Market Feature #2 : Ayo ke Pasar Santa

Until quite recently, Pasar Santa (located in the hip neighbourhood of Kebayoran Baru in South Jakarta), was not considered a funky place to hang out. The traditional market had become tired and struggled to attract stallholders.  And yet, when screening locals for recommendations on pasars to frequent for our monthly Pasar feature, the Continue Reading

How to bring the Outside In

Home decorating.. what does this mean to you? A new piece of art? A funky lamp? Getting something like this bistro furniture? Or adding that fantastic new rug you had your eye on to a space that seemed just a little bare. I guess it can mean many things, but ultimately the aim will always be the same - to enhance a space, making it more inviting. As you may Continue Reading

Goni Coffee

There are some new kids on the 'coffee block' in Kemang and they are already making quite an impact.  In recent months I have regularly passed the shop space, watching the construction and fit out of the building with curiosity. As soon as the words, 'Goni Coffee' were inscribed on the window, my anticipation piqued. Another good cup of coffee in the Kemang Continue Reading

Mira Noordhoek Hegt : Le Souq interior decorating

Mira

Before I decided to move to Jakarta, my husband snapped a photo of a brightly decorated shop with 'hot pink wooden rabbits' in its front window. Aware of my penchant for all things 'home', he sent me the photo one cold winter's day in Sydney; in the hope it would be the perfect 'carrot' that would entice me to move with the family to Jakarta at the end of Continue Reading