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Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year 2017

Tulisan boutiques at the Darmawangsa Square and the Colony Kemang are closed at 1 January 2017.
Please note that we will not process any web orders during that time.

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Berani Benjol

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Sebagai penutup tahun 2016, saya ingin menghaturkan rasa terima kasih kepada semua teman-teman tercinta yang menghargai proses kerja dan karya seni yang saya ciptakan melalui ‘Tulisan’. Ide dasar sampai buah akhirnya merupakan kristalisasi keringat dari seluruh anggota Tulisan, yang hanya tersusun dari 25 orang yang mengolah sektor seni, produksi, logistik, pemasaran, dan pelayanan. 

Seperti banyak kendala yang dialami banyak organisasi kecil ataupun bengkel seni di Jakarta, saya dan ‘Tulisan’ selalu menghadapi gelombang krisis dan berbagai bentuk kesalahan. Saya belajar bahwa setiap gelombang krisis dengan segala kesalahan yang terkait harus selalu ditinjau dan diotopsi, supaya kita bisa melangkah ke arah yang lebih progresif. Melalui otopsi, saya merasakan bagaimana sukarnya untuk mengakui kesalahan itu sebagai bagian dari kehidupan–suatu sikap yang sangat tidak nyaman. Sikap ini meruntuhkan ego secara brutal. Kasarnya, ini seperti memberanikan diri saya untuk jatuh dan tampil benjol di hadapan khalayak. 

Rasa tidak nyaman untuk ‘berani benjol’ ini baru gejala awal. Langkah berikutnya lebih sukar lagi. Langkah berikut adalah untuk membereskan kesalahan di dalam diri kita, tanpa menghakimi pihak lain. Di zaman yang ruwet dan berjalan kilat seperti saat ini, tidak cukup untuk menghapus kesalahan dan merevisi tindakan lampau kita. Di ‘Tulisan’ dan untuk pribadi saya sendiri, saya menekankan untuk tidak membuang waktu menoleh ke masa lampau dan memperhatikan kelemahan kita, melainkan untuk mengubah setiap kelemahan menjadi suatu keperkasaan. Ada kalanya kesalahan justru harus dipakai di muka jidat, sampai kita sanggup melihat dengan kacamata lain bahwa kesalahan adalah suatu bagian dari gerakan hidup yang juga harus kita rangkul. Lebih baik menjadi buruk rupa, daripada menjadi banal.

Sejujurnya, perspektif inilah yang membantu pencapaian ‘Tulisan’ sampai titik ini. Organisasi ini bukan dibangun dengan modal yang besar ataupun kelompok akademisi yang berprestasi. ‘Tulisan’ adalah sekumpulan individu yang jujur dan percaya terhadap suatu harapan dalam setiap kesempitan. Nilai yang kita junjung adalah substansi dan progres. Dua hal ini berada di atas klasifikasi ‘benar atau salah’, yang biasanya terbit dari pola kebiasaan dalam masyarakat.

Saya tidak dididik secara formal sebagai penulis, penjahit, penari, pelukis, ataupun menjadi seorang ibu untuk dua anak. Semua keahlian ini saya pupuk secara bertahap melalui serangkaian pengalaman yang penuh kesalahan. Bahasa Indonesia ataupun bahasa Inggris juga bukan bidang yang saya kuasai secara total. Sungguh banyak sekali cacat dalam berbahasa yang bisa dihitung dan ditertawakan dalam keseharian saya. Saya menyadari bahwa saya adalah makhluk yang tidak luput dari kematian, penuaan, dan penurunan kapasitas. 

Dari titik ini, saya mendorong diri saya dan organisasi ‘Tulisan’ untuk terus mengadakan eksperimentasi untuk suatu pembaharuan. Berdasarkan arah langkah yang kita sepakati bersama di dalam organisasi ini, saya dan teman-teman di ‘Tulisan’ akan sering menjadi benjol dari kesalahan kita. Lebih baik benjol, daripada tidak pernah mencoba untuk mengambil lompatan yang spontan.

Saya tidak akan memungkiri kesalahan dalam aturan penulisan, perkataan, perancangan, perwujudan ataupun pelayanan. Ketidak-sempurnaan ini adalah kemungkinan untuk menjadi manifestasi yang lebih baik dari diri kita. Persaudaraan saya dengan para anggota organisasi ini telah menjadi suatu tekad bulat untuk mempersembahkan yang terbaik dan mempertimbangkan proses kerja kita supaya dampak buruk terhadap lingkungan menjadi seminimal mungkin. 

Kita bertekad untuk memperbaiki langkah selanjutnya dengan menelusuri segala macam bentuk kesalahan yang terlihat ataupun yang terlewat. Saya berharap persembahan kita di tahun 2017 menjadi marka progres yang berarti ketika menjajaki usia organisasi dalam tahun ke-8. Saya ingin membiarkan kesalahan dan kemajemukan di antara kita menjadi nada warna kontras yang memberi senyuman untuk dunia baru. Peluk, cium, dan sujud saya untuk semua teman yang telah menghargai kerja keras kita.


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As a closure in 2016, I wish to express my gratitude to all beloved friends who have appreciated our work process and artwork I created through ‘Tulisan’. The basic idea to the final result have been created with sweat from all members of ‘Tulisan’, formed by 25 people handling art, production, logistic, marketing, and service. 

Similar to many small organizations or creative atelier in Jakarta, ‘Tulisan’ and I also constantly face waves of crisis and mistakes in all forms. I have learnt that each crisis and its related mistakes need to be examined and dissected, so that we can step to a more progressive direction. Through an autopsy of every condition, I have also experienced the difficulty of accepting mistakes as part of life–a very uncomfortable attitude. This approach deforms any ego brutally. It is roughly like an act of empowering myself to fall and get bruised in front of public. 

The uncomfortable feeling of being bruised is only an early symptom, but the next step is even harder. The next step is to clean-up the mistakes within ourselves, without judging others. In this period of chaos and speed, it is no longer enough to white-out our mistakes and to revise our past actions. In ‘Tulisan’ and for my personal development, I underline the importance of not wasting time in looking back to our past and in focusing to our weakness, but to transform that very weakness to be our strengths. There are times that we need to wear the mistakes on our forehead until we are able to see through a different perspective that mistakes are part of a moving life which we need to embrace. To be ugly is better than to be banal.

Honestly, this perspective has helped our achievements in ‘Tulisan’ until this point. This organization was not built with a huge capital, nor with a group of scholars with notable academic credentials. However, ‘Tulisan’ are a collective of honest individuals who believe in hope amongst despairs. The values that we uphold are within the substance and the progress. The two stand above classification of ‘true or fault’, which are the by-product of social behaviors.

I was never formally educated to be a writer, a seamstress, a dancer, a painter, or to be a mother of two kids. I developed these skills in phases through a series of experiences, enriched with mistakes. Indonesian language or English language are not areas that I master totally. In truth, there are many linguistic errors that can be noted and mocked at during my daily routines. I am aware that I am a creature that will not escape death, age and declines. 

From this point, I pushed myself and my organization ‘Tulisan’ to continue experimenting for an advancement. Based on this committed direction, my friends in ‘Tulisan’ and I often get bruised from our mistakes. It is always better to be bruised than to never try to take a spontaneous leap. 

I will never deny any mistakes from breaking some rules of conduct in literature, conversation, design, production, and services. These imperfections are possibilities to be the better manifestation of ourselves. The brother-sister-hood I have stitched with all members of this organization is a solemn promise to present the best to our community and to always consider the minimum impact of our work process towards our environment.

We are dedicated to make better actions by examining all forms of mistakes that are visible and non-visible. I wish that what we will be presenting in 2017 will mark a significant progress, as we stepped into the 8th year of our organization. I wish to allow flaws and diversities amongst us to become contrasting tones of colors which bring a smile to the new world. My hug, kiss, and honor to all our friends who have appreciated our hard work.

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Triple kisses,

Melissa Sunjaya
Founding Artist of Tulisan


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Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Photography by Krishni Swandayani

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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The More You Ignore, The Problem Will Closer

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In Tulisan, we always working in small team environment. Tight deadline and budgeting is part of our team.

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We are required to work effectively and efficiently, a checklist is an essential thing.

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Once in a discussion, Melissa said, “make a checklist is a real manifestation of a good planning. The more you ignore, the problem will closer.”

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We all agree with that statement because there are very significant differences between working with and without a checklist.

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We can minimize errors and unnecessary process. The work should be done one day could be completed in a few hours.


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Facebook: Tulisan
Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Photography by Krishni Swandayani
Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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The Moment of Inertia

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Spending small moments of time alone—breakfast in bed, reading a book, etc.

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We need to ask ourselves things like: What is my body telling me today? How do I feel today?

When we start paying attention to our body, we can better understand ourselves.

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Once you grow fond of spending time alone, you can start to increase the amount of time on your ‘secret’ activities.

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When you are done with yourself, you will fully emerge to engage with others with more energy and enjoyment.


Instagram: @mytulisan
Facebook: Tulisan
Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Photography by Bima Chris

Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Imaginative Vortex: 3 of 3

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Beloved Friends,
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 7th of December 2016,
at all of Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
in Colony Kemang, Plaza Senayan,
and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

Please find the link below for full catalog

The New East Indies: December Release


Started at the end of 2015, I did research relating to this collection, when I concluded that there was an ‘imaginative vortex’ in the development of our civilization. I tried to interpret the concept of ‘imaginative vortex’ into 6 points of view, 2 of them are Deviasi and Fuga.

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Deviasi – Metrpole Bag

Deviasi: An attitude in problem solving which was conducted in many directions to reach a higher or a noble vision. I noticed that there was a spirit in our community for a change, where all experiential aspects were redefined. Truth and transparency became an absolute objective, and not a goal of a collective group. I visualized this attitude as a tentacular composition which portrayed an existence with no segments nor prejudice.

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Fuga – Concerto Purse

Fuga: An attitude to forget perfection, which is hard to obtain, and to see what we have in the present to reach progress. I believed that wishful dreams were never an impossible matter. If it became difficult to accomplish the dream, we just had to repaint our dreams. I visualized this attitude with a composition of pen scratches, chaotically overlapping each other between dreams and realities.


We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at:
Plaza Senayan +62 (21) 5790-0412
Colony Kemang +62 (21) 2952-9927
Darmawangsa Square The City Walk +62 (21) 7278-0235
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

Instagram: @mytulisan
Facebook: Tulisan
Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Choreographer by Davit Fitrik
Photography by Bima Chris

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Warisan Tea

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Tea is a simple drink but can be a social tool to be formed the process of progress or a maturity.
-Eunice Nuh Tantero-

Warisan is a heritage bureau that promotes remarkable Indonesian beverage, especially tea. The tea leaves used was taken from one of the reliable tea plantations in Indonesia, East Java.

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Warisan has several kinds of tea, such as White Tea, Oolong Tea, Green Tea, and Black Tea.

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In addition, to provide some kind of tea, Warisan also introduces Warisan Kelana and Wood Box package. Warisan Kelana Mind Journey A6 agenda including all variant of Warisan tea sample inside a classic hard box. In a Wood Box present travelling tea set including 4 variants of Warisan tea.

Warisan Tea is available in all of Tulisan Jakarta boutiques.

Follow more info about Warisan:
Instagram – @warisan_heritage
Facebook Fan Page – Warisan Bureau


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Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Photography by Bima Chris

Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana

Tulisan Chronicles Team

 

 

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My Sanctuary

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lb_fw1617_home_02_02_1200x800My bedroom is my sanctuary. A place to rest, a place get away from all of the busyness of life, refresh, and rejuvenate.

It feels relaxing and I can do many things better and ease away any stress.

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I like to have my breakfast in my bed when the light or the sunlight is shining from my window.

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I sleep, I read, and I do my work in my bed. I have some books and a letter that I have not yet read, they are hanging on the wall in my sanctuary.

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I brought a few things with me to give my room a taste of ‘home’. There are my tools to do my hobbies at the back door.

I’ve been busy getting my hands dirty with these tools and having super much fun in the process.


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Facebook: Tulisan
Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana
Photography by Bima Chris

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Joyful Month

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During the holiday season, a month of joyful, we hereby present to you choices of six unique hampers. Each of these special hampers showcases our colourful Illustrated-Editions which are handmade with the finest artisanal craftsmanship.

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Holiday Hampers:
1. | Noel: Toy Box, Coterie Bag, Daisy Loop, Gift Tag/Personal Note Card, and Petite Journal Rp2,096,000
2. | Joyful: Toy Box, Cruise Bag, Gift Tag/Personal Note Card, Daisy Loop, and Petite Journal Rp1,646,000
3. | Elf: Coterie Bag, Letter Set, and Daisy Loop  Rp1,398,000
4. | Carols: Traveller’s Clutch, Petite Pouch, Gift Tag, and Daisy Loop Rp696,000
5. | Mistletoe: Playing Card, Post Card, and Petite Journal Rp550,000
6. | Snowflake: Large Pouch, Petite Pouch, and Daisy Loop Rp376,000


Find out in all of Tulisan boutiques

We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at:
Plaza Senayan +62 (21) 5790-0412
Colony Kemang +62 (21) 2952-9927
Darmawangsa Square The City Walk +62 (21) 7278-0235
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

Instagram: @mytulisan
Facebook: Tulisan
Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana
Photography by Bima Chris

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Imaginative Vortex: 2 of 3

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Beloved Friends,
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 23rd of November 2016,
at all of Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
in Colony Kemang, Plaza Senayan,
and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

Please find the link below for full catalog

The New East Indies: November Release


Started at the end of 2015, I did research relating to this collection, when I concluded that there was an ‘imaginative vortex’ in the development of our civilization. I tried to interpret the concept of ‘imaginative vortex’ into 6 points of view, 2 of them are Deformasi and Transgresi.

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Deformasi – Luna Tote

Deformasi: An attitude towards the interior of self which examined every imperfection and undressed every defect would definitely shock many faces. Through the transparency of this approach, vanity in individualism was deliberately sabotaged to be aware on the importance of taking down ego, destroying old masks, and forming a fresh character. I visualized this deconstructive attitude in several ink splashes.

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Transgresi – Luna Tote

Transgresi: A defensive mechanism within my interiority which I exhibited with peace and discipline to overcome the old-world dogmatic attacks wishing to crush the new spirit. ‘Transgresi’ focused on the development of physical strength which worked side by side with humans’ spiritual maturity in protecting their privileges and territories. I visualized this attitude with a boundary line marked by an uncontrollable dripping ink.


We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at:
Plaza Senayan +62 (21) 5790-0412
Colony Kemang +62 (21) 2952-9927
Darmawangsa Square The City Walk +62 (21) 7278-0235
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

Instagram: @mytulisan
Facebook: Tulisan
Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Choreographer by Davit Fitrik
Photography by Bima Chris

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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The Art of Serigraphy

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#1. Preparing The Film
– Every color is a separate film.
– An overlay of 2 or more colors might produce another extra color to the palette.

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#2. Washing The Screens
– The screens are washed using an emulsion cleaner* and pressured washer hose.
* We can use distilled vinegar or magic eraser for stubborn stains.

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#3. Preparing The Screen
– The screen is covered by photo-sensitive emulsion
– Sandwich the film with a glass over emulsion covered screen. Then expose the screen using natural sunlight or UV light source.

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#4. Quality Control of Screens
– Hold the dry screen against the light to cheek if there are any holes. Use the screen fillers to patch these holes up.

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#5. Preparing Color Draw-Downs
– We typically select 12 color patches for each collection. It’s necessary to make draw-downs of these colors on the actual canvas.
– We use Pantone colors for the home to set the formula standards for mixing.

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#6. We Use Pantone Color Systems
– This Pantone Systems offer color mixing formulation calculator
– We use water based pigments and binders, which allow transparency between the layers of colors.

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#7. Preparing The Canvas
– We use non-bleached raw cotton canvas, so the speckles seen throughout the surface of the materials are not dust particles. They are cotton seeds.
– Each canvas is trimmed and cleaned before serigraphy process is applied.

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#8. Serigraphy Table
– It’s important that the work area and the serigraphy table are cleaned. Dust particles, small threads, or excess table glue can disrupt work method, as we aim to achieve maximum results.

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#9. Water Based Pigments
– We use certified environmental-friendly inks and binders the best quality components available for this industry.

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#10. Applying Serigraphy
– Serigraphy = silkscreen
– All process are drawn manually. It is normal to achieve unevenness of color throughout the whole collection.
– Each serigraphy pull produces a unique hand-made impression.

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#11. Drying in Between Colors
– Every color application is a complete meticulous process. Every screened canvas requires a thorough drying process before the application of the next color.

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#12. Protective Coating
– We use Poly Urethane protective coating on the overall final printed canvas. This coating gives water resistant property to the material, making it more durable.

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#13. Heat Pressing
– We heat press each printed materials, for caring process.

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#14. Final Printed Serigraphy
– After the caring process, all of the printed canvas sheets are trimmed along the fraying edges and prepared for the next process: cutting pattern.


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Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Text by Melissa Sunjaya

Photography by Krishni Swandayani

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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A New Chapter

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Melissa Sunjaya

Launching a new Melissa artwork is always be a historical moment.

Celebrated last Saturday, October 29th, 2016. The latest collection of The New East Indies–which examine the present state of Indonesian civilization and its potential future transformation.

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Not only to celebrate the launch of the latest collection for Fall / Winter 16/17, in this event, Beloved Friend of Tulisan can also get up close and personal with Melissa Sunjaya. It creates a feeling of closeness between Melissa and Sahabat Tulisan and be able to talk and know more about her artworks.

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Mini Exhibition

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Serigraphic Series

Beloved Friend of Tulisan, family, and media gathered at Tulisan Plaza Senayan boutique to see a mini exhibition by Melissa inside and outside the boutique.

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Melissa and Sahabat Tulisan

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On the outside of the boutique Melissa Sunjaya wrote, “Allow me to share a story about a buoy that saved me from drowning. At times when this soul was on the verge of drowning. I deliberately immersed myself in colorful emotions and surreal thinking, such that I could maintain the courage to envision what was broken within my world and transform every one of my mistakes into my strength.”

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The event supported by our dear friend, Eunice from Warisan Heritage Bureau, where their were treated of great teas in hot & cold and Indonesian snacks.

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Continue throughout the day, crowd reach to visit the boutique and everyone wants to talk with Melissa.

Thank you for coming!


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Facebook: Tulisan
Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Photography by Krishni Swandayani
Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Collective Support

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Melissa explained that her inspiration behind the story of the collection Fall/Winter 16/17 came from an astrophysicist, Jocelyn Bell Burnell, who discover ‘pulsar’ frequency in 1967.

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Art movie and art photography were made in the building was built in 1710 as the city hall of Batavia.

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Melissa collaborates with Davit Fitrik, a choreographer and a professional dancer to brought together ‘Tari Pulsar’ in this collection.

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Due to the fact that this field was new to Melissa, she started to learning contemporary dance regularly at the beginning of 2016.

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Once the artist has found inspiration, as a team, we continue to develop the concept to production. How will they look like? What is the story behind their character? How will she interact with other characters? What acts will she perform? We discuss it all during brainstorming sessions.

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A costume is a crucial part of the character’s visual look and makes a major difference on the impression she will give.

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Makeup complements one character’s and completes the visual look. Specific character traits can be expressed through makeup too.

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Our team understands what Melissa needs to make this process easy and runs smoothly. All things are well prepared, it is not from professionals but our team can make the necessary things become possible and be the perfect result.

A gasp from the crowd, energy use, making us not feel tired and proud of the results achieved.


Instagram: @mytulisan
Facebook: Tulisan
Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Photography by Krishni Swandayani
Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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When Fall Has Come

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Cushion Covers

Cushion Covers

We do not just think about how to stay warm with personal style, but also how we update our home decor for Fall/Winter. As our favourite season slowly starts to arrive, the earth colours of the leaves starting to change.

Tea Towel - Tessitura, Nero Coffee

Tea Towel – Tessitura, Nero Coffee

With the cooler weather, we naturally start to spend more and more time indoors, so it is important to make home reflect the season.

Tea Towel - Filogenesis, Light Coco

Tea Towel – Filogenesis, Light Coco

Tea towel and cushion cover available in Nero Coffee and Light Coco.


We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at:
Plaza Senayan +62 (21) 5790-0412
Colony Kemang +62 (21) 2952-9927
Darmawangsa Square The City Walk +62 (21) 7278-0235
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

Instagram: @mytulisan
Facebook: Tulisan
Twitter: @mytulisan
Youtube Channel: Tulisan Jakarta

Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Photography by Bima Chris
Text by Zharfani Padmasedhana

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Imaginative Vortex: 1 of 3

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Beloved Friends,

Be the first to know about Tulisan new collection of Fall Winter 16/17
“The New East Indies”
Saturday, 29 October 2016
10.00 am to 3.00 pm
at Tulisan Boutique
in Plaza Senayan, on Level 2,
Jalan Asia Afrika 8, South Jakarta

This event is open to public

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The New East Indies: October Release


Started at the end of 2015, I did research relating to this collection, when I concluded that there was an ‘imaginative vortex’ in the development of our civilization. I tried to interpret the concept of ‘imaginative vortex’ into 6 points of view, 2 of them are Tessitura and Filogenesis.

Tessitura

Tessitura

Tessitura: A concept which explored chaos from a positive view point and examined the relationship between mankind and the universe. I took the word ‘Tessitura’ from music, defining a range of notes that offered the best sound texture and the most comfortably produced by a musical source (an instrument or a singer). I interpreted Tessitura using a heated orangutan’s face as my subject. I tried to picture their habitat’s condition enduring from forest fire as a result of human’s carelessness in overexploiting the natural resources.

Filogenesis

Filogenesis

Filogenesis: Phylogenesis is the evolutionary development and diversification of a species or group of organisms. In my essay, ’Filogenesis’ (Indonesian term) concluded a new change and defined a new identity. I had manifested the meaning of this word into a satirical phrase ‘Orang Gak Punya Utan’ in the same context of an orangutan as the subject. Along with the manifolds of disasters in forest fire, indirectly orangutans would be losing their rainforests and humans would also suffer the great loss due to the supply of oxygen. Note that this is only a small fraction of the loss.

–Melissa Sunjaya, Jakarta 2016


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Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Choreographer by Davit Fitrik
Photography by Bima Chris

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Curatorial Statement

Melissa Sunjaya

Melissa Sunjaya

The New East Indies

The New East Indies presents an anthology of literature and artworks by Melissa Sunjaya, which examine the present state of Indonesian civilization and its potential future transformation. Traditionally, civilization has been interpreted through a distinct methodology based on human tendencies in viewing various problems and solutions through emotions, language, culture, art, and science.

The digital era has opened the door to a world without limits, where each individual is able to access a seemingly endless assortment of information rapidly from this secondary cyber-universe. Concurrently, advances in transportation technology have made it possible to travel thousands of miles in a single day. The two sectors have greatly accelerated the progress of our civilization. Yet one thing remains certain: there are discernible tradeoffs occurring alongside our technological advances. This acceleration has diminished our connection to the natural world and cultivated a civilization which produces pollution in abundance.

The opening collection from the New East Indies ponders the awareness needed to maintain harmony between humans and Mother Earth. This outlook is relayed through the artist’s reflections on modern environmental problems and their imaginable solutions. The collection reflects the artist’s frame of mind in regards to the ultimate potential of this era.

-Melissa Sunjaya

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