WE LOVE: ALL NATURAL VIMALA BATH & BODY SERIES

By July 22, 2014 Loving
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Earlier this year, we stumbled upon one this local all natural bath and body products on Instagram account named Vimala. Their sleek and simple designed products caught our attention. So, we contacted Vera and Michella, the owners of Vimala, to be part of our first Afternoon Delight program.

It turns out that Vimala is not just another product with nice packaging. We’re not an experts in beauty and skin care and we barely change our skin care products. But we do love Vimala, because we know it’s one of those products that made with love.

Despite the fact that their educational background are fashion and design strategy, Vera and Michella are believers in natural remedies. They started to make their own all natural bath and body products on weekends. They do everything by themselves, from sourcing, handpicking, and testing the best ingredients to making, and cutting each bar of soap to product photography and answering on and offline enquiries. It’s always fascinating to see a growing home business. 

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loving-vimala-skin-care-collage-livinglovingWe also love Vimala for the quality. Me and Miranti really like their lip balm. It really helped nourishing our easily dried lips during this fasting month of Ramadhan. It’s actually one of the best lip balms we’ve ever tried. I also recommend bug free body mist. I’ve applied this repellent spray every single night, and it protected my skin from mosquito bites. Read More

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SIMPLY UNIQUE TEKUNI KERAMIK

By July 18, 2014 Loving
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When Jesika first contacted us to inform about her products, we fell in love instantly with this simple yet unique ceramicware. Tekuni Keramik was established in Bali to delivers fun simple functional everyday items yet has a classical vintage appeal to it. Jesika, the owner, once worked for Jenggala Keramik Bali as Product Manager for almost 5 years. But her passions is to be able to produce ceramic collection from her own hands, she likes throwing and making with clay. So after 2 years resigned from Jenggala, she started her own studio.

She wanted to make products that are endless, affordable, fun and perfect for gifts. She came up with Tekuni Keramik which used most local materials available, except some of the colorings that probably were imported from overseas by her suppliers. Animals and nature are her biggest inspirations. Jesika thinks that they are endless creations and great companion to brighten up our everyday lives. Just like this little bunnies in Tekuni’s Rabbit Collection and landscape-inspired Cylinder Vases.

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You can also feel the clasiccal vintage touch in their Vintage Vases and Enamel Cups collections.
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All items are handmade and hand drawn to meet the final details. You can see their other collections on Linoluna and Littleloop gift shop. And if you plan to go to Bali, do visit their studio at Clei Pottery, jl. Raya Ketewel Gg. Kecubung Sari 1, Gianyar. You can also find some of Tekuni Keramik’s product at Homemate Store, Seminyak; Littleloop Gift Shop, Ubud; and Widely Project in Bandung.

All photos, except the feature image and the last picture, courtesy of Tekuni Keramik.

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DRESS YOUR WALL: WOVEN WALL HANGINGS

By July 17, 2014 Decor, Inspiration, Loving
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We always always love to decorate plain wall with lovely things, and this is the reason why we decided to have our own Dress Your Wall section. Last year, I followed this Jesus Sauvage Instagram account and fell in love with her weaving works. Since then, woven wall hanging became one of my wall decor obsessions.

If you go to Pinterest, you’ll find that there are A LOT kinds of woven wall hangings. In fact, this handmade wall art is probably part of ‘the rise of 70s’ we saw on a decor trend over the last few years. Some of these woven wall hangings are showing vibrant colors and fluffy textures. But there are the ones with muted colors and more sophisticated look too.

Here are some of my favorites. :)

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I can’t get enough of woven wall hangings with a touch of modern by Jesus Sauvage

 

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and colorful hangings by Natalie Miller is Miranti’s pick!

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The vibrant colored and rich textures wall hangings by Maryanne Moodie

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and these lovely ones from Native Textiles

And believe it or not, I even decided to learn how to weave. It was strange, because I’m not a knit or crochet person, and I can’t sew. But I found weaving seemed easier to follow so I bought this ‘weaving loom starter kit for kids’ and started to make my own woven wall hangings. Hooray! :D

Anyways, are you into this fabric wall decor? or do you have your own favorite weaving artist? :)

Photos courtesy of Jesus Sauvage, Maryanne Moodie, Natalie Miller and Native Textiles.

Feature pfoto courtesy of The American Edit

 

 

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WAKTUNYA BERMAIN BERSAMA

By July 7, 2014 Inspiration, Living, sponsored
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Sejak memulai Living Loving, kami berdua sering sekali bertemu untuk membicarakan mengenai konten, mengecek persiapan event, maupun membahas rencana mendatang. Karena kami berdua sudah punya “buntut” jadi kadangkala meetingnya disambi dengan mengasuh anak. Atau kadang kami mengajak mereka karena ingin tetap bisa bermain sama anak tapi urusan blog tetap jalan juga. Karena cukup intens ketemu dari masih bayi dan suka main bareng, Kirana dan Sabria pun jadi akrab.

Minggu lalu, kami janjian mengadakan playdate di teras belakang rumah. Kalau buat playdate sebelumnya bersama teman-teman kami pilih warna pastel, kali ini kami pilih warna hitam-putih dengan sedikit sentuhan emas dan warna cerah. Playdate tak selalu harus heboh kan, apalagi kalau cuma berdua.

This time, we just wanted to have a laid back playdate. Jadi kami tak menyediakan mainan rumit atau project craft untuk anak-anak. Kami hanya buat ikat kepala dan kalung simpel berhias paper feather untuk dipakai kedua krucil. Ada stoples putih simpel dengan hiasan bentuk tupai yang kami isi dengan sedotan kertas. Lalu jewelry hanger berbentuk pohon yang kami gunakan untuk menggantungkan satu set boneka crochet seri binatang laut yang kami tata di atas talenan kayu dan cake stand putih. Semuanya digelar di atas karpet bersama beberapa kalung dan gelang mainan, juga kertas kue.

inspiration-kids-playdate-bobobobo-13 inspiration-kids-playdate-bobobobo-14inspiration-kids-playdate-bobobobo-4 The girls were really having fun playing with simple things like that. Mereka bisa betah mainan dengan boneka rajut, memasukkan boneka satu persatu ke dalam kertas kue, menganggap sedotan kertas jadi tongkat peri, melempar-lempar karet rambut, sembunyi di dalam keranjang anyam yang jadi tempat menyimpan mainan, sampai memecahkan bubble wrap yang sebelumnya jadi pembungkus cake stand.

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DEKORASI SIMPEL DAN MODERN UMBRA

By July 4, 2014 Decor, Living
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Kalau ditanya apa toko favorit dan gampang dicari untuk perlengkapan rumah, jawaban saya selalu Ace Hardware. Home improvement retail ini tersebar di 18 provinsi Indonesia, dan menurut saya sangat lengkap buat mereka yang sedang berurusan dengan rumah. Baik yang sekadar memperbaiki kerusakan minor di rumah hingga urusan estetik seperti cat atau dekor indoor dan outdoor. Bahkan saya juga suka berburu aksesoris kecil untuk mengisi rumah di sini, terutama di bagian Umbra.

Umbra adalah merek aksesoris rumah dari Amerika. Desainnya rata-rata bergaya modern dan unik. Variannya lumayan luas. Ada wall decor seperti frames dan wall art, perlengkapan dapur sampai stationery seperti tempat kartu nama. Namanya memang nggak sering disebut orang kalau dibandingkan IKEA, tapi mengingat brand yang satu itu belum buka di Jakarta. Jadi Umbra bisa jadi salah satu pilihan yang gampang dicari.

Dulu saat mulai mengisi rumah, saya beli beberapa photo displays-nya. Ada yang dipakai untuk menampilkan foto-foto Instagram yang saya cetak, ada juga yang buat kartupos-kartupos kiriman teman-teman.

Sekarang, saya lagi naksir sama beberapa produk Umbra lagi, nih. Kebetulan pas mampir ke Ace Hardware minggu lalu, saya lihat ada banyak produk baru yang masuk.  Saya juga suka dengan bookshelf-nya  Iya, saya seminggu sekali ke Ace Hardware dengan alasan yang berbeda-beda. Sama deh seperti jaman waktu sekolah yang selalu punya alasan buat mampir ke Gramedia.

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Entah kenapa produk yang sedang saya incar semuanya dari bagian dapur atau meja makan. Mungkin karena kewajiban sehari-hari juga, ya. Padahal dapur dan meja makan saya ukurannya super mini. Nah, produk pertama yang saya suka adalah tempat bumbu berbentuk silinder. Bentuknya unik dan nggak makan tempat. Lalu yang kedua adalah talenan yang dilengkapi empat wadah untuk menaruh hasil potongan. Ketiga, serving plates yang tampaknya cocok sekali untuk snack dengan saus seperti nachos. Terakhir dan yang paling saya taksir, wadah roti yang tutupnya bisa dijadikan serving board. Semuanya berdesain simpel namun nggak terkesan dingin karena masih ada sentuhan kayu berwarna muda. Read More

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