Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Ardistia New York

I got this one in Cream, very appropriate for Christmas a la tropicale!

This one screams VAVAVOOMM!!!

OMG it is HOLIDAY SEASON!!!! Don't be afraid, I've prepared myself with pretty new dresses I brought from my new friend NYC Fashion Designer, Disti. She is the designer of her own fabulous line called Ardistia New York, which I LOVE! So, the coveting of these 2 new dresses came with a story. I was at my friend's, Gita, Wedding in Bali last October, I barely knew anyone so I went there with my partner in crime Hamphrey. All night long we were just drinking wines people watching and bashing fest "Joan Rivers" style. Then, Disti came to picture in her pink and black long dress with cute modern take of traditional ribbons detail and Hamphrey was like, "Omg, LOVE that dress, honey, you should ask her where she got it from? I answered, "Honey, I'm too classy to do that?!". After drinkies of blanc, rouge and rose, it was time for the WEDDING DANCE!!!! We were happy and tipsy, everything went so fast. Gita called me to her table, introduce me to her husband, Gita introduce me to her single friends and finally to Disti!! Without hesitating I said this to her, "Hi I'm Santi, nice to meet you. I like your dress, where did you get it?" HA!!!! hahahah....so much for being classy. So that was the beginning of me befriending her, we talk all night about her line, and how I miss New York, envied her that she still lives there, traveling back and forth several times a year to Jakarta. She showed me a little pamphlet containing her latest Sp2011 collection and before we know it she invited me to her trunk show in Jakarta. And I was totally in loooooveeee with everything she has, how incredible the quality and design is, totally my cup o tea. So that's how I got these 2 dresses above at the trunk show. Please visit her website at www.ardistianewyork.com

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Ralph Lauren 4D Experience -New York

Happy Thanksgiving All!!! Time to shop! Have a safe black Friday tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Lanvin for H&M

Pics via Fashionista

Oh My Dear!!! Finally the time has come when my absolutely darling Lanvin collaborate with the oh-so-affordable H&M label. We need to have H&M in Indonesia, somebody please brim them here, who can I talk to? any leads? hmmm???? These dresses are just ridiculously adorable. Wanna see the rest of the collection?

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Here Little Fishy...Fishy....

Fish: "Add a touch of nature to your page with these hungry little fish. Watch them as they follow your mouse hoping you will feed them by clicking the surface of the water."

Monday, October 18, 2010

Owen Jones Black and White Mosaic

Owen Jones (1809-74) designed this mosaic floor pattern in1842. Rendered with pencil and watercolour. The pattern design is based on Islamic design principles. Read more about Jones here....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Flaster Camelion Concrete Tiles by Ivanka Studio

Pic Via Design Milk

A hybrid of strength and beauty at the London Design Festival by Ivanka Studio. Modules are available for mix and match in different colors and shapes. Read more here....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Cygnet by Aston Martin

Cygnet, small luxury car by Aston Martin, will go into production in 2011. Definitely my kind of car. I would get it if I live in Amsterdam where your car tax is based on size.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Longing for another beach vacation

I'm longing for another beach vacation, but not with backpackers style. Gypset mode s'il vous plait. This gorgeous picture would be my exact interpretation of my kind of Gypset beach gateaway. Perfect dress. Perfect water. Perfect sun. hhmmm.......c'est parfait

Friday, October 8, 2010

(un)necessary things I need/want/ have October 2010

Fim Brazilian Agate bookends from rablabs.

Kelly Wearstler's Home Accesories collection from Bergdorf Goodman

Raphael Young Fall 2010 Collection booties.

Delsey's new Karat Collection Luggages.

Micro Samsonite Scooter so I can zoom in a flash catching my flight from one terminal to the other when I'm in hurry/late.

Velvetine Ray Satchel with gorgeous gold slide bar hardware.

Irresistable Alexander Wang Pearl bar-knuckle ring.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Fluttering Corian by Paul Cocksedge

Displayed at Victorian & Albert Museum London, this Corian sponsored installation were designed by Paul Cocksedge Studio for the one day only exhibition at the London Design Festival this past September 24. Each and every pieces of these fluttering pages of "paper"were made from Dupont Corian material, arranged in a manner of a stack of paper blown by the wind. The artist engraved and signed individually by the artist's own hand. More....

Friday, September 24, 2010

Raphael-Bar De L'hotel

Raphael - Bar De L'hôtel
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Beautiful under the water dance scene!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Jonathan Saunders Sp/Ss 2011

Beautiful collection with smart and fresh color palette which will inspire our coming interior projects. Stay tuned! Check out jonathansaunders.com for more.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Amazing Ujung Kulon Adventure Trip

So as I told you guys on my last post, I went to Ujung Kulon for a long weekend Vacation. and It was the most Gorgeous place EVER. This trip is totally recommended to anyone who has that inner naturalist at heart. There were 12 of us who went there and we conquered the long 7-9 hours drive (we got lost on the way there), island hopping, snorkeling, wild oyster feasting at it's own natural habitat (we literally shucked the oysters from the corals), sleeping outdoor plus stargazing and a 2 hour hiking through the jungle and seashores which was ended up being a 4 hours hiking because we got lost. We all got sunburned, got some toned muscle, and came home happy like 12 year old kids after a ridiculously fun summer camp. oohh....happy....so here it is I got some souvenirs to share :) Life is good people!!
ps: we didn't get to see the rhino at all because we were too damn noisy. Rhinos are shy and very sensitive to human smell and movement.

All photos are by Santi Alaysius

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Going to the Jungle!

My sweets, I will be going to the National Park in Ujung Kulon to get in touch with my inner "naturalist butch". Ujung Kulon is located at the most western tip of Java island. We will be seeing a lot of cool animals, especially the endangered species of Java Rhino. The difference with it's African cousin is that it only has a single horn instead of two. No, this trip is not going to be glamorous but it will be a once in a life time kind of thing. Plus, an ex-Elite supermodel who I cannot mention her name over here is going to be joining us as well. Well, OK actually she is going to be the only glamorous thing in the jungle for 4 days and 3 nights. Hmmm....editorial photo shoots with the Rhinos anybody?? Wish me luck!

Monday, August 23, 2010

La Villa, Paris

Dahhlinng.....some people might say that this restaurant/ piano bar/ cocktail place looks like a chic retirement home but I think this place is rather dashing and romantic. I love how they use "Agent Provocateur" pinks here and there tastefully. Loving the simple graphic on the ceiling and body landscape artwork across the bar. Please stop by if you happened to be in the Paris.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sorry for being MIA!

Picture by Hamphrey Tedja taken somewhere in Bangkok when we were out drinking or something, I don't remember much about this picture but it is pretty hahahahah.....

Sorry my dear bunnies, I suddenly went MIA because:
a. So busy and occupied with finishing lots of work before I went on vacation.
b. I was having my week long vacation in Bangkok.
c. I had to leave for Lombok Island barely 24 hours after I came back from Bangkok for my beautiful cousin's beach wedding with a cool Italian gentleman.
d. Slammed with more work after I came back from the wedding.
e. my body is really mad at me and I had to stay at home and sleep.

so.....I owe you guys a lot of things ofcourse....pictures from Lombok and Bangkok coming soon...

Monday, July 26, 2010

Snowflake Instalation for Kartell by Tokujin Yoshioka

Pictures via Dezeen

Kartell Showroom in Milan was designed by Tokujin Yoshioka for 2010 Salone. Yoshioka is an Uber purist kind of guy, which is one of the dying breeds in design world. This immpressive arrangement of transparent plastic sticks were formed to create modern snowflake shapes.
This is the quote from the master himself, "I am drawn by things that do not have forms but leave emotional effect to people. At a glance, such material is invisible and its existence is erased. Through the interaction with light, however, the form suddenly emerges. I am fascinated not only with such phenomena, but also elements that can stir and stimulate our imagination. I also like the idea of light, which is the form of design itself." Read more...

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Cartier Trinity New Edgy Look For The Classic

For the first time in nearly a century, Trinity is getting a new look: black and white. The collection, slated to hit Cartier boutiques in December, presents a refreshingly modern update on a to die for classic. (text and pic via Elle)

Monday, July 19, 2010


Gorgeous wall sconces from the original creator of the famous sputnik chandelier at the NY MET. J.&L.Lobmeyr

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Hottest White Shirts by Proklamasi

White shirt is my usually go-to- staple when I have no idea what to wear, in fact I was addicted. My best friend had to stop me from buying white shirts when she saw my then color coordinated walk-in closet. That was a long time ago when I was in college. This weekend I went to Brightspot Market and found this label called PROKLAMASI which is literally means freedom in Indonesian. And...YESSSIIRR my old addiction to white shirts was resurfacing again. So, I decided to buy one, just...one shirt, style number#1 with beautiful over sized cowl necks (see picture above). The cut was great, the material is soft and perfect for humid and hot weather in Jakarta and this shirt can go from office straight to cocktail. You can dress it up and down. Endless possibilities. What's really cool about it also, because it is designed and produced in Indonesia. Hell yeah...I can be pretty patriotic and I ain't got any shame! I guess I'm pretty much hooked-up with this label. Thank you girlfriend (I am 100% positively sure the designer is a girl)!! Whoever you are the genius behind this label :) Looking forward to getting more.....and more...and more...stylish white shirts!!!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

One hot bag I really need right now from ROMYGOLD

I saw this hobo bag featured on notcouture and I instantly have this warm feeling inside....I think I'm in love...love...love....check out ROMYGOLD website for more hot bags. Tell me I'm shallow...whatever..

Monday, July 5, 2010

Hugh Jackman Lipton Ice Tea Ad

I bet this could win "Glee" award for commercial. I never knew Hugh Jackman could dance this good! shimmy shmimy... ...shashaaayy...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

I'm loving this photo by Garance Dore

Pic By Garance Dore

It is sexy, sweet and risque......

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Crystal Rock Bathtub by Italian Company Baldi

This is what I call MAJOR! This bathtub is carved from a gigantic chunk of crystal rock found at Amazon rain forest. Took them 6 months to carved out the bathtub using diamond cutters. A must have if you are A)A hippy with lots of moolah, B) Superman, C) Victoria Beckham ( don't ask me why, I can totally see her in it with her Beck if England won the World Cup).
Source via Gizmodo. Read more here...

Ps: Thanks to RJ Nauta to point this out to me.
Ps#2: So England got it's ass kicked by Germany last night....no Crystal Rock Bathtub for you Vicky! boohooo....

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Chic Blue "Bajaj" by Italian Piaggio

If you are not from Jakarta or Indonesian you might be wondering what I meant by Bajaj. Bajaj is an inexpensive alternative form of transportation in Jakarta, India and Bangkok (called tuk tuk in Bangkok). It's machine is always been made by Piaggio/Vespa with inexpensive made body. This image of Blue Bajaj is the Pimped-out version of it's older sisters, blinged with polished chromed metals, and white leather seats. I will need to find out more about its detailed specs later on. I would love to try to drive around the busy streets of Jakarta in this just for the fun of it. I wonder if the machine "purrs" softer than its loud mouthed sister. ;)
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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Dulux Let's Color Campaign

Inspiring. A fabulous idea for giving back to the community.

Monday, May 24, 2010

50 People 1 Question

Fifty People, One Question: London from Fifty People, One Question on Vimeo.

One question: Where would you like to be when you wake up in the morning? They questioned 5o people in London. This is a simple video but done very beautifully. Reminds me of my early year art school project, but i think this one is way sweeter than mine. Well done!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Symbiotic Green Wall

Picture via Inhabitat

Instead of typical OSB ugly plastered wall on construction site, why not make something pleasing for passersby to look at. Plus, this is a great opportunity to create a green environment in an urban setting. This Symbiotic Green Wall is the lovechild of by Kooho Jung & Hayeon Kelly Choi.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Happy Saturday Sunshine!

Photo by Santi Alaysius
I've been very sick with tropical malady these past weeks. I spent way too much time in my bedroom because doctor ordered me a strict bed rest order. This morning, the sun was beautiful and I took picture of the ray peeking through my bedroom's plantation style shutters window. Happy Saturday everybody, take care and stay healthy because the weather changed from rain to very hot in a very extreme way.

Friday, May 14, 2010

IKEA Wedding Party Ideas from Lo Bjurulf

A Swedish stylist Lo Bjurulf styled a very sweet and charming wedding party setting wntirely with IKEA products and origami. All pictures via Agent Bauer.