Go Tik Swan Heritage House (Dalem Hardjonagaran) for ELLE Decoration Indonesia August-September 2014

Another article I contributed to the latest issue of ELLE Decor Indonesia. It was a pretty interesting experience photographing this house less than 2 weeks after we're done covering Guerillabunker, as they couldn't be more far apart. Dalem Hardjonagaran is inconspicuously tucked in between common store buildings on a busy street in Solo, but going inside it turns out to be quite spacious, consisted of numerous structures for different purposes like making batik, making keris, and storage rooms for valuables. There is even a pendopo which was the inauguration place for Pakubuwono II, and that took place in 1726. So this site indeed has quite the history. Go Tik Swan himself was famously commissioned by Soekarno to design what would be called Batik Indonesia, and he did so by incorporating various elements of other existing batik styles. The batik he designed is still produced until this day, continued by his disciples. 


Text Mira Asriningtyas
Photography Kurniadi Widodo

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Guerillabunker for ELLE Decoration Indonesia August-September 2014

Now this is one cool house that's really easy on the eye. The home of Santi Ariestyowanti & Dyatmiko Bawono, more widely known as the artist duo indieguerillas, is so full of details on every corner that it feels like you could point a camera anywhere and would still get an interesting picture out of it. (It certainly helps during the shoot!) The style is decidedly eclectic; East meets West, the traditional past comfortably mingling with the urban and the contemporary. From antique cabinets housing hip toys, stair steps made out of skateboards, Hello Kitty dressed as KISS personels, to Raden Saleh's famous painting Capture of Prince Diponegoro reimagined in the style of HergĂ©, the mix and clash are endless. And yet it all works. 

All I'm saying is, I had lots of fun photographing this assignment. Here are the tearsheets:


Hip and Visually Stunning: Guerillabunker!
Text Mira Asriningtyas 
Photography Kurniadi Widodo

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