Category Archives: Purple

Letters Edition: “Betina”

Boat Bag - Betina, Light Ecru

Boat Bag – Betina, Light Ecru

Beloved Friends,
will be released this coming
Saturday, 22th of July 2017,
at all of Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
in Colony Kemang, Plaza Senayan,
and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

Postal Bag - Betina, Purple Rain

Postal Bag – Betina, Purple Rain

Postal Bag - Betina, Red Rumor

Postal Bag – Betina, Red Rumor

Tulisan proudly presents the newest piece of The Letters Edition. These exclusive prints by Melissa Sunjaya, are made of the finest materials in the style of hand-lettering. This collection showcases simple and straightforward designs fit for everyone, while still maintaining the quality and aesthetic of Tulisan.

We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at:
Plaza Senayan +62 (21) 5790-0412 | +62 857-8087-9732 (WA)
Colony Kemang +62 (21) 2952-9927 | +62 857-8087-9702 (WA)
Darmawangsa Square The City Walk +62 (21) 7278-0235 | +62 815-1051-7424 (WA)
or email us at if you need further assistance.

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

Artwork by Melissa Sunjaya

Tulisan Chronicle Team


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Pepito’s Snapshot Contest & Riddle

WP_PEPITO_02Join our contest this Friday and Saturday at Tulisan’s Pop-Up Stall Plaza Indonesia, Level 2 for a chance to win our Confidence Clutch and Small Pouch

Read the details for the contest below:

Best Snapshots with Pepito

– Be as creative as you can and take a picture with Pepito the bear on Friday or Saturday
–  Post your picture and tag @mytulisan on your Twitter or Instagram
–  The winner with the best photo will be chosen and announced on Monday, 9 December  at 12 PM noon
– Collect your prize from Monday, 9 December 2013 until Sunday, 15 December 2013 at Tulisan’s Pop-Up Corner at Plaza Indonesia Extension Level 4

WP_PEPITO_03Solve Pepito’s Riddle [Only on Friday, 6 December 2013]

Pepito and his friends have prepared two small pouches for two lucky winners who can solve his riddle at the late night shopping event. On Friday noon we will announce three clues via Twitter and Instagram that will lead you to Pepito’s friends. Find Pepito’s three friends and ask for the treasured ticket from each to earn yourself a special prize.

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

Follow our Blog, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for more updates on the event. Goodluck!

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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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The Original Editions and Our Stories


The Original Editions and Our Stories Inspired by Indonesia’s famous folk story of Roro Mendut, a Javanese princess who fought to defend her rights, I am rewriting a new angle of this tale with my original illustrated edition “Love Letter of Roro Mendut”. It is an interpretation of every woman’s journey to find freedom and herself.

WP_1205YC_02 In parallel to this, Myra Bianda, our artist in residence who also takes the role as art director of our creative team, debuts her first illustrated Original Edition “Bawang Putih and the Night Sky”. As one of my devoted artist and designer, Myra has self-taught all artistic skills and has revealed to all of us her ultra-talented sides.

WP_1205PP_04 WP_1205PP_02 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. I hope you will enjoy this limited run artist-illustrated edition.

Triple kisses, Melissa

See our e-Catalog for the limited run of Mendut & Bawang Putih Original Editions in Organizers and Home Collection.


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Perfectly Pumped

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WP_130419PP_01The large pouch is a perfect bag for pumps.  Put each pair into one pouch and store the pouches side by side. The more color, the merrier!

Visit our Pinterest for collection, tips, and inspiration boards.

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Monolog Morning

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Monolog at Senayan, is one of my family’s Saturday mornings destination for quality time and coffee.


My mom and I would grab our favorite Tulisan totes (hers a Yellow Mustard Beach Bag, mine a Purple Plum Siesta) and bring the girls to have brunch there.


The shop operates daily from 7.00 am, like how most bakery in Europe would start. With their fine selection of pastries – crisp layers of croissant and cinnamon rolls – I feel like entering a bakery shop in France.


On weekdays, I often stop for a cup of espresso before my day starts. Their award winning baristas are pros in making smooth espresso that gleefully dance in my mouth.


One of the best thing of the place is that Nina Simone and Louis Armstrong’s music perfectly livened the place.


After a week of routines and errands, a moment of great coffee with great company and feel good music is definitely a way to start weekends.

Triple kisses, Melissa Sunjaya

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Live & Work


Visit our Flagship Store in Jakarta for storing and organization ideas or browse through our online shop for designs and colors available for U.S & international orders.

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Camden Calling Jakartans


Camden calling all Jakartans!!! Take a picture at Tulisan Camden Market Pop-Up Installation and tweet your funky photos to @mytulisan.


Express yourself, dress crazy, and be original. Win our MOST WANTED Collector’s Edition Portico Tote and other goodies.


Join the fun and see you there!

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First Batch of 12: Cushion Cover

To complete the First Batch of 12 Home collection, the Cushion Cover sets are coming in. Also available only twelve pieces per series before its complete launch next Spring.

Mail Orders are available only for delivery within Indonesia by sending inquiries to


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First Batch of Twelve

Beloved Friends of Tulisan,

It is an overwhelming joy to receive your genuine appreciation and to know that you believe in what I do. I started Tulisan in 2010 by creating illustrated print editions, limited to 12 pieces per series. In nurturing this newborn brand from Jakarta, our collection has continued to grow while we maintain our unique artisanal craftsmanship by constructing every piece by hand in small batches until this day.

On Wednesday, the 5th of December 2012, we will be pre-launching “First Batch of 12” for 2 new editions of Spring 2013: “Bawang Putih & the Night Sky” by Myra Bianda and “The Love Letter of Roro Mendut” by myself. Each piece of the “First Batch of 12” series will be numbered on a special label. Myra and I will be available in our store on this pre-launching day. We hope to meet you then.

Happy Holidays and Triple Kisses,

Melissa Sunjaya and Tulisan Team

The “First Batch of 12” comprises the following signature articles: Beach Bag, Hobo Tote, Librarian Tote, Tea Towel, and Apron. Cushion Covers series will also come in the following week.

Mail Orders are available only for delivery within Indonesia.

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Holidays in Hue

Home coming is essential for holiday seasons. It is the rush hour for traveling and family gatherings. Yet, the excitement of meeting your loved ones could be overturned with the hectic preparation one could not avoid. So, let’s plan ahead to ensure this holiday is tuned in style.

Explore more Tulisan’s colors for your Holiday Style here.

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Purple Poise

The monochromatic scenes of the cold days is a borderless playground for colors. I wake up every morning with the excitement of exploring new tones to the day’s outfit.

I feel most comfortable wearing neutral hues as my fashion canvas. It really is easy to start working from it. Add a pinch of purple tote and maroon leather gloves to highlight the look – and there you have, the elegant flair whenever walking down against the wind.

Purple is indeed a color to watch this fall and winter. I especially love how Chanel used it in their Fall/Winter Paris Fashion Week session. Finally, a shade that poises any skin color and gives boldness to one’s character. – Rassi Narika

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The Secret Garden of Admiral Kasarung in Modern Ballet

“In a time long ago, deep in the forest of Java there lived an enchanted admiral by the name of Kasarung. Kasarung was half-man, half-ape but he was no beast.”

This November 15 and 16, Namarina Youth Dance brings you the world of Kasarung and Purbasari through the ballet adaptation of Tulisan’s illustrated edition and story, “The Secret Garden of Admiral Kasarung” .

Magical Celosia Cristata and curious animals of the forest will be revealed in an atmosphere of ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance. Using a compilation of world acoustic beat and classical music, this performance is art directed by Maya Tamara and choreographed by Sussi Anddri and Dinar Karina,

For ticket information, you can contact:

Namarina Pusat (@_Namarina)

Jl. Halimun No. 43, Jakarta 12980

+62-21- 829 4777, 829 4778

Namarina Kebayoran

Jl. Gandaria Tengah III No.9

+61-21-739 8557

Gedung Kesenian Jakarta

Jl. Gedung Kesenian No.1

Jakarta Pusat 10710

+62-21 380 8283, 344 1892

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Presenting Collector’s Edition: Victor Totes

Tulisan proudly presents the premiere of “By MS with Love” tote collection on 22 October 2012, inspired by “Les Papillons de Victor” storybook. This signed and numbered Limited Edition of 100 is part of our Collector’s Edition series and will be available in six different color ways, exclusively at our boutique in Darmawangsa Square.

Meet Melissa Sunjaya, the artist behind these collectible pieces, on this launch date. She will be available for a book signing between 12.00 PM – 02.00 PM. Each tote that she designed reflects a unique scene from the story of Victor and his butterflies.

Every tote is manually silk-screened and individually made with artisanal craftsmanship using our finest trim components. It comes with a matching pouch, a special dust bag and a certificate of authenticity.

“Look carefully inside yourself, you will discover
hidden butterflies sleeping in every corner of your heart”

The original version of this delightful story was written by a French writer, Virginie Kasse, who now lives in Paris.

Due to high request of these limited edition pieces, please let us know if you would like to pre-book this collection. Email us at or contact at + 62 21 727 80235 / +62 815 1051 7424.

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A True Grit

The first time I heard about Maya Tamara – the principal/ artistic director of Namarina Dance Academy  – was from Didi, Melissa’s mother. She loved our Les Papillons de Victor aprons so much that she asked Didi if it was possible to combine two aprons and make it into a dress. I thought, “Wow, that is one awesome lady.” When I finally met her last Sunday, in between the rehearsal of “The Secret Garden of Admiral Kasarung in Modern Ballet”, my presumption was confirmed. I prepared myself for an inspiring session with her.

“I have been dancing since I was five, so ballet was deeply rooted in my body. I realized that this is where my heart is, my life-calling.”

Ms. Maya indeed captivated me. I remember watching her at the corner of the ballet studio during the rehearsal and immediately felt her strong passion to ballet. As a student at the Royal Academy of Dance in London, Maya explored Ballroom Dance to European Folk before finding that her heart was bound to fall in love to ballet. This strong love fulfilled her childhood dreams to travel around the world – something that she thought was only possible if she was to become a stewardess. “I have never thought that I could eventually do it by becoming a ballet teacher, so now I am even happier.”

Her inspirations come from various sourced: classical musics (Vivaldi is her personal favorite), dancers like Margot Fonteyn and Mikhail Barishnikov, to the details and colors of the clothes she wears.  “I never wear dark colors, because it would make me feel miserable. So I wear colorful clothes to make my day brighter. That is also how ballet fits in my world, it makes my life sparkles.”

At the end of the day, there I was sitting in the backseat of a taxi, contemplating on how I have been feeling disconnected with my own body in the past few years due to a certain condition. I used to dance as a young kid and and I remember how good it makes me feel. After the talk with Ms. Maya, I know that it is not too late to rekindle that love. It is time to reconnect and re-explore my own body. I am signing up for a class next week.- xox, Shalimma Robbiaswaty

 “The Secret Garden of Admiral Kasarung in Modern Ballet” is a Namarina Youth Dance 7th Season Performance that adapts Tulisan’s illustrated edition with the same title. The performance is scheduled for November 15-16 at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta. Follow their tweets @_Namarina for more updates.

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