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The Art of Thrifting

Alhamdulillah, I’m so glad to begin this August and being 27 with greetings and prayers from my loved ones :) Also, Tulus released his new album called ‘Monokrom’, so yes, it’s all about positive vibes! Well, I’m letting you know that ‘The Art of Thrifting’ book by Nazura Gulfira (Ozu), featuring illustrations by myself, has been released and you can get it at Indonesian local bookstores. This non-fiction book published by Bentang Pustaka is all about thrifting (shopping vintage / secondhand articles). Although it only consists of 116 pages, but it explains thoroughly almost all the things you need to know about this pretty unique kind of shopping: from reasons why you should try it, tips and trick buying secondhand stuff, how to clean and treat them, famous people that also do thrifting to quite long list of places for hunting (from Pasar Gede Bage, Bandung to Joutiya, Essauouria, Marocco!) All of the contents were put systematically making it an informative guide especially for those who just want to start. Also, did I tell you that this book is full color? Yes, this book is full color …

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365 Ideas of Happiness

Alhamdulillah, this year I must say that I’m very blessed to have a lot of opportunities to do things related to drawing and illustration, including book illustration x) It started early or mid year when Mbak Baiq Nadia, editor of Bentang Pustaka offered me to do illustration for a friend’s book. Surprisingly, it turned out that Mbak Nadia was the editor who did my featured piece on GoGirl! Magazine in 2012. Isn’t life small yet warm and delightful? :) So after the piece for my friend‘s book (I don’t want to spill it yet), I got another offer to do book illustration for Mbak Nurilla Iryani‘s work. It was all about daily dose of happiness! Without any hesitation I said yes and started working on it. The first time I read the manuscript I already loved the book because it really told you, “Happiness is simple.” I was relieved when I knew that Mbak Nurilla liked the illustration and having Mbak Nadia as an editor, she was very very supportive and open minded. The book …