Happy Eid Mubarak!

Hari Raya or Eid-al-Fitr is a Muslim holiday that marks the end of Ramadan, the month of fasting. In Indonesia, Eid is commonly known as Hari Raya Idul Fitri. Muslims in Indonesia celebrate Eid like other Muslims throughout the world.

The spirit of gathering in every Hari Raya is our favorite time of the year. When distant family gathers in one table, catching up, share some happiness whilst having a same meal under one roof. That is our inspirations for the illustrations. These are our take on two of Indonesian household favorite menus to make in every Hari Raya. The first one is Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Gravy) and the other is Gulai Kambing (Lamb Gulai).

Morrie made these illustrations in watercolor. We’re thinking of making postcards or greeting cards with these illustrations. Mail us here for the details and pricing if you’re interested of having these in prints or anything.

Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Gravy)

Gulai Kambing (Lamb Gulai)

Morrie and her illustration

Once again, Happy Eid Mubarak. We wish you a happy and blessed Eid al Fitr. May happiness and peace be upon you and all of us. Minal aidzin walfaidzin and happy holiday! :)

“Opor Ayam (Chicken in Coconut Gravy)” & “Gulai Kambing (Lamb Gulai)”
20 x 30 cm
Pencil & Watercolor on paper

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 :)

more photos after the jump!

Morrie & Oslo's Birdhouse

Here’s a little news to brighten up your day, The Birdhouse Project is headed your way this weekend! We’re pretty excited participating for this. We already did some research before and to make this designing things a bit easier, we imagining ourselves as birds. Not the big ferocious type of birds, but the more we-used-to-see-them-around-us kinda birds. In which kind of house does we, us-bird, will want to take a peek and comfortably proclaimed our home-sweet-home?

As far as the designing works, both of us already agreed on some details and we can imagined it on a big picture. And when it’s finally done, it turns out as good as we hoped it would be. (We sincerely thanking Metronome for the job well done on the woodworking matter, thanks guys!)


“In a condition where many stakeholders took too much power in shaping and erasing open green spaces and property construction in activity centrals, as well as in Bandung, we envision Bird House Project to play such simple role in stitching those two aspects. It’s a humble celebration on delving into creative potentials, either individually and collectively, on such small issue: a settlement for city birds to be placed practically anywhere. A contributing instrument for designed environments intended to be lived not merely for humans.”


The hoopla will be happening at U&KL ECO-FORESTRY AREA Jalan Gudang Selatan No.88, Bandung from 11am – 7pm this July 6th, 2013. Find out everything you’ll need to know right here. See you there!

Morrie & Oslo's Birdhouse

Morrie & Oslo's Birdhouse

more photos after the jump!

Our Perfect Desk. By Metronome

We always dreamed for a perfect desk for our workspace. A simple one, made from wood, not too big but compact enough to store all of our books, but with a twist. We’ve been searching for some inspirations in the past weeks and after hours of web-browsing, blog-walking, Etsy-drooling, Pinterest-admiring, we finally found inspirations that translate all the elements that we want in our desk (hooray!). And the best part of it, the kind folks from Metronome help us make our dream desk happen. We squealed of happiness.

Last week we visited their workshop, and we’re lucky enough to see how the desk made. We’re so excited to see it finished and can’t wait to share the final look to you all!

more photos after the jump!

Bird House Project: Site Visit

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.”
-Chinese Proverb


Birds are fairly self-sufficient creatures really. Some kind of birds able to migrate across the country with little more than a few flaps of their wings, while some of the domestic ones prefer to hop along every trees and grass in our backyard for a bite. And just like us, our birdie buddies would appreciate a comfortable bed to crash in now and then.

Right at the middle of the year, when the sky is clear, the sun is shinning brightly and our feathered friends are chirping from the nearest trees, we got an invitation to participate in Bird House Project. This is an initiative project, launched by House The House and collaboration with U&KL. The event launching exhibition will be on July 6, 2013, at U&KL Eco Forestry Area, Jalan Gudang Selatan no 88 Bandung.


“A small celebration of the city’s design and creative scene by the means of its interaction to the city environment, with designed bird houses as a medium, inviting numbers of architects, designers, and artists from broad Indonesian creative base. Along with the notion of exceeding development within our urban surroundings, Bird House Project projected to remind these tomorrow’s people on the importance of constructing and planning such humble habitat placed not solely for humans’ use.”


Below are some of the photos of participant meeting and technical briefing, last Friday when we visited the site.

Technical Briefing #2

Technical Briefing #1

Bird House Project Logo

U&KL Eco Forestry Area


The Meeting

"We Build This City"

The Prototype

BHP Invitation


Logo, illustration, and graphic of invitation courtesy of House The House