Jakarta Vintage

Look What I Found At The Flea!

It happens all the time: you go to a flea market without knowing what you really look for, and voila– you find something that you really like.

Last week i found this amazing book by Neils A. Douwes Dekker in an old book shop in Blok M, Jakarta. This book is titled TANAH AIR KITA – The Country and People of indonesia, containing over 350 photos –16 photos are color– of once and always beautiful Indonesia. Here are some photos from the book.

The photos are amazing –each and every photo is carefully selected and curated. Many are “never been published and which is not likely to be surpassed in the near future” as it says in the cover. This book is for “those who already know something about INDONESIA will immediately want to possess. For those whom Indonesia is merely a name…it will come as a revelation” .


Neils A is the great grandnephew of the famous Multatuli Edward Douwes Dekker, the author of Max Havelaar — a familiar name for those who fancy history in high school.

Throughout the book the writer praises and only praises the country devotedly — here is a quote: INDONESIA, an equatorial paradise of thousands of tropical islands, great and small, displaying a wealth arts and customs, a land in which age-old traditions exist side by side with up-to-date industries. A land with a past– and a land with a future.

I Am Eames

Eames chairs are ubiquitous. You flip elle decoration, vogue living or living etc, you will always spot them featured in stylish homes around the world. Eames chairs have become must-have items for decades thanks to its modern, timeless beauty.


This is what Wikipedia writes about Ray and Charles Eames: Charles Ormond Eames, Jr (1907–1978) and Bernice Alexandra “Ray” (née Kaiser) Eames (1912–1988) ( /?i?mz/) were American designers, who worked in and made major contributions to modern architecture and furniture. They also worked in the fields of industrial and graphic design, fine art and film. Essential Eames exhibition is now commencing at Gandaria City, Jakarta.

New Madame in Kemang

Neo Madame restaurant in Kemang, was just recently opened to serve creative, authentic javanese food and beverage in bold, daring colors of interior with a little touch of gothic cum baroc feel. Menu includes chicken, duck and –errr bird, plus old movies. Open everyday except Mondays. Enjoy!

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.

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