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

Beautiful Design with Jakarta-based Nagarey

In today's a journey bespoke Home and Design feature, we meet Raymond of Jakarta-based furniture and homewares brand, Nagarey. The aesthetic of Nagarey has captured our attention repeatedly of late and in our constant pursuit of good coffee, Liz and I have noticed some particularly gorgeous furnishings in some of our favourite spots including Crematology, Continue Reading

The Tale of One Bench, Three Kitchen Stools and a Happy Home

One of the things I knew I would miss the most when we packed up our lives in Melbourne, Australia to come to Jakarta was the time spent at my kitchen bench. With a cup of coffee in hand and a view out to our native Australian garden, I loved to hear the kookaburras laughing and magpies warbling. Sitting opposite me was likely a friend, who had dropped in Continue Reading

Introducing Dian Rosa: Kemala Home Living Founder

  Jo and I have been following Jakarta based Kemala Home Living on Instagram this year. After making sure the practicalities are sorted like looking into home warranty companies, both of us have a soft spot for traditional products with a modern twist, and often commenting on how much we admired their textiles and wooden pieces, particularly their Continue Reading