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  • My Hunting Field 11: Bogor

    Aside from Jakarta, Bandung, Yogja and Solo, Bogor is the place to go for vintage hunting. The most famous one is Ciawi, where a shopping complex of antiques and antique-likes is located, pretty much like Jalan Surabaya. But for those  who feel demotivated already by the idea of going to Puncak area –like me–, fortunately there are other options. Right

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    Finding Vintage in Kemang

    Is it just me and my vintage-oriented eyes or is vintage suddenly everywhere you go in Jakarta? Well, maybe it’s just me. Maybe it’s just in Kemang. Well maybe it’s just in those two places that I recently visited: Common People Eatery & Bar and Cafe Mondo, both in Kemang. Offering different kind of cuisines, they have one thing in

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    Martha Stewart Goes Vintage

    Jakarta Vintage home and chair collection are out in Martha Stewart Living March 2013 edition and I hope it’s OK that I am proud and loud. Who wouldn’t, considering that almost all the stuff  in the house –from furniture to decorative– is either vintage, antique, recycled or pre-loved. And they all get to the cover story of the respectful magazine.

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    Vintage Valentine At Blok M Plaza

    I dont know if you celebrate Valentine’s Day, because I dont. Never had and never will. Well, …unless it’s vintage, of course. Cinta Tempo Doeloe (Vintage Valentine) is an event organized by Komunitas Djadoel on Feb 11 (today) until Feb 21, 2013 at Blok M Plaza, Kebayoran Baru. Anything you can think of at the vintage department, you will find

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    Jakarta Vintage Tour 2

    Jakarta Vintage tour was back again and this time around it was more enlightening. At least in the first stop of the tour at National Museum (Museum Gajah). Thanks to my friend Rima who has been very kind to guide –and educate– us about some important collections in the museum. With Rima as the guide –really a walking museum wikipedia

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    My Hunting Field 8: Jatinegara

    I have for a long time heard about Jatinegara as a flea market spot, but only weeks ago I had a chance to see it myself, thanks to my friend Mbak Tuti who insisted that the place is a must visit for vintage junkies like me. She was right. Like any other flea market, the place offers random items, from

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  • Colorful Vintage Home

    Vintage can be bright and colorful too, that’s what this house is trying to achieve through colorful vintage items in the interior. Sofa in recycled flowery fabrics, chairs in colorful faux leathers, paintings in dashing colors, et cetera. This video clip is one segment in a Dulux sponsored TV program “Lets Colour” aired at 9am on Sundays on Metro TV.

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    Vintage A la Priayi

    Vintage as we know it can be slightly different from a Javanese point of view. Look at  this house in Yogja, which to me looks like a priyayi house, if you know what I mean. Every single thing in the house is either antique or vintage –all in fine condition– and of course with a strong Javanese touch. According to

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    Staying Vintage At Hotel Sumaryo

    When you are in Yogja, and you are in the mood for vintage spotting, this hotel is worth inspecting: Hotel Sumaryo at Jalan Prawirotaman. I was there few weeks ago, for maybe fifteen minutes, just enough to take pictures and appreciate the vintage design of the hotel. The hotel is actually a big house converted by the owner –The Sumaryos–

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  • Vintage For Auction in Kemang (Part 4): The Bidding

    The Retro & Beyond Vintage Auction moment finally took place at the Lippo Mall Kemang Village, on November 10, 2012. This is the first event as well as the launch event of Jakarta Vintage. I would like to thank you all for participating in the event and making it memorable. For those who missed the auction –and the action, have

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    Vintage For Auction in Kemang (Part 3): The Viewing

    Jakarta Vintage’s first event –Retro & Beyond Vintage Auction– is just around the corner. Yes, the auction will take place on November 10 at Lippo Mall Kemang Village at 2pm. The viewing of the items being auctioned has started since Nov 7 at the venue. For those who believe “seeing is believing” and the catalog can never do justice you

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    Vintage In The Sky

    Who would have thought that vintage at its original condition –so original you are forgiven to think that they were just salvaged and moved from the streets– would look this cool? I guess the owner of this open air rooftop garden restaurant has thought it over and over. Rotten sofa. Rusty dining chairs. Broken cash machine. And the nursery! And

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  • Vintage for Auction in Kemang (Part 2): Behind The Scene

    You have seen the photos that I have put in the previous posting, I hope you liked it. The photo session took almost the whole day –almost without a break– as there are so many items to shoot and mind you some items come in big size. Putting them together in a nice way is –as it turned out– not

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    Vintage for Auction in Kemang (Part 1)

    Vintage lovers, another great event is coming to you, this November 10 at Lippo Kemang Village. It is called Retro & Beyond Vintage Auction, organized by the famous Sidharta Auctioneer in collaboration with –who else– Jakarta Vintage. Yes, this is Jakarta Vintage’s first event. And yes, this is an auction. What’s for auction? Well, from Scandinavian styled furniture –as seen

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    Lost and Found Art by Ade Darmawan

    Flea market and street finds are becoming art in the creative hands of artist Ade Darmawan, the founder and director of Ruang Rupa. In his solo exhibition called “Human Resource Development” at Ark Galerie (Sep 23- Oct 24), Jakarta Selatan, Ade turns objects such as second-hand chandeliers, used books and vintage desks into an art with a message. I don’t

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