PTT Family’s Katamama Hotel

Bali’s incredible boutique digs built by artisans and envisioned by a young company determined to give ancient Indonesian crafts a place in the future

Over 1.8 million. That’s how many bricks were handcrafted to create Katamama, an extraordinary boutique hotel in Bali realized by Ronald Akili and his team, the PTT Family, alongside Indonesian architect Andra Matin. Each brick is individually fabricated, from formation to finish, using an artisanal production process that includes firing them in a kiln heated by dried coconut shells. It took two years to make …

Cacao Beans from Big Tree Farms

Raw, delicious all-natural treats from Bali, Indoneisa

Chocolate lovers know that there’s nothing quite like a tasty cocoa bean. The only thing that could make them better: if they came pre-shelled. And that’s exactly the case with Big Tree Farms’ Cacao Beans. Yes, they offer up plenty of all-natural energy and compounds like anandamide (which, in theory, triggers bliss that stimulates all our happiness receptors), but they are also easy to snack …

Satta Presents Spiritual Materialism

The London-based artist takes up residence in Bali for a show featuring mixed media and reclaimed wood

Drawing on a combination of illustration, painting and woodworking skills, Joe Lauder has swiftly put Satta—his line of retro-inspired, handmade cruiser skateboards and accompanying apparel—on the global skate and surf radar. His collaborative work with illustrator and friend Stevie Gee has also caught the attention of the graphic design community in the UK and abroad. Based in South London, Lauder’s approach to art and crafting …