Jakarta Vintage

My Hunting Field 10: Pasar Triwindu Solo

How can anyone go to Solo without visiting the famous Pasar Triwindu for a vintage therapy and not talking about it? I cant. So here it goes. Visiting Triwindu flea market now is a pleasant experience, compared to …four years ago. It’s clean, well-organized, and it has almost everything in vintage department. Did I mention that the pasar is also located in a new two storied building dedicated to vintage and antiques? Yup. Nett nett–as my friend Geline likes to put it– the only competition comes from Antique shopping arcade in Jalan Surabaya, Jakarta, in terms of “one-stop-vintage-shopping experience”.  After spending almost a whole day here, I managed to secure a set of 70’s chairs and table, vintage doors and Dutch era metal pillars. I told you it has everything, not just typical vintage stuff as I featured here. Have a productive Monday everyone!

My Hunting Field 9: Pasar Beringharjo Yogjakarta

I had no idea Pasar Beringharjo Yogjakarta has a flea market inside, until recently. What I know of, the market is known more for the batiks, so it’s good that I asked around and insisted that for an old pasar such as this –and it’s in Yogja for good sake– there had to be vendors selling vintage and antique. My conviction paid off. The flea market wing is on the left side of the market, along a narrow alley. There are around ten vendors selling enamels, cookie jars, glasses, tea sets, and –this you can hardly find outside Yogja and Solo– cap batik (= a copper stamp to make printed batik). Like in any flea market, most of the sellers are friendly and eager, especially to a visitor like me. Here are some photos. Stay vintage!

Retrographic Series Collections

Introducing the limited edition of vintage chairs from Jakarta Vintage. This time we have two series: Retrographic Series and Boenga Tjantik Series. Retrographic Series feature chairs with fabrics in retro design. As Boenga Tjantik Series come with confidence in flowery design fabrics. All the fabrics are either recycled or repurposed, therefore each design is one-off piece. All the teak wood frame is also original vintage, not a replica, unless we mention otherwise. Don’t you feel good that as you sit you have done something good to the earth?

Door To Door In Laweyan Solo

In Solo, the question on which places to visit for a vintage passionista like me is a predictable matter. Pasar Triwindu, Kraton Surakarta and Mangkunegaran, Pasar Klewer, and Kampung Batik Laweyan. That’s where I went to the last time I was there four years ago. And last week too. At both time I had a good time. At Laweyan I was supposed to hunt for batiks, but these doors stole my attention. I had no choice, I had to take pictures and blog about them here. Laweyan batiks, they are too famous already. But these doors and the vintage houses where they belong to, are worth a look. Just look.

Beautiful Tiles of Yogjakarta

I love Yogjakarta for so many things. The batiks, the gudeg, the lesehan, the sense of humor. And now these tiles. I am sure it’s not just me. I saw them in Kraton, in some coffee houses, hotels and restaurants…and in this Diamond Baru tile shop, well of course. I went there last week to check what they have to offer. Knowing Diamond is a lesser known tile brand compared to the legendary Cap Kunci who practically owns the category and the buzz, I was surprised to see how beautiful the tiles are. The tiles featured here are mostly from this shop, and some belong to the Kraton. Dont you love them too?


Vintage Goes Hip & Hot

Jakarta Vintage is in the press again. This time around it’s in Home & Decor Indonesia. In its December edition, the stylish magazine covered our first event that is the Retro & Beyond  Vintage Auction held in Kemang Village last November under “What’s Hot” page. With the headline “Vintage Goes Hip”,  the overall article sounds very kind and supportive. Of course, who wouldn’t? As quoted there: not only vintage is cool, it’s good to the earth too. So go get it for a good read.