Holiday Gift Wrapping using Foliage and Fabric

Happy Friday everyone! I'll be first to admit that I am not the best gift wrapper, but I do love to decorate a gift to make up for my shortcomings with straight creases and square edges. This year I was inspired more than ever to decorate my holiday gifts using beautiful natural Indonesian foliage and fruit foraged in my neighbourhood and in my garden. Continue Reading

The ajb 2018 Holiday Gift Guide

Holiday 2018 is almost here! We continue our ajb theme this year of 'shop local and shop small' and today we share with you a collection of gifts you can feel really good about giving. Our gift selection in our ajb 2018 Holiday Gift Guide supports our favourite local artists, makers, creatives and retailers under the categories of Art and Leisure, Books, Continue Reading

Beating Jakarta’s Wet Season with Javanese “Jamu Jatem”

It seems this week the Wet Season has arrived in Jakarta, which means it's time to take extra care of ourselves and avoid the dreaded, *’masuk angin’ - a health condition which probably best equates to the Western concept of general unwellness or, 'feeling under the weather'. So what better way to keep well than to head back to the AJB Kitchen and brew up a Continue Reading