Jakarta Vintage

VINTAGE HUNTING AT PASAR CIKAPUNDUNG


Look at these cars! I can feel me-from-childhood screaming with joy!

Bandung is always the go-to place for a quick getaway. Right in the middle of the city, between Jl. Braga and Jl. Asia Afrika, there’s a flea market on the entire third floor of Pasar Cikapundung. You can expect a lot of crowd between 1pm to 9pm in the evening, roaming around 50 “antique” stalls. Well, actually vintage is a more appropriate term since they don’t sell things older than 60 years – which is why it’s perfect for the ever-so-obsessed-with-vintage me!

Here you can find legged-jeans mid-century furniture. Ceramic tea-sets, figurines are also here, along with cameras, suitcases and bags. Pasar Cikapundung is where I’ve found the Phillips portable turntable I turn on everyday when I get back home.

Collection-wise, Pasar Cikapundung is truly rich. Unfortunately, I think this market is slightly unorganized and isn’t very-well maintained. The fact that it’s located on the third floor also makes it less tourist-friendly. It could’ve been improved so much better – is it time for me to make a phone call to Ridwan Kamil? Hmmm…..

Where is Purol now?!
Instant reminder of childhood.
Rich collections!
Cannot curb my enthusiasm for those chairs!

Vintage On Weekends

I am happy to share this good news with you: Jakarta Vintage showroom is now open on weekends too! From 10am to 6pm there will always be someone waiting for you at the shop to cater your appetite for cool mid-century chairs and furniture. So just pop in,  my interior designers and  I will be happy to assist you in interior design and decoration need for your home and office. Now you can slot in a friendly visit to the shop at Darmawangsa Square, Basement 47 Kebayoran Baru in your weekend agenda. Thanks to dear friends who has been supporting Jakarta Vintage all this time. Have a nice weekend everyone!

Beautiful Tiles of Yogjakarta

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?


My Hunting Field 7: Ciputat

Ciputat has for a long time been most famous for furniture shops –there are hundreds of them– specializing in teak and mostly ethnic style. In the past years, however, I have seen more and more mid century furniture being displayed in many shops. One shop owner says that the demand for mod pieces started ten years ago and is getting more popular in the past five years. Anyway, now that i am more experienced and exposed to the process and finishing of furniture, I can tell the replica from the authentic ones, though some pieces are so good that i still have to ask the shop owner to make sure. Here are some photos of the mid century pieces in three shops in Ciputat which I visited yesterday. Have a good Sunday!

I like this style, I say: cool mod.

This mini credenza is so stylish you dont have to put anything on it.

Two lounge chairs, in different style, both from the 50’s and 60’s.

Another credenza, only bigger, same style. Just add TV, and you got style.

Elegant stool with sexy legs and rattan top. You can put it anywhere and mix it with anything. This brings style to any room.