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No.One is an independent footwear brand borne from the converging disciplines of art, craft and technology. We hand make sneakers for a limited few in our space in Venice, California.

No.One, an independent footwear brand specializing in the micro-production of premium quality, editioned sneakers for the limited few. Offering a small-run debut collection along with a bespoke service for individual clients, No.One hand makes each pair of shoes from its studio in Venice, California.

Borne from the converging disciplines of art, craft, and technology, the No.One System is a balance of order and disorder, a creative cycle between the known and unknown. From the initial cutting of patterns to final packaging, this intersection of disciplines informs each part of the in-house manufacturing process and serves as the founding constitution for No.One.

Located within a long standing enclave for free thinkers at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, 1901 Lincoln is a state-of-the-art environment built to facilitate the continued development of the No.One System. A shoemaker workshop, research facility, and concept showroom, this modern industrial space is inviting made-to-order clientele by appointment.

The No.One System
This system is not a curriculum. It’s a process imbued in everything No.One creates. It is structured disorder in nine interconnected parts, operating as one. While it appears paradoxical, it’s less a method to control the unknown and more a way to extract as much from it as possible. A clarity within the chaos.
Energy and inspiration comes from a trilogy of concentric circles. Specific studies of four worlds are emphasized on the outside, connecting to three key disciplines that operate as one, with a more metaphysical core at its center.

Nothing will emerge from No.One without being a result of the system. No one element supersedes another. There is no single order in which to read the diagram. To truly understand is to embrace what can’t be understood yet.

History plays its part, but only as a stepping stone to the next. No histrionics. No unnecessary bombast. Through the practical, an understanding of how best to execute the new emerges. Through the theoretical, we push the potential.

Beyond this system and striving for the very best solutions possible — where there will be no half-measures, ever — little else is certain.

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We hand make sneakers for a limited few in our space in Venice, California.

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EDITION: ULTRAVIOLET AGED INFRARED DELTA. This edition has sold out. - But the sun is still shining, so the results can be replicated in the future if need be. - #MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem
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INFARED CONGO - Sharing this series of photos from Irish Photographer Richard Mosse. Shot in the Congo using a discontinued infrared film developed by Kodak for use in camouflage detection in the Military. - The film registers chlorophyll that exists in living things, displayed in a surreal hue of pink and red. - This psychedelic palette paints both the Rebel armies and natural environment of the Congo in a unexpected light, opening the door for the both the brutality and the beauty to be viewed anew. In an interview with the British Journal of Photography Richard Said - “I wanted to export this technology to a harder situation, to up-end the generic conventions of calcified mass-media narratives and challenge the way we're allowed to represent this forgotten conflict… I wanted to confront this military reconnaissance technology, to use it reflexively in order to question the ways in which war photography is constructed." - I have been fortunate to view this series of photographs in person a number of times and am struck by both the technical proficiency, aesthetic beauty and the narrative power of the images. - File Under: Study of Nature. Study of Humans. Art.Craft.Technology
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EDITION: ULTRAVIOLET AGED INFRARED SPLATTER DELTA (Update: Sold Out) - This edition features a Tuscan vegetable tanned hide that we have aged in the UV light of sun outside our studio. We then applied splatters of Infrared Fluorescent paint, giving a pop of color to offset the organic hues of the hide. - After being hand cut in the studio, we sent out panels to be UV printed. This process allows for high fidelity type to be printed onto the leather. This merging of ancient tanning traditions (our Tuscan partners use a pit tanning process that has not changed for hundreds of years) and the latest in print technology is our favorite aspect of this edition—the merging of Craft and Technology. - Each pair is then stitched and hand lasted inside the No.One studio. - This edition is available now at No-One.LA -
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THE SPECTRAL RANGE - Our human eye can only see a small portion of the electromagnetic spectrum.  That visible portion lies between the Infrared spectrum and the Ultraviolet spectrum. - We have been working with the UV (ultraviolet) end of the spectrum here in the studio to age hides. That’s a complicated way of saying we have been putting hides outside in the California sun using its UV rays to expedite the aging and patina of the untreated hides. - Today, we wanted to share the photo work of Craig Burrows @cpburrowsphoto, who shoots photos using a method called Ultraviolet-induced visible fluorescence, or UVIF. This process uses high powered UV lights to reveal the fluorescence that exists inside all plants. - These images remind us of the limitations of our human vision, our limited spectral range. - File Under: Study of Nature.
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Another look at the bespoke Delta crafted in the No.One studio, second slide is photo from Italy of the white leather hide being used as a drop cloth while Bradley paints. -#MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem
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BOO. Don’t be scared just a quick peak at something we are working on in the lab. Cue evil scientist laugh and Birdman hand rub. - #MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem#HappyHalloween#ScreamMask
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In Sardinia we had the pleasure of meeting @bradleytheodore a Turks&Caicos tornado of positive vibrations. He was doing some paintings and we dropped down a hide of hand painted, cracked Vachetta for him to use as a luxurious drop sheet while he painted. - When we got back to LA of course we made a Bespoke Delta out of the hide/dropsheet. - #MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem
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A few months ago in August we shared some stories of us paint splattering and then aging a Vachetta hide here in the LA sunshine. Expediting the natural UV aging of the leather with a few hours in the sun. Slide thru to revisit the story, will post the final Sun Cured Infrared Delta shortly. - STUDIO QUOTE courtesy of @hypebeast - #MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem
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Who or What is “Delta” - Fourth letter of the Greek alphabet? American Covert Special Operations Force? Fourth star in a constellation? A finite Mathematical increment? Musical Genre from the American South? An iconic vandal? The fourth product of the No.One system? - These topics are explored in the latest hard cover book from No.One titled the Delta Papers. - #MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem
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Black Buffalo Delta. Man mocking machines by mimicking their movements. Illiterate alliteration is another product of the system. - Each Delta is hand lasted inside the No.One studio, a closer look will reveal the hand of man, tell tale imperfections in the perforations punched by hand not by coded machines. - Embrace imperfections in Q4 of 2018. -
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Perlinger German leather hand lasted in California, only available in Tokyo. - #MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem
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Willard: It’s pretty hairy in there. That’s Charlie’s point. - Kilgore: Charlie don’t surf! - This may be true when you’re in the shit, but here in LA you can surf in your Charlies. Ask @g___h___o___s___t styled here in @unionlosangeles - Kilgore: Smell that? You smell that? - Lance: What? - Kilgore: Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. - #MadeInCalifornia#ArtCraftTechnology#NoOneSystem#FollowNoOne#TrustNoOneSystem
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