Vintage hunting or spotting – I normally do it on the weekend. But that Thursday night I went to Hotel Kosenda, a new boutique hotel in Jakarta to unwind, and boy how I had a vintage-tic time. This hotel is like a candy store to me. Every single thing there is vintage at its best. Just superb mid-century pieces. Especially the chairs and the sofas! They are so… I am speechless, practically kneeling down on the floor. According to the owner, Pak Ruben Kosenda, all the chairs and sofas are original, authentic pieces, obviously not the kind of chairs you would find in the flea markets or so-called antique shops. Just premium, first class chairs– and they look it! And the good news is: They are not there just for the show, they are there for the guests to actually sit on it. With awesome chairs like these, now you can go to the hotel not to sleep, you can just have a coffee, take a bite and sit. Happy Monday!
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 offer. Knowing Diamond is a lesser known tile brand compared to the legendary Cap Kunci who practically owns the category and the buzz, I was surprised to see how beautiful the tiles are. The tiles featured here are mostly from this shop, and some belong to the Kraton. Dont you love them too?
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– into a modest bed and breakfast place. What is most interesting is that they keep the house at its original design of the 60’s and 70’s for the guests and a vintage junkie like me to enjoy and appreciate. So you may not stay in the hotel, but for sure the hotel will stay vintage whether or not you stay there. Have a vintageful weekend to you all.