Jakarta Vintage

Xmas Decoration A la Jakarta Vintage

This is how Xmas and new year decoration looks like according to Jakarta Vintage and team, dedicated for Dulux Lets Colour. Primary colors: red, white and green. Main element: deer. Flowers: white lilies and roses. And lots of little ceramic dolls — all vintage. What does your Xmas decor look like? Share it with me here. Thanks!

Behind The Scenes: Xmas Decoration for Dulux Let’s Colour

Jakarta Vintage was back in the most inspiring interior design TV program: Dulux Let’s Color, aired last Sunday at 9am on Metro TV.  This time it’s about …Xmas decoration –on the table, on the wall, and well, overall. It may look simple and easy when you see it– but the preparations are quite intensive, thanks to Jakarta Vintage team: Eleni, Maya, Sigit, and Zai. As you can see in this video –shot and edited by our in-house photographer Ozi– our take on Xmas decoration is…. plenty of deer, no Xmas tree, and …vintage all the way. Ho-ho-ho. Happy watching and wait for the photos and the video in my next postings. Merry Xmas holidays:)

Art, Craft, Design and …Vintage at Jakarta DoArt

I dont know about you, but I think the creative energy is blowing quite strongly lately….In the past few weeks Jakarta’s hipsters, young at heart, art lovers and design junkies have witnessed some happening events in the city such as  the uber cool Bright Spot, the stylish Pasar Disain 2014, and the artful Jakarta Biennale and SEA Triennale 2013. And there are more to come, I believe. Jakarta DoArt is one. This event is a mix of art, craft and design market and exhibition, taking place at the Street Gallery of Pondok Indah Mall on Nov 28 – Dec 1, 2013. Initiated and organized by a movement called Doinc/ Do Art (www.doinc.org and www.DoArtProject.com) Jakarta DoArt believes that art is for everyone and therefor it has to be attainable by everyone, which perhaps in the form of tote bag, pillow, tumbler, and other interior items. Jakarta Vintage — along with other brands such as 2Madison, ArtMediumStore and others–  supports this event 100% by participating in the event, in the market side. As for the exhibition, Darbotz, Indieguerillas, Dhayank Pambayun, and other artists will display their iconic works in a way that Pondok Indah Mall regulars have never seen. Do come.

Beautiful Vintage Chairs at Hotel Kosenda

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!

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.

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:)

Behind The Scene: Photo Shoots of A Vintage Apartment

This is what happens when you have a photogenic space: media loves it! This three bedroom apartment in Thamrin Jakarta Pusat is just that. Last week two interior magazines came there to style, restyle, edit-in, and edit-out to make it more newsworthy and center spread material. At least that’s what I hope — as this space is designed by Jakarta Vintage. Enjoy the video –shot and developed by Fachrurozi or Ozi– and tell me what you think.

Reuse Art At Alun Alun Indonesia

How do you celebrate the Independence Day? For my friends Prita & Nova from Artmedium and Raya & Aryo from Rep Insula, it is an art affair, as they celebrate it by organizing an art exhibition called Suara Indonesia, at Alun Alun Indonesia. Through this event Prita and friends want to show that beautiful art can come from reuse and recycled items, such as polaroid cameras. Some art you can wear –such as T-shirts– and some others you can sit on it –such as chairs, well, Jakarta Vintage chairs to be precise. These vintage chairs below –all in recycled fabrics — will be displayed –and for sale- are just a good example of what Prita and friends believe that reuse art is beautiful. See you at the event (open on Aug 23, closed on Sept 9, 2013).

Vintage at Work (2): Moving Around While Fasting

Lebaran is around the corner and it’s time to refresh your wardrobe (in 1-2 new batiks, out 10-25 o-so-yesterday outfits) and your home (by repainting it white –like million homes do). As for me, I refreshed my office by moving around the furniture to get that fresh new look. The coffee table in the reception area moved to the meeting room. The book rack divider now was put against the wall. And what did I get? The same old vintage look. Only new and fresh. And I am ready for Lebaran already. I should try this more often, so should you. Just a little advice: please dont do it in the morning, you may end up exhausted and breaking your fast …faster. Happy fasting everyone. PS: Click here if you want to see the original look of the office.

Jakarta Vintage Tour 3: A Tribute To Lucy

For my best friend Lucy, Indonesia is her second home.  How can it not be, she has lived and worked in Indonesia for 17 years, during which she has travelled to practically every part of the archipelago. Her love for this country is obvious. Her home housed the best ethnic furniture from Java and Madura. She collects batiks and Indonesian handicraft too. So what could be the best treat for her in her last days in Jakarta? A vintage tour, of course. Just three days before she left the country for good, Lucy along with Laurel, Sigit, Ika and I went to Gedung Filateli in Pasar Baru for a vintage hunting. Yes, inside the museum, there is a “philately market” where old stamps, letters, photos and documents are for sale. Lucy who has a soft spot for old ads bought a folder of Indonesian press ads from the 1930’s which she shared with me. She came out from that place with a big smile, so did I. I was happy especially because I managed to spend time together with her in her last days in Jakarta, and I hope that this vintage hunting is among the best moments that she will remember. Today is the fourth of July and with this posting I can’t think of a better way to wish my American friend Lucy Mize a Happy Independence Day. Thank you for the good time and see you soon.