Levis

Flags Handmade From Bandanas — Inspiration to Keep Sewing

Recently I finished making 65 flags from bandanas for a Levis project. This version was considerably less time consuming than the previous set of flags which were all made from vintage Levis jeans. From sourcing bandanas to sewing them together to hand-pounding the grommets, these puppies turned out really cool. We used a stitch...

Today's Obsession: Classic Summer

Let’s have a style moment today, and a weekend project too: I need some new jeans for summer like whoa. All I have at the moment is a couple pair of 510’s which are great but getting little threadbare from all the bike time, so I went hunting for a good guide for shrinking...

Levis Creates WaterLess Jeans

We finished building it and hand painting the logo on it last night, it is an amazing 18′ tall gorgeous piece of work. I applaud the efforts of Levis, way to go.Now, we sleep. In an effort to promote water conservation, Levi’s has decided to go a different route with their denim finishing process....

Vintage Paint by Numbers

The big project of the season for me has been the production and distribution of a life sized paint-by-numbers forest for each window in the Levi stores. The inspiration was vintage paint by numbers artwork. We printed the artwork on a vinyl covered “masonite” and CNC cut each shape, multiple-sized trees, snowmen, and bears....

Jason Polan, Levi's, San Francisco & Art!

Jason Polan is a New York artist I’ve mentioned before. Recently, during my first visit to San Francisco (lovely city!) I found Polan finishing up a 20-day… um, thing for the newest Levi’s campaign “We Are All Workers.” I hesitate with titling his commission, because talking about art, corporate sponsorship, design, advertising, social engagement...

120 Blind Mice

I was recently asked to make 120 felt mice to sprinkle in the Levi’s windows. Of course, I have never felted, so I knew this would be a good one. It was more challenging than inspiring, but both have a very similar/positive result. I had never really given felt much thought, so I bought...

Inspired by TeePees

The perfect design A while back I stayed in a teepee while on vacation and it was the best sleep I have ever had. I could have just been really tired which would not be crazy but I like to believe it was the sleeping vessel. I was thrilled when an upcoming project was...

Dream Houses – Make My Job Easier

Mom just sent me a slew of new inspiring tree houses so I am adding them into this old entry. Funny how Mom and I have the same 2 favorites… Yellow Treehouse Restaurant in Auckland, New Zealand. The pine and poplar beams attached to a redwood tree resemble the construction of a moth’s nest....

Mad for Macramé

I am going to talk about what inspires me for my day to day projects and life in general—they all seem to bleed together. (Not much separation between work and play these days. It is almost all full of the good stuff.) Levi’s and I recently started a project together inspired by macrame, the...