Issue #8 – Rame rame

Rame rame—Let’s do it!

Indonesia seems a wonderful place to make things, together.

Perhaps it’s the way people connect with each other. Indonesia is a nation founded on the value of gotong-royong, mutual cooperation. In villages, cities, foreign lands and the cloud of Instagram, Garland explores the Indonesian attitude of informal collaboration.

We begin in Bali. Garland goes beyond the tourist resorts to the temples and workshops where beauty is made. Our quarterly essay tells the story of sculptor Rodney Glick, who has founded Ubud’s unique Seniman Cafe Studio. Why did he commission someone to carve a military boot?

Elsewhere in Jakarta, Bandung, Surabaya, Yogyakarta, Sumatra and Kalimantan, we learn why Indonesia is so conducive to working together.

In Garland #8, you’ll also find a haberdashery of stories behind the things we make in world, including Kyoto, São Paulo, Venice, Mexico City, Sydney, Melbourne, Alice Springs and even as far as London.




Quarterly essay – Everything Happens to Everyone: A Rodney Glick story ✿ Rob Finlayson


Banten jerimpen: An offering to reach the universe Mas Ruscita

A revolution from the kitchen at Rumah Intaran Gede Kresna

We are all leaves on the tree: Ketemu in Bali Kabul and Samantha Tio

The Elephant Shark story: batik between Java and Bali Marty Hope

Elsewhere in Indonesia

Kandura Studio: Making studio ceramics in Indonesia Fauzy Prasetya

Flores: The skin of tradition William Ingram and Jean Howe

Indonesia beyond

Bridewealth of the Dayak Lundayeh Karen Macdonald with Paulus Kadok

The plaited craft that holds a Dayak village together Stephanie Brookes

Design collaboration in Surabaya Alexandra Cosby

Fashion electric: Two Indonesian fashion designers energise traditions Carla van Lunn

Perhiasan = Jewellery Elizabeth Shaw

Complete me Annie Gobel

On history-making and cooperation: Tom Nicholson’s “I was born in Indonesia” Nuraini Juliastuti

A social fabric: Tais weaving in Timor-Leste Marian Reid and Emily Lush

From Sumatra to Bellbrae: A Jenny Crompton story Kevin Murray

Rest of our world

Charlotte Haywood: Weaving ideas Lisa Cahill

Mirror/ in vapour: Glass in Venice Rosslynd Piggott

Simon & Jacob – A union for collaboration Jessica Hutchison and Alex Jack

Helen Wyatt: Life is revealed through layers Mark Stiles

Individual elements, distant hills and a far peak Elliat Rich

Global Indigenous Runway: Lisa x Verner x Sarah Lisa Waup and Sarah Weston

The embroidered house Renata Mellão

Jessica Ogden: Still Jessica Hemmings

Machiko Hashimoto: Flowers from Kyoto Sokyo Gallery

Mitsukuni Misaki: Beginning to breathe Shoko Aono

Minoyaki ceramics and the mystery of kairagi Tomoko Kawakami and Naho Yamashita

Claudia Fernandez: Ceremonia Madeleine Kelly

Dee Zines: Textile adventures Sanaz Fotouhi