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

Blogging Highlights : Captured by Nita Strudwick


This week begins a new chapter for our gorgeous friend and talented photographer Nita Strudwick. On Wednesday Nita, her husband and daughter boarded a plane bound for the UK to begin exciting new adventures. Our long term ajb readers would know Nita has been with ‘a journey bespoke’ since the very beginning. Nita captured the very first shots of Jo and I Continue Reading

Tropical Coconut Salad Recipe

My family has been enjoying this recipe in Jakarta for four years now and it is still SO good! We often team this tropical coconut salad with chicken sate or other barbecued meats, or eat it on its own. The star of this dish is most certainly the freshly grated coconut, the perfect combo with fresh lemony kemangi (asian basil) blanched vegetables and the Continue Reading

Loving right Now | TINY STORY

Working out of her home in South Jakarta, Janneke Poerink designs one of a kind objects for the home under her exciting new label Tiny Story. Tiny Story was born out of a combination of Janneke's experiences;  a professional background in Marketing and PR in both Cinema and Magazines in her native Holland, followed by an expat posting to Singapore, formal Continue Reading