Mendy Laoda – Seismic Engineer and Home Decor Designer

Mendy

Today Mendy Laoda, Jakarta born structural and earthquake engineer talks with us about her recent work on the island of *Gili Air. In August this year, an earthquake struck the main island of Lombok and was the largest and the strongest earthquake to have hit Lombok in recorded history. In the evenings Mendy is a home decor designer for her brand Mortier Continue Reading

The holiday season all wrapped up, Jakarta style

wrapping

Hello there! With the holiday season drawing increasingly near, we know you are busy, so this week we're keeping it brief with a simple holiday gift wrapping idea. I'm the worst gift wrapper in my household ... paper, tape and neat corners are not my forte, so I often turn to beautiful fabric to get the job done. I love that you can use a simple square of Continue Reading

ajb’s 5 Easy Steps to Create Your Own Batik Bed Cover

Since arriving in Jakarta, both Liz and I have delighted in our many guests who have come to visit us. As a result, creating a tranquil and appealing haven for our guests to retire at the end of a long day has been a priority on my ‘To Do’ list for quite some time. As this project has gained momentum, I have become keen to add hints of Indonesia’s rich Continue Reading