The Retro & Beyond Vintage Auction moment finally took place at the Lippo Mall Kemang Village, on November 10, 2012. This is the first event as well as the launch event of Jakarta Vintage. I would like to thank you all for participating in the event and making it memorable. For those who missed the auction –and the action, have a look at this video, shot and edited by Dimaz. Looking forward to seeing you in the next events. Have a vintageful day:)
My friend Kariim just sent me another video which he shot, developed and edited all by himself. I watched it right away and thought I should share it with you again here. The video is a clip of our vintage hunting session to Kebayoran Lama a month ago. For someone who is new to vintage and flea market ideas, Kariim –he is fifteen years old, an intern in my office– has really good eyes in spotting good stuff. Three minutes and two shops, he already managed to secure a cool polaroid camera for himself. A quick learner. Watch and enjoy the video. The soundtrack is “The Pretender” by Datarock. Happy fasting Sunday!
I got many positive feedback on the photos on Jakarta tempo doeloe I posted last week. Many wish that the modern and orderly old Jakarta in 1920-1950′s was kept that way, especially that cool trem (streetcar). Well, there is really nothing we can do about it now, no? But I think we all should thank Scott Merrillees for collecting those picture postcards and documenting them in a book for us to appreciate and learn. Those photos made me look for more about Jakarta in its heyday and look what I found in youtube: videos on Jakarta tempo doeloe! And surprisingly there are many of them. Herewith I share with you my favourite, uploaded by dovijov, and viewed by over 170,000 people. When watching it, you may want to pay attention to the trem, the vintage cars, and the hectic Jalan Sabang and Pasar Baru. You wont believe it’s Jakarta. I love the song too, sung by Indonesian born Dutch artist Wieteke Van Dort or Tante Lien: Geef Mij Maar Nasi Goreng. Happy Tuesday!
You have known what Taman Puring has to offer–well practically anything and everything, vintage and not so vintage– but you may be clueless on what the place looks like. So three weeks ago my friend Kariim and I cruised the place and shoot it with his 60D camera. The four minute video was shot, developed, edited by Abdul Kariim Risyad–15 years old– and is now ready for you here. O, the cool music in the video — A Certain Romance by Arctic Monkeys– is his choice too. Hope you like it, I do. Thanks Kariim!
My vintage hunting session last week was quite rewarding as I found three cool retro gadgets in the street of Kebayoran Lama flea market. They are portable video recorder Canon Auto Zoom 518 Super 8, and Chinon 255XL. To be honest I went there to shoot a video, not to look for any particular item. See, this is the good thing about flea market: you never know what you might get when you are flea-marketing. Here are the photos of my latest finds as demonstrated by hipster looking models. If you too have interesting finds, you may want to share them here with me, with photos please. Happy Tuesday!
How vintage blends with people and gadgets at work as seen in our first posting can now be seen more in this video. A cut from the Dulux Lets Color program on Metro TV broadcast in April 2012. Enjoy and be inspired.
An antique glass painting of three ladies in kimonos which I found at Hana-Zuno flea market in Tokyo is a real steal. Besides, it goes just beautiful with the Chinese tennis player lady from Taman Puring. Do you have a street find or a flea market buy that you want to share here? Please send the photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org. Lets find and share!