Henny Augustien : Leather craftsperson at the KOELIT


Henny Augustien is the inspiring and adventurous woman behind 'KOELIT', translated in Bahasa Indonesia as 'LEATHER' a handcrafted genuine leather goods brand located in Semarang, a coastal city on northern Java Island. In our interview with Henny she shares the 'fashion dilemma' that prompted her leather business idea; what she is working on right now, Continue Reading

Gitte Baker – Tropical Jakarta meets Nordic Chic

I was introduced to Gitte's GBAKER designs in my first year living in Jakarta, after accepting an invitation to her Open House. What a DISCOVERY! Gitte had beautifully combined local materials with a Danish aesthetic (think copper, leather, clay and teak) to produce a collection of design savvy and functional pieces. I was immediately HOOKED!  Since that Continue Reading

Loving right Now – Local EDIT

Loving Local, Buying Local and Supporting Local is a philosophy that has started to gain momentum in Jakarta, with social media being at the forefront of this message. Studies show that communities who support local, 'encourage the uniqueness of communities, reduce environmental impact, create jobs, promote a sense of community and encourage local Continue Reading