Indonesia is a treasure-chest of art forms. With over 17,000 islands, art is the expression of the archipelago’s hundreds of tribal cultures and the result of centuries of trade, exchanges and colonial presence. The diversity of ethnic groups is reflected in the varied linguistic, religious and costume traditions co-existing within the country and art is no exception. Handicrafts, textiles, ceremonial items as well as forms of theatre and traditional dances exalt the influence of traditional cultures in daily life.
Published on Wiseguy Suspenders In the last few years barber shops have been experiencing a revival, becoming cool places where to hang out and get a trendy yet unique look. A bit like tattoo shops, they are nowadays considered the kind of place where you enter looking like an ordinary dude and you come out […]
Published on Wiseguy Suspenders Pics courtesy of Schorem barbers and Wiseguy Suspenders Few man’s garments have made as many appearances in different times of history as suspenders. Known as “braces” in British English, suspenders have been around for centuries; at the time of Louis XIV, Frenchmen would tie straps of cloth to their undergarments to […]
Published on Gili Life Wood is a fascinating material, unparalleled in its beauty and functionality. Whether burnt for heat, carved for construction or worshipped as sacred, wood is no ordinary material. Mankind has exploited its countless properties for thousand of years; even today, wood remains one of the most valued natural materials available. Naturally protecting […]
Equatorial climate at its best Published on Gili Life Covering over 5,000 km, Indonesia is one of the largest archipelagoes in the world, with thousands of islands stretching along the equator. Indeed, most of the country has an equatorial climate, which means temperatures are quite stable throughout the year, ranging from 22°C to 32°C. However, […]
On October 2014, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat Abhyan Mission (Clean India) which includes the challenge to provide all Indians with a toilet and eradicate open defecation by 2019. This article was written following Billion Bricks visit to Konchur, Karnataka in 2016, where the team went to assess the viability of the project to build new toilets for the village.
The Kite world is getting smaller and more connected thanks to Kite OnAir, THE one-stop website for all that is kite surfing and related disciplines. Brainchild of passionate kiter and instructor Stefano, this website was created to respond to a much needed service among worldwide kiters: get connected and spread this sport! Stefano is an […]
Population: 3,600,000 Language: Sasak Geography: Lombok Religion: Islam (Wetu Telu), Islam (Waktu Lima), Bodha (Buddhist, Hindu and animistic influences) SASAK ARCHITECTURE Traditional Sasak houses are representative of a family social status and hierarchy and are typically built in rows in the low part of the village. Made in wood and woven bamboo (bedek), they have […]