Sunday, January 27, 2013


some bricks now baby
lets build a home
some bricks now baby
lets build a home.  

Let's Build A Home / The White Stripes / De Stijl

Illustration: Monica Hapsari for OJA
Who doesn't know Piet Mondriaan? As one of the De Stijl pioneers, this Dutch artist had contributed in the development of modern art—particularly the minimalism style. Based on that style, OJA tries to explore the advantages of plastic bag as a material with Mondriaan ‘rules’: abstract shapes and simple, clean colors. The title of this fresh, colorful collection is Manhattaan.

Illustration: Monica Hapsari for OJA

Unique color compositions and playful vertical and horizontal strokes are the strong points of this 16 cm x 30 cm clutch bag. Yes, Manhttaan utilizes discarded (colorful) plastic bags as its basic material. For the lining, OJA chooses fabrics with geometrical and abstract patterns such as polka dot, houndstooth, and other adorable motifs.

Illustration: Monica Hapsari for OJA

A Piece of Art in Your Palm
What makes it more special, all of the Manhattaan clutch bags are unique. No two are the same because the plastic motif for each clutch bag is specially designed and done by hand. That’s why, just like a painting, every piece in Manhattaan collection is highly exclusive.

The complete collection can be purchased online at starting tomorrow: January 28th, 2013.

Illustration: Monica Hapsari for OJA

So, are you cool enough to be fashionably and environmentally responsible with Manhattaan?

Enjoy! XXX

M A N H A T T A A N. all rights reserved.

twitter: @oja_mantra

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Levitastic In Manhattaan

Levitas / Fantastic / Plastic
Don't ever stop learning, because life is so great. 
Now, we want to learn how to fly. How to levitate.
Thank you Edward Enrieco.

M A N H A T T A A N. all rights reserved.

Photo: Edward Enrieco

Photo: Edward Enrieco
Photo: Edward Enrieco

Photo: Edward Enrieco

The complete collection can be purchased online at starting January 28th, 2013.

twitter: @oja_mantra

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Little Manhattaan In Rio

Yes, for sure, you can find little Manhattaan In Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Rio+20 it is.

Source: Gina Karina.
United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development
Pavilion exhibition, Athlete Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 12-22 June 2012. 
Earth summit (conference), Rio Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 20-22 June 2012.

Source: Gina Karina.
Welcome to Indonesia Pavilion!

Source: Gina Karina.
Source: Gina Karina.
OJA: Manhattaan & Black Flag. Source: Gina Karina.
OJA: Manhattaan. Source: Gina Karina.
Source: GIna Karina.
Source: Gina Karina.
Source: Gina Karina.
Source: Gina Karina.

Need more info about Rio+20? Please have a look at: 

And please do see this: 
"If you don't know how to fix it, then, please stop breaking it." Severn Suzuki, 1992.

Many thanks to Gina Karina, Rudolf Bastian, and all friends from Earth Hour Indonesia for this great opportunity. OJA loves you all!

Source: GIna Karina.

Think Upcycling!

Hello there, it's been a while. Here are some exhibition pictures I would like to share. Enjoy!

Ecologically Sustainable Solution Week
16-22 April 2012
Kuta, Bali, Indonesia

Thanks to Nafka, OJA was able to take part in 5x5 Responsible Lifestyle Products Exhibition - The Little Tree Ecologically Sustainable Solution Week, 16-22 April 2012, Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.

OJA: Black Flag, Forever Hong, and Manhattaan. Source: Dodi Mustafa.

For more details about the exhibition, please have a look at:

Monday, April 23, 2012

Forever Hong #OJATIK

Stay Young, Stay Hong!


The Feminine ‘Forever Hong’

Tak lama setelah koleksi pertama—Black Flag—diluncurkan, OJA kembali bekerjasama dengan TikShirt memperkenalkan koleksi terbaru (OJATik) yang diberi nama ‘Forever Hong’. Mirip dengan ‘Black Flag’, oversized clutch (22 cm x 37 cm) ini juga terbuat dari sampah kantong plastik hitam yang diolah sedemikian rupa dengan teknik kria (craft) hingga menyerupai kulit binatang. Bedanya, material plastik ‘Forever Hong’ kini memiliki tekstur gelembung yang lebih besar yang mirip kulit gajah.
Not long after the first collection—Black Flag—had been launched, OJA, collaborating with TikShirt, once again introduce the new collection, titled ‘Forever Hong’. Just like ‘Black Flag’, this oversized clutch (22 cm x 37 cm) is made from discarded black plastic bags, processed with craft technique in such a way to resemble animal leather. The difference is, plastic material in ‘Forever Hong’ has bigger bubble texture, similar to elephant leather.

front side
back side

Classic Batik
Kali ini, TikShirt memberi sentuhan batik klasik pada bagian dalam tas dengan pilihan motif Sogan dan Kawung yang cantik. Tak hanya itu, ‘Forever Hong’ pun tampil lebih feminin berkat aplikasi bordir burung Hong pada bagian penutup tas. Motif asal Cirebon yang merupakan simbolisasi keabadian, femininitas, dan pembaharuan ini sengaja dipilih untuk makin ‘mengentalkan’ kesan batik yang pada keseluruhan clutch—menarik, bukan?
This time, TikShirt gives a touch of classic batik on the bag’s inner lining with a selection of beautiful Sogan and Kawung motifs. Embroidery application of Phoenix birds on the bag flap also gives ‘Forever Hong’a feminine feel. Originated from Cirebon, the motif symbolizing eternity, femininity and revival is carefully selected to intensify the clutch’s batik theme. Isn’t that interesting? 

sogan batik lining
kawung batik lining

Say Yes To Eco-Fashion!
Sejalan dengan prinsip awal, yaitu memajukan karya desainer lokal, dengan kolaborasi ke-2-nya ini, OJA juga ingin menggiatkan kesadaran mencintai lingkungan di kalangan orang banyak—masyarakat Indonesia khususnya. OJA bermaksud mengajak orang-orang yang peduli penampilan untuk menyelami fashion sebagai gaya hidup yang peduli lingkungan, begitupun sebaliknya (eco-conscious). OJA yakin, mencintai kekayaan negeri sendiri beserta lingkungannya adalah tindakan yang sangat fashionable.
Along with the desire to promote the work of local designers, with this 2nd collaboration, OJA also want to encourage environmental awareness—especially among Indonesian citizens. OJA is calling out to all fashion-conscious people to see fashion as an eco-friendly lifestyle, and vice versa. OJA is assured, supporting our country’s resources and environment is definitely a fashionable thing to do.

Koleksi tas ini sendiri bisa segera didapatkan di TIKShirt, Level One Grand Indonesia East Mall 1st Floor.
This bag collection is available at TiKShirt, Level One Grand Indonesia East Mall 1st Floor.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Animal In Style

It was a big year. Baby birth. Quit from work. 2011.

'Animal In Style'
Multicolored nylon rope, synthetic leather rope, silver chain, panther resin, metal ring.

Taste In Men

It was 2010. Crystal idea. Placebo minded.

'Taste In Men'
Nylon rope, crystal, silver chain, metal ring.