Sunday, October 17, 2010

Mihai Albu - The Shoe Architect

Mihai Albu shoe

He is a fashion superstar in his native Romania, but Mihai Albu is only just starting to come to the attention of shoe lovers in the US and Western Europe. He is one of many shoe designers who started their careers as architects, but even in that group there are few whose designs are as … well, architectural, as those of Mihai Albu.

To see more of The Shoe Architect's work, look here

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Behnaz Kanani Footwear

Behnaz Kanani shoes
Back in the mid 1990s, Behnaz Kanani narrowed her career path to two options: pharmacology or shoe design. Fortunately for shoe lovers, she chose the second option.

See more of her amazing shoes HERE...

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Rocio Ildemaro

Rocio Ildemaro shoes
Rocio Ildemaro footwear is exactly what you would expect from a designer born in Venezuela and raised in Texas: bold shapes, spicy colors, and exuberant styling.

Read more HERE...

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Shoe Confections

Shoe cake
I couldn’t resist writing about these – they are just too amazing. The photo above is a cake - yes an actual cake - from How Sweet It Is Bakery in Houston, Texas. Every part of this cake (and all the cakes below) is edible.

See more amazing cakes HERE...

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Minna Parikka

Minna Parikka shoes

I have never been a girly girl, and I generally steer clear of anything decorated with hearts. But now I have to make an exception for Minna Parikka’s footwear.

Read more HERE...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Marloes ten Bhomer at the Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2010 Exhibition

Marloes ten Bhomer shoes

Marloes ten Bhömer's Rotationalmouldedshoe has just been selected for the Jerwood Contemporary Makers 2010 exhibition. The shoe was created from molded polyurethane rubber around a stainless steel frame. It looks like a work of art, but is actually wearable as a shoe.

Read more HERE...