4.23.2012

Where Fiction and Reality Mingle

After that previous post about 24 hours at Lir, let me be your virtual tour-guide around my little hideaway.. 




So, welcome to Lir.. 



Please use the front door at your right side to enter the shop, we'd really appreciate it if you don't just jump over the fence to reach the restaurant area (which, believe it or not, many people does! hahaha.. maybe I need to put up some sign).. 


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*Reading Room*

As you enter the front door, you'll find the reading room. You can read those books on the shelves for free in this room.. this is also the place where clubs and workshops are held..



..that door on the left side is for you who'd like to dine in our mini restaurant where menus are made straight from the storybooks.. 


Follow the dine-and-drink sign to enter the restaurant area, and enjoy your  Butterbeer or fresh Ginger Ale over a Topsy Turvy and Sandwich.. 

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*The Shop*

If you opt to go to the shop first, please take the door right in front of the entrance and you'll find a curiosity shop, Summer and Spring boutique, and a micro art space.. 


In the shop you'll find anything handmade by Indonesian crafters, books, magazines, and antiquities for sale..feel free to take a look around..




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*Summer and Spring*

Alright, Ladies.. so this is the Summer and Spring Boutique..which, sadly, will no longer be a part of Lir Shop by the beginning of this May. Yet, it will be transformed into an office/ studio/ workshop and clubs room very soon.. Meanwhile, feel free to browse (and drool)..


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*The Folks*

Hey.. let me introduce you to everybody!

 From left to right on the photo above are (front): Bisma, Miy, Dito; (back): Dhea, Mirla, Gabby, Pinky; on the photo below are Pinky, Diny, Miy, Mirla, Gabby. Read here to get description about everybody.


..and the art space team: Dito, Wid, Dimpil, Bisma..

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*Tam Tam*

Ah! 

Don't be superstitious if you meet this black cat with white 'socks'.. Meaning that you've met our other member of the family.. he's very friendly and he brings good luck, don't worry.. his name is Tam Tam. 


Please don't mind his arrogance.. he's just being himself: a seriously tasteful cat. He is actually the neighbor's cat who seem to find his second home at Lir. Soon he become so iconic so that everybody who often visit Lir would miss him when he's out of sight..

(just look at his collar bell!! cuteness..)

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That's the end of the virtual tour.. 
please feel free to greet me in person and visit me at my humble little shop..


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Photographed by Dito Yuwono at Lir

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See you around!




4.09.2012

24 Hours at Lir

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
(Confucius)


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Working as an entrepreneur, I have the trickiest time-span ever. It could be very elastic and tight at the very same time. There are days that feels so long and days that fly too fast. Luckily, I feel like I'm in control of it most of the time. It could feel like everyday is a holiday, and at the same time, it feels like there is no such thing as holiday at all-- it's a 24/7 work.. a fun one, tho.. ;) Plus.. I have a day-off from the shop every Monday when I usually take nowhere ride or going to the beach with bf! (I love Mondays!!)

Now, let me take you to a small tour of my 24 hours life at Lir..

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::Morning::
(my backyard)

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Morning is my favorite time at Lir. I usually get up at 6.30 and make a quick breakfast for my little sister when we're staying overnight at Lir. Breakast is to be served hot and enjoyed at the backyard where the birds are busy, butterflies are fluttering by, lizards are freely running asking for some leftovers, the morning sky is soft and gentle, and the sunshine strikes through the windows. It was as if I was on a picnic or something.. 

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(my workspace)

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Later in the morning, I'd clean up a bit and have either a me-time reading a book over my morning mocha, or working on some task while I'm alone..it's when I get most of the things done and I looove it! Morning is a quality time to be with myself. 

The morning paperwork work consist of writing some stuff for Lir's blog, introduction for a Lir Space exhibition, events report, shop daily report and monthly analysis, writing or translation job, my zine or personal project, promotion, making list, and managerial planning. In brief: things that I love doing.. *wink*

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(at the resto with my favorite vintage apron, from Aya of Strawberry Koi)

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::Day::

(with Gabby and Pinky)

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Around 9.30, the part-timer taking the morning shift will be arrive and help me setting up the shop. Having my sisters, Gabby, Pinky, Dhea, Bisma, Dimpil, and Dito..I'm blessed with the best team ever! (photos of them will be posted next) 

My day would be filled with cooking, gossiping, shopping, cooking again, meeting people, planning, cooking again, and more writings to do. Once a week, we'd have classes (clay class, crafting workshop, cooking class), birthdays, clubs (book making club, idea club), artist talk, presentation, and exhibition opening. That's when things get reaallyyy really exciting! ;)

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::Afternoon::
(with Octo, installing his work for his solo exhibition at Space) 

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The afternoon is one of my most favorite time at Lir.. friends would come, clubs will be held, the weather will be indulging, Lir will be filled with activities, conversation, laughter, and warmth. This would goes on from midday to the closing time (8pm).. 

If I feel like my energy is still overwhelming, I'll usually go for an opening party of an art exhibition elsewhere, go for a see-and-to-be-seen events, music concert, watching a theater play, or simply have a coffee and late-night pizza in some laid back place in town. Other time, I'd opt for an hour drive to be back to my mother's home to get mountain air, having a short night hot tub session or massage, and go to bed early. At other busy day when deadlines are approaching, I'll sleepover at Lir and get things done at night (when I'll usually slept on it and get it actually done in the morning..)

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Recently, we just had a photoshoot on Lir Shop area..
I will post them soon and share the ideas behind the shop itself.. stay tuned! :)





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(I forgot to mention in this blog about a feature of me and my Lir at GoGirl! September 2011)

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Miy
Shirt / Raindrops on Roses
Purple Short / Old Navy
Necklace / Sunday Sundries
Ring / Forgetmenot

Photos of Miy by Dito Yuwono, photos of the places and the detail by Miy.

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Love,





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