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Tulisan Pop-Up Store in Korea!


We are ecstatic to announce that Tulisan has popped its way to the land where K-Pop singers reign supreme. Yes, we are talking about Korea! Our friends in South Korea have prepared a delightful looking pop-up store with details of our favored Marigold flower brimming brightly in Yellow surrounding the walls of the store from the outside.

Inside you can find a mix of our favorite prints in blooming colors of the Toy Box, Cruise Bag, City Tote, Beach Bag and also our Coterie to prepare you for the sunny summers ahead.

For those in Korea, see the address below and have a quick visit to the pop-up store which will only be around until July 30th, which is next Wednesday!


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Gift Essentials for Leo


Born in the month of July 23 to August 22, Leo’s are known to be leaders of their pact. They are charming, courageous, and naturally love being in the limelight. Luxury is the epitome of their life, they delve into the boldness of colors and grandeur of life. When in comes to gifts, be sure to astound their dramatic nature.


For their lavish nature, we recommend going for the City Tote collection which has a hefty amount of space and pockets to fill their active lifestyle to always be on the dynamic side of life. The color of choice should complement their vivacious character of wanting to attract everyone passing them. Go for the collections of Luca in bright Orange Tangerine or opt for the classic Marigold Premier in Yellow Sunflower.

- Athina Ibrahim

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The World & I: Heri Dono’s Art Odyssey | Until 16 August 2014

Jakarta born artist Heri Dono is presenting a solo exhibition that will feature more than 100 works. This unique exhibition will also involve performances, sculptures, and installation pieces. Don’t miss the chance to see never before seen paintings by Heri Dono himself!

Jl. Rajawali Selatan Raya No.3
Jakarta Pusat 10720


The Arabian Night Food Fest| Until August 31, 2014

To usher in the Islamic fasting month of Ramadhan, La Piazza – Sentra Kelapa Gading will host and exciting Arabian Night FoodFest as a place for people to break their fast and appreciate a blend of Middle Eastern and local food. Visitors will be able to work their way through intricately designed booths, enjoying the exotic decorations that add to the Arabian atmosphere of this event. This is the perfect place to celebrate the holy month of Ramadhan with family, friends, and good food!

Sentra KelapaGading,
Jl. Boulevard
KelapaGading Blok M

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Cinematheque: Le Grand Voyage

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Movies about families normally leaves audience with moments of gratitude and often a tinge of sadness as we realise the changes we have progressed from. We understand families are central in making us who we are. The ideologies our family instil in us become values we grow attach to or have chosen to detach from.

Le Grand Voyage becomes the epitome of this thought as the story chronicles the journey of father and son as they embark on a journey to Mecca. The story starts with resistance as the father, a devout Muslim, asks his reluctant son to drive him by car to Mecca. A thousand kilometre road trip from southern France traveling all the way to Italy, Slovenia, Bulgaria, Turkey, and other cities before making way to Saudi Arabia. As travel are made enjoyable only with good company, the journey the father and son had to endure was the least comfortable knowing the bond they needed to mend.

What reveals towards the end is a harrowing journey of discovery: the astonishing beauty of connecting cities they stop by at unraveling moments of truth and disappointments they bitterly have to accept in the name of family.

As the famous saying goes, “blood is thicker than water,” the movie becomes a pivotal idea of reconciliation and acceptance as the son learns about the values of Islam he has chosen to stray away from, also learning about the important aspects of being family.

Le Grand Voyage is an endearing story for anyone who wishes to wonder into the beauty of the world while giving gratitude to closest people who made you who you are today.

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Jakarta Old Town Reborn| July 13 – August 14, 2014

After the success of the exhibition during the Kota Tua Creative Festival 2014, we have transferred the Kota Tua exhibition into the smaller gallery at the Erasmus Huis.The curator, Yori Antar, worked together with 7 Indonesian and Dutch architect firms. The exhibition shows realizable ideas for the use, restoration, and re-use of the special older buildings in the old town of Jakarta.This attractive presentation will give you an idea what the Kota Tua could look like.The Netherlands Embassy hopes to realize more of these projects in the future.

Kota Tua Jakarta
Jalan Taman Fatahillah
Jakarta Barat

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Bazaar Art Jakarta | July 17 –  20, 2014

Bazaar Art Jakarta (BAJ) is the most prestigious art fair in Indonesia
consistently convened annually since 2009 presenting by Harper’s Bazaar
Indonesia Magazine. In 2014, BAJ will be held on July 17-20 2014 at The Ritz-
Carlton Jakarta, Pacific Place, still in conjunctioned  with CASA, a premium
living & interior exhibition presents by Bravacasa Indonesia Magazine. This
year’s event will be the special moment for BAJ to enter the new era to become
international class art fair.

Grand Ballroom – CASA Stage,
The Ritz-Carlton Jakarta,
Pacific Place Mall
Jalan Jend. Sudirman
Kav 52-53 Jakarta Selatan

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Arti Gidwani Exhibition at Artotel | June 4 – August 2, 2014

Arti Gidwani is a New Delhi artist currently living in Jakarta who experiments with emotional and moving clay sculptures. Looking to celebrate life and capturing emotions, she has produced meaningful solo ceramic sculptures that will be on display at Artotel until August.

Jl. Sunda No. 3
Jakarta Pusat

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Lebaran Gift Set

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The month of Ramadan is about re-evaluation. Re-evaluating your values and learn a few things about yourself and how much control you can have over yourself mentally and physically. After a month of self-constraint, Lebaran (Eid) will embark you on a fresh spiritual journey which hopefully will bring better deeds to people all around you. To celebrate your good deeds and those who follow the same journey as you, we have prepared a special Lebaran Hamper as a gift to your loved ones.

Our hamper includes: 
1. Coterie Bag in Marigold Pattern
2. Tasbih – Praying Roserie
3. Patterned Hung Pao
4. Notebook
5. Praying gear




- Tulisan Chronicles Team

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L’ Histoire du soldat | Friday – Saturday, 11 – 12 July, 2014

Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale), comes from a Russian folktale The Runaway Soldier and The Devil, written in 1918 by C. F. Ramuz and Igor Stravinsky, set to the background of World War I and a devastating economic condition.

Choreographer Gerard Mosterd will present a Javanese version of the tale in this performance. Unlike its previous presentation at the 2012 Indonesian Dance Festival, Goenawan Mohamad has adapted the original to strengthen narrative spirit of this play. For the current performance, the narrator uses a wayang and a bottle as puppets, to enliven the dialog between Yusuf and the Devil. It is also told that the Devil cannot die and has the same worries as humankind.

Teater Salihara
JL. Salihara 16,
Pasar Minggu,
Jakarta Selatan,

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2014 Presidential Election | Wednesday, 9 July, 2014


In Indonesia’s history of elections, the 2014 election campaigns can be said as one of the most intense with the media has enforcing the two candidates as being a battle between the “The Old Vs. The New,” “The Iron Fist VS. The People’s Person.” With a surprise involvement of young individuals taking part in a possible new change, this vote can mark a surprising turn for Indonesia five years from now.

If you are Indonesian, we hope you make your vote count this coming Wednesday!

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Lost in Translation | 2 – 11 July, 2014


In this year of 204, legislative and executive elections have been organized in direct way. As such, the issue ‘political transaction’ has again become a phenomenon that closely related to political practices. With the selection of the theme of ‘transaction’ this painting exhibition explores various perspectives showing the recent phenomena concerning the issue of general elections in Indonesia. These perspective will be cultivated with artistic exploration as well as research on reality taking place concerning the issue. 

A Solo Exhibition by Asep Topan
Galeri Cipta III
Jl. Cikini Raya 73
Jakarta 10330

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Five activities before breaking your fast!

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The month of Ramadan is known to be the month of self-restrain, the month to take things at ease and cut down on most grueling activities. Which also means cutting down on the amount you spend on food.

To help you get through your day without constantly paying attention to the ticking of the clock. Here are five things which you can do before you break your fast. (Click on the name for the link of the place)

1. Museum Hopping: Jakarta is home to various different museums which some people may overlook considering the number of Malls growing every now and then. Have time to check these ones.

- Museum Fatahillah 
- Museum Wayang
- Museum Layang 
- Kantor Pos Kota Tua

2. Cultural Institution: Almost every month, the following art institutions provides a range of movies and art performances which can get you through your day. Most even have their own public libraries which you can quietly enjoy the selection of books or movies.

- IFI 
- Goethe Institute
- Eramus Huis
- Instituto Italiano

- Salihara
- Taman Ismail Marzuki 

3.  Arts & Crafts Classes/Events: If you are bored of scrolling through your browser. You can instead opt for the following choices of classes to keep your mind occupied while learning something new.

- Traditional Dance Classes
- Instameet
- Ceramic Classes

4. Fun Sports Activities: If you have more energy than the other, there are a few of the following fun activities which keeps you moving without being too exhausted. 

- Ice Skating 
- Bowling 
- Bike Ride
- Ping Pong 

5. Beauty Treatment: If you want to relax instead, try pampering the self and make yourself glow with these following beauty treatments.

- Massage
- Manicure and Pedicure
- Accupressure Treatment
- Hair Treatment

 - Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Wes Anderson Film Festival | Tuesday – Friday, July 1 – 4, 2014

Are you a Wes Anderson fan? Looking to kill a little time before you break your fast with friends and family? Come to @america all week to watch his films on our 4×6 meter screen with surround sound.

Bottle Rocket and Rushmore | July 1
The Royal Tenenbaums | July 2
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou  | July 3
Fantastic Mr. Fox |  July 4

Pacific Place Mall,
Level 3 

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Daniel Herscovitch: From Schubert to Sukarlan | Wednesday, 2 July 2014

The Goethe-Institut in Indonesia proudly presents the piano recital “From Schubert to Sukarlan” by Australian pianist Daniel Herscovitch. As a former DAAD-scholar, Daniel Herscovitch did not only study at Sydney Conservatorium of Music, but also under Rosl Schmid in Munich. While based in Germany for 13 years, Herscovitch performed extensively on the continent and in England and toured Australia several times. Since returning to Australia he has been active in solo and chamber music and appeared at several festivals. He travels regularly to Europe and America for recitals and master classes, and also visits Indonesia annually.

Jl. Sam Ratulangi No. 9-15
Menteng, Jakarta Pusat
July 2, 2014, 7:30pm

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Sadali: Work, Thoughts, Discussion | 25 June – 14 July 2014

This fine arts exhibition “Sadali” will showcase and 12  artists which includes S.Handono Hadi, Bambang Ernawan, Dadang MA, Putut W. Widodo, Irman A. Rahman, Mierza Said, Oco Santoso, Handiwirman Saputra, Dikdik Sayahdikumullah, Dwi Setya, Agung Fitriana dan Tandya R.S. With 80 kinds of artwork and installation art which will be showcased in this exhibition.

Gallery Tour & Artist Talk on Saturday, 5 Juli 2014 (4pm – End)
Saturday, 12 July 2014 (4 pm – End)

Galeri Nasional Indonesia,
Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No. 14
Jakarta Pusat.

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- Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Collecting Art at The Arts Department

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In Color Magazine’s issue #87, the publication made a argumentative piece on the ways of looking at art. The prolific issue unravels how art is taught and traded today. With this rapid resurgence of art and the exploration of artwork being produce, remastered, or modified, a probing curiosity arises to the question, “who decides on what art is?”


In relating to this broad question, recently The Goods Dept introduced an independent show space dedicated to serve as a commutative tool of art collection presented at its early stages.


As a retail space, The Goods Dept has worked closely with a number of prolific designers and artist in developing a solid presence of both local and international brands who has worked in translating contemporary ideas into form.


Today, through The Art Department, the retail space is encouraging a number of emerging artists to introduce their work and open the door to being a collectible item. “ collecting should be contemporary and fun, but no less desirable,” as stated by The Goods Dept representative. By being a retail and interactive space, The Arts Department held at the curated retail store will promote the idea of collecting artwork in its most accessible form and price points.


The initial event introduced various different artwork from the artists behind Kandura Keramik, illustrator R. Yuki Agriadi, and  husband – wife duo, Erik and Erika Pauhrizi, to name a few. Held last Thursday at the store’s location in Pacific Place, the collectible artwork was curated and managed by art sales expert, Amalia Wirjono, and exhibition designer Abraham Dewanggana, who continues to give people a closer look and an open discussion amongst themselves to understand who and what is determined as art – before they finally acquire their first collectible piece.

- Athina Ibrahim
Photography by Gabriela Bhaskar 

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An Exclusive Preview: Plume & Wonder Prints Edition


The Tulisan team is excited to preview to you an exclusive preview of our upcoming collection, The Batch of 8. This special preview introduces our upcoming Plume & Wonder Prints Edition which will fully be available this coming Fall. In the meantime, we are only offering 11 range of new bags in 2 colorways, with only 8 pieces available for each colorway starting this Wednesday, 25 June, 2014 available only at our flagship store, Darmwangsa Square.


The textile designs are based on a few original pen and ink drawings which are then arranged manually into motifs. For 2014 prints editions, I have created two new artworks: ‘Plume’ is a composition of barn owl feathers and ‘Wonder’ is an Art Nouveau inspired illustration of cat fish and its habitat.


I have developed this collection together with two very close friends and brilliant designers, Weina Ding and Michal Gorzynski. Weina is a contemporary visual artist who is currently based in Spain. Michal is a product designer from Poland who has been specializing in the yacht industry.


The textile are hand-screened through an elaborate and meticulous artisanal process: producing the film, developing the screens, mixing the colors, drying, coating and pressing. These methods have to be repeated every time we register a new layer of color. ‘Wonder’ is a complex 4 color production.


We print using water-based inks on non-bleached raw cotton canvas. This allows transparency and shows every imperfection during the serigraphy process. Irregular ink coverage, offset in ink registration, and the dark speckles of cotton seeds make each printed piece unique.


We have selected high-quality trimmings and have developed cleaner fabricating techniques to produce a collection with distinct personalities. The new designs showcase forms and features which have been constructed by studying various people’s daily habits and lifestyles.


For each design, three to six prototypes were made and all assembling methods were evaluated many times until the final stage where we discovered an ideal shape with zero-waste cutting patterns. We kept a documented record of all our research and exploration.


With an open heart, an eye for imaginative detail, and a dedication to fair business practice, we hope our unique story will set the stage for you to craft your own.

Triple kisses, Melissa Sunjaya

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Klab Lucifer by Duto Hardono | Now – 10 July, 2014

This exhibition strengthens the artistic character that has become uniquely identified with Duto Hardono.   The use of sound, read-mades and found objects is still dominant in his installation work.  Other prominent aspects are his free play with signs that are laden with sarcasm.  Like a club, a place where people meet and enjoy themselves, this exhibition can be interpreted as a gathering space for signs that happily ‘rebel’, pure and cynical towards established valued, goodness and beauty.

Senopati Raya No. 92
Jakarta Selatan

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Hot Wave | Now – August 6, 204

From October 2010 to November 2013, Cemeti Art House held a residency programme for visual artists entitled ‘HotWave’. This residency programme involved artists from Indonesia and the Netherlands, as well as other artists from Asia and the Pacific region.
In the exhibition at the Erasmus Huis we will only show the works of the Dutch and Indonesian artists that participated in the HotWave residency programme, which was held in collaboration with Heden, The Hague and supported by the Culture & Development Programme of the Netherlands Embassy in Jakarta.

Participating artists:
Lotte Geeven, Restu Ratningtyas, David Pedraza, Wibowo Adi Utama , Esther Kokmeijer, Leonardiansyah Allenda, Marc Philip van Kempen, Tromarama, Ellert Haitjema, Agnes Christina, Charlotte Schleiffert, Charda Adytama, Berend Strik, Yudha Sandy

An overview exhibition of
Artists in Residency project
at Cemeti Art House

Eramus Huis
Jl. H.R. Rasuna Said kav. S-3,
Kuningan, Jakarta

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Art House Cinema: Hari ini Pasti Menang | Tuesday, 24 Juni 2014

Indonesian 2014. Gabriel Omar Baskoro rising star of Jakarta Metropolitan Football Club. His Talent and persistence have brought Indonesian Football Team into 2013 World Cup final for the very first time in history and manage to pull through the quarter final against the mighty Brazil. Upon his return to Indonesia, Gabriel’s life is torn between glory and integrity.

Jl. Sam Ratulangi 9-15
Jakarta 10350

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- Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Gift Essentials for Cancer

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Born in the month of June 21 – July 22, Cancers are the homebodies from the rest of the zodiac family. They enjoy the pleasure of the home and their families. Often they enjoy to retreat in their crabby shell as they surrender in their restless mood. In receiving gifts, the Cancers in general will be open to a heartfelt and sincere gift but they do appreciate the gift when presented in a gracious way.


Select a Tulisan gift which will impress their tendencies to devour in anything relating to the home. We recommend going for our selection of the Home Collection: Cushion Covers, which will keep them glued to their comforts of a sofa reflecting on life as they drink down glass of wine. The Cushion Cover comes in various prints but we recommend to go for the Luca Collection of Smokey Night to complement their rather reserved personality or go for the bright Fuchsia Desert which suits their birthstone color Ruby.

- Athina Ibrahim

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Survival Herbal Elixirs Workshop

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Due to the ridiculous amount of times I get sick in a year – from the common cold to the occasional acid reflux – I took a vow last year to stop my dependency on consuming modern medicine. Although, I may still struggle in committing to the idea wholeheartedly, especially if the urgency of sickness requires me to bed rest in a hospital, I have instead sought better possibilities of living a healthier lifestyle.


This includes exercising regularly, consuming more greens and fruits in my diet, and following up on an alternative form of medicine when my body requires a quick tweak. Some may call it new age, or some sort hippie-organic movement nowadays, but in fact Indonesia has for centuries carried the abundant resources taken from leaves, roots, and fruits to form our traditional herbal medicine. We call this Jamu. Last Saturday, I took a chance to learn a thing or two on what constitutes a single cup of Jamu.

This event was hosted by the company Nyonya Meener, established by a woman of the same name, who in the early 1900s started making her own mix of herbal medicine for her sick husband, not long before her peers starting requesting to have some for their own sickness. Today, Nyonya Meener is a household name known for generations for their traditional mix to revive the body.


Below are the ingredients that can be mixed in a cup of Jamu:

Temulawak (Javanese Ginger) | Health Benefit: Improves better digestion, neutralizes toxins, dissolves muscle joint pains, and lowers cholesterol levels.

Kunyit (Turmeric) | Health Benefit: Great to reduce problems of the stomach as acid reflux or digestion issues, also beneficial to improve the skin’s condition either to make it smoother or get rid of allergies.

Jahe (Ginger) | Health Benefit: Leaving a soothing and strong aftertaste, Ginger is good for things related with the common cold and feverish conditions as nausea, headaches, or stomachaches. Ginger keeps the body warm.

Daun Jeruk (Orange Leaves) | Health Benefit: The leaves of the orange fruit also contains vitamin C which becomes a natural antioxidant and can improve the immune system. Great for coughs.


Daun Pandan (Pandan Leaves) | Health Benefit: Used as a treatment for the body and hair. When consumed the leaves creates the sweetness towards the Jamu made. Benefits include making the hair darker or good for muscle aches.

Kayumanis (Cinammon) | Health Benefit: An additional spice added to drinks or food, Cinnamon reduces inflammation, have antioxidant effects, and fight bacteria.

Ketumbar (Corriander) | Health Benefit: These leaves has health benefits which is good for anemia, improves the menstruation cycle, and can also help with diarrhea.

Adas (Fennel) | Health Benefit: Taken from a plant, Adas has an oil which is best used to cure the common cold and also helps in improving sleeping problems.

Secang (Sappanwood) | Health Benefit: A natural and reddish dye, Secang is good for digestion and for better bloodflow.

Polo (Dried Nutmeg) | Health Benefit: Polo helps cure insomnia and helps when one has headaches.

Cabe Jawa (Javanese Chili) | Health Benefit: This rough and dried chili is perfect to deal with feel in of weakness, digestion problems, fever, or acting as an ovary cleanser after one has given birth.


Based on the instructor who taught us that day, we can experiment and choose five kinds of ingredients from the choices above andmash them all together with a pestle and mortar to infuse and release the aroma of each roots or leaves before finally boiling it for a few minutes and pouring it with a filter.

- Athina Ibrahim
Photography by Athina Ibrahim


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Gift Essentials for Gemini

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Born in the month of May 21 to June 20, Gemini’s are said to be one of the talkative bunch in the zodiac group. Their two-face symbolic sign signifies a face of duality, they are all about pairs. The yin and the yang, the good and the evil, they can choose to be one thing and also the opposite other. When it comes to gift giving, their natural curiosity needs to be intrigued, they are naturally social people and enjoy a youthful adventure in the outdoors.


When considering a Tulisan gift, go for the Coterie Bag which perfectly captures their multi-functional tendencies. This is both a bag which also keeps a foldable picnic mat inside. Useful for spending some time in the outdoors with good friends, good food, and great company of friends. Keeping themselves entertained by nature while also enjoying the downtime intellectual talks with their peers becomes the double enjoyment they prefer. The Coterie Bag comes in various colors and prints, but knowing Gemini’s element is Air, we recommend to opt for the Luca collections in Blue Note or Light Coco.

- Athina Ibrahim

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