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Bandung has switched over to festival mode last Sunday as the charming Keuken finally rolls back into the region. This annual one-day foodie fiesta took place at City Hall, hence the theme “City Hall Fairground“, and with the #GoodFestival campaign that contribute in creating a good town festival by building awareness of keeping the environment clean, for example to bring your own food container and using public transportation or bike, made that day positively spinning with aceness.

Flicking through the events is a wee bit overwhelming, so we just head along with an empty tum and going for a wander. We’re chuffed to try the scrumptious treats that many tenants has to offer, like AyamAyaman.com, Onigiri Futago, Batagor Hanimun, etc. We’re excited to check out the highlight booths, especially Loobie Lobster, where they served some finger-lickin grilled lobster. With bands like Vincent Vega, L’Alphalpha, Spring Summer, etc providing the weekend’s toe-tapping soundtrack from the music stage, but the one act we’re most looking forward to seeing is Bedchamber. The kitchen stage providing free yummy delights from Qisthas, Yayi x Tara (Ayshealthyascanbe), Chef Afit & Lucy Wiryono, etc along with DJ performances by Radit & Citra, Dimas Ario, Papermoon Records, etc.

The best part would be the playground area and its main attraction, the ferris wheel which glimmers at night. It was so lovely. Sweet tunes, lazy wandering, yummy foods and a bit of cute-part-of-the-town-exploring makes a perfect weekend time.

Keuken #5: The City Hall Fairground

Keuken #5: The City Hall Fairground

Keuken #5: The City Hall Fairground

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A Day In A Park

Our kind of ideal weekend is when you can stroll the streets in the morning, having a picnic in the park with wicker baskets filled with homemade sandwiches, while enjoying each other company at all times. While real life may not always be exactly like this, but we always love the idea to spent our days-off dedicated entirely to enjoy the simplest things in life.

If you’re a bit of a picnic-craze like us, then maybe we passed by each other in this event last Saturday. It’s called A Day In A Park. Hence the name, it’s a day-long picnic-themed event taking place in NuArt Sculpture Park in collaboration with House The House, Agritekture, Open Table and Bengkel Tari Ayu Bulan. We’re lucky enough to be invited for this event. It was a day filled with exciting workshop for the little ones, tasty treats by your favorite stands, followed by a delicious afternoon in a pop-up picnic area that’s been meticulously adorn with lovely settings in the same hue as the dress-code for the event, white. We were pampered by delicious sets of food specially made by team of super-talented chefs from Open Table. Packed with sweet tunes and the traditional dancing performances from local talents as well as international to finish it up. It was a feast for the eyes as well as our happy belly.

Lukman Gunawan & Maradila

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Let's Get Lost: Weekend Gateway in Yogyakarta

Holla everyone! How are you all? We’re very sorry for the lack of updates. It’s really been a wonderfully busy months for us with a bit of this and a lot of that on the side, that’s why we haven’t been around here much. We can’t help but feeling thankful for all of good unexpected things that came towards us and we hope all of you have been well though.

Anyho, things got pretty crazy for us started from earlier this year and long story short, we decided to take some time off in-between our routines. The timing couldn’t be more perfect that our good friends from HouseTheHouse planning on a weekend gateway to Yogyakarta. We’re always dying to go back there again and re-discovering another part of Yogyakarta that we haven’t know yet. We said yes immediately and ooh-wee, we hop on the train and on our way to that lovely city. We went to some of Yogya’s best attraction like Keraton, Tamansari Watercastle, Pindul Cave, Oyo River, Ullen Sentalu and those beautiful beaches on the south. It was fun.

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The Field Dining

Nothing brings people together like warm ambience on the weekend. Even when the weather is getting chillier than a polar bear’s nose, we’re always on the look out for ways to spend our day-off outside, all soak up with the nature and probably with some delicious foods on the plates.

Last Sunday, we took a trip to the upper side of Bandung for The Field Dining. It was a preliminary event to Braga Culinary Night that is going to happen early next year. We spent our Sunday morning amongst the greenest of the fields and peaceful rural scenery for a full course dining experience under the sun.

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Büro Destruct in Bandung

Oh what a dull life it would be without graphic designers. No typography, pretty posters or eye-friendly book-covers layouts? We’re feeling a little dreary just thinking about it.

Three cheers then for the folk at Büro Destruct, who spend their days turning creative ideas into full-blown design-y types. They run some pretty great graphic design studio from their hometown, Bern, the capital city of Switzerland and they pretty much live up to their great history as one of the most sought after graphic design studio in the world. They design some of the most well known typography for pretty much everything. From posters for events to children books illustrations, even Radiohead use one of Büro Destruct’s font for their Kid A cover album. Pretty cool, eh?

We’re lucky enough to came to their Small City Big Design Lecture last Friday at Maja House. Lopetz and Fideljus showed some of Büro Destruct’s works from 1994 till present. Along with another guest speakers like Danny Wicaksono, Ismail Reza, and Herry “Ucok” Sutresna, the round table discussions between the speakers were engagingly inspiring!