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Love thy neighbour
Sometimes things just work out, although you may stress about
the how & why's, in some moments things just fall into place.
That was the feeling that all of us Vasties had when visiting Java.
The feeling was exactly like Ross had expressed "it's like coming
home", for the past few years, we have been focused on what is
happening in other countries, these countries were growing at such
a rapid rate and we were trying to be one step ahead of the trend,
and what we didn't realise is what great products our neighbours
were doing, we now do!
Cool Find, Design Digs
Old friends and new designs
After working for Vast Interior for 9+ years, this is that first
time that I am visiting one of the early vast suppliers. This
supplier has know Ross for more than 20 years, and it definitely
shows, he treats us like family and as do we him. We have an
amazing day visiting his factory, and spending time with him and
his designer, the saying "get the creative juices flowing" I think
was developed in these moments in time. By the end of the day we
felt like we clearly understood the direction in which we were
Travel Titbits, Cool Find, Design Digs
Long time no see
Another day visiting old friends and seeing what direction they
have taken or moved into, over the past few years. Plus visiting
newly sourced suppliers and having coffee with people you normally
only have contact with via email - is sometimes surreal, and its
moments like these that we are all so glad we do what we do, and
the amazing opportunities that we have.
The revival of rattan and natural fibres is evident
everywhere we go. Reinventing the old style and
re-fashioning for the new age. Coloured rattan,
vintage cane and endless forms of natural weaves to reinspire our
natural roots born in Indonesia, years ago.
I'd say by this stage of the trip we have completed maybe 90% of
the business, so the mood is definitely more relaxed, as we have
found some great product on this trip, and its only when we
start showing the Vast Interior Perth Franchise Patrick, that we
realise that. Patrick is not only a franchisee but also a supplier
to Vast Interior Stores, he has great product -using Mango wood to
create it, we spend the full day at his factory, working on stains
and finishes not just for this year but next also. Now that we have
finished making those decisions we head to dinner at one of
Patrick's favourite places, and I can honestly say up to then it
was the most tastiest food I had all trip!
I wouldn't say it was a day of rest, but a more relaxed day of
travels, we head to up to the factory another way, only to see the
indescribable sight of devastation as a direct effect of Mount
Merapi. Where there should be houses and fields there is a
grey black river of rock hard lava, and just to give you and idea
how close we are to the Mount Merapi - were we stood, and saw this
devastation is in fact at least 15km from the top. It was
Life's a Beach
Weekend of rest here we come! Off to Bali for a chill out &
shopping (both work and personal) before coming home to start all
the real work :). We arrive at the private villa in Seminyak, and
are ready for a nice dinner and catch-up with our travel mates
Kerrie and Phil, who were already there. We head off to down the
road to the beach, stoping in at any shop that takes our fancy,
before making it to our final destination sunset over Seminyak
beach - beautiful.
Searching Jogja, Central Java
Following a lead in Jogja, Central Java, we headed off in search
of some funky new homewares suppliers. The level of detail we had
about this place was not a lot, and the address consisted of the
company name, village name, suburb and town (which, funnily enough,
is a relatively common level of address detail here!).
Scrap Wood Recycling
Wow! I was so impressed with how little waste this manufacturer
in Indonesia has. Almost every scrap of wood gets used for
something: only tiny slithers of wood are left over. The
owner actively seeks ways to use the offcuts from other products.
Good for him, good for us, and good for the environment.
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