Monthly Archives: August 2013

Weekend Reading: Perec

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As I prepare myself for a new adventure – going back to school – this September, I took my time to slowly absorb the things that pass in life that we often take for granted. Georges Perec’s A Void is the epitome of it.

A Void – originally published in French with the title La Disparition – came with a catch: Perec did not use words that contain the letter “e”.

For me this premise goes beyond the ability to write within constraints. The absence of “e” metaphor the absence of something that is dear to us. In this novel you could not find ‘father’, ‘mother’, or even ‘dear’. The things that often times we no longer take time to acknowledge, but their absence would leave the hollowness nothing could replace.

Rassi Narika

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Ani’s Apartment: Full of Crafted Details

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“Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts,” writes American poet Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Despite often spending our time away from home, meeting new people, exploring new places, wandering and working for our fulfillment, home is a comfortable place we always return to momentarily take us away from the city’s hustle and bustle.


With Jakarta always pulsating with a dynamic energy, home becomes an important reassurance – a place to soothe us from the constant apprehension the city may bring.

While we create a home based on our own needs and ideals. Not many homes are as unique as Krishni Swandayani’s one-bedroom apartment. Located in business district of Kuningan at Rasuna Said, this apartment is favored especially for its designed aesthetics.


The owner herself, known by her friends as Ani, is a motion graphic artist of the multi-disciplinary brand Tulisan. Together with her husband, Hizki Sunjaya, they have decided to pare-down the actual construction of the apartment and focus on unfussy details of concrete floors and white walls – reason being, the couple preferring low maintenance and simplicity in their home.

To make up for the bare space, as a proud admirer of the brand since its inception, Ani has instead paid great attention to the pop colors the products offer to her home.


Upon setting foot to the apartment, we are easily welcomed on the right to a modest kitchen and dining area that stands opposite to the cozy living room. Every corner offers an amazing treatment. The living room’s sofa is lightened up with the twinge of color on its pillowcase. Taken from one of Tulisan’s oldest illustrative collection, the ‘Lucernia.’ The enchanting display of the poster ‘Delightfully Yours,’ on the walls of the dining table perfectly encapsulate the warm atmosphere a kitchen should have, as the story tells us of a grandmother who adores baking sugary delicacies for her loved ones.


Among the other spaces – made for gatherings and social interactions – the bedroom is Ani’s private solace to let her contemplative thoughts and imagination let loose. The perfect room to be decorated with a modern illustrated interpretation of the fairytale ‘Admiral Kasarung.’ Along with it sits a treasured heirloom from her grandmother, an antique study desk she painted white, serving its functional purpose.

I’m a very monotone person,” explains Ani, confirming to us the reason why Tulisan’s product is able to transform her one-bedroom apartment into a colorful home filled with charming tales to take her away from the chaotic city.


– Athina Ibrahim

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The Liliput Tote




Some totes are meant to be tiny, lightweight, and super simple. The Liliput Tote is a compact clutch with zipped closure to carry the basic indispensable items, such as mobile phone, wallet, sunglasses and scarfs. This first collection comes in four different colorways of the Marigold print editions: Yellow Sunflower, Blue Note, Orange Salmon and Orange Oriental.


Available now in Tulisan Boutique at Darmawangsa Square City Walk. With almost no traffic in Jakarta this week, it is a perfect time to visit our whimsical shop and dream away.

Tripple Kisses,


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Moonrise Kingdom

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Moonrise Kingdom is like a memory brought into screen. Wes Anderson and Roman Copolla compiled Anderson’s cinematography signature, vintage color tone, classic music and the landscape of New England‘s coast.


There is a feel of Enid Blyton’s The Famous Five adventure in this movie when Sam and Suzy’s summer was filled with performances, outdoor adventures, camping out, and the importance of having a compass in hand.


Whenever I watch this movie (and I have been watching it a dozen times), I relive another summer in Maine with tracking in pine woods, picnic at the rocky beaches, and watching lighthouses lay before the blue sky backdrop.


More than a year ago, Shalimma took inspiration from the movie and cross combined it to create our 2011 Cruise Bag Look Book.


Take time to enjoy this movie and be ready to be intrigued for an outdoor escapade this Eid ul-Fitr break. – Rassi Narika

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Eid al-Fitr Holiday

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Eid al-Fitr Holiday is coming within a week and everyone in the country has indulged to get ready – including our team. In between preparing and delivering your orders of Lebaran Hampers, pre-production setting for the upcoming line, as well as making sure we meet our personal and work deadlines, the Tulisan Team is excited to celebrate the holiday with our family and closest friends.

Our store will be close during 8-11 of August and will operate from 10.00 – 19.00 from 12-16 of August. We will resume the store as usual on the 17th of August.

Happy Eid Mubarak! We wish you lots of love, compassion, and time well spent with your loved ones!

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Holiday Shade


Our Olio Clutches are now back in the ever vibrant Green Grass and Fuchsia Fantasy shade of the Holiday Edition. They are ready to sweep into your totes and boldly accompany you in any occasion.


We managed to integrate everything one would need in a clutch – compartments for card, bills, change – and at the same time refined its process to meet the organic canvas that we want you to feel.


All pieces are hand made by artisans in small batches using internationally certified components. Each textile work is manually printed on non-bleached (chlorine-free) cotton canvas with eco-friendly water-based inks and protective PU coatings. This Holiday Edition’s Olio Clutches are available exclusively at our Flagship Darmawangsa Store in small batches periodically.


Enjoy free shipping services for Mail Order within Indonesia. For more of our latest collections, visit our Pinterest account. You can also reach us through 021-727 80235 or for our team’s assistance. Cheers!

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