3:00 pm January 18, 2015 | 1 Comment
Thankfully, I had a closet full of local brands to help me through every sunny beach day, drizzly shopping trip, crisp UNESCO World Heritage site visit, bitingly cold wanders through the old parts of town and foggy road trips. Here is what I took with me:
3:45 pm October 18, 2014 | No Comment
Founded by designers Carline Darjanto and Ria Sarwono, Cotton Ink first came onto the scene with their distinctive tubular scarves, but has since expanded to tops, skirts, pants, shorts and casual dresses. The label even has an extensive bag and tote selection, so make sure to take a look at their official website.
12:35 pm October 4, 2014 | No Comment
With the prospect of Jakarta being my home for the foreseeable future and a little extra change in my pocket, I’ve been drooling over Ethnicraft’s 2014 catalog. Beautiful, modern design combined with sustainable production methods and made in Indonesia (with production centers in Vietnam and Serbia as well), with Belgian sensibilities, what’s not to love? It’s, like, the opposite of IKEA.
11:36 am September 21, 2014 | No Comment
I’m just so over pop-ups. I remember when I first moved to the city, the only serious pop-up was Brightspot and it only took place once a year. There was such anticipation and excitement surrounding the event; it was an important addition to the Jakarta hipster’s social calendar
3:49 pm September 8, 2014 | No Comment
I don’t believe in love at first sight, but there was something about the label’s Garden Tapestry Skirt that I couldn’t shake. Is that love?
1:00 pm July 27, 2014 | No Comment
Crematology is a great new independent cafe on Jalan Suryo, also known as the quiet end of Jalan Senopati. Competing with the abundance of international chains and indie cafes that seem to be popping up every 15 minutes, you would think co-founder Elliot Davernas might be a little guarded, but he’s more into creating an appreciation of independent, locally produced coffee shops.
1:50 pm July 13, 2014 | 1 Comment
I bought this particular pair of gold and black Selittoe pointed flats at last weekend’s Click Market. Selittoe’s display had tons of great examples of their feminine, eye-catching work, including flats, flatforms and low heels.
3:35 pm June 1, 2014 | No Comment
Antyk Butyk creates jewelry as unique as its name is spelled. Using a variety of materials like gemstones, beads, resin (my personal favorite), acrylic and random bits including, but not limited to, ribbons, lace and artificial flowers, the label creates modern, fun and eye-catching pieces. I know this is a column is about things that […]
1:25 pm May 5, 2014 | No Comment
As a born and bred Texan, I need to eat guacamole at least once a month — it’s Texas state law. While living in Jakarta, many of the guacamole basics are plentiful here. Avocados? Check. Cilantro? Check. Onions, tomatoes, garlic? Check, check, and check. But the one thing that is needed to give that warm, […]