Tulisan

Jakarta-based illustrator Melissa Sunjaya brings Indonesian craft global with totes and more

by Maureen Ferry Cuellar When designer and BlueLounge co-founder Melissa Sunjaya, returned to her beloved but chaotic hometown of Jakarta, she was struck by the disconnect that exists among the country’s population of more than 250 million. As a natural resource and manufacturing-rich nation, Indonesia ships top-quality components and ingredients all over the world, yet at the same time, large cities like Jakarta are teaming …

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali

A sustainable resort on Bali's southern coast combining luxury with ecology

Recent winner of a 2009 Green Good Design Award, Bali’s Alila Villas Uluwatu sets a soaring example of what it currently means to be a luxurious green resort. Stylish clifftop villas, designed and constructed according to a strict Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) framework, earn the posh destination the highest level of sustainable certification—a first for any Balinese resort. Perched high up on the southern coastline …

Madness Spring/Summer 2009

by Ezra Natalia Casting a spell on the fashion world, Madness is a project that combines three designers based in Jakarta, Indonesia, who are mad about culture. Ajeng Dewi Swastiari, Bonnie Natasha Arif and Vannie Astecat, the trio behind Madness, use their alter egos to create artistic modern pieces based on their own heritage. The young label collects traditional Indonesian fabric and materials to gracefully …