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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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    The Colours of Indonesia: When Top Designers Get Together….

    Independence Day is just one day to go – and this is how 12 top Indonesian interior designers at ID12 show their pride and love for the country: by creating 12 interior design inspirations. And they all do it in impeccable, tasteful style. Who would have thought –or rather: aren’t you glad to know that– all their works are inspired

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    10 ARTWORKS I LOVE AT BAZAAR ART 2014

    The 6th Bazaar Art Jakarta is back again, now even bigger and bolder. Yes, with hundreds of artworks from 35 galleries, this year’s exhibition includes overseas artists from China, Japan and Korea, among others– aside from local maestros and up and coming artists. All is unique in thier own right but you know i have to pick only 10 in

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    10 DESIGNS I LOVE AT CASA 2014

    Last night was an inspiring night as I had a chance to see the latest, the bold and the beautiful from the select architects, product and interior designers, at the most awaited annual event: Casa by Bravacasa Indonesia, at the Ritz Carlton, Jakarta. Here is my wish list based on — would it go with my vintage space/ pieces:  

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    Decorating Number One Agency

    This office decoration project was done awhile ago but I only had a chance to take decent pictures recently. This is our very first project so I tried to do it right, a little too “safe” but with plenty of “vintage” touches, of course. Some items should have been done differently, but hey for a maiden project –- I hope

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  • Jakarta Vintage at Rumah Inspirasi Martha Stewart

    Ever wonder why this blog has been quiet lately? I have a good excuse –Jakarta Vintage has been busy with two inspiring events: Do Art’s Art With Heart exhibition in Alun-Alun Indonesia in June, and Rumah Inspirasi of Martha Stewart Living Indonesia in Gandaria City commencing now till mid August. At Alun-Alun, Jakarta Vintage exhibited three new lounge chairs, specially

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