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Taqilla imaginary village

 

Hi, everyone!
It’s been a while I haven’t add something to this blog. Today I’m announcing that on July 21 2011, Taqilla will have a mini village at Mekar Networking Event on Sampoerna Strategic Building Jl. Jend.Sudirman Kav.45 Jakarta.
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You’re probably wondering what’s a mini village? Well, in this mini village you can see how Taqilla laptop bag is made from a drawing in a piece of paper to the finished product, complete with people behind it. It’s going to be exciting because not only you can see the proccess, you will be one of the first people to see a few Taqilla new laptop bag design! Isn’t it great? Here’s a few spoiler: some ethnic, some sweet flowery themed, some colorful bags… aren’t you curious?
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So if you are nearby Sampoerna Strategic Building Jl. Jend.Sudirman Kav.45 Jakarta on July 21 2011, do visit us!
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PS: here is a bag preview, Mekar bag just won a batik design competition.
 I’ll tell you a little bit about that latter.
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We are at Main Lobby!

Jakarta International Handicraft Trade Fair or INACRAFT 2011 is considered as one of the largest handicraft exhibition in Asia and the biggest in Indonesia. It will be held at April 20th – 24th 2011 at Balai Sidang Jakarta Convention Center. There will be a huge and various amount of handmade and fabricated handicrafts, from traditional and modern home industry or manufacturer, featured at the exhibition.

Taqilla Laptop Bags will be participating the exhibition for the first time this year. This is a great opportunity for Taqilla as an Indonesian fashion laptop bags brand to be exposed to a wider range of consumer and buyer. Taqilla have been lucky enough to enter this highly sought after event because of our achievement on UNESCO Award of Excellence 2010 where Taqilla managed to get three award for three products.

If you have been wanting to see Taqilla’s product in person instead of online pictures, this is your good chance. You can find Taqilla’s booth at the JCC Main Lobby booth no.15. Get Taqilla’s special offer that can only be found at the event such as 10% discount, 3x instalment for BNI Credit Card Holder, and if you spend more than Rp 350.000 and bring an INACRAFT map from Femina magazine, you can get candy colored bag, handphone pouch or a key holder for free!

So, mark your calendar on April 20th – 24th 2011 and we’ll see you at JCC Main Lobby!

-Taqilla-

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Circa Lurik (Green)

Circa Lurik (Pink)

TAQILLA STORY COMPETITION

WIN IT!

2 EXCLUSIVE BAGS
Just finish the ending of story..

I have wrote a love story,  about an Italian guy who stole my heart. He was my first love. But that’s not the way I want my story end. So let’s daydreaming with me and submit your ending version, now!

…2 version of story ending that I pick as the winners will be published here on taqilla.wordpress.com on August 22th, 2010.

The winner will get a cool bag from Taqilla’s men’s collection that you can give for your own special man. It’s absolutely free!

• Want to know the story? Go to my blog on taqilla.wordpress.com and read the post about an Italian guy who stole my heart.
• Send your version of story ending by email to quiztaqilla@yahoo.com before August 20th, 2010.
• Write your name, ID card, address, postal code and mobile phone number.
• If you live in Jabodetabek region the present should be pick up by yourself at our store Galeri Taqilla, Plaza Semanggi 1st floor #44, Jl. Jend Sudirman Kav 50, Jakarta. Don’t forget to bring your ID card.

***important*** Please call Revi (+62 856 155 1133) at least one day before you come

Happy daydreaming 🙂
Taqilla.

One of my hobby back when I was in a 3rd grade was collecting cute letter set. Theres a lot of cute motiff such as flowers, animals, cartoon character, and hearts. If my parents take me to a book store, I would go to the stationery section to admire those letter set. Usually my mother would nag when I ask her to buy me a new letter set because she thinks I already had too many and I never use them.

And then I had an idea to use my letter set to send my cousin, Nena, a letter. Nena is my cousin that I’m really close to because we had the same age. We actually live in the same city and go to the same elementary school. The content of our letter is so funny now that i read them again. It always started with, “Hello! How are you? I’m doing fine here.” While we met almost everyday.

Nena then started to collect letter set too but she have a different taste when it comes to it. She likes bold colors such as red hot, electric blue, bright yellow and black. While that time my taste is more to soft colors. Our hobby just stands to the 5th grade because that time we were in the same class so the letter topic kind of limited when we had the same friends.

Now, Nena grow up to be an edgy style woman like her letter set colors and work in the cool advertising world. Both of us didn’t send each other emails like we used to but I’ll never forget the feeling while waiting the bold colored envelope with my name on it from Nena arrived. This “Envelope” collection is inspired by my memories with Nena.

Envelope raw sketch

Envelope sketch

Salah satu hobiku mulai kelas 3 SD adalah mengumpulkan kertas surat dan amplop yang lucu. Ada yang bermotif bunga, binatang, tokoh kartun, dan bergambar hati. Bila orangtuaku mengajak ke toko buku, aku pasti ke bagian stationery untuk mengaggumi kertas-kertas surat yang lucu dengan amplop yang senada. Biasanya ibuku mengomel setiap aku minta dibelikan set yang baru, karena menurutnya aku sudah punya cukup banyak dan tidak pernah aku gunakan.

Lalu aku punya ide untuk menggunakan koleksi kertas surat itu dengan mengirimkan surat ke sepupuku, Nena. Nena adalah sepupu yang seumuran denganku sehingga kami sangat akrab. Kami sebenarnya tinggal satu kota dan masuk ke sekolah yang sama. Isi surat kami lucu sekali bila aku baca lagi. Pasti dimulai dengan, “Halo! Bagaimana kabarmu? Aku disini baik-baik saja.”  Padahal kami bertemu hampir setiap hari di sekolah.

Nena jadi ikutan mengkoleksi kertas surat sepertiku tapi seleranya berbeda denganku. Ia menyukai warna-warna berani seperti merah cabe, biru elektrik, kuning dan hitam. Sementara aku saat itu menyukai warna-warna yang lebih soft. Sayang, hobi ini hanya bertahan sampai kelas 5 SD karena sejak saat itu kami sekelas sehingga bahan pembicaraan kami di surat jadi terbatas.

Kini Nena tumbuh menjadi wanita yang bergaya edgy seperti selera kertas suratnya dulu dan bekerja di bidang periklanan. Aku dan Nena memang tidak surat-suratan lagi, tapi aku tidak pernah lupa perasaanku menunggu amplop berwarna berani, bertuliskan namaku dari Nena. Koleksi tas “Envelope” kali ini diinspirasi dari kenanganku dengan Nena dulu.


-Taqilla-

Envelope series

Envelope (Black) LAPTOP CARRYING

Material: Glossy Leatherlike – Green suede lining

Available for laptop 10″ to 15″

IDR 345.000 ~ 375.000

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Envelope (black) POUCH

Material: Glossy Leatherlike – Green suede lining

Fit for Blackberry

IDR 150.000

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Envelope (Red) LAPTOP CARRYING

Material: Glossy Leatherlike – Grey suede lining

Available for laptop 10″ to 15″

IDR 345.000 ~ 375.000

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Envelope (Red) POUCH

Material: Glossy Leatherlike – Grey suede lining

Fit for Blackberry

IDR 150.000

Being in Italy, I can’t help admiring one of the country’s best traits: young Italian guys. I got to admit there are a lot of handsome men there. My friend Zara who lived in Milan once said, “Even Italian frogs look handsome”. Italian guys are stylish. A lot of the using designers outfit, sometimes head to toe. Maybe their underwear too, hehe. The bags that they wear are also stylish. I even re-sketch 2 bags that I saw on guys there and name it “Skiro” and “Tsavo”.

And then there is Sebastian. Remember the guy who’s looking at me while taking picture’s in piazza Venezia? Well, apparently we met again. I was drinking cappuccino in an outdoor table of a cozy little café, watching people pass me by, feeling happy after finishing the “Nava” bag sketch. He suddenly stands in front of my table and take my picture without asking me. I thought it was rude. He disturbed my moment! I was going to protest but then he seat on my table like he knows me or something and call the waiter to order. I said to him, “Erase my picture. I don’t like strangers taking a picture of me like that and there are other unoccupied tables here!” I was hoping he understand English or we might have a big scene. Thankfully he did understand. He just casually reply, ‘Why? Are you waiting for someone else? Your lover, maybe? And as the picture… I can’t do anything about it. It is done and this is not a digital camera where you can erase a picture so easily.”

Despite of that rocky start, we then can make friends. Sebastian actually lived in New York and currently visiting for his cousin’s wedding. That explains his excellent english. The blonde girl I saw on Piazza Venezia was the girl his cousin’s married to. That explains why he is so friendly to her. He offers me to be my guide in Rome for 3 days before I went to Paris. We travel through Rome with his father old motorcycle and it was amazing.

Sebastian is very handsome with his tan skin, thick curling dark hair, thick eyebrow too, tall body build, and also very Italian. He sometimes holds my hand, compliment me, hold me, and kiss my cheek when we meet and departed but still very polite because he respect that I am a nice eastern girl. I can’t help to fall for him in those 3 days. Sadly, he didn’t show up at Trevi fountain in the afternoon before I leaved as promised. I waited for an hour but eventually I got to go catch my night train to Paris. I don’t know what happen that day, I lost his name card. It must have been slipped somewhere. I just hope nothing serious keep him to see me that day. I must admit he still haunts my thoughts sometimes. Then I got a Facebook message by the end of last year. The message was:”finally found you on facebook”. The sender: Sebastian.

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Ketika di Itali, aku tak dapat mengingkari salah satu aset terbaiknya: lelaki muda Italia. Aku harus mengakui banyak lelaki tampan disana. Temanku, Zara, yang tinggal di Milan pernah berkata, ”bahkan kodok Itali terlihat ganteng”. Lelaki disana pandai bergaya. Banyak dari mereka yang mengenakan pakaian dari desainer kadang dari kepala hingga kaki. Mungkin pakaian dalam juga. Hehe. Tas-tas yang mereka gunakan juga tampak bergaya. Aku sampai menggambar ulang 2 tas yang aku lihat dipakai oleh beberapa lelaki disana dan menamainya ”Skiro” dan ”Tsavo”.

Lalu ada Sebastian. Ingat lelaki yang melihatku ketika mengambil foto di Piazza Venezia? Ternyata kami bertemu kembali. Aku sedang meminum segelas cappuccino di meja luar sebuah kafe kecil yang nyaman, melihat orang-orang berlalu-lalang, dan merasa senang karena baru saja menyelesaikan sketsa ”Nava”. Sebastian tiba-tiba muncul didepan mejaku dan mengambil fotoku tanpa izin. Aku sempat akan protes ketika ia duduk semeja denganku dan memanggil pelayan untuk memesan sesuatu. Aku berkata padanya, “hapus fotoku tadi. Aku tidak suka orang asing mengambil fotoku seperti itu dan masih banyak meja kosong disini!” aku berharap ia mengerti bahasa Inggris atau kami akan mempunyai masalah. Untungnya ia mengerti. Ia hanya menjawab dengan santai, “kenapa? Apakah kau menunggu orang lain? Kekasihmu mungkin? Dan tentang foto tadi… aku tidak bisa berbuat apa-apa. Ini bukan kamera digital dimana fotonya bisa dihapus dengan mudah.”

Walaupun awalnya kami bertengkar, kami tetap bisa berteman. Sebastian sebenarnya tinggal di New York dan sedang mengunjungi Itali untuk pernikahan sepupunya. Itu menjelaskan mengapa ia bisa berbahasa Inggris. Gadis yang ia temui di Piazza Venezia adalah tunangan sepupunya. Itu menjelaskan mengapa ia sangat akrab dengan gadis itu. Sebastian menawarkan untuk menjadi guide di Roma selama 3 hari sebelum aku berangkat ke Paris. Kami menjelajahi Roma dengan motor lama ayahnya dan itu sangat menyenangkan.

Sebastian adalah lelaki yang tampan dengan kulitnya yang coklat, rambut ikalnya yang tebal dan gelap, alisnya yang juga tebal, badannya yang tinggi, dan juga sangat khas Italia. Ia kadang memegang tanganku, memujiku, memelukku, dan mencium pipiku saat kami bertemu dan berpisah. Namun ia tetap sopan karena ia menghormatiku sebagai wanita timur yang baik. Aku tak kuasa untuk menyukainya. Namun sayang, ia tidak muncul ketika di Trevi fountain sesuai janjinya dihari ketika aku akan berangkat ke Paris. Aku tidak tau apa yang terjadi padanya hari itu dan aku kehilangan kartu namanya. Pasti terselip di suatu tempat. Aku hanya berharap tidak ada hal serius yang menahannya untuk bertemu denganku saat itu. Aku harus mengakui ia masih menghantui pikiranku kadang-kadang. Lalu aku mendapat pesan Facebook di akhir tahun lalu. Pesan itu berisi:”finally found you on facebook”. Pengirim pesan: Sebastian.

-Taqilla-