design

Morrie & Oslo's Desk by Metronome

Our desk is here! Finally we have desk for our workspace together. We’re so happy the final product is translated well by Metronome, exactly the way we wanted. The design inspiration for this desk is created from the simplest of materials and so it happen that in each of Metronome’s product ranges, they celebrates raw materials and careful craftsmanship. Match-made in heaven we’d say!

These are some of our desk snapshots that we secretly wish, if only we could keep ours like this during deadline. As you can see, the left part is Morrie’s part of the desk, while the right part is for Oslo. And if you noticed, we only have 1 chair for the desk. Well we’re on a search for a perfect chair to accompany the one we already have. Metronome’s work once again, that is :)

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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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