Introducing Local Artist: Dewi Tobing

On a wet Saturday afternoon, I ventured out to see what was happening at the much publicised Catalyst Arts Market Pop Up at the Graha Purna Wira building; most commonly known as a wedding reception venue in the Dharmawangsa precinct. What I encountered was a lively hall filled with the artistic achievements of some of Indonesia’s brightest and most Continue Reading

How to make a marble trivet + style it 7 ways

I totally understand how tricky it is at times to source the kinds of decorator items you might find in your home country. I'll be the first to admit I have been tempted more than once to haul large and heavy objects for my house in Jakarta in my luggage; to the sound of loud complaints from my husband and rolled eyes from my teenage daughters. I searched Continue Reading

How to make lemongrass+lemon tea

I’ve always associated aromas with memories of places, experiences and even changes in the weather. Do you feel the same way? Aromas take me back and make me reminisce. When I get a whiff of the sweet fragrance of roses I’m instantly rocketed back to my house in Sydney where the iceberg roses I planted some 15 years ago line my front picket fence. The smell Continue Reading

10 Top Spots to Stop on Jl. Kemang Timur

What are you doing this weekend? Here's 10 Top Spots to Stop on Jalan Kemang Timur, South Jakarta for you to check out! From bespoke furniture, Indonesian artifacts, homewares and clothing, to yoga and great coffee, we have your next Jakarta street tour covered. Jl. Kemang Timur is arguably one of our favourite South Jakarta streets, and home to some of our Continue Reading