bandung

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Bandung, April 2011

Yashica MF2 + Kodak Gold 200

Dheg Dheg Plat 5

Dheg Dheg Plat is one-of-a-kind music forum, initiated by Anto Arief, Idhar Resmadi, Rimba Patria, and Budi Warsito, to invites music lovers to gather, bring his/her favorite vinyl and tells the story behind it.

Last Friday, they visited House The House’s studio. From Native Son, Prambors Band, to Hall & Oates, the soothing yet unique typical sound of the vinyls encourage us to just sit back and listen to its tunes. In this 5th event, they invited Morgue Vanguard aka Herry “Ucok” Sutresna, one of veteran in Bandung’s underground music scene, to play and tell the story of his favorite vinyls from Public Enemy.

Here are some snaps from Dheg Dheg Plat Vol. 5.

Budi Warsito

Play

Herry Kurniawan

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Birdhouse Project: Launching Exhibition

Last Saturday (6/7) House The House, in collaboration with U&KL, held the Birdhouse Project: Launching Exhibition at U&KL Eco-Forestry Area, Bandung. Designers, architects, creative collectives/studios, and artists participated in this project.

In addition to the birdhouse project exhibition there’s Trivia Club #2, hosted by Artiandi from House The House. Invited two designers as well as exhibitors, Mitchy Riffandie and Zanun Nurangga to talked and discussed about today’s do-it-yourself for greater and wider good. And there’s free meal for the hungry visitors by Arifin Windarman / Chef Downey and Kenny Soeriatmadja from Bin Ukon. It was yumm all around! And the performances by Swara Gerilya, DJ Melody Garcia, DJ Egga, Artiandi and the most anticipated DJ Kroto.

We’re amazed with the creativity of all the birdhouses exhibited there, perhaps some of them are not ideal houses for bird, but then again, it’s always nice to be different or yet, playful (to us humans at least :p).

As we mentioned before in our previous post, we’re participated too. We named our bird house “Rue”, it has no special meaning, we just love the name because it’s simple like the house itself. We loved to see the interaction between Rue and the visitors, especially the kids.

All of the birdhouse are still displayed at U&KL Store and available for purchased.

Birdhouse

Birdhouse

Birdhouse

Birdhouse

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P. L. Malasan

Growing up in other country that have different cultures and habits might make this particular friend of ours quite unique. Meet Prananda Luffiansyah Malasan, or Panda. He is Morrie’s friend in college while I’ve known him since 2009 when we were in FOLD up until now in House The House.

Spent his early 7 years of his life in Japan (Maebashi, in Gunma Prefecture, was his neighborhood) making him fluent in Japanese. We always thought he was born there but Panda was born here in Indonesia, precisely in Krueng Geukueh, a small district in Lho’Seumawe, Aceh.

According to him, the experiences and educations he got in Japan is what shaping him now. Discipline is his everyday things, because since elementary school he used to go to school in the morning within 20 km’s with the train ride (Japanese trains and schools are 2 things, beside pretty much everything, known to be always on time in Japan). Even when he’s still at elementary school, he could memorize all the stations names in its path by heart. That is why, he grow fond of the train, until now.

The coolest thing about him, other than growing up in Japan, is having Bosscha Observatory, one the largest telescope in the South East Asia in the backyard. His father is a professor in astronomy and Panda said that his father always encourage him to study and learn new things.

 

“Wabi-sabi is The Japanese view of life embraced a simple aesthetic that grew stronger as inessentials were eliminated and trimmed away.” – Tadao Ando, Architect

 

Wabi-sabi is the Japanese’s concept of appreciation and acceptance of imperfection and impermanence (from Kinfolk vol. 8 “Wabi-Sabi Peace” by Louisa Thomsen Brits). This philosophy is applied by Panda in every elements of his life, even in his job and work. Together with his friends from Metronome, Panda is trying to understand that design isn’t mere the end product but there are still processes before that he’s trying to learn and understand. How he can used and maximized the materials as it is, humanized humans, etc. And Keuken act as a medium where he, as a project leader, can experiment with cultures, the human interactions, and design, along with the philosophy itself in it.

When we asked who’s Prananda L. Malasan? He replied “Prananda is just Prananda, who always tried to learn about everything and do something for what it is”.

To us, he is an easy-going but responsible person that always concerned about culture, humanism, and design in a different perspective than to most people. Panda has a dream to become a lecturer and as of this writing, he is on his way in getting his master’s degree on contemporary festivals in Indonesia. Good luck, Panda!

P. L. Malasan

Bosscha Observatory

P. L. Malasan

P. L. Malasan

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Field Trip Pasar Burung Sukahaji

The Bird House Project is in few weeks. We’re pretty excited to brainstorm the ideas for our birdhouse. We already have a design in our head and we’re hoping it would be a decent one for our feathery friends. And for this, both of us attempted to learn the skills to make ourself a bit used to with woodworking so that we could make the birdhouse by ourself (finger-crossed!).

We’ve done a bit of further research (or in our terms, field trip :p) to Pasar Burung Sukahaji. As we enters, the sound of a hundred different birds assail the senses. It was the most charming little market full of twittering, fluffy, and cheeping birdies. They were all so adorable and has such lovely colors. As we sightseeing, they’re all chirping from every side of the market. It was fun!

Pasar Burung Sukahaji

People at Pasar Burung Sukahaji

Bird Food

The Birds

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