Photos and text by Catriona Mitchell.



If you’re looking for some creative inspiration this afternoon, and a jolt of Indonesian artisanal culture, or perhaps some responsible Christmas gifts, the Pasar-Pasaran pop-up cratfs market at the old Art Zoo (soon to be the location of the new Hubud) is for you.



Check out a great range of ingenious upcycled goods, along with other hand-made and recycled products from young Indonesian designers – some local to Ubud, some from Jakarta and Bandung and further afield who have brought their wares to Bali for the first time.



There’s a great buzz going on there today, with something for everyone, and refreshments and music too.


Pasar-Pasaran is a twice-yearly event and runs today til 5.30pm.



Upcycle Blackboard

Tyre DressFor me , this was the highlight of the wares on show, made by Pat (pictured below). Pat’s Ubud-based company is called All Waste Reincarnation Art. He specialises in trash fashion (with occasional shows in Ubud) and in jewelry made from the recycled inner tubes of motorbike tyres. Ingenious!


Pat the Tyre ManPat’s rubber earring line.

Pat the Tyre Man portraitPat’s designs can also be purchased at Kismet on Jalan Dewi Sita, Ubud

By the Sea

Make Things Not WarAn ethos this market (and Ubud Now & Then) abides by!

Jakarta Handmade GoodsBeautiful silk scarves, cushion covers, notebooks and other objects, with artwork by Ruth Marbun. Some of Ruth’s original watercolours are also for sale at very reasonable prices. This is Ruth’s first time selling her art and wares in Bali and she’s fascinated by the cultural differences between here and Jakarta.

Jakarta DesignerArtist and designer Ruth Marbun, whose company Bollu hails from Jakarta. Bollu’s tagline is

‘We Like Things Pure at Heart.’

BudiUbud-based painter Budi Boleng Santoso is selling upcycled glassware today at Pasar-Pasaran. Look out for our forthcoming blog featuring Budi’s witty paintings – he’s brilliant.

Upcycled BottlesBudi’s upcycled bottles, given new life.

Bandung Goods

 A stunning range of gifts for the more feminine consumer, from Bandung-based illustrator Paula Rosaline.

Bandung Girl

Paula Rosaline came from Java to Ubud today especially for Pasar-Pasaran. Her range of designs, sold under her own name, is available online.


On your way out, make sure to stop for refreshments at Loconut! Canggu-based  Sashi Gandarum is making coconut ice-cream with watermelon or rum… Dairy free and (in the case of the watermelon) sugar free. Delicious!

Trash to TreasureCapturing the theme of the event.