Jakarta Vintage

VINTAGE HUNTING AT PASAR CIKAPUNDUNG


Look at these cars! I can feel me-from-childhood screaming with joy!

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 appropriate term since they don’t sell things older than 60 years – which is why it’s perfect for the ever-so-obsessed-with-vintage me!

Here you can find legged-jeans mid-century furniture. Ceramic tea-sets, figurines are also here, along with cameras, suitcases and bags. Pasar Cikapundung is where I’ve found the Phillips portable turntable I turn on everyday when I get back home.

Collection-wise, Pasar Cikapundung is truly rich. Unfortunately, I think this market is slightly unorganized and isn’t very-well maintained. The fact that it’s located on the third floor also makes it less tourist-friendly. It could’ve been improved so much better – is it time for me to make a phone call to Ridwan Kamil? Hmmm…..

Where is Purol now?!
Instant reminder of childhood.
Rich collections!
Cannot curb my enthusiasm for those chairs!

Art, Design, Jazz …and Vintage at LocaFore 2013

The arty, jazzy and stylish event  in Bandung — LocaFore — is coming again this weekend in Kota Baru Parahyangan, Bandung. The three day event will feature 45 artists and 40 local labels, and around 30,000 people are expected to attend this event. And Jakarta Vintage is proud to be part of it –so, hello Bandung. See you this weekend:)

Finding Vintage Tapestry At Flea Markets

Tapestry, there was time –perhaps between 70’s and 80’s– when every home in Indonesia had it. Framed as hanging decoration, or used as tablecloth, or even as dress. Yes, that was the time when every mother, grand mother, auntie and sister make tapestry as a hobby. And funnily they make almost the same patterns — lady by the window, gentlemen riding horse, lady weaving, and so on. How uniformed! Here are some tapestry decoration which I found randomly in Kebayoran Lama, Taman Puring, and Jalan Riau Bandung. Even more beautiful now that we hardly see it anymore, no?


Ten Minutes At Jalan Braga

Bandung never lost its charm. Even in the twilight when the rain was about to drop. Put aside the disturbing traffic jam –blame it on the weekenders from Jakarta– walking down on Jalan Braga is quite enjoyable. The weather is not too hot, the trottoir is wide and clean, the restaurants are plenty and some are interesting, the art deco buildings….

make a nice photo backdrop. And there are these painting shops and sellers alongside the street. Here they got my attention. The paintings being offered are typical paintings I would see in some Rumah Makan Sunda, or in my  childhood homes in Garut and Bogor. O dear, I must have a photographic memory as everything reminds me of my childhood. The photos below were taken during my ten minute visit on Jalan Braga on the way to a friend’s wedding last month.

Vintage Houses: Keep Calm and Stay Vintage

To me there are houses and there are homes. You know the difference. Then there are these houses. I have seen houses like these in Menteng, Kebayoran Baru, and in Bandung, Bogor, Medan, Malang, and Yogjakarta. They are not too big, not too small either, nor they come in dashing…

colors. They are not  overly ornamented and definitely not minimalist. They are just right. I don’t know about you but there is a sense of peacefulness, calmness and ‘homeyness’ when i see these houses. Is it the design, the location, or I am just being nostalgic and childish. I just hope they stay this way for long amid the invasion of impersonal mass-clusivity. Have your say and share with me.  PEACE

This house has a huge green space, most likely owned by a VIP during the 50’s.

Porch in the front — a typical house in the 50’s and 60’s.


The use of natural materials such as stones painted in black and white calls for a nostalgic feeling.

Green on green, very nice. Look at the little details in the window and wall.

Even the garage looks iconic with sculptural window and top.

Simple and unpretentious style.

Note: Thanks to Anindita for sharing her view on these vintage houses. All houses are located in Yogjakarta, the owners have no idea their beautiful houses were shot and featured here. Apologies and thanks. Keep them vintage.