Wanda Kamarga

A Glimpse of Glasgow

For so long i've been wanting to see Scotland. I am intrigued to see Glasgow in particular.


When you listen to some music, it just seems that a song becomes a complete story if you hear it right where it was written, or where the band came from. There's something magical about listening to a music right in its original environment. Quick reference to recent music videos, I would imagine the feeling would be like in Camera Obscura's Troublemaker video or The Pastel's Check My Heart. So with Glasgow, I have one dream, that is to stroll around the city with my ipod on.


All accomodations are full during our visit due to the rugby season. That night, Scotland is playing against NZ's all blacks. So we only managed to do a day trip, and continue to Edinburgh late at night.

We visited Kelvingrove Museum and took long stroll around West End area.

Too bad this is a very short trip, I still would love to come back and visit Charles Rennie Mackintosh's buildings, such as Willow Tea Rooms. Plus some vintage shopping wouldn't hurt.

So yes, Glasgow is still definitely on my bucket list.

Wong Chuk Hang Discoveries

On my last visit to Hong Kong, we spent some time rummaging around Wong Chuk Hang and found exciting discoveries. Wong Chuk Hang is an industrial complex located in Aberdeen area. At a glance, they are basically a complex full of unassuming, grim, old warehouse buildings. But Wong Chuk Hang is full of hidden gems, inside the buildings you will randomly find designer products, galleries, and cafes.


I discovered that Wong Chuk Hang is where Hong Kong Art Basel was hosted, so I took note of a few gallery names but turns out it's not easy to immediately locate those spots. If you try asking the security guards downstairs, they'll tell you there's nothing here. So we thought, screw it let's just trespass and look for the floor guide ourselves (nobody cares if you trespass anyway).

So here are the places we discover...

The Mezzanine Floor, 23 Wong Chuk Hang Rd | website

Blindspot Gallery

Blindspot Gallery
15/F, Po Chai Industrial Building, 28 Wong Chuk Hang Road | website

Regency Centre Phase 1, 39 Wong Chuk Hang Rd | website

Shopping at Establo

Room C&D, 4/F, Kwai Bo Industrial Building, 40 Wong Chuk Hang Road | website

The Butchers Club
16/F, Shui Ki Industrial Building, 18 Wong Chuk Hang Road | website)

Reimagining an Archipelago

Our first ever showcase abroad. It was held in Design Festa Gallery, Harajuku last 18th-20th March. Here's a (very late) promotional item.

THE 1984

Established in 2013, The 1984 is a Jakarta based creative consultant, creating brand experience mostly for small to medium enterprises. Many of our works are related to niche products in Indonesia, allowing us to do experiments and solve problems from interesting angles.


The exhibition ‘Re-imagining An Archipelago’ is our own loose translation of The 1984’s homeland, Indonesia. Using mostly collage technique to transform existing images of pre-war environment, we re-imagine what it feels like to discover the enchanting tribes and remote places in the region.

「THE 1984」

2013年に設立されたジャカルタの「The 1984」は、小・中企業のブランド戦略に活躍しているクリエイティブ・コンサルタントである。人々の興味をひく実験や方法で問題を解決し、そのプロジェクトの多くはインドネシアの独特な文化に携わっている。


「列島の再想像」展では、The 1984 が母国であるインドネシアを主観的に解釈した。コラージュがメインで、既存の戦前環境画像を変化させ、国の様々な民族や辺地を見つけた時の感情を再想像した。


My name is Irawandhani Kamarga, you can call me Wanda for short. I live in Jakarta, blogging mostly about daily life with The 1984, Jalan Kenangan, Binatang Press!, my dogs, and my travels. Here's more about me



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