Gumshoe – for the sole purpose of clean streets

Amsterdam introduces the Gumshoe, a sneaker with soles made from chewing gum taken from the city’s streets. Designed in collaboration with the companies Publicis One, Explicit Wear and Gum-tec®. The sneaker is meant to raise awareness of the city of Amsterdam’s gum litter problem in a creative and positive way.  The streets of the Netherlands accumulate about 1.5 million kilo’s...

70 ART FOR HAÏTI

70 Contemporary artists are mobilized for Haïti. These nationally and internationally renowned artists have been invited to participate to an auction through the creation of 70 works of art involving textiles, in particular T-shirts as a support, form, tool, theme, concept of creation. These artworks will be on show at Galerie W in Paris from December 10th and will be...

Palmetti, biodegradable vegan sandals

Dutch product design studio led by Tjeerd Veenhoven proudly presents its new line of vegan sandals: Palmetti. They are made of Palmleather, an organic and biodegradable material made from the shed bark of palm trees. To realize this project they started a crowdfunding campaign.Both Palmetti and Palmleather were developed by Studio Tjeerd Veenhoven and are manufactured as close to their...

No Place Like Home GPS shoes

Commissioned by Global Footprint, a Northamptonshire-based visual arts and living heritage programme designer Dominic Wilcox has created a fully functional prototype pair of shoes that will guide you home no matter where you are in the world.Wilcox: “I was commissioned by the Global Footprint project in Northamptonshire, a place famous for shoe making, to create some shoes. I decided to...

Today on Valentine’s Day, we launch our Virtual Shoe Museum 2.0!

Valentine’s Day is about love, this website is about the love for shoes. Today’s selection: Valentine. And welcome to the renewed and expanded version 2.0 of the museum. It’s exactly seven years (no itch here), since we started the Virtual Shoe Museum. Friendships developed and our mailbox filled with loads of material on fantastic shoes, art and design on shoes....

Political shoes

In Berlin, several hundred protesters demanded the departure of the German President Christian Wulff with shoes, boots and other footwear in their hands. Wulff is discredited because he tried to stop a newspaper publishing an article about a controversial loan. This shoe protest refers to similar protests in the Arab world. On December 14 2008 the journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi, an...

Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century

From 11 December 2011 till 6 May 2012, the Groninger Museum will present the exhibition entitled Azzedine Alaïa in the 21st Century. This exhibition displays the most fantastic Alaïa fashion creations of the last ten years. Alaïa is one of the last major couturiers still active. The exhibition is a follow-on to the overview of his work shown in the...

Kei Kagami 10 year retrospective

A 10 year retrospective of London based Japanese shoe designer Kei Kagami curated by Steinbeisser is on display from 6 November till 2 December 2011 at the Lloyd hotel & Cultural Embassy in Amsterdam.The exhibition is an encompassing a display of Kagami and his design partner Yoshi Yamakuwa’s unique relationship with their varied media and materials. Kagami, a classically trained...

Pet’s Marktplaats

The Kunsthal Rotterdam proudly presents the result of Pet van de Luijtgaarden’s passion for collecting, from 2 July till 11 September 2011. Pet is a visual artist who is fascinated by the absurdity of abundance when it comes to ‘stuff’. ‘Shops are getting larger and fuller, but what do we need it all for?’ As a collector, Van de Luijtgaarden...


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