My response? 'What for? How could something the size of a Continue Reading

Sustainable Furniture Jakarta – Feature #1 Ethnicraft

Have you noticed that there exists a greater desire for awareness about the things we consume? From the food we eat, to the clothing we wear, to the materials from which our furniture is made, many of us seek the history of the product before it reaches the shop floor and this in turn may influence our decision to buy (or not). This movement in awareness is Continue Reading

Green Spaces in Jakarta – #1 Taman Suropati

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Green. I feel relaxed just thinking about it! How does green make you feel and what do we associate with this colour? The colour green is known to sooth and relax both mentally and physically. It is also known to alleviate nervousness and anxiety.  But perhaps most importantly, especially in such a busy city as Jakarta, green offers a sense of renewal and Continue Reading