At Home with Cayenne and Elements Concept Home Decor

As y’all know, Kemang is a treasure trove of unique art galleries, fashion label boutiques, and of course home decor stores.

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Ready to explore Kemang on foot! Colourful tiles outside Cayenne.

I had previously written about Galeri PotCahayalampu, and Confetti Gift Shop, all of which can be found in Kemang. Today, I’m going to share my new Kemang faves — Elements Concept and Cayenne.

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Elements Concept, Kemang.

ELEMENTS CONCEPT started out humbly with just a handful of selected locally-made furniture on display. Fast-forward two years later, it now carries a broad range of items such as teak wood, minimalist rattan and leather furniture alongside modern home accessories.

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Beautiful minimalist rattan and wood.

Elements stands for natural handcrafted home decor with a plain yet elegant style from quality materials. The two-storey kemang outlet has high ceilings, white walls, and full length glass windows, allowing loads of daylight to stream in.

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Elements dining set.

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Cozy vibes.

The blends of different textures and wood furnishings give off a cozy and warm feel. If not for the shop assistant, I’d totally chill on the hammock with my book. 🙂

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Glass candle holder with gold rim. I WANT.

Founder and owner Bastiaan Spil, who is of Dutch descent, followed in his parents’ footsteps by entering the furniture line. His family has furniture manufacturing facilities both in Cirebon and Jepara; everything is made from their own factories.

Through Elements Concept, Bastiaan wishes to open up new possibilities with traditional raw materials. His furniture and home decor can be summed up in a few words — quirky, fun, handcrafted, non-conventional, simple and elegant.

Am lovin’ how the local artisans from Elements inject playfulness and unexpected features into everyday objects!

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Spot the kawaii motorbike helmets encased in rattan?

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Absolutely adored this wooden mini refrigerator (legit Toshiba fridge inside).

To date, Bastiaan has worked on various interior projects for lifestyle ventures all over Indonesia, including the renowned Potato Head establishment in Bali.

I was so tempted to buy >>> of home decor pieces. But after exercising some self-restraint, I settled on 2 items. Here’s what I got:

  • Plant Wall for the living room, made of solid teak wood (IDR 1,375,000).
  • Hanoi Display Table, with removable tray top. Great for serving food/drinks to guests; currently my snack corner (IDR 875,000).

Dear Elements, please keep up the good work in introducing new perspectives to conventional home products. I’ll come visit soon again!


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Cayenne, Kemang.

An independent local furniture and homeware store, CAYENNE is best known for her colourful geometric cushions as well as pretty slip-covers in Indonesian ikat.

Apart from these, Cayenne also has one of a kind furniture pieces, beautiful timber desks, tableware, bed linen, and an extensive range of baskets for storage solutions.

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One of my fave items – TILED solid wood tables.

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And tiled stools. How cute!!

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Vintage sofa with matchy cushions.

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Cayenne dining sets and tableware.

Cayenne is owned by interior designer Dewi Haliman, a great supporter of local goods. Some of the brands sold in Cayenne include Ruma Manis’ ceramic plates, General Object’s woven baskets and wooden cake stands, and Haliman’s own creations ranging from jewellery boxes to chairs, bed frames, and more.

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Wooden kitchenware, rattan…you have it all.

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Woven baskets of all shapes and sizes.

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Intricate glassware.

What I love about Cayenne is that all her merchandise is designed, manufactured and handcrafted in Indonesia. The products are reasonably priced and come with fine craftsmanship – a rare find in today’s mass production world. Plus the store has a really intimate home setting. 🙂

If you get hungry midway through shopping – fret not. Stop by Breakfast at Cayenne for a hearty all-day brunch anytime. The cafe is positioned right beside Cayenne furniture store (they share the same porch).

My souvenir from Cayenne:

  • Glass box with brass trim to store my statement necklaces/makeup (can’t remember the price).

Few places reflect home like Cayenne. I’m sure you’ll find something there that best suits your needs. Till the next time! x


Elements Concept
Jl. Benda Raya No. 8C
Kemang, Jakarta Selatan

Cayenne
Jalan Kemang Selatan 8 No. C2 
Kemang, Jakarta Selatan

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Friday Treasure Finds: Confetti Gift Shop on Kemang Timur

If you enjoyed Galeri Pot Jakarta as much as I did, you’ll definitely love Confetti on Kemang Timur. It is another treasure trove of Indonesian artifacts — furniture, home accessories, fabrics, etc.

The houses/shops on Kemang Timur are not in running order (i.e. house no. 27a does not come after no. 27) so look out for a traditional rickshaw parked out at the front. That house is Confetti itself!

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CONFETTI.

Inside Confetti, you’ll find a wide range of homeware made in Indonesia. It is a good place to shop for souvenirs or perhaps that one item to remember your stay in Indonesia by. 🙂

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They have loads of quirky stuff to add warmth to a dingy corner.

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Colourful mugs to brighten up a home.

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Beautiful furniture and home decor.

Most of the pieces are carefully handpicked by Confetti’s owner Dewi from all over Indonesia. Here are some of the items that caught my eye:

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Family of wooden sheep (my parents couldn’t resist this set!).

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Wire giraffes for a minimalist home.

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Tall wooden giraffes + adorable metal twin giraffes.

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So tempted to buy home wooden papa, mama and baby zebra!

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Hoo hoo hoooooot. Hello there!

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Family of white flamingos found a home with me. 🙂

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Another favourite – sitting wooden birds.

Such pretty handiwork, aren’t they? If only my place in Singapore was bigger and I had more space to house such buys. #realitycheck

Other Indonesian artifacts sold include woven baskets in all colours and sizes, lanterns and candlelight holders, carpets, quilt, and even custom-made cushion covers!

I got a few gifts from Confetti and cannot wait to give them to my friends for their birthdays!

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Flamingos on display on my bookshelf.


Confetti
Jl. Kemang Timur No. 27a
Jakarta Selatan 

Beautifully Affordable Home Decor: Galeri Pot Jakarta

[updated from my second visit there on 2/2/17]

I recently discovered another treasure trove in Jakarta — Galeri Pots on Kemang Timur. It is a pottery heaven of delightful things like pots, vases, lamps, and planters. And they come in all shapes, colours and designs (at very reasonable prices).

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Entrance to Galeri Pot.

Since 1996, Galeri Pot has been designing and manufacturing beautiful pots not only for the local market, but also to export them worldwide (I would think their pots are cheaper here in Indonesia though).

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Pots and vases of every colour to match your house decor.

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Their latest collection.

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Level One.

Their showroom spans two storeys – the first level houses mainly pots, vases and planters; the lamps and lamp shades can be found on the second level. There is even an outside space with huge pots and planters for outdoor use.

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Ceramic jars for your kitchen/dining area.

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Gold, Bronze, and Prada Silver pieces.

In addition to the pots and vases, Galeri Pot also handcrafts classic lanterns and cut-outs that add a touch of charm to any home setting.

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Such a pretty blue-white print! This will serve as a great dining centerpiece.

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Larger vases can double up as umbrella stands in the home.

I’ve been to Galeri Pots thrice so far. The first time with Jia, I mainly window-shopped and browsed their collection. The second and third time with my parents, we came back with 3-4 boxes each time. Always have a soft spot for home decor (much to Agent D’s dismay)!

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Chrimson Blue Collection.

My parents bought a matching vase and lamp for the living room from the Chrimson Blue Collection. Love the deep green tinge (I actually think it’s more green than blue hmm).

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Lamp (left) and vase (right) my parents bought.

While I couldn’t resist getting a vase bottle from their Chrimson Blue Collection and a jade ceramic jar from the new collection.

On my most recent visit, I bought some white decor pieces.

All their pots are 100% handmade and hand-finished. The process is a complex one and involves the following steps (taken from their website):

  • Hand-throwing of clay into desired shape.
  • Left to dry for a few days.
  • Etched artistically by hand.
  • Left to sun-dry for a few more days.
  • Pots are fired in an oven for 24 hours.
  • The finishing or colouring process gives the pots their final look.
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Lovin’ my new display pieces.

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Bought some artificial lilies for the new vase.

P.S. You can custom make lamps with any of the pots in the store. Just inform the staff there and they’ll turn your desired pot into a lamp complete with a lamp shade. 🙂

P.P.S. Browse their extensive collection on their webpage and order direct through there: http://www.jcs-pottery.com/. Each order takes about 6-8 weeks to complete.

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I ordered a milky white leaf-cut tall vase. Can’t wait to see it in two months time!

Alternatively, drop by their showroom to take a look! It is just down the road from Cahayalampu, which I mentioned in a previous post.

Enjoy shopping! xxx

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Small little things that make a difference. 🙂


Galeri Pot
Jalan Kemang Timur No. 58R
Jakarta Selatan 

Custom Made Lamps in Jakarta: Cahayalampu

Following up on my post on Custom-made Furniture in Jakarta, I wanted to show y’all my most recent purchase from the Women’s International Club (WIC) Bazaar *drum roll* – A TEACUP + TEAPOT LAMP.

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Hand made lamp from Cahayalampu (IDR 700k).

Isn’t she such a beauty? The lamp base is made up of a reused teacup and two vintage teapots stacked one on top of the other. I fell in love with it at first sight. ❤

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I’m a little teapot, short and stout. Here is my handle, here is my spout.

Being a tea addict myself, I thought it was apt to style my home with a teacup + teapot lamp. What do you think?

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I am a very special pot, it is true. Here is an example of what I can do. I can turn my handle into a spout, tip me over and pour me out.

Cahayalampu has ready stock lamps that can be altered to fit your house decor – be it changing its colour, height, or lampshade. Or you can get them to custom make lamps. Just bring a photo of your dream lamp to their shop and they can make it into a reality!

REUSE. The people at Cahayalampu have an amazing ability to turn just about anything into a lamp — figurines, vases, ceramics, candlesticks, teapots, just to name a few. #VeryImpressive

Lamps aside, they also make exquisite sofas, chairs, and curtains. If you are interested, just drop by their store and BROWSE. 😉


Cahayalampu
Kemang Timur 97
Jakarta Selatan 12730

Custom-made Furniture in Jakarta

One of the things I love best about living in Jakarta is shopping for all kinds of HANDMADE products – from intricate accessories and housewares to solid teak furniture. Indonesians are very good with their hands, often producing beautiful handicrafts at a VERY affordable cost. 🙂 🙂 🙂

If you’ve searched high and low for that perfect piece of furniture but to no avail, fret not. You can always custom-make it!!! The Kemang area in Jakarta houses loads of tailor-made furniture stores. Plus there are quite a number of cute cafes you can check out in between furniture shopping.

Two weeks ago, I bought two custom-made stools online for IDR 300K (S$30) each. Their legs are made of solid wood (which explains why they’re so heavy!!) and their tops consist of dyed rope coiled in repeated circles.

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Custom-made stools.

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Aren’t they pretty?

I can’t wait to use them in my new home! ❤