FRESH RESEARCH AND INSPIRATION

DISCOVER MORE ABOUT OUR GENUINELY ONE OF A KIND PRODUCTS, THE INCREDIBLE PLACES THEY ARE SOURCED FROM, DESIGNER TIPS AND TRICKS, AND A PEEK BEHIND THE SCENES AT ANSERAI HQ.

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ELLY’S TOP THREE PICKS FOR YOGA IN BALI

/So if Sarah's the undisputed surfing master / beach bum in this duo, Elly is claiming the yoga title. / Whether you know your vinyasa from your ashtanga and your proud pigeon from your king pigeon, or you're a complete yoga newbie, here are her top three spots for...

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GALLERY WALL 101: BRIGHT / ECLECTIC / RELAXED

We have some exciting new additions to our artwork collection in the works here at Anserai, so we thought we'd take the opportunity to do a little round up of gallery wall tips and tricks.  Our in-house interior designer, Elly MacDonald, is pretty partial to (read:...

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ANSERAI IN THE PRESS

We were delighted to have our Money Cowrie / Natural Twine Mounted Papuan Tribal Shell Necklace {clicky clicky here} featured in the latest edition of Real Life Magazine - thanks for the shout out! / {Real Life Magazine}...

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TEXTILE SAMPLES AVAILABLE!

Roll up, roll up, come check out the complimentary samples we're now offering of our incredible, literally one of a kind vintage Indonesian ikat and songket textiles:/ Just shoot us an email to info@anserai.com to request your sample pack!...

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GET THE LOOK: BOHO TROPICAL LIVING SPACE

Justina Blakeney's insanely gorgeous blush/textural/tropical design has had us all kinds of giddy over here at Anserai HQ when it was unveiled a couple of months back. Get the look below {with the addition of our very own vintage blush/peach Indo ikat pillow, why of...

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GET THE LOOK: BOHO TRIBAL LIVING ROOM

We've been loving this ethnic-y, boho tribal living space for a loooong time, here at Anserai.  The simple and all natural colour scheme is livened up by a serious textural onslaught - reclaimed wood, sheepskin, linens, sisal, antiqued brass and fur all get a look in....

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SPOTLIGHT ON: INDO IKAT MOTIFS

/ { berry/forest green flowers, stars + dots, black/dove euro florals, indigo/ice blue colonial crests, fig/berry patola-inspired, indigo/forget-me-not basket handles, black/peach {aristocratic} horses...

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GET THE LOOK: BEACH HOUSE CHIC

So with the temps creeping up in both San Fran and Singapore, the Anserai team hankering after some serious beach time!  With the sun shining there’s nothing better than whites, woods, natural textures and {of course} a couple of our show-stopping Papuan tribal shell...

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ON OUR RADAR – JULY

/ {shibori pillow / tie dye pillow / ikat pillow / fish tacos recipe / embroidered top / lanna hill house}   SaveSave...

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IKATS IN SABU: THE TALE OF A SERIOUS SISTERLY BUST UP

Sabu {or commonly 'Savu'} is an eeny weeny little island in the Lesser Sunda group, roughly halfway between Sumba and Timor {also comprising two other even smaller islands, but they're not massively interesting textile-wise}. It has a very similar history to that of...

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DEXTERITY AND SKILL: NOT JUST OUR BALINESE ARTISANS

Our fantastic local framer in California has just sent over some 'work in progress' photos from his recent work on Anserai's Collection #1.  Not only is he framing some pieces, but also displaying some using reused/distressed wood bases and iron armatures. Given that...

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BANANA PANCAKES AT SARAH’S TOP FIVE BALI SURF SPOTS

Sarah's little step back in time: Bali surf trip, June 2007 After reading the first version of this blog post, I was duly reminded by some friends that there are a few crucial locations I missed! So I could not in good conscience leave it unamended... Bali, an...

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A TRIP TO NUSA LEMBONGAN

A tiny island off the south east coast of Bali, Nusa Lembongan is famous for its incredible beaches, thriving seaweed farming industry and abso-blooming-normous manta ray schools. We took a break from the textile markets and our Bali suppliers, and spent a few days...

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UNPACKING THE TREASURE

It was with both excitement and trepidation I began unpacking the shipment from Bali this week. Will everything have arrived in one piece? Will everything have arrived at all?! So, 11 boxes and only a few paper cuts later, I am very happy to report that all necklaces,...

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COWRIE SHELLS: AMONG THE WORLD’S OLDEST CURRENCIES

One of my favourite elements of Anserai's first collection is our range of unique and all natural tribal shell necklaces sourced from Papua, in the very east of the Indonesian archipelago. While sourcing some of these necklaces from a trader in Bali, I discovered the...

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“WE HAVE NO ART”

"We have no art. We do everything as well as we can" - Balinese Proverb When the explorer from the "civilized world" asked the Balinese to show him their art, they were puzzled. The explorer tried to explain what art is to the very capable but rather uncomfortable...

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EXPLORING BUKIT

The Bukit Peninsula is the southernmost tip of Bali and there are so many adventures to be had in the nearby area, from surfing to cliff jumps. Do as Elly did, and take this little 'back of the motorbike tour' with us... The sun setting over the surfers from the...

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A SPIRITUAL ISLAND

Inseparable from the religious rituals of Bali are the many temples of the island. To the Balinese, temples and their various structures are not worshipped but are meant to be a pleasant resting place for the gods on their stay on the island. Every house has its own...

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DAWN AT UBUD MARKET

Ubud is known as the cultural center of Bali and as a land of artists. At Anserai, we absolutely love its traditional charm, and stunning array of beautiful artisanal crafts. There is no difficulty finding authenticity amisdt the squatting Balinese sellers haggling...

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COLLECTION #1: INSPIRED BY BALI

Our debut collection for Anserai is sourced from the beautiful island of Bali, Indonesia. Sandwiched between Borneo and Australia, this archipelago of volcanoes, reefs and jungle is a paradise on earth whether you're a beach bum, diver or simply addicted to textiles...

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