Topiku: Converting Discarded Items into Unique Hats

Christmas is around the corner. Those who want to shop for a good cause, check out, a social enterprise which offers cool hats – one would never guess that the handmade products are made entirely from up-cycled and recycled items.  Photos courtesy of Topiku The founding of Topiku (“my hat” in Indonesian) stems from

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Meraki Sisterhood on a Mission to Promote Handicrafts

Meraki is a Greek word that means to do something with soul, creativity or love, leaving something of yourself in what you are doing. The three Jakarta craftswomen, Lita Jonathans, Wiwik Winarni, and Wien Wardana, chose the name Meraki Sisterhood for themselves, because it expresses the heart of their mission: to generate public interest in

Kaminari, Premium Handcrafted Scented Botanical Candle

February is here and romance is in the air. For many people – though not every one would agree – the warm glow and pleasant smell produced by scented candles set the mood for romance.  Photo courtesy of Kaminari/NOW!JAKARTA In the rather crowded market of Indonesian perfumed candles, which is filled by imported and locally-made

Latest Kayou Furniture is Adapted by Indonesia Ramayana Love Story

Indonesian furniture brand Kayou has launched its ‘Lereh Series’ by adapting the Ramayana in its design. Since its establishment in 2015, five young architects plan to introduce Indonesian furniture to the world. They recently featured the collection in New York. Kayou latest furniture collection "Lereh Series" are inspired by Ramayana love story, Rama and Sita.

Anymo Essential, The World’s Thinnest Guitar

In the crowded guitar market, Anymo Essential ultra thin guitars (only 8 mm)  which have received a warm response at South by Southwest 2017 in the U.S., Salone del Mobile 2017 in Italy and Marche international du disque et de l’edition musicale 2018 in France— stand out for their unique features. Anymo Essential’s founder Raka

Kandura: Shaping the Modern Kenduri

In 2005, three recent graduates of Bandung’s Institute of Technology Arts and Design Faculty started a venture which they called Kandura. Tisa Granicia and Bathsebha Satyaalangghya (Ghia) both majored in Ceramic Arts, while Fauzy Prasetya majored in Product Design. A few years later, they added Nuri Fatimah, who has a Textile Crafts background, as a

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