Monthly Archives: December 2010


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 a decade — 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.