Jakarta Vintage

IdeaFest: Where Politics, Creativity, Comedy and…Vintage Meet

What happens when Basuki Ahok Purnama –the daring and outspoken Vice Governor of Jakarta–, Raditya Dika –Indonesia’s funniest man since Bing Slamet– and Anis Baswedan –the man behind the breakthrough Indonesia Mengajar– meet and share their wisdom? It’s called IdeaFest 2013. This creative business conference will take place on Sep 27-28 at Jakarta Convention Center and over 1,000 people are expected to attend 20 conferences and workshops which will also feature Rene Suhardono, Andy F Noya, Wishnutama and some other authoritative names in creativity. I am definitely so coming to this event –not only because I will be sharing my piece of mind in a workshop titled: “Fresh Antiquity: From Hobby To Business “– but also because I don’t want to miss a chance to meet with and get inspired by Indonesia’s most creative leaders. Where else will I find an event where comedy, politics, creativity, innovation, business and vintage meet ? For more details, click here http://www.fgdexpo.com/ideafest See you at IdeaFest 2013.

Lebaran A la Martha Stewart

Lebaran frenzy is almost over and —ooops I forgot to wish you all the best Idul Fitri and hope you enjoyed the break. As Lebaran is about sharing, I would like to share how Martha Stewart Living Indonesia celebrates Lebaran as featured in its July issue. Known worldwide as the guru in homemaking, Martha knows best how to decorate the table in a creative and unique way with the help of its artistic team and Pak Asmin Timbil, an eccentric florist from the famous Bin House. Pak Asmin used rare fruits, leaves, herbs and vegetables and arranged them in such a way that it at the end made a unique and unusual table decoration. I like it and hope you do too. So this is Lebaran a la Martha, with a little vintage touch of Jakarta Vintage.

Finding Vintage at Brightspot

I am glad I made time to visit the most happening event in the creative fashion calendar in Indonesia: the 8th Brightspot Market (“a curated market of things cool”) in Gandaria City last weekend. And I am glad too that vintage is part of it. Yes, vintage presence can be seen everywhere here. Here are some photos of vintage products, look and feel from Brightspot point of view.


From 5000 visitors in the first event three years ago to over 55,000 passionate followers in the last event, Brightspot has made a spot among the hipster generation

First aid medicine cupboard made from antique wall clock, painted in bright colors. By Retreau


No, these are not Katty Perry’s first vinyl album. Just a nice vintage decoration.

Uber cool vintage prop at a shoe booth.

Mid century furniture is never outdated, especially such an authentic rack with multicolor HPL like this one.  By Retreau.

Singer made a come back, as a cool prop in a jeans and T-shirt corner called Cheap Monday.

Old books. Old telephone. And it’s not a Mad Men setting.

Simple vintage style illustration on a brown bag. by Sillahome.

Wood tray with vintage style painting. Sillahome.

Polaroid cameras in super colors. They are so cool you don’t want to shoot with it. The camera costs around one million rupiah and a box of film costs almost three hundred thousand, that’s why. At Tokopolaroid.

Vintage style watch from Sweden with wood toy car as a backdrop. Daniel Wellington.

Display of black and white framed photos. New photos, just vintage looking.

This is the first booth you would see when you enter the hall. A lounge chair. Modern with vintage feel.

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.