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 …

Nikicio Clothing

by Ezra Natalia Established in 2006, Sticking to this more authentic concept, Nikicio is personally attached to each garment and chooses smart fabrics that can be worn a variety of ways. "I want the collection to be personal," she says, "a part of a person's everyday life but we all know that people hide sometimes, and I try to bring them a comfortable place to …