Posts tagged shoes
Posts tagged shoes
Last project done!
I can almost undestand how you could lose a heel, a sole or even maybe a shoe, but how the hell do you lose an insock?
I want a job next summer, somewhere where I can work with my dreams of world domination, and the colour and print scheme of these guys is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G.
I just have to sell myself really good to go there.
What do you think my key selling points are?
Back to the Future’s Marty McFly+Nike.
As I’ve been promising for probably six months now, here is one of the pair I’ve made myself. These are a pair of the latest shoes I’ve made. I finished them just a few weeks before I finished school over two years ago. Everybody tells me that these look like I’ve purchased them, but these are hand made by me.
Heel: 1 cm made of layers of rubber.
Lining: Dark pink/light purple ‘ish. Leather.
Outer: Black calf skin. Leather.
Laces: Elastic bands. Not real lacing, just for decoration.
What do you think?
Only 5 more weeks untill I’m at Dmu in Leicester!
I’m really excited, and I’m trying really hard to pack.
I own 45 pairs of shoes.
I cant bring them all.
Poor babies I have to leave some behind…
But, super happy that I’m going to design shoes again! yeay!
I was reading a news paper this weekend, and when I saw one of the ads, I had a sudden urge to go to Oslo right away.
Right now there is an exhibiton at the Museum of Cultural History at the University in Oslo, with the actual mumy Ötzi who was found in the Swiss/Italian Alps in 1991 (I think). Ötzi was at first believed to be a mountaineer who had been lost many years earlier, but after further investigation evidence was found that he was infact 5300 years old, and that he was probably murdered. The ice and snow preserved his body, and mumified him.
Why should this intrest me? A total shoe addict with designer tendencies…
Well, that is quite simple: Ötzi had shoes on when he was killed.
When I was gathering information for my senior thesis while I was at my exchange in California, one of my teachers came across a article in The New Yorker. I was so intrested in this pieces of pre-historic history, and I looked around for more information around this topic. It wasn’t too easy to find anything back then (wow, way to make myself sound really old). I was able to piece together to pages of information and wrote a nice little sub-chapter about the story of Ötzi, Petr Hlavacek and some of the earliest shoes I came across during my research.
There has been almost five years since I wrote my thesis, but still, when I come across some new information or new sources I could have used for my thesis, I take a mental note of it and tell myself to remember it for later, untill I suddenly remember that my thesis was done many, many years ago, and that it isn’t any use to write about it any more…
Well, why would I want to see an ancient, dead, mumified man? I just can’t let my thesis lie there. I will always remember the time I spent researching it and writing it. That thesis is my darling, it will always be my darling, and I can’t let it lie.
Will I have time to go to Oslo and see him before I’m of to University?
Worn for medicinal purposes.