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Windows 1.0: No, Not Microsoft

In 1952 Robert Kretschmer, former Display Manager of the Wilber Rogers and Ann Lewis Department Stores, wrote a book on "Window and Interior Display: The Principles of Visual Merchandizing." Funnily, little has changed since then, even in this digital age. Window display design (and window dressers), or as he called them "the displayman," is...

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...

Contour Maps Gone 3D

I recently had another project for Levis which involved deconstructing contour maps of volcanoes and giving them dimension for the windows. The styling inspiration was from an amazing ’70s rock climbing book. It reminds me of my parents (how did everyone look so good back then?!). I found too much inspiration in the maps department....

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...