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!

SAME OLD BRAND NEW IN YOGYAKARTA

Even after countless visits, this special region is one of the places that never cease to inspire me. During my last trip, I decided to explore the hidden treasures of Yogyakarta and I found it in Pakualaman, at the residence of a friend. Since he is an antique collector as well as an art director, it shouldn’t be a surprise that his home will possess a very personal, unique aesthetic. Nevertheless, I was very impressed by this house, even before I stepped a foot inside! It’s actually a newly built house but all the materials are antiques and/or vintage:the door and window frames, even the pillars! And when “advance technology” is added, like the Cap Kunci floor tiles, the vintage-ness of its design is ensured. It’s hard to choose which piece of furniture is my favourite, … because I like everything!

Corner perfection…
Behind these closed doors… is a homey palace.
Cannot decide my favourite piece in this particular ensemble!
…and yet another corner perfection!
A lovely touch with the bell and the glass lamp!