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Shopping trolleys and blow up dolls: Kobi Levy’s strange shoes series

Posted by admin on Oct 3, 2010 in style

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Beautiful shoes have always appealed to me, as I love the way that a sculpted pair of heels can change and alter the whole length of the body. I consider footwear an artwork in its own right, and my ever growing shoe collection will testify with my fascination to all types of footwear. I though I’d seen everything after I looked at the stiletto shaped baths, and the shoes with removable heels, but I was happily wrong.

These interesting artworks have been created by Israeli shoe designer Kobi Levy, and show off his fascination with the shoe, and the way he has reinterpreted it through household objects. I love his tartan shopping trolley shoe, and adore how the miniature wheels perfectly complement the effect. Kobi says, ”I see these shoes as wearable sculptures. It is important to me that they will be real shoes and not sculptures or toys”. Each shoe can actually be worn (though you might be worried about ruining it) and some, such as the Chewing Gum shoe, are literally a work of art in motion. “With ‘chewing gum’ I wanted to capture a frozen moment in everyday life – so a high heel shoe was born by creating a sneaker that looked like it had stepped on chewing gum”.

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Shoe shaped shenanigans

Posted by admin on Apr 24, 2010 in lists, style

I like shoes. Who doesn’t like shoes? I defy anyone to say they actively hate the things, as after all, they’re well shaped items of apparel that protect your feet from the cold, the ground, and all sorts of bugs. Loving shoes is another matter, entirely, and as someone who once spent her months rent on buying a beautiful pair of shoes that were THREE SIZES TO SMALL I can attest that love isn’t always logical or necessarily sane. However my love for footwear has grown, and equally my hatred of feet (as I’ve said- love is not a logical being).

I adore a sleek curved heel, I go gaga over colour block shoes and extra applique,  and the right embellishments can literally can make me swoon. Due to a recent cull of old shoes, I’m now down to around 40. Whilst browsing for my shoe fix online I came across a large number of lovely shoe related products that would not suffer wear and tear like the casual stiletto and I’m now considering what kind of loan I’d need to purchase the below (Joke. Sort of.) After all, why should you celebrate shoes on the feet alone- the design works equally well for home furnishings or crockery! Enjoy the following ( I know I did).

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