Spedagi Bamboo Bikes: Powering a Village Revolution

Melding technology and nature in a sustainable and aesthetic way, artist and designer Singgih Susilo Kartono has created Spedagi, bamboo bikes that rekindle the human-nature relationship. In turn, this unique product has also triggered the revitalisation of his home village in Central Java. Photos by Spedagi.  Humans have utilised bamboo for over 5,000 years. It’s

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Ayumu Gendouts: A Funky Twist on Indonesian Woven Crafts

The Indonesian handmade crafts industry is no stranger to woven bamboo bags. Due to their practicality and affordability, it is almost a guarantee that all Indonesians, especially women, own at least one of these types of bags. Because of this commonality, however, lots of artists and vendors have to explore their creativity in order to

Torajamelo, Preserving Indonesia’s Ancient Artisanal Weaving

Collaborating with more than 1,100 women weavers from different communities in Sulawesi and East Nusa Tenggara, Torajamelo blends traditional motifs of hand-woven fabrics into an array of fashion and lifestyle products, clothes, accessories, gifts and decor all given a beautiful ethnic flair. There is a lot of folklore behind the woven pieces made using the

Exploring the Rich Tapestry of Indonesian Textiles

This year we are going to run a series of stories focused on the best things you can buy in Indonesia, but they have to have one vital factor – they have to be made in Indonesia, and preferably designed and all materials sourced in Indonesia, as well!  We will not restrict this series to


Savis Tea: A Showcase of Indonesia’s Rich Tea Bounty

The artisan tea products that combines tradition, art and technology to support a natural and healthy lifestyle. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world next to water. It is heavily steeped in interesting traditions and cultures across the globe, especially Indonesia to having a cup in daily life either to warm the routines,

Indonesia’s Finest Tea

The presence of Savis Tea was driven by Lily Gunawan's desire for Indonesia’s premium tea to become a host in its own country,​​​​​​. Photos courtesy of Savis Tea/NOWJAKARTA The artisan tea products that combines tradition, art and technology to support a natural and healthy lifestyle. Tea is the second most consumed beverage in the world next to

New Retro Style of Radio

In 2013, an old brand, Radio Cawang was redesigned into an innovative fine art piece. Photos by Raditya Fadilla, Kriya Nusantara/NOWJAKARTA An old radio brand combines craftsmanship and technology to create vibrant abstract pieces for your home décor. At a time of around-the-clock digital connection, the radio continues to be a reliable source for many things

Moloka Farm Living

Moloka produces goat milk-based products ranging from food to skincare using only natural ingredients. Photos courtesy of Moloka Farm Living/NOWJAKARTA Calling all dairy queens to let goat milk work its magic on your skin with artisan products made from natural ingredients. Milk is a rising-star ingredient in the beauty and skincare world. Milk contains lactic

Hexagon: Artisan-Made Recycled Jewelry

One of the brands that pay attention to the global issue is Hexagon, owned by Indonesian fashion designer, Zara Tentriabeng.  Photo Courtesy of Photos Zara Tentriabeng/NOWJAKARTA In celebration of the growing use of recycled and up-cycled materials in sustainable fashion items, Hexagon provides beautiful wearable pieces accessories with thoughtful designs using discarded materials. Sustainable fashion is

Kemala Home Living: A Green Alternative in Home Decorating

Introducing Kemala Home Living, a functional, stylish, sustainably-sourced home décor that offers timeless designs. Photos Courtesy of Kemala Home Living/NOWJAKARTA Among many locally inspired home décor and products that give back to the artisans and communities, Kemala Home Living offers something unique. Decorating the home is frustrating enough without taking the environment into account, and most eco-friendly décor

Rebrew: Giving New Life to Used Coffee Grounds

The growth of cafes and a coffee-drinking culture have seen an increase in the demand for coffee nationwide. Coffee lovers have found a niche in the many coffee shops that have sprung up, both small and local brands to the larger international franchises. One coffee-lover has found a way to recycle used grounds into skin

Asiatica Furniture: The Allure of Wood

Asiatica Furniture offers timeless solid wooden products, which are not only pleasing to the eye, but can also be handed down from generation to generation. Since its inception, Asiatica Furniture aims to be a brand that is synonymous with quality. Asiatica makes furniture that offers a taste of Indonesian design, but with a modern twist;

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