Monthly Archives: December 2010

Denim

Seams of Japanese selvage denim jeans. (Image courtesy of Oneculture)

14 oz rope dyed Japanese selvage denim. (Image courtesy of Oneculture)

Everyone has that one pair of jeans they refuse to throw out. I’ve been wearing the same pair of high-waisted cigarette jeans for nearly ten years — they’re faded to perfection, and have been patched up in the most embarrassing places at least a dozen times. My seamstress laughs when she sees me walk in the door. Despite the wear and tear, they’re still the jeans I put on whenever I want to feel most like myself, the best version of me I can muster up effortlessly.

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Alexandre Noll

Alexandre Noll wood sculpture.

Wood sculpture by Alexandre Noll.

Italian Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarotti (1475-1564) famously said, “I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” This same principle — the sumptuousness of the raw material seeming to spiritually guide and coax the artist’s hand — is at work in artist and designer Alexandre Noll’s wood sculptures, furniture and household objects.

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