Posts Tagged ‘shoes’

3D printing

Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Above is the Eiffel Tower 3D-printed shoe by Continuum via Architizer. Below, 3D printed working models of Theo Jansen’s beachwalking strandbeests. I bought these for my nephews and am still trying to figure out how to assemble and attach the propellors. The main animal is printed in one piece, and yet its moving parts work perfectly.

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Stumbling upon NY Fashion Week by accident

Monday, September 12th, 2011

I was there by accident. These people were not.

Apparently it’s “anything goes” in fashion right now, but that’s been true for a while. Anyway, it’s never really “anything goes” – there are always those weird, arbitrarily-imposed rules. But it does feel like a confusing, shifting mishmash right now.

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Makeshift, by Hunt & Gather’s Natalie Purschwitz

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Makeshift is a year-long project by Natalie Purschwitz, clothing designer and founder of Hunt & Gather, the award-winning Vancouver shop and clothing line. Her project is this: for a whole year, she will wear only clothes she has made herself, and that includes everything – “all of my clothes, socks, shoes, underwear, coats, jackets, hats, bathing suits, and accessories.” There are only a few exceptions – hair accessories, tools, eyeglass lenses.

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Origami shoe by Sipho Mabona

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

This origami was created for Japanese shoe company ASICS by Sipho Mabona of Mabona Origami. Original video is here. Celebrating corporate advertising isn’t really our thing, but this little movie is pretty engaging and it has, not surprisingly, won many of the world’s top animation and advertising awards.

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