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    CASA Indonesia 2017: There’s no limit for Happiness!

    Another exciting event that I blissfully honored to be a part of was CASA Indonesia 2017 earlier this June. Casa Indonesia is undoubtedly the most important design event in Indonesia and thus the must visit event for design enthusiasts – and this year it was a huge success! This year I was exhibiting my design concept on Cook & Design,

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    A Glimpse of Indonesian Design in Milan

    Anyone, any designer would be extremely delighted and honored when his or her design made the cut to be exhibited in Milan – the Mecca and the capital city of fashion and design. I was one. My picnic chair, which I call “Jakarta Picnic Chair” and my fabric named “Herbs and Spice Island” were exhibited in Zona Tortona, during Milan

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    TUKANG JANGAN DITINGGAL – My Very Own Exhibition @ Suar Artspace

    Another addition to the very artful month of August is… my own exhibition! My very first solo exhibition that is. Thanks to Nin Djani of Suar Artspace for giving me this opportunity.  Having my own exhibition is a pretty challenging task, yet very intriguing. After extensive “discussions”, I decided to have “Tukang Jangan Ditinggal” as the title and theme of my exhibition.

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    Art Stage Jakarta 2016 – Where Art Meets and Connects

    Told you August is an artful month! Another event I happily (and very honored) to be a part of is Art Stage Jakarta earlier this month. This is Indonesia’s very first boutique art fair, thus it was an important event. The event was made possible due to the collaboration with Singapore’s Art Posters Gallery. I love collaborations, it connects us

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    ARTMOSPHERE: Jalur Rempah and A Very Cute Fat Cat

    August is the month of art! Which is why it’s an eventful month. In support of Bazaar Art Jakarta which will be held onAugust 24. Galeries Lafayette launched the Artmosphere, a series of artful activities including an exhibition, art installations, workshops, artsy merchandises, home décor and fashion items. I am also happy to say that I participated with good friends

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    Bringing Along Mary, Teddy, and Ling Ling to Casa 2016… and New York!

    Earlier in June, I joined the Casa 2016 event at Ritz Carlton, Pacific Place. This event has always been much anticipated, as it is one of the most premium interior design events in Jakarta. So, I am greatly honored to be a part of it again this year. This time, I presented the Mary & Teddy designer fine porcelain tableware

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    THE UNDERRATED, SEMARANG

    Earlier this year I went to Semarang, a city rather surprising. I stayed in the Simpang Lima area, got on a Becak and started my adventure in the (extremely) sunny Semarang! I first visited a beautiful Vihara around Jl. Lombok. It made me feel like I was transported to China! The building was very intricate and beautiful. Afterwards, I had

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    THE JOURNEY OF INDONESIA’S SPICES – JAKARTA VINTAGE STYLE

    It’s a bit too late, I know, but a few months back in October, there was a very special exhibition titled “Jalur Rempah”, held at the Museum Nasional and supported by the Jakarta Post. I had the opportunity to join in, I was excited! Especially knowing that the exhibition intends to tell how Indonesia used to capture the world’s attention

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    AN AFTERNOON IN PRAWIROTAMAN

    Perhaps the first thing that pops in mind when you hear the name “Jalan Prawirotaman” in Yogya is backpackers, but did you know that it’s also home to antique stores? The thing about vintage hunting in Prawirotaman is that you’ll need strong legs that can take you from corner to corner since the stores are scattered between houses, cafes, restaurants,

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    VINTAGE HUNTING AT PASAR CIKAPUNDUNG

    Bandung is always the go-to place for a quick getaway. Right in the middle of the city, between Jl. Braga and Jl. Asia Afrika, there’s a flea market on the entire third floor of Pasar Cikapundung. You can expect a lot of crowd between 1pm to 9pm in the evening, roaming around 50 “antique” stalls. Well, actually vintage is a more

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    JAKARTA VINTAGE AT CASA BY BRAVACASA 2015

    Hello, it’s been a while! There has been a lot going on since the launch of the book and it’s been challenging to keep up with the blog-writing, but here I am with a good news! Jakarta Vintage will be at Casa by Bravacasa 2015. I feel so honoured and excited to showcase my new collections at this premium living and

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    THE HAPPY VINTAGE BOOK: BECAUSE HAPPINESS IS MEANT TO BE SHARED!

      Having claimed myself as a maximalist when it comes to designing and living, it’s only logical for me to say “YES!” when I was asked if I’d like to write a book. I had heard from friends that writing a book is one of the most rewarding experiences and I couldn’t wait to try it. Like so many first

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    DIPONEGORO RECLAIMED

    It’s really been an honour for me to participate in not one, but two (!) exhibitions featuring the 19th century Javanese prince and Indonesian hero, Prince Diponegoro. Taking the title Diponegoro Reclaimed, my aim is to reignite the legacy of Prince Diponegoro with a modern, artistic, pop-culture twist. In a series of mix-media installation, collage, poster and postcards, I incorporate

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    SAME OLD BRAND NEW IN YOGYAKARTA

    Even after countless visits, this special region is one of the places that never cease to inspire me. During my last trip, I decided to explore the hidden treasures of Yogyakarta and I found it in Pakualaman, at the residence of a friend. Since he is an antique collector as well as an art director, it shouldn’t be a surprise

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    LITTLE HONG KONG (AND NO VISA REQUIRED!)

    I was in the mood for some cultural trip and an authentic lontong Cap Go Meh last weekend. So, naturally a trip to Glodok was taken. I went to the old Klenteng Dharma Bakti (a must-visit when in the area!) and on the way to the Klenteng I passed through Pasar Petak Sembilan. There I saw and got amused by

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    CHIC VINTAGE IN SEMINYAK

    It’s hard to find a flaw in The Bistrot, located just a few steps away from La Favela. Interior-wise, I like everything in this French restaurant. They adopt an industrial vintage appearance with high ceiling and domination of irons, wood and concrete furnishings that look far from shabby (as industrial ‘aesthetic’ tends to be). The Bistrot has a very well-planned

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    WHEN THE ADDAMS FAMILY MEETS ALICE IN WONDERLAND

    When it comes to art and culture, we all know that Bali is always one step ahead or two from Jakarta. So when I stepped into La Favela in Seminyak – whose name is already an effort for my Sundanese tongue to pronounce – I instantly fell in love! Obviously, the hardcore vintage décor caught my eyes. With such dark,

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