A Love Letter for Cat Socrates


You, mean..mean little shop. You make my heart stops right at the first time I found you, even before I stepped into your shop. Those tiny whimsy photos you hang in front of the store, that insanely cute bicycle you display out there just like a lady owner of the bicycle is busy shopping inside and left her ride, and all those tiny details carelessly spreading around the place. I was bewitched. When I stepped in, I was literally breathless. I thought I already found treasure when I first hold that Alice in Wonderland and Le Petit Prince Agenda.. but I was wrong, digging deeper inside your shop was a journey to wonderland itself. 

I was totally amazed by those indie-published books (those postcard books; The Sky I Wish To Share With You *swoon* and other photo compilations; local literature and all); those handmade postcard and Polaroid’s stickers; those quirky notebooks (I die!); fun cameras (I can't help myself but taking home one of these and considered to name her Socrates before finally calling her Antoinette); amazing collections of tin toys (yes, those that actually run with keys); and super sweet collections of homewares and fabrics (I must have actually die and gone o a little shop in heaven).

One day visit wasn't enough to feed my hunger of your beautiful collections. I feel that urge to keep coming back. When my new pink camera Antoinette found out to be broken, I came back to your place the next day and got a brand new camera to replace pink Antoinette to blue Antoine; remember me? It was exceeding expectation. I thought the best thing that you can do was trying to repair the camera, but no.. a brand new baby, that is! How generous is that?

It's also very nice to take a sip in that busy mini cafe of yours, great selection of bossanova  musics and entertained by that humble yet romantic mini exhibition you held (Stand On Your Two Feet). I must say that I am a very happy customer.

Guess what, that very same day we tried to take a stroll along the city's hippest spot where all that cool blogshops are standing straight and tall, but, really.. Nothing compared to the satisfaction of finding you at the very first place. Well.. Book Actually; Threadbare and Squirrel; and Birds and Co. are kinda super cool too.. but still, you won over my heart. *lovestruck* 

The other satisfaction that came close to what I felt when I found you was finding the original site of Ya Kun Kaya Toast with all that original old-style stall (and I already have this unhealthy crush with Ya Kun Kaya Toast since a year ago because it reminds me so much of the taste of my childhood.. so, basically, that is still incomparable to my Polaroid love to you: instant, easy, and sweet). 

Someday, I be back and I have to say that you've inspired me to make some major makeovers for my own little shop in Jogja (Lir Shop). Hopefully one day, someone would fell in love when she first stepped inside my shop the way I did with you. It's so easy to love you.

Starry eyed, weird standing pose, and love charmed,

a (more than) happy customer

P.S.: Photographed by Dito Yuwono, and that pretty lady next to me? I'll feature her in a blogpost soon enough. ;)

P.S.S: Check out Cat Socrates' August Newsletter here. Over-flooding cuteness alert! (You've been warned!)


Tea Dress / Summer and Spring
Sandals / St.Moritz
Accesories / Random



Page said...

love the pics!

dunia kecil indi said...

bagus banget.. ditempatku dimana ya bisa nemu toko seperti ini. menarik sekali :)

Nixie Pyrena said...

hey i love your dress ! tokonya unik yaa. hehehehe

My Wardrobe Changeover

michelle_ said...

The place is soo cute !! I love the atmosphere and the little furniture pieces...thx for sharing this :)

sajuki said...

great photos. love your dress

rana musika said...

ah sumpah ini toko gue banget deh #speechless. itu di Indonesiakah? sori baru liat gambarnya doang hihi. thanks ya, waktu itu udah mampir dan komeng di blogku :)

rana musika said...

ah sumpah ini toko gue banget deh #speechless. itu di Indonesiakah? sori baru liat gambarnya doang hihi. thanks ya, waktu itu udah mampir dan komeng di blogku :)

Dorothy Souhuwat said...

i like your dress

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