Surat Dari Ibu

Surat Dari Ibu

April 30, 2021
Film pendek ‘Daynight’ dibuat sebagai tanda penghargaan atas keberhasilan Farand Rasyid Hazfanur, seniman residen Tulisan yang lukisannya mengilhami koleksi Tulisan AIR ‘Daynight’. Dalam film ini, Edisi ‘Daynight’ dipakai oleh saya dan seorang koreografer asal Perancis, Juanito Juarez
Enchanted Pigments

Enchanted Pigments

February 27, 2021

I told myself, It’s totally crazy. The world is in chaos, and millions are suffering. It’s nuts to be still so strong-willed to build, love, and live all at the same time. Can we make it happen? I don’t know. Who knows. Some say I live in a fantasy world, bewitched by my imagination. From my shoes, it’s a beautiful vision of humanity. Brave, free, and co-exist for one another. I no longer believe in instant gratification, fake reality, or artificial happiness. But I have hope in striving for my authentic fibre, my life-long metamorphosis, and the gravitas of my actions. For years, I was told to be patient, content, and accept situations. But I chose to start a revolution in the way we, Indonesians, view ourselves. I was born emotional, curious, and borderline erratic. I forgive myself for being this way. It’s not a gentle fight to do so.

For You

For You

February 18, 2021

In celebrating the Year of the Ox, we are giving out our exclusive ‘angpao’ to our beloved collectors (one red envelope for every purchase of Rp100,000 online or at our lovely boutiques). It is multipliable under one transaction. Please note that we only produced a limited number of this exquisite envelope. The vintage-inspired design of the strong ox makes it an excellent keepsake, so let us tell you a little fact about this ox illustration. 

Drumming Up Strength

Drumming Up Strength

February 12, 2021

Gong Xi Fa Cai! We wish you abundant joy and health. We want to thank all our collectors sincerely for supporting us in passing through the last wild 2020 and in commencing 2021 with all good vibes. Your loyalty has given our brand the strength to continue thriving. Creating hand-made sustainable home & fashion accessories in Jakarta comes with its formidable challenges.

Conscious Shopper

Conscious Shopper

February 10, 2021

What motivates me when I wake up in the morning is to think about a few changes I can do to make today better than my yesterdays. I realise that change often involves evaluating my old habit and having an awareness of shifting my attitude. I have spent a lot of time reading articles on conscious consumption and planning grocery shopping to be friendlier for our environment.

Working in A Box

Working in A Box

February 08, 2021

More than a year dealing with Covid-19 has prompted many of us to make significant habitual adjustments. With the extended WFH rituals, we require our living space to be a magical box for various activities, from a creative nesting place, an online schooling space, to a productive home office. 

The Strong Ox

The Strong Ox

February 05, 2021

This lunar year is about the Strong Metal Ox. The key to reaching our goals is all in our attitude. Understanding the totem animal's philosophy can inspire us to embody that positive perspective. 

The Lucky Red Envelopes

The Lucky Red Envelopes

February 02, 2021

Gong Xi Fa Cai! In 2021, the traditional Lantern Festival will start from the evening of 11 February to 26 February. More than ever, we wish good health, a life full of imagination, and a prosperous attitude. During this Lunar Year celebration, it is a Chinese tradition to give 'Ang Pao' from the married ones to the unmarried ones, mainly the children. It is a symbol of sharing fortunes and protections from the elders to the younger generations. The central importance of 'Ang Pao' is not about the money, but about giving a sincere blessing in the red packet.

Stop. Look. Go.

Stop. Look. Go.

January 26, 2021
With all the turmoil and madness of 2020, we have managed to survive the biggest challenge of our time. It seemed that we rushed through this stressful period furiously fast without any pause. David Steindl-Rast shared his discipline on practising mindful gratitude in our daily life. His approach is a simple three steps: stop, look, and go.

Étude5

Étude5

November 27, 2020
Étude is a short musical arrangement, usually for a specific instrument, designed as practice material for improving a particular musical skill. ‘Étude5’ is a visual study based on a contemporary musical technique by Arnold Schoenberg, also known as ‘Serialism’. It is a composition system in which all notes are of equal importance. Using the same principle, ‘Étude5’ depicts an abstract arrangement where each colour proposes a unique voice, yet parallel in values. It requires a sensitive sensory experience to take pleasure in this composition. 
Jathilan

Jathilan

October 24, 2020
The great Java War (1825-1830) united thieves, artists, ‘santri’, noblemen, peasants, and free-thinkers to fight for one cause. A chance to be independent. When it ended, it left thousands of skeletons. After, we were forbidden to speak of our desire to be free. We became slaves to support the advancement of other nations. We lost sight of our dignity. We forcefully forgot the glory of Javanese civilization. We hid our agility and combat skills in dances, like ‘Jathilan’. We buried our suffering voices in songs and poetry. Today, the dust of the past slowly awakens the sleeping rebels.
Sweetnite

Sweetnite

September 25, 2020
She stands barefoot on the balcony watching the dancing soldiers of Jathilan. Some folk believe that Jathilan is a dance hiding the secret spirit of the great Java War, to blind the enemy from our desire for freedom. She too has this desire, to be free and wild. It is a mystical night perfumed with uncertainties. A falling star suddenly paints a momentary hope. As if her angel in the sky hears my silence, whispering to heal her loneliness. I kiss her soft lips and press her hands. In between us, there is a time that I wish to freeze. In one thousand magical dreams, I am forever madly in love with my ‘sweetnite’.