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Promenading Through Jakarta’s


Persinggungan: Irisan

I imagined how romantic Jakarta could be, if only the street vendor culture could be preserved and refined following the progress of time…” —Excerpt from Surat 2, by Melissa Sunjaya


“…In due course I discovered there were many people who appreciated the harmony of life…” —Excerpt from Surat 2, by Melissa Sunjaya



“…A cart merchant offered affordable food and entertainment for many people. If I were to take my fantasy seriously, maybe I would sell ‘putu mayang’, a Javanese desert which reminded me of my childhood…”  —Excerpt from Surat 2, by Melissa Sunjaya



“…This is not impossible to apply even though I only dream of it. In other parts of the world, a healthy and friendly community had been built by the humble activities of street vendors and fresh markets, just as pictured in my daydream…” —Excerpt from Surat 2, by Melissa Sunjaya



From this dream, I reckoned that consumers who cared for the environment would encourage the industry to be more responsible—Excerpt from Surat 2, by Melissa Sunjaya



“…I asked myself, “How could I participate in destroying the veil which had prevented me from reaching my dream?—Excerpt from Surat 2, by Melissa Sunjaya


“…Ten years ago, while still dreaming away, I was promenading through Jakarta’s congested street markets and traditional stores. In spite of the heat, traffic, dust, and dirt, I absolutely enjoyed walking in this city…” —Excerpt from Surat 2, by Melissa Sunjaya


“…I walked to one corner of town, where there were a bunch of silkscreen workshops. Silkscreen printing in Jakarta is a method used to manufacture promotional items such as t-shirts, caps, and so on…” —Excerpt from Surat 2, by Melissa Sunjaya


Read full in “Surat No. 2”

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Artwork by Melissa Sunjaya
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Ever Thine Home


A home by Melissa Sunjaya. Fun, vibrant, and just quirky enough to make you smile.



“These catastrophic eruptions prompting reformation to the Earth’s contours became the solo direction in sustaining this pulsar dance. This was the essential part of the relationship between Earth and humans.” –Excerpt from Surat No. 1, by Melissa Sunjaya



“Only with this shelter, would my veins begin to vibrate between imagination and reason.” –Excerpt from Surat 1, by Melissa Sunjaya


This perspective might be difficult to understand in a linear manner, because a one-way point of view hardly brought any results.” –Excerpt from Surat 1, by Melissa Sunjaya


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Artwork by Melissa Sunjaya
Photography by Bima Chris

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Tari Pulsar: 3/3


“… The dance between the earth and mankind was a fairy tale of love with a musical composition named ‘Fuga’ where all of the notes were stacking over, chasing, and calling on each other. This transcendental melody escorted a messed-up condition which was extremely concrete and unsweetened. Through these notes, my ears perceived a call to dismantle the robe of romanticism which often pictured a perfection so hard to attain in this age–a summons so my tomorrow could yield a plate of magical tones. Through the telescope of ‘Fuga’, my soul captured an authentic personality which no longer wears the veil of mere beauty.


…For as long as this pulsar dance continued to pulsate, I had to carefully examine the chronology of events in the shape of a dynamic rotation to conclude thousands of new concepts presenting many probabilities capable of penetrating through all directions. When this dynamic rotation came to an end, a bunch of connections would cross each other into knots. During this tangled fiasco, all sorts of seeds forming new unity were possible. Horrible events would disappear from memory and history would only speak of an amazing contemporary artwork. This evaluation is my personal method in formulating precise problem solving. I related this method to ‘Deviasi’ movement in a war strategy–a mindset dispersing in all directions to gain a noble vision.” –Excerpt from Surat No. 1, Melissa Sunjaya.



Prints Edition: Deviasi & Fuga
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 22th of March 2017
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: March Release


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Artwork by Melissa Sunjaya
Photography by Bima Chris
Choreography by Davit Fitrik

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Jane Sees


Beloved friends,

My eyewear collection will be available at all Tulisan Boutiques at the end of March 2017.
These are handmade and limited editions.
Say hi to Jane!
–Triple kisses, Melissa Sunjaya


Jane says
I’ve never been in love
I don’t know what it is
Only knows if someone wants her
I want them if they want me
I only know they want me
–by Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, Los Angeles 1988


Jane Sees
there are three shades
of the story
yours, mine, and her view
Everything takes its turn
in a circular motion
Jane sees the bright side
–by Melissa Sunjaya, Jakarta 2017

LB_EYE_1609NJ_13_1200x800Every pair includes a carrying leather case and a microfiber cloth.

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Artwork by Melissa Sunjaya
Photography by Bima Chris & Krishni Swandayani

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Tari Pulsar: 1/3


Tessitura – Blue Note

“The fate of the orangutans, who have gradually been deprived of their living habitat, did not affect how I slept, primped, or ate. At least, I was this naive when I first received data showing that the orangutans were on the border of extinction. In 2016, their population had reached a critical point, around 55,000 of the Pongo Pygmaeus species which settled in Kalimantan and only 200 of the Pongo Abelii which still survived in the Sumatran rainforests. Including myself, hardly anyone panicked due to the fate of these orange-scarlet haired creatures with intelligence and behavior almost identical to those of humans. Its enormous head and robust demeanor with a height of almost 1.5 meters surely did not have to scare me. Even with their huge teeth, they were not beastly predators. They only consumed honey, mushrooms, nectar, and other plants. With their sensitive intuition, they would only attack humans if we were to upset their lives.


Skipper Bag – Tessitura, Nero Forest

The endless and unruly forest fires in Indonesia had impelled me to imagine if my home were to be set on fire by an inconsiderate neighbor; if I were to moan in pain due to the heat of the surrounding flames; if I were to have a defective respiratory system due to heavy smoke pollution; if I were to lose all my family; and if I were to live all alone in this world. If all of these things happened to me, I would definitely go crazy in one day. Facing an unbalanced gender population, these rainforest inhabitants would suffer a breeding depression, where their successors would no longer have the vigorous genetics necessary in order to survive in their natural domain. Extinction would eventually take place. Without these orangutans, I was still curious about how much this fact would alter my personal life.” Excerpt from Surat Pertama, Melissa Sunjaya.


Sailing Bag – Tessitura, Blue Note


Original Edition: Tessitura & Filogenesis
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 25th of January 2017,
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: January Release


Feliz Tote – Tessitura, Blue Note


Feliz Tote – Filogenesis, Nero Forest

We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at:
Plaza Senayan +62 (21) 5790-0412
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WA Messenger at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at if you need further assistance.


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Instagram: @mytulisan
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Illustrated by Melissa Sunjaya
Photography by Bima Kris
Choreography by Davit Fitrik

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Up in The Sky

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She toyed around with the toy plane, a reminding gift of their adventures together, seeing what her eyes were not accustomed of seeing. Flying up in the air, overlooking the oceans which sparkled brightly against the sun.

She paused to ask her father “Can I not stay up here and settle with the brightness and beauty of the sky?”
He gently replied, “You need to land once in a while to keep you grounded. And once you do, you will realise how precious it is to reach this charming view.”

Last march were the last of her adventures together, as he closed his eyes to a higher place. She leaned by the door, hoping the weight will bear the anticipation of her next adventures as she recalls the warmth of her father’s words. 

Cruise Bag: Wonder Red Sangria
Concerto Tote: Wonder Light Mint

– Tulisan Chronicles Team


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Warm Christmas Ideas!


Eventhough many are saying blue is the warmest color (We know it is from a movie title) or that you can never go wrong with black. It is hard not to celebrate christmas season with the traditional color of red. So to pay tribute to the classic and shocking red that easily take people’s attention, this Christmas we are tributing a few gift-giving ideas in the red hues!


1. Delightfully Yours Cards Rp. 98,000.-
2. Amma Supahilo Giclée Petite Rp. 685,000.-
3. Polka Dots Red Blush Gift Wrap Rp. 35,000.-
4. Hung Pao Envelopes Rp. 100,000.-
5. Red Sangria Traveler’s Clutch Rp. 618,000,-
6. Orange Salmon Panama Bag Rp. 1,498,000

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Gift Essential for Libra

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Our hearty Librarians are known to have an eye for balance. Born in the month of September 23 to October 22, they are known to be delicate beings who enjoy the comforts of life if set in a beautiful package. Last year we recommended the selected Tulisan Hampers, since Libra’s are known to be heavy weighers of decisions, they would appreciate a good friend who knows what to get them instead.

We recommend going for the Tulisan Gallery Tote to quench the Libra’s thirst for all things aesthetically pleasing. They can spend their days exploring a nearby gallery and art space with their lofty interior which can keep their daily necessities in tact. Opt for their birthstone color opal or alternative sapphire color to make them


Text by Athina Ibrahim


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Hong Kong Express


Big cities are home to the dynamic, the ever-glistening city lights of hopes, longings, and often the lonely. As we pulsate our lives towards the recognition of our dreams, cities with its sky-high ideals have grown expansively in size but have also pushed people to reconcile with their own mind and stray a little from the everyday connection.


Hong Kong stands somewhere in between.

Even though Hong Kong director, Wong Kar Wai have time and again romanticized the dormant city life. Enveloped in the swirling pace and mood, he brilliant encapsulates what Hong Kong is about: strong locality embracing the force of global influences and changes at a very rapid pace.


During our express business trip, my team member, Krishni and I were able to spend a few days exploring the city. As we spend our very short days on foot, we quickly took notice that Hong Kong is everything any publications or movies have told us about the city – it is highly dense. Temples, skyscrapers, gardens, shopping malls, stand against each other calling for attention. The immense billboards of local scriptures were quickly covered by names of international brands at every corner.


The people itself had a very nonchalant character about them. They are direct individuals who converse with a purpose. Maybe symbolizing a little of what the city is like. Although closely set to each other, the infrastructure of the city is well planned. Efficiency of transportation links everyone through land, sea, or air. Visually, you will notice a thorough graphic identity at the subways or city signs orienting each individual or even tourist like we were at ease.



As we spent our days hopping from one station to the next, we saw a glimpse of order intertwining with chaos. A stage of character paired with the uniformity of standardisation. The high energy, the missed connections, all carried together with the expansive romanticized ideals.

While we may had little time to truly try the local food, we hope this quick introduction will bring us back to this vibrant city.


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– Athina Ibrahim
Photography by Athina Ibrahim

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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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Simon, The Skimpy Sailor


“He no longer dreamed of storms, nor of women, nor of great occurrences, nor of great fish, nor fights, nor contests of strength, nor of his wife. He only dreamed of places now and the lions on the beach.” The Old Man and The Sea

Santiago, Ernest Hemingway’s protagonist in the book, The Old Man and The Sea, is a fisherman who goes offshore and finds the greatest catch of his life. A classic tale of endurance in adventure, of the love of sea and the reflections of those he leaves behind.

As Santiago unravels the greatest discovery bound against the vastness of the sea, on a sunny Monday afternoon, I sat across a man who had push his own limits to find the beauty that lay beneath the unpredictable current of the ocean.

Simon Davis is a chiropractor by profession but a true sailor by heart. He has spent the last couple of years going through the breeze and waves of different continents by his favored sailboat he names Skimpy. On a chance encounter traveling to the Marshall Islands, Simon registered his Yacht under the surprisingly existing Port of Bikini. Highlighting the playfulness of his character.


A well-built man with a dream bigger than himself, Simon has long dreamed of cruising around the world since the age of 18 years old. Having parents who encourage traveling might have been his first trigger, but having come from, as Simon says, “one of the most isolated city in the world,” namely Perth, his yearning to see beyond the cityscapes made him plunge into the unknown.

After a few minutes into our conversation, it was easy to grasp how much joy he found in the world. A couple of times, he would throw his big hearty laugh, other times, his facial expression were often at ease as he took a bite into his Veggie Brie. What was most memorable about Simon was when sharing something exciting, he would have this habit of making a giddy grin that highlighted the sparkle in his eye and crowfeet around it. It was without a doubt he had found the pleasure of living in the now.


Since his first decision to sail against the sea, he has gathered quite a following of 5o people – by personal invitation or through social media – who carry the same attitude of life of enjoying music, adventure, and definitely good food. “Life is too short to eat bad food,” he says in determination. As a food person, Simon, has luckily surrounded himself with a number of people who have the right skills (him included) to cook everything from risotto, pasta, and even bake good bread. As people often question the probability of sailing with good food, Simon ensures with his fellow travelers, they make a pit stop to get good vegetables that can  complement their ability to spear good fish.

Sailing at this point was more than a personal pursuit. It became a daring a place of communion. Skimpy Sailing became a website Simon built as a platform to document his wild and passionate discoveries. Other than the fact that sailing in groups accounted for better safety, he strongly believes moments are meant to be shared —  “If you cannot share your experience with someone then what is the point.”


Crossing borders was not only about living lime light of enjoyment. It was also about seeking balance. Simon and his traveling friends ensure they remind themselves to get back to grassroots and immerse in the act of giving. Throughout his travels, rather than providing monetary funds to those in need, he has been hands on in providing supplies to charities and giving a helping hand every now and then.

Simon is a big appreciator of life. The humanitarian part of him always feels at one with a sense of community. As a group, the Skimpy Sailors may travel with their own agenda, but there is one golden rule applied to each one on board: “every single day we would watch the sunset, listen to jazz music, drink cocktails, maybe have a cigar and talk about life, art, and philosophy.”

“If you don’t stop, it passes you by,” confirming his utmost gratitude in life.


Before we part our ways. I was curious with all this daring adventure and seeking his own freedom. What did freedom mean to him?

“One would be time – freedom of time. To have the space in your life to follow your passion and financial freedom to do what you love. Follow the inklings and itching of your soul, whether it is to go to a place or to do something.”

Even though in two years time, after his next sailing adventures, Simon might call quits to try something as new as mountain climbing. Skimpy has always been part of the passion and inspiration he looked for.

As Santiago faced the upheaval and abundant promise of discovery, Simon hopes by attracting people to his own experience he will inspire people to seek the direction that makes their heart sing and follow through.


– Athina Ibrahim
Photography by Gabriela Bhaskar and Simon Davis

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Discovery: Everyday Occurrence

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“Defining daily occurrence is a way to delve into the essence of daily experience: To get out of routine and doubt by finding a certainty that is real, to become human which are able to nurture awareness.” – Manisfesto Keseharian 


Every two years, Galeri Nasional Indonesia presents the most awaited and expansive biennale exhibition named The Manisfesto, presenting the range Indonesia’s fine artists. Entering its fourth edition, the exhibition features the work of 79 mix-medium art form from paintings, sculptures, art prints, to photography held in three sections of the building, taking space of building A, B, C, and pool of Indonesia National Gallery exhibition space.




This year, the theme takes on the subject of everyday occurrence, Mencandra Keseharian (Knowing Daily Life). The exploration of work takes on the idea of taking people out of their daily routine, to stop and reflect and find connectivity between what’s “here” and “there,” between local and global, and the discussion of private and public property. The subjectivity of daily events creates a question of boundaries between the artists of what is perceived to be real for them which also indicates a reflection of current times.



The diversity of culture seeps into the different contemporary art work, when entering the exhibition, you will see various presentation about religion, about profanity, family, or the observing juxtaposition of what contemporary art is.


For almost two weeks, the biggest exhibition is back again to show to us the development of aesthetics and the progressive critical minds of Indonesia’s contemporary artist. 

Manifesto Keseharian #4
Mencandra Tanda-Tanda Masa

20 May – 7 June 2014
Jalan Medan Merdeka Timur No.14,
Gambir, Kota Jakarta Pusat,
DKI Jakarta 10110, Indonesia

Gallery Tour
7 June 2014
Time: 11:00 am – End

– Athina Ibrahim 



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Her Love for Skylight

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There she was, having a ball
As the grass grows tall
Where the sun beams bright
With the love for skylight
She sits upright with a feeling of no fright
“Everything is alright,” she mutters
As her eyes twinkle, while the butterflies in her flutter 

– Athina Ibrahim





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Exploring the Incomprehensible Shape


Like a drawing that starts with only a few lines and continues to imprint an incomprehensible shape, life always leads us to mysterious paths that are filled of imperfections and fractured corners.

At that moment, most of us choose to stop drawing for the fear of tainting the page with a horrible mistake. A very few of us take the decision to stop asking questions on life’s ever changing directions and gallantly ink without any doubts towards an unexpected end.

The beauty of life lies on facing our biggest mistakes and loving our most dreadful self-portraits. Only after passing that point, we can capture a clear view over the horizon that human beings are not made of flesh and blood, but we are an infinite idea that we choose to project.

Always ink courageously because time only becomes meaningful when we start exploring, Melissa Sunjaya

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Bagaikan sebuah gambar yang dimulai dengan goresan dan menghasilkan gambar dalam berbagai bentuk yang sulit dipahami, hidup akan selalu membawa kita ke jalan misterius penuh ketidaksempurnaan dan sudut yang retak.

Dalam saat itu, banyak dari kita memilih untuk berhenti mengambar karena takut menodai halaman dengan kesalahan yang mengerikan. Segelintir dari kita akan mengambil keputusan untuk berhenti mempertanyakan perubahan jalan hidup dan berani berjalan tanpa ragu menuju akhir yang tak dapat ditebak.

Indahnya hidup terletak pada kemampuan kita menghadapi kesalahan-kesalahan terbesar kita dan mencintai gambar diri yang menakutkan. Hanya setelah melangkah dari titik itulah, kita mampu melihat jelas bahwa manusia tidak hanya terbuat dari darah dan daging, melainkan suatu proyeksi ide-ide yang tidak ada batasannya.

Teruslah menorehkan tinta karena waktu hanya menjadi berarti saat kita mulai menjelajah, Melissa Sunjaya

Photography by Trish Haulz, Translation by Athina Ibrahim

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Homemade Cookies and Hampers & Gift Set


Available only this 6 – 7 December 2013, Tulisan will feature a special holiday gift box filled with homemade cookies made with love. Drop by our Pop-Up stall at Plaza Indonesia Level 2 from 6 PM to midnight to get your hands on our delicious sweet treats.


While at our Pop-Up corner you can browse our five unique hampers. Each of these special hampers showcases our colorful illustrated-editions which are handmade with the finest artisanal craftsmanship. Choices include the Gingerbread Soldiers, Magical Snowflake, Marzipan Waltz, Sugar Plum Fairy, and the Nutcracker. Pick your favorites and have them delivered for FREE within Indonesia.

Tulisan presents a joyful holiday celebration with
Pepito and Friends
6 – 7 December, 2013
Plaza Indonesia, Level 2
6.00 PM – Midnight!

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