I went to a Foals concert last Saturday night at the Vic in Chicago.
Talk about an insanely good show. Holy Fire is a hell of an album.
“My Number” is destined to be a huge hit. My personal favorite is “Bad Habit.”
The lead singer is a maniac.He was crowd surfing, still playing his guitar.
He scaled walls and even climbed up into one of the box seats.
In short, check them out. Get your dance on!
sweet, sweet Texas…
There’s nothing like sipping on lemonade by a lake.
I was just in Fredericksburg for a dear friend’s wedding.
A big group of us stayed in a quaint little cottage right off the main street downtown.
Picturesque doesn’t even begin to describe it.
We went on a day long wine tour, ate some great Texan food, and soaked up the warm weather.
I’m beyond obsessed with the Tokyo sky highs from the fashion week collection.
I saw the sneakers in a whole new light while I was down south.
When I first bought them, I loved how sci-fi they looked.
In Texas, I started seeing how the shoe has some nature-like aspects to it as well.
The robin’s egg blue on the tongue is a dead give away.
But when I saw the shoe sitting next to a morpho butterfly, I couldn’t help but see the similarities.
The nude, canvas material has a very earthy quality about it as well.
I now affectionately refer to my Tokyo sky highs as my morpho shoes.
It’s amazing that a sneaker can seem so science fiction in one setting and so natural in another.
I got a little bored while I was eating licorice last night- so I wrote out a message for you.
Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know about a really cool design studio project called Tread Project, that teaches high school students about shoe design.
We all know how important the right shoes can be at that age.
Heck- they are still even really important to me at my age- and I know a lot of people who feel the same way.
Shoes design can be a great opportunity to live out your passion and express yourself.
How awesome would it be to be a high schooler equipped with that kind of knowledge?
Three Industrial Design seniors at the University of Cincinnati are teaching the design ropes to 25 lucky high school students.
It’s a 7 week program that goes through the many steps of the shoe design process such as brainstorming, sketching, prototyping, design direction, ethics, brand building, storytelling, advanced visualization, and so on.
I’ve spent some time reading through their blog, and it seems like the program is a blast!
I encourage you to vote for them here, at Cincinnati Innovates so that Tread Project could be in the runnings to get more funding.
It’s so important to support young people in their creative passions.
Where would we be without the youth creating and seeking out knowledge?
Go ahead and vote for them! It’ll only take a minute to do a good thing!
Today I was just playing around with the logo sketches I posted a few days ago so I could see how they looked on a shoe.
So a about a year ago I graduated from college.
Kinda seems irrelevant to the blog, until I tell you the shoe ordeal leading up to the ceremony.
I was dead-set on wearing my Nikes while I walked across the stage.
My mom pleaded with me not to.
Seeing as how she and my dad made it possible for me to be graduating in the first place- I figured I owed it to her to bend to her request.
CRAZY. I know.
The way I compromised was by collaging a Nike blazer on the top of my graduation cap.
I guess I can still say I wore Nike to my graduation.
Remember a few posts back when I posted research for Nike Street Wear?
A little refresher: Nike Street Wear would be a women’s line of Nikes intended for everyday purposes.
Lord knows we need comfortable shoes to wear as we lead our active life styles without sacrificing style.
On my plane trip from Chicago to Kansas City I did a few sketches for some ideas of what I had in mind for Nike Street Wear.
We’ll see what happens!
Don’t get scared!- this logo is in no way going to replace the Nike logo.
It is going to compliment it, much like the Air Jordan logo does on Air Jordan basketball shoes.