1:22 pm April 19, 2015 | No Comment
It’s such a good time to eat local in Jakarta. Although we’ve always been behind Bali when it comes to healthy foods, lately there has been a bit of a revolution in the Big Durian. Vegetarian and vegan options and a selection of “exotic” super foods (think kale and quinoa) can now be found all over the city.
11:45 am March 1, 2015 | No Comment
If you haven’t made it over to National Gallery for the fantastic “A Prince for All Seasons: Diponegoro in the Memory of the Nation, from Raden Saleh to the Present,” what are you waiting for?
10:51 am February 15, 2015 | No Comment
From notebooks to greeting cards to prints (yes, I’m extending the definition of stationery to prints), here are three stationery brands you’ll be writing home about
9:33 am February 1, 2015 | No Comment
The scene here has a great energetic vibe and the musicians are not only great performers, they also take chances and pull from a big pool of inspiration. Some of our bands are even getting international recognition and Indonesia is quickly becoming a hotbed for new indie talent.
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.