Monthly Archives: June 2013

What We Love: Traveling in Colors

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WP_FALL2012_N3I  used to be a rather monochromatic and mostly in neutral shades. It was not until Melissa shared me the science of colors that I learnt how powerful it is when you add pallet of colors to your days.

So my new obsession this holiday: bold colors. I would definitely bring these orange freshness for my next boarding! – Rassi Narika

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Weekend Movie: À Bout de Souffle

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NEWS_BREATHLESS_04À Bout de Souffle (Breathless) is a movie to watch. If you have not, you should; and if you have you should watch it again. This Jean Luc Godard’s masterpiece is the real thing.

NEWS_BREATHLESS_02Breathless started the embodiment of French movies’ new wave in 1961. Godard translated his idea that “a film should have a beginning, a middle and an end, but not necessarily in that order”. In all senses, he delivered it triumphantly.

NEWS_BREATHLESS_03Looking beyond the beauty of its intentionally-chaotic storyline, I was mesmerized by the natural yet dramatic view of each scene, close-up shots of Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean Seberg, and the alluring feature of monochromatic pallet.


Our Residence Artist, Myra Bianda shared this movie as she created her own cinematic translation for her debut collection “Bawang Putih and the Night Sky”. The complete collection of Bawang Putih and the Night Sky will be available this Summer 2013. – Rassi Narika.


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An apple a day keeps the doctor away, they say. It’s an old saying that has proven true all these years.

This tiny fruit features some of the best natural medicine: protecting heart, preventing constipation,  improving lung capacity, and cushioning joints – just to name a few.

It is good to keep a steady pace despite to storming weather, so we are slicing some fresh  apples to boost our days!

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Sunshine Celebration

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Growing up in a tropical country, I had moments when I took granted of the year-long sun that shines in between the tree branches and fall into shades. It was not until I lived through Maine’s winter that I understood why summer is so valuable.


As much as I love being tucked in during rainy days, having the sun rays on my skin is haven. It is time to go out and have some cool ice tea or lemonade and have the wind pass through your open fingers.


Now, let’s escape for lunch at the park and let the sun caresses your skin as you greet the carnations a good day. – Rassi Narika

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Tulisan on Honeycombers Jakarta

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Honeycombers, the Singapore based blog for lifestyle and everything there is to make life a crack more fun is launching Honeycombers Jakarta site.


I met with Chris Edwards, Honeycombers’ Founder and Managing Director, a couple of months ago when she came to Jakarta. We talked on the many layers of living in this buzzing city. There were so many things to be captured in from the vibrant bajaj to the refreshing lunch in style.


Melissa and Tulisan are among the first to be featured in Honeycombers Jakarta. I say, watch out for more Honeycombers’ burst of fun! – Rassi Narika


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Books that Travels

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My love for books grew since a very young age. I remember how my parents took me to the bookstore every single weekend, and since they were not much of a traveler back then; my first traveling adventures happened inside of my head.


I remember waking up in a rainy Sunday morning and made my self a glass of hot chocolate and grab any book that Enid Blyton wrote. She took me traveling to the country side of England and introduced me to winter.

I could never forget having my hand held by Roald Dahl as we invisibly sat in Willy Wonka’s elevator that went out of space and being in the air balloon with Jules Verne.


As I do actual travelings today, my mind continues to walk on the path yet to be known. But as long as I have Blyton, Dahl, and Verne along (but let’s not forget OrwellVonnegut and Neruda), I think the unknown might reveal the best in life.

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Weekend Reading: Mahabharata by R.A. Kosasih

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The Mahabharata comic series by Raden Ahmad Kosasih was one of my first comic collection. I was only eight years old when my mother introduced me to the grand work of this maestro. She used to read it to me as bed time stories. My favorite hero in this epic is the immortal Bisma, and the most unforgettable illustrated scene is Bisma’s sacrifice in Kurusetra land during the war of Bharathayuda, between the Pandawas and Kurawas.

Born in West Java, on 4 April 1919, R.A. Kosasih was a writer and illustrator of traditional epic legends. He was known mostly for the following work: Sri Asih (the earliest Indonesian super hero story), Siti Gahara, Ramayana and Mahabharata.


He passed away on 24 July 2012, leaving us a legacy of his black and white ink sketches. I managed to get a hold of the second published edition of Mahabharata. It is a very rare collection and the pages are extremely fragile, so I try to keep it safe inside my cube organizer. Newly revised editions of his work are still available today in a few vintage comic stores. Of course, these are never the same as the originals.

Tripple kisses, Melissa

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What We Love: Bésame Mucho

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JOU_BESAME_01Bésame Mucho! Kiss me a lot indeed! We love how Bésame Mucho Pouch gives flare to our very basic needs of caring and loving. At times when tears flow because you laugh too hard or fears show out of uncertainties in life, a gentle wipe and kiss could make the difference.

JOU_BESAME_02The pouch is made intricately by the hands of our artisans, looks beautiful, and works just right. Bésame Mucho Pouch is available exclusively at our Darmawangsa Store:

Darmawangsa Square – The City Walk, Ground Floor Unit #24
Jl. Darmawangsa VI Jakarta 12160, Indonesia
+62 21 727 80235
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Reissue: The Secret Garden of Admiral Kasarung

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We are thrilled to present you with the reissued edition of The Secret Garden of Admiral Kasarung. This edition went under numerous production challenges involving precise silk-screen process with a high level of manual dexterity, as it applies three color plates and intricate details in the drawings.


The delicate Teal Mint and playful Red Letter illustrated edition come in both Home and Totes collections.

JOU_TOTEBAG1201_ORIGINALS_05For a complete line up of the collection, visit our e-catalog in our Pinterest account.

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Tulisan at The Mulia, Bali

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The exquisite Originals and vibrant Prints of Tulisan collections are now featured at The Mulia Bali’s retail shop, “Salto”.


Amongst the stunning beach at Nusa Dua’s bay, The Mulia’s relaxed and polished sensibility of the nature’s beauty expanded to its spaces and guests’ experiences.


Featured at the recently opened Salto Boutique, Tulisan’s took stand with the illustrious Originals and Prints Collections.


Tulisan’s Visual Merchandising Team traveled to Bali to set up the space and provide our signature touch in each corner.


You can find Salto at

The Mulia, Bali

Mulia Resort Level 5

(next to the escalator)

Jl. Raya Nusa Dua Selatan

Kawasan Sawangan

Nusa Dua, Bali 80363, Indonesia

T. (+62 361) 3017777 ext 6745

Store hours: 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

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Weekend Movie: Marley

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I am a big fan of biography movies. I develop this weird interest of wanting to know why a person become the person they are, and not many can be as big as Bob Marley – making this movie on top of my list to watch.

WP_JOU121024_MAR_05The movie went chronologically, starting from Nine Mile, Bob’s hometown in Jamaica where he was agonized with his mixed-race background to his struggle with poverty as he moved to Trench Town.

WP_JOU121024_MAR_04Marley’s powerful music and honest lyrics were results of complex upbringing: of society ignorance and corruption, of compulsive bureaucrats that care nothing but political power.

Emancipating ourselves from mental slavery is a journey that requires perseverance and virtue. It was never meant to be easy.


Yet, even though none but ourselves can free our mind, having portraits of Marley in Tulisan’s studio surely help :) – Rassi Narika

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