Making your own leather belt in Jakarta

There are many great advantages of living in Jakarta - meeting new people, learning a new language, trying new foods & ingredients, and gaining a better understanding of a new country, but to name a few.  Another indisputable bonus of living in Jakarta is being able to have items made to your taste and specifications. We’ve shared some of our Continue Reading

Beautiful Design with Jakarta-based Nagarey

In today's a journey bespoke Home and Design feature, we meet Raymond of Jakarta-based furniture and homewares brand, Nagarey. The aesthetic of Nagarey has captured our attention repeatedly of late and in our constant pursuit of good coffee, Liz and I have noticed some particularly gorgeous furnishings in some of our favourite spots including Crematology, Continue Reading

Jakarta’s Pak Denny and his Iron Workshop

A couple of weeks back we posted the story, A Visual Guide to Jakarta's Shopping Bazaars. We featured a beautiful copper tray in this post made by talented local craftsman, Pak Denny of The Iron Workshop. Today's ajb post is all about Pak Denny; the man responsible for beautiful homewares that have made their way into the homes of many across Jakarta (and Continue Reading

Meet Bregas Harrimardoyo of Pekunden Pottery

Well before 'A Journey Bespoke' was established, Liz and I had noticed the ceramics of ‘Pekunden Pottery’ separate from one another. My first sighting of Pekunden pieces was at Dia-log-ue - a gallery and artspace in my neighbourhood of Kemang. Each time I visited the gallery, I would be drawn to the smooth and simple surfaces of each piece. In particular, I Continue Reading