Domus Novem Journal

Domus Novem Journal

Our everyday thoughts are presented here.

We love to talk about leather, design, music, fashion and photography.
Also architecture, interiors and furniture.

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We Don’t Sell Saddles Here

Editor’s Note: I really like this so-called memo. It’s simply inspiring as it is insightful. I share it here in the hope that it will inspire you to kickstart your own project, startup, or whatever your passion is, as much as it inspired me in starting Domus Novem. Original article start after this. It can…

I wanna Be The Pixies

The Pixies' best-known line-ups. L to R: Charles Thompson aka Black Francis, Kim Deal, Joey Santiago and David Lovering Not all heroes wear capes. Not all rock stars look like rock stars. They got the job well-done, nevertheless. That being said The Pixies, is one of the most bad-ass rock band ever walked this Earth.…


Everyone wants to look good. That’s the whole idea of fashion. That’s why they invented it in the first place. It’s what fashion is all about; its goal; its reason of being. But fashion didn’t start with the invention of dress, suits and accessories. Didn’t start with hairdos and makeup. It started rather with the…

Bamboe Koening Resto

Effan Adhiwira the Bamboo Warrior

Back in 2014, I interviewed, the then young and emerging architect Effan Adhiwira for my old workplace blog. Now, almost 4 years later, I honestly think the interview below is as relevant today as it was back then. Enjoy. Meet Effan Adhiwira, a young, emerging architect specialized in bamboo structure manipulation; a master manipulator of…

#1 Giveaway Winner

First of all, thank you for joining Domus Novem's first ever giveaway! Now that it's finished, don't unfollow us just yet (lol, yes, I'm talking to you, you know who you are). We're going to do this thing regularly in the future so stay tuned. Keep following and stay alert for any giveaway or other…
10 principles of good design

Ten principles for good design | Dieter Rams

Back in the late 1970s, Dieter Rams was becoming increasingly concerned by the state of the world around him: “An impenetrable confusion of forms, colours and noises.” Aware that he was a significant contributor to that world, he asked himself an important question: is my design good design? His answer is expressed in his ten…

3 Things I wished I (really) knew before going all in with my small business

The following post is taken verbatim from Medium. Why is it here? Well, I found the post is really inspiring and insightful so I’d like to share it with you, my dear readers. To find and read this post when I was about to embark on my own journey as a one-person-brand was like being…

Fashion brands website

Do Brands Still Need Website?

It’s 2018 and you ask do brands still need website? The answer to that question is Yes… and No. Well, I don’t know if personal/fashion brand/ecommerce website is still relevant at this time and age. I spent like a decade making them for other brands, across industries, and I honestly feel it’s fast becoming irrelevant.…

Don't wash your jeans

Don’t Wash Your Jeans

Well, it isn’t like you haven’t done that already, is it? Especially you anak kos! People purposely don’t wash their jeans for various reasons. One of which is to get that beautiful faded effects. Denim lovers have treated faded patterns on their jeans like idol worshipers do to their idol. With devotion. Indeed, out of…