The ajb 2017 Holiday Gift Guide


Today, in keeping with our annual tradition, we are thrilled to have a gorgeous lineup of Holiday Gift Ideas for you under our ajb theme of 'shop local' and 'shop small'. All these super stylish gifts in The ajb 2017 Holiday Gift Guide have been sourced from our favourite local artists, makers, creatives and retailers, and we've included all 'Stockists and Continue Reading

How to make Delicious Gluten-Free Cassava Cake

Today’s recipe has been kindly supplied by Almond Zucchini - a cooking studio in South Jakarta. We first tried *Kue Singkong (Cassava cake), when we visited The Local Market in Kemang a few months ago. Liz and I got chatting to Cindy, from Almond Zucchini. There, sitting on the table at her booth was a plate piled high with Kue Singkong. Cindy invited us to Continue Reading

Social Entrepreneur Sisters : Ida & Lila of House of Diamonds


Today we introduce sisters Ida and Lila, founders of 'House of Diamonds' a social enterprise based in Malang East Java. House of Diamonds is a home goods and wearables brand which features their signature 'jahit jelujur 'running stitch'. The message of Ida and Lila's story is that the human spirit is boundless. As little children and teenagers Ida and Continue Reading

Threadapeutic – Making a Difference Through Fabric Upcycling

Wall hanging by Threadapeutic

Founded in 2015 by Ibu Nagawati Surya, Threadapeutic is based on the concept of making products out of waste, in particular fabric offcuts, and turning them into items of value. My first encounter with Threadapeutic was at The Rooftop Market (now known as The Local Market). I recall being drawn to the unique design of the products, as well as the curiously Continue Reading