Say Hello to Ibu Retno Hapsari of Jakarta-based Yayasan – XSProject

Jakarta is full of good people doing good things. People who, when confronted with adverse circumstances do not look away but instead say, ‘What can I do to make a difference’. In today’s A Journey Bespoke blog post we meet one such person. Ibu Retno Hapsari, Manager of Jakarta-based *yayasan XSProject, positively impacts on the lives of many of Jakarta's Continue Reading

Bring some street photography to your home

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What are your thoughts on including street photography as art for your home? For a long time I’ve been a fan, but only recently have I actually been the photographer. So what is it about street photography that I’m attracted to? I particularly delight in the way images captured on the street celebrate the beauty and goodness in people and cultures, Continue Reading

How to make fresh flowers last longer in Jakarta

‘How to make fresh flowers last longer in Jakarta’ was inspired by our perennial love of gorgeous blooms and foliage and our weekly ‘fresh flower buying’ routines. For Jo and I, flowers are an essential home decor item, but they also represent much more. The simple habit of visiting our local flower markets or ‘pasar bunga’ has become a significant part of Continue Reading

Top 5 Artisan Markets in Jakarta

Markets have been a part of Jakarta city life for hundreds of years and have now evolved to be popular tourist attractions; but it is the 'Artisan Market' that is the relative newcomer to Jakarta. Typical of artisan markets around the world, artisan markets in Jakarta are held in unique spaces and it is the nature of these places that make the artisan market Continue Reading