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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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!

The Travel Almanac 5th Edition

It’s that time of the year when we start dreaming of one perfect holiday. Instead of being trapped in a big chunks of boring daily routine, we’d rather have the sand between our toes and the feel of foreign scents in the air.

So it’s no surprise that we came across this particular travel zine while having a quick holiday escape in the world wide web. It’s a little case of a-love-at-the-first-sight-with-the-cover kinda thing (we already mentioned on our previous post before, we’re the judge-the-book-by-its-cover people. Literally). We’re getting inspired by its contents and their way of interviewing. But then again, it’s still a rather cool reminder for having a sudden trip somewhere exciting. Another must have good reads on our shelf :)

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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.





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