Selected Daily Drawing Zine

Selected Daily drawing zine
back cover
about snacks & restless hands
inside 1
inside 3
inside 2

I know it's been awhile since my last post on Daily Drawing. The truth is, I lost my latest sketch book in a bazaar last year. I lost my interest to keep drawing the diary. Perhaps I'll do it in another version.

To commemorate my prior sketchbook, the printed version of selected daily drawing, which appeared regularly in slorasauna from 2011 to 2012, IS NOW FOR SALE! I launched these first editions of twelve on my instagram last weekend. For the lucky twelve, I'm going to send you freebies from Mikisi. 

Here's some details on the zine: 28 pages, full color cover on 260 gr carton, black and white 100 gr HVS inside, in A5 size (approximately 21 x 14,8 cm), printed in Jakarta, Indonesia. 

Order and pricing : please send e-mail to hellomikisi(at)gmail(dot)com, I will send you the details.


Ocean Life

ocean life 1
ocean life 2
Sometimes I got easily drowned in any project, not a long-term one, but I can get really intense. Like my latest ocean life project here, I promised myself if I could draw 5 or more (a bit ambitious, am I?) underwater biotas from the book "All Colour Book of Ocean Life" by Martin & Heather Angel, I should give myself a sweet reward.

Thank you to Mr. Painsugar and his magnifico Cygnus Lab Project for all jaw-dropping moments each time I take a look at their works. Mostly done with ballpoint pen on paper.


Rosemary's Baby (and Lavender too)

herbs pots
lavender buds
germinating inside
germinate on cotton pads

Working from home means more time to procrastinate and change your main focus into something interesting, like planting herbs indoor or dreaming of natural home fragrances.

I started to plant rosemary (Rosmarinus officinalis) and lavender (Lavandula) in pots on March 13. Using pre-mixed coco peat and seeds from Paris Garden (available at Ace Hardware, Jakarta with extremely cheap per pack and contains sufficient seeds for more than 10 pots). Entering the third week, seeds mostly from lavender pots had germinated, leaving only three seeds on rosemary pots. Most gardeners said, Rosemary is rather difficult to grow from seeds. Hence propagating from full-grown Rosemary is highly recommended for novice.

Curiosity kills, as I always said to myself. Not enough with coco peat, I tried cotton pads method. Just like growing mung beans (kacang hijau in Bahasa Indonesia) and still it works ;)

Main key to grow herbs is less water, full sun and mal-treatment. Seriously, they will die if you're paying too much attention.


Arne Jacobsen's Swan Chair

Arne Jacobsen's Swan Chair
Arne Jacobsen (1902-1971), a Danish architect and designer, who developed this legendary "no straight lines - only curves" Swan Chair in 1958. Formerly used for the lobby and lounge areas at the SAS Royal Hotel in Copenhagen. The chair allowed guests to spin on its swivel base, thus becoming active participants in the busy hotel atmosphere. His first design used Styropor (an expandable polystyrene, invented by BASF in 1951, commonly used today for cost-effective, yet reliable construction for packaging. e.g. salmon packaging) to create its continuous shape and the upholsterer hand-sewn the fabric directly to Swan's frame.

Along with the Swan, he created the Egg chair, which had been acclaimed as one of the triumphs of his total design. Jacobsen introduced a new technique, using a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery, that guarantees a bit of privacy in public spaces. Just like an egg shell.


Mikisi x (yourname) Project

Mikisi x Anton Ismael 1
Mikisi x Vantiani cover 1
Mikisi x Vantiani
Mikisi x Vantiani

2013! I have been waiting for a year to really launch this section. Mikisi Curiosities Etc is now accepting artist collaboration project.

Ika Vantiani and Anton Ismael were the first artists we did. These charming notebooks are hand-bound in similar method as any other Mikisi's notebook with cotton thread, 32 blank pages each. Please visit the mikisi shop page and my instagram for more details.

P.S. In some pictures shown above, notebooks are not yet trimmed.