Bargains Galore !

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Special discounted prices ! Disaster often happens in business. But with a little ingenuity, that catastrophy can sometimes be turned into a triumph. Recently a large retailing chain of giftshops called Ishka went bankrupt in Australia. One of their major suppliers, a good friend of ours based in Yogya, was left with 5 containers of stock. She could no longer … Read More

Coffee mortar

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Inexpensive and useful ! In days of yore, when most of the vehicles were horse or buffalo powered, and the Dutch were lords over the Indonesia Isles, people used to pond their coffee beans in wood or stone mortars. The crushed beans were their soaked in boiling water to provide the daily up of Java for both masters and peasants … Read More

Old Doors & Window Shutters

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Recycling, repurposing, green environmentally sound practice ! From the small rural villages of Java, we collect up these lovely old teak doors and windows and shutters. Then bringing them back to our workshops here in Solo, we repair and finish them. The end result is a range of very inexpensive, unique pieces that would glorify any home, cafĂ©, restaurant or … Read More