December 21, 2010

Dutch foot stickers by Nike instead of shoes

Filed under: Design,Fashion,Sports by Orangemaster @ 2:47 pm

Dutch designer Frieke Severs has come up with ‘Footstickers’ for Nike. She’s probably better known for her FiveFingers made by Vibram, but either way, her footware looks pretty cool to me. Footstickers are made of a flexible material and a unique shape are are meant for activities such as yoga and cardio excercises.

I can’t help but add two cultural comments for the non-Dutch speaking crowd. First, in Dutch, gloves are called ‘handschoenen’, which literally translates to ‘hand shoes’. Second, ‘halve zolen’ (singular, ‘halve zool’), two words in the title of the link below, means ‘idiot’ in Dutch. I love a good linguistic coincidence.

(Link and image: idealize)

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December 18, 2010

3D printed shoes by Marloes ten Bhömer

Filed under: Design,Fashion by Branko Collin @ 3:38 pm

These winged women’s shoes were designed by Marloes ten Bhömer and were 3D printed using photo polymer material.

The advantage would seem to be that you can have them made to fit your feet perfectly. The Rapidprototypeshoe is on display at the Design Museum Holon in Israel until 8 January 2011, where visitors can apparently have a pair made to measure for themselves.

(Link: Bright. Photo: Marloes ten Bhömer.)

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October 31, 2009

United Nude shoes open store in Amsterdam

Filed under: Architecture,Dutch first,Fashion by Branko Collin @ 11:24 am

United Nude, the design agency run by shoe designer Galahad JD Clark and architect Rem Koolhaas has expanded its on-line shoe store with an off-line version on the Spuistraat in Amsterdam. No, that is not the Rem Koolhaas, it is Rem D. Koolhaas, his cousin.

Koolhaas told De Pers it took six years to open a bricks and mortar store because only now is the collection big enough. Also, the crisis made the rent right.

(Via: Bright. Photo: United Nude.)

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April 14, 2009

Haunted by high heels and other girly things

Filed under: Art by Orangemaster @ 2:00 pm

Galerie Rob Koudijs in Amsterdam is currently holding an exhibition of works by Dutch jewellery designer Ted Noten called ‘Haunted by 36 Women’, which will run until 23 May. It features “assemblages and rapid-prototyped pieces based on architectypical perceptions of the woman.”

Follow the link below for more pictures.

(Link and photo:

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