This beautiful fabric is called Tenun Lurik

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This beautiful fabric is called Tenun Lurik ... I discovered it at the *Kraton or Keraton, the palace of the Sultan in Yogyakarta in April 2016, on a day trip from Solo, and my first visit to Central Java.  I couldn’t but notice the handsome striped shirts worn by the palace courtiers at the Kraton and I was later to learn that the simple, hand-woven fabric Continue Reading

How to make Rempeyek Kacang

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Happy Friday everyone! Today we are sharing a recipe for a delicious Javanese savoury cracker called 'Rempeyek' or 'Peyek' for short. (Word has it that 'peyek' is also the sound that's made when you bite into this local cracker) Rempeyek is made from batter, infused with spices, studded with crunchy peanuts, covered with light fragrant threads of kaffir lime Continue Reading

Vanessa van Houten : Photographer Jakarta, Indonesia

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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

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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