The Sound of Dawn

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Sound of Dawn, Betina - Yellow Canary

Sound of Dawn, Betina – Yellow Canary

Love opens our hearts and minds
to unlimited possibilities

Love is the only reason
for our existence

Love is a universal gift
that does not choose sides

Love is my unconditional gift
to you

Every life form begins with love. As the first strokes of the sun’s rays fill every inch of space with cosmic kindness, darkness slowly bids farewell. Sleeping creatures start to wake, absorbing energy and transferring warmth to one another, making the earth beneath happier. Like a conductor who is about to lead a grand symphony, a shiny black cockerel raises itself onto a fence, summoning others to join his sunrise orchestra. Hummingbirds set the opening tune, and daisies dance the cha-cha, while leaves riding on a morning breeze sing a soothing ballad.
(Story and excerpt from The Sound of Dawn by Melissa Sunjaya)

Please join us for the launching Spring-Summer 2016 collection:
The Sound of Dawn

It’s tomorrow!

Where: Plaza Senayan, Level 2, Jalan Asia Afrika No. 8
When: Lucky Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Meet Melissa Sunjaya and win bags and gifts!

Sound of Dawn, Jantan - Blue Note

Sound of Dawn, Jantan – Blue Note

The Sound of Dawn collection will be available at all of our Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
Plaza Senayan, Darmawangsa Square The City Walk, and Colony Kemang

We offer free delivery for order destination within Indonesia
Give us a call at +62 (21) 7278-0235
WA Messenger at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

Photography by Tulisan Chronicles Team
Illustrations by Melissa Sunjaya

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Capturing The Delicate Sound of Dawn

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Feliz Tote, Jantan - Blue Note

Feliz Tote, Jantan – Blue Note

Love opens our hearts and minds
to unlimited possibilities

Love is the only reason
for our existence

Love is a universal gift
that does not choose sides

Love is my unconditional gift
to you

Sleeping creatures start to wake, absorbing energy and transferring warmth to one another, making the earth beneath happier. Like a conductor who is about to lead a grand symphony, a shiny black cockerel raises itself onto a fence, summoning others to join his sunrise orchestra.

Sailing Bag, Betina - Yellow Canary

Sailing Bag, Betina – Yellow Canary

Please join us for the launching S/S 2016 collection:
Sound of Dawn

Where: Plaza Senayan, Level 2
When: Lucky Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 10.00am – 12.00pm
Meet Melissa Sunjaya and win bags and gifts!

Tulisan team had finally pick the winners of our Bio Fantasy Photo Contest. Congratulations for all winners and thank you for the superb enthusiasm and effort from all participants. We should definitely do this more often.

Andini J Melatiputri (@putri_ajm)

Andini J Melati

Lucky winner

Abigael Farid (@keziabigael)

Lucky winner

Penny Sekartaji (@pennysekartaji)

Lucky winner

Their post fits our ‘Bio Fantasy’ perfectly. Congratulations!
Please claim your prize on our launching day this Wednesday.

See you there!

Photography by Tulisan Chronicles Team
Illustrations by Melissa Sunjaya

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Kartini’s Day

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Selamat Hari Kartini

Selamat Hari Kartini

“Terkadang kesulitan harus kamu rasakan terlebih dulu sebelum kebahagiaan yang sempurna datang kepadamu” R. A. Kartini

Kartini’s day is a special day dedicated to Raden Ajeng Kartini who has put up a brave fight. Recently on April 21 the Indonesian nation commemorate Kartini’s day.
That is all for women. This is how special day to further raise the awareness of Indonesian society or even the world, especially the women themselves – about women rights, their struggle for equality, and their important role in various spheres of life. Same as Tulisan’s values; empowering others, celebrating individuality, and caring for our world.

Selamat Hari Kartini!

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‘Hampa’ Be The Last Bio Fantasy Collection

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Luna Tote - HAMPA, Smokey Ash

Luna Tote – HAMPA, Smokey Ash

Kepada Sri

Sepi di luar. Sepi menekan mendesak.
Lurus kaku pohonan. Tak bergerak
Sampai ke puncak. Sepi memagut,
Tak satu kuasa melepas-renggut
Segala menanti. Menanti. Menanti.
Sepi.
Tambah ini menanti jadi mencekik
Memberat-mencekung punda
Sampai binasa segala. Belum apa-apa
Udara bertuba. Setan bertempik
Ini sepi terus ada. Dan menanti.

Hampa Prints Edition
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 23rd of March 2016,
at Tulisan Jakarta Boutiques,
in Colony Kemang, Plaza Senayan, and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

Hobo Tote - HAMPA, Fuchsia Fantasia

Hobo Tote – HAMPA, Fuchsia Fantasia

These March colours, Hampa Smokey Ash and  Hampa Fuchsia Fantasia are collectible and to be adored for generations. With a mindset of ethical business practice and environmental awareness, we have hand-crafted our whimsical soft goods in small batches through sustainable fabrication methods.

Available styles can be browsed through the following catalog:

Bio Fantasy – Hampa Catalog

Pouch - HAMPA, Fuchsia Fantasia

Pouch – HAMPA, Fuchsia Fantasia

We offer free delivery for order destinations within Indonesia. 
Whatsapp us at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com
if you need further assistance.

Warmest Regards,
Tulisan Clientele Services

(Photography by Michal Gorzynski)

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Tulisan Continues its Expansion in Jakarta

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We are very proud to announce the opening of our third store in the heart of Kemang. We will not only be celebrating the opening of our new store, we will also be commemorating our 6th anniversary this February.

Please join us for the grand opening of our store.

at Colony Kemang, Ground Floor, Unit 2
Jalan Kemang Raya No. 6, South Jakarta 12730
Wednesday, February 24th 2016, at 10.00am-12.00pm

Meet Melissa Sunjaya and come for an autograph!

Spend minimum od IDR500,000 at our Tulisan Colony store on the day of the grand opening to receive a gift from Tulisan Lucky Dip.

Luna Tote - MAJU, Smokey Night

Luna Tote – MAJU, Smokey Night

Maju

Ini barisan tak bergenderang-berpalu

Kepercayaan tanda menyerbu.

Sekali berarti

Sudah itu mati. 

MAJU 

Bagimu Negri

Menyediakan api. 

Punah di atas menghamba

Binasa di atas ditindas

Sesungguhnya jalan ajal baru tercapai

Jika hidup harus merasai

 

 

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Portico Tote – MAJU, Nero Forest

Maju Prints Edition from Bio Fantasy Collection

will also be released on the same day at Tulisan Boutiques, in Plaza Senayan, Darmawangsa Square The City Walk, and Colony Kemang.

The February colours are Smokey Night and Nero Forest.

Bio Fantasy – Maju Catalog

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Sham and Cushion Cover – MAJU, Smokey Night & Nero Forest

We offer free delivery for order destinations within Indonesia
Give us a call at +62 (21) 7278 0235
WA Messenger at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

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The Year of The Monkey

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Happy Chinese New Year 2567

Happiness, Prosperity, and Longevity
Best wishes for the holidays and wish you luck throughout in the year of the monkey.

Happy Chinese New Year 2567
xīnnián kuàilè

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Gift Ideas for Year of the Monkey

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Happy Holidays – Polka Dots Red Rumor

Warm hearted wishes for a happy Chinese New Year filled with all your favorite things.

Prepare your gift list in advance, so you don’t need to be stressed out with all this monkey year-end events. Tulisan has created a special gift guide with free services.

Select any of the items listed in the gift guide below to enjoy our free gift-wrapping services and free delivery for destinations within Jakarta area.

Click here to browse through our Free Gift Services catalog

Polka Dots Red Blush

Love – Polka Dots Red Blush

Polka Dots Red Blush

Love – Polka Dots Red Blush

Visit our offline stores in Jakarta at:
Darmawangsa Square The City Walk
Plaza Senayan

Give us a call at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com
if you need further assistance.

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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‘Merdeka’ in The Beginning of The Year

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Aku mau bebas dari segala
Merdeka
Juga dari Ida

Pernah
Aku percaya pada sumpah dan cinta
Menjadi sumsum dan darah
Seharian kukunyah-kumamah

Sedang meradang
Segala kurenggut
Ikut bayang

Tapi kini
Hidupku terlalu tenang
Selama tidak antara badai
Kalah menang

Ah! Jiwa yang menggapai-gapai
Mengapa kalau beranjak dari sini
Kucoba dalam mati.

14 Juli 1943

1512-NV | Merdeka – Nero Velvet, Carita Bag

Merdeka Original Edition
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 20 January 2016,
only at Tulisan Boutiques,
in Plaza Senayan and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

These January colours, Nero Velvet and Blue Note, are collectible and to be adored for generations. With a mindset of ethical business practice and environmental awareness, we have hand-crafted our whimsical soft goods in small batches through sustainable fabrication methods.

1512-BN | Merdeka - Blue Note

1512-BN | Merdeka – Blue Note, Concerto Purse

Bio Fantasy – Merdeka Catalog

We offer free delivery for order destinations within Indonesia. 
Give us a call at +62 (21) 7278 0235
WA Messenger at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com if you need further assistance.

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Have A Wonderful New Year

Dear Beloved Friends,

New Year 2016

 

Love,

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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Letters in December

Postal Bag - Red Rumor

BPS1509-RR: Postal Bag, Aku mau bebas dari segala, Red Rumor | Rp450,000

The New Letters Edition “Aku mau bebas dari segala”
has arrived at our stores today
Wednesday, 16 December 2015,
at Tulisan Boutiques,
in Plaza Senayan and Darmawangsa Square The City Walk.

BPS1509-PR: Postal Bag, Aku mau bebas dari segala, Purple Rain | Rp450,000

BPS1509-PR: Postal Bag, Aku mau bebas dari segala, Purple Rain | Rp450,000

Now available in three bold colour ways:
Red Rumor,  Purple Rain, and Light Ecru

BBT1509-LE: Boat Bag, Aku mau bebas dari segala, Light Eru

BBT1509-LE: Boat Bag, Aku mau bebas dari segala, Light Ecru | Rp350,000

The artworks in this edition feature the excerpt “Aku mau bebas dari segala” which was taken from one of the most famous works by literary maestro Chairil Anwar, Merdeka (1943).

Give us a call at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com
if you need further assistance.

Tulisan Chronicles Team

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December Joy

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December Prints Edition has arrived at Tulisan Boutiques.
Available in two bold color-ways:
Penerimaan Nero Jet (1514-NJ) and Penerimaan Nero Indigo (1514-NI)
Watch video: MS_151201

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View the complete catalog of this edition:
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November Colours

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Malam Prints Edition
will be released this coming
Wednesday, 18 November 2015,
at Tulisan Boutiques,
in Plaza Senayan and Darmawangsa Square.

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These November colours, Malam Nero Burgundy and Malam Red Sangria, are collectible and to be adored for generations. With a mindset of ethical business practice and environmental awareness, we have hand-crafted our whimsical soft goods in small batches through sustainable fabrication methods.

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Available styles can be browsed through the following catalog:

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We offer free delivery for order destinations within Indonesia.
Give us a call at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com
if you need further assistance.

Warmest Regards,
Tulisan Clientele Services

(Photography by Michal Gorzynski)

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Free Gift Services

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It’s hard to believe, but we are already half way through November! The holiday season and all sorts of celebrations are only one month away: office party, school farewell, and Christmas gathering. Plan your vacation and prepare your gift list in advance, so you don’t need to be stressed out with all these year-end events. Tulisan has created a special gift guide with free services. Select any of the items listed in the gift guide below to enjoy our free gift-wrapping services and free delivery for destinations within Jakarta area.

Click here to browse through our Free Gift Services catalog
and follow these easy steps:

Step 1.
Select one from the assortment of 8 exclusive gift-wrap sets. Each set includes a wrapping paper, a ribbon, a greeting letterhead and a matching envelope.

Step 2.
Select any of the five hand-lettered greeting notes: ‘Happy Birthday’, ‘Congratulations’, ‘Happy Holidays’, ‘Love’ and ‘Thank you’.
Then, personalize it with the name of the sender and the receiver.

Step 3.
Select the gift item and fill-in the order form.

Give us a call at +62 (815) 1051 7424
or email us at shop@tulisan.com
if you need further assistance.

Warmest Regards,
Tulisan Clientele Services

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(Photography by Michal Gorzynski)

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A Life Honoured and Remembered

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In loving memory of
Professor Dr. Burton Nathan Raffel
a translator, a poet and a teacher of literature and humanity
(April 27, 1928 – September 29, 2015)

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In March of 2015, I was fortunate to meet Dr. Burton Raffel, who translated Chairil Anwar’s work into English. Having read his book The Voice of the Night: Complete Poetry and Prose of Chairil Anwar, I sought to talk to the man who had so eloquently translated the work of the brilliant Indonesian poet. I contacted him and to my delight, shortly thereafter, Burton welcomed me to Louisiana, where over the course of four days he shared with me his unparalleled insight.

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Burton and his wife, Elizabeth, gave me a tour around their home in Lafayette, Louisiana, which showcased over 15,000 books. Many of the volumes in his vast personal library were his own work (translation and non-translation).

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In his lifetime, Burton had spoken eight languages, including Bahasa Indonesia which he learnt during his stay in Makassar in 1953 to 1955. This man had given me a very personal and inspiring view on Chairil Anwar.

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From Burton, I discovered that Chairil Anwar was a passionate artist. Anwar’s work had presented a new paradigm in Bahasa Indonesia through many hard work and daring experiments which broke the conventional way of thinking during his time.

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Before I left Lafayette, Burton and Elizabeth gave me dozens of books, amongst which were rare classical books of Indonesian literature: Penjair dan Sandjak by Bakri Siregar, Surat Kertas Hijau by Sitor Situmorang, Zaman Baru by Sitor Situmorang, Wadjah Tak Bernama by Sitor Situmorang, Chairil Anwar: Pelopor Angkatan ’45 by H.B. Jassin, and many more treasures.

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It is difficult to track down the original versions of Anwar’s poetry due to the changing nature of the Indonesian language. In addition, references/sources regarding his work are not readily available and editorial liberties have been taken over the years as his works have been republished. Due to these circumstances, I am deeply grateful to Burton Raffel for graciously allowing me to use his translations for the Bio Fantasy Project.

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Burton Raffel is a literary scholar and master. His knowledge of the mechanics and pathways of language have taken many forms over the decades. From translating epic poems like Beowulf to canonical novels like Don Quixote and The Divine Comedy, he has time and again made great writers accessible to younger generations. His deep understanding of the complexities of language are evident in his translations, which element-by-element follow their original texts. In this way he has made Anwar’s words as impactful in English as they are in Indonesian.

Warmest regards,
Melissa Sunjaya


{ Bio Fantasy Preface by Burton Raffel }

I have never changed my mind about Chairil Anwar’s achievement and what I very clearly still see as his never-threatened literary status. There is of course no doubt that he was not entirely sane, nor that he gave no more than a dime to his (or to any) society’s concerns. Poetry, considered completely, was essentially all he really cared about. Indonesia has had some very fine poets but very few poets can achieve what Anwar’s poetry most certainly did. Very few poets in any culture ever will.

Kalau sampai waktuku
‘Ku mau tak seorang ‘kan meraju
Tidak djuga kau

These are the first three lines of an Anwar poem entitled Aku [Me],
which I long ago translated:

When my time comes
I want to hear no one’s cries
Nor yours either.

This is precisely the carefully composed poetry that only immensely powerful poets can produce. You are able to see this fact beautifully set together with the illustrations provided by Melissa Sunjaya – designer, painter, poet, and more.

Burton Raffel
Lafayette, Louisiana
2 March 2015

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Embarking on Bio Fantasy

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The truth is everyone in our team was both super excited and extremely nervous about the launching event on last Wednesday, 28 October 2015, at Tulisan in Plaza Senayan. The collection was quite unexpected compared to the ones from the preceding seasons. It seemed like it was such a swift passing moment since we first discussed this topic internally in July 2014. Our team worked until 3 a.m. in the morning in setting up the store, transforming the space into a fresh theme with new vibrant colors.

When the store opened at 10 a.m., there were already several of Tulisan’s enthusiasts who came to hunt down the ‘Only One’ collection. By mid day, all the bags from this one-of-a-kind collection were sold out, returning the focus back to the ‘Nocturno’ Originals Edition. Many guests came to see the preview of ‘Bio Fantasy’ book. A compact exhibit table was equipped with a headset and sound system for one to experience reading the book while listening to the new musical rendition by Windra Benyamin.

Tulisan had invited three artists to create their own personal interpretation of Bio Fantasy project. This collaborative work presented an anthology of five musical compositions by Windra Benyamin, a series of posters by Fero Utama, a short film by Condro Wibowo (to be released in 2016), and a sci-fi story with an accompanying series of 75 illustrated prints by Melissa Sunjaya. An intimate and casual discussion was held in the afternoon between the four ‘Bio Fantasy’ artists and our guests of honours, Ms. Evawani Alissa Anwar and Ms. Anastasia Adha Rizka, daughter and grand daughter of the late Chairil Anwar whose complete poetry are featured in this project.

The discussion underlined that the main goal of this project was solely to present an inspiring access to Chairil Anwar’s work. An access which is crucial for the millennial generation to understand how Chairil Anwar’s groundbreaking ouevre had contributed a linguistic progress to Bahasa Indonesia.

We believe that an awareness to culture is one step towards mental liberation and this awareness should be accessible for everyone. Through Bio Fantasy project, we seek further funding to enable us present a larger installation for a broader audience. Thank you for your support and belief in our work.

 

Warmest Regards,

Tulisan Chronicles Team


 

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Exhibit table displaying a preview of the ‘Bio Fantasy’ book is available at Tulisan Plaza Senayan until Wednesday, 4 November 2015.

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Ibu Anastasia Adha Rizka (grand daughter of Chairil Anwar), Ibu Evawani Alissa C. Anwar (daughter of Chairil Anwar), Ibu Ria Alisjahbana (daughter of Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana, niece of Chairil Anwar), and Ibu Didi Hersubeno.

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Intimate discussion with the Bio Fantasy visiting artists: Condro Wibowo, Windra Benyamin, and Fero Utama.

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Ibu Evawani Alissa C. Anwar and the Bio Fantasy artists.

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Assorted refreshments from Monolog Coffee were served throughout the day.

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(Photography by Michal Gorzynski)

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