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Jakarta Post


  • Morgan Harrington


Jakarta   /   Sat, July 25 2009   /  01:23 pm

The recently released album The Headless Songstress is merely the latest creation by the multitalented Kartika Jahja. Aside from the music, which is humming along nicely, Tika, a Jakartan born and bred, is a writer, artist, keen cook and all-round entrepreneur. "I've been a job hopper since I was in high school," she says. "Basically because I love learning and trying everything." She owns and operates KEDAI, a funky Kemang caf*, and Bikin Barang, the craft shop above it, where those with discerning taste can find the very best in recycled and hand-made curiosities. And given Tika holds a degree from the Art Institute of Seattle, The Bikin Ruang, an alternative space for art exhibits and other events, fits in well in the next room. "I try to keep my businesses as relaxed and fun as possible for the customers as well as employees, while still maintaining the profit asp...