Jakarta Vintage

CHIC VINTAGE IN SEMINYAK


Definitely a must-visit for Instagram darlings and everyone with an eye for vintage beauty and a stomach to fill!

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 interior design, in the sense that everything is neatly put – for example their dining ware set. The juxtaposition of wall décor – from paintings by numbers and photographs, to vintage sewing machine and TV set – adds an artistic polish to the place. Another thing that I like from this place is how they let the candle wax melt and created a beautiful ornament.

And don’t let me start on the chandeliers….

They surely know how to make melted candle wax look far from creepy and instead appears elegant.
I’ve this Berkel Scale in my wish list, if anyone would be kind enough to grant my wish, let me know…
Love theI’ve this Berkel Scale in my wish list, if anyone would be kind enough to grant my wish, let me know… dining set and glassware, I also love their coconut ice cream (not pictured here because I had already finished them!)

Color Trends 2014 From Vintage Perspective

What color is in (and what’s out) in 2014? The answer to this question for a global leader in paint and coating such as Jotun is 24. Yes, Jotun provides 24 colors of paints in its Color Trends 2014 campaign, which are grouped into three themes: Travel in Style, Urban Casual, and New Comforting. Urban in Style projects elegance, warmth, and glamor, best represented by dark blue, green, maroon and purple. As for Urban Casual, it’s all about being creative, laid back and individual with orange, retro blue and grey in the color palette. New Comforting is best for those who want to have a relaxing, peaceful and simple space. This color scheme includes dew blue, tudor, edelwise, among others. For the launch event of Color Trends 2014 the Norway brand commissioned Jakarta Vintage to make an interpretation of the three themes above by designing and decorating three spaces in its launch event today. Here are the photos, styled and shot by our creative team, at our showroom/ studio at the Darmawangsa Square. How do you like it?

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 quite understand what the message is, but I do understand now that lost and found finds can make a beautiful art. So inspiring. Just look at these photos

My Hunting Field 6: Mayestik

Everybody knows Pasar Mayestik for what it has to offer, which includes fabric, clothing, food, baking utilities and auto parts. Many like it because the place has that nostalgic aura of the merry old days through different mom and pop shops which sell practically anything. I like all that too, plus the fact that it has –what else– vintage goods. Yes, this is my other hunting ground, in fact the first place to go when I look for antique and vintage chandeliers. There are only two shops specializing in vintage here, plus some other shops that sell vintage looking household goods. It’s good to know that in between food and fabric I can also fulfill my vintage appetite. Have a nice weekend everyone!

This vintage bike is displayed outside the shop.

Some are vintage, some are just vintage looking. Like this this Marocco tea set.


This bike is not for sale, just a prop in a house hold goods shop. The other prop in this shop is a vintage daihatsu domio.

Vintage looking decorative plates. From European style to chinese style, your call.

Vintage and the City

Living in an apartment in the heart of the city is both practical and convenient. And the interior design tends to follow accordingly: modern, clean cut, no clutter, and minimalist. This featured apartment in Senayan however is trying to “tone down” the modernism and minimalism and add some vintage, ethnic and quirky touches in the decoration. Here is another vintage invasion in the modern Jakarta, in the home of a Japanese expat, Mr Akira.

A mid century cabinet, a retro telephone, a vietnamese lacquer bowl, and an abstract painting by Kukuh, all go together in the living room.


The jug and vase are …street contribution to the modern apartment.

A dressmaker’s dummy in Indian traditional vest mixes with the giant painting, darken the overly light flooded bed room.

The desk is another mid century piece. And the chair may not look comfortable but it has an iconic presence.

A poster of 1971 Stanley Kubrick’s Clockwork Orange owns the work corner.

Antlers, old books, mini statues of budha, a bowl and a retro analog camera, may not match, but they mix well.

A vintage crystal chandelier and a wing chair, both from the 80’s work alright together.

Hope you enjoy this posting. This time around not too vintageful, i know. Have a restful weekend guys:)

Vintage At Work

Vintage works! That’s what this office has proven. These are photos of an advertising agency in Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta. Is this modern or vintage, or both? Doesn’t matter. It just looks cool. The creative department with custom made hanging lamps as the focal point. The rack is vintage. Piggy bank painted in white goes along with the hands. Piggy bank painted in white goes along with the hands. Vintage folded chair found in Ciputat with cushion by Melissa Sunjaya of MyTulisan Meeting room with vintage french crystal chandelier, and retro gordyn as the backdrop. A swedish style cupboard takes the center stage in the reception area. A retro looking Magno radio with a vintage clock that doesn’t really work, but they look nice together. A custom made chandelier in the meeting room is made of root beer bottles in Semarang. The crystal is from Mayestik. A royal like chair in purple faux leather and a vintage mirror salvaged in Semarang. The tin plate in between is a street find in Kebayoran Lama. A provence styled chair is a steal from a Ciruendeu vintage shop. The seat cover is an Ikea. There is always a room for Marlyn Monroe, even at this office. A sexy find in Kebayoran Lama.