12 Shoes for 12 Lovers
[NSFW] is a creative collection of sculptural footwear by New York-based Chilean designer Sebastian Errazuriz that is inspired by his past personal relationships. [SFW alternate link
posted by sacrifix
on Dec 7, 2013 -
You can accurately judge a person just by looking at their shoes, psychologists say.
"Researchers at the University of Kansas found that people were able to correctly judge a stranger's age, gender, income, political affiliation, emotional and other important personality traits just by looking at the person's shoes." Virginia Postrel responded
: "The study made a solid contribution to research on first impressions, but it was hardly earthshaking. By getting so much attention, however, it demonstrated a sociological truth: People love to talk about shoes. Even those who dismissed the research as silly often felt compelled to call radio stations or comment on websites, providing details about their own choices. Why this fascination with footwear? " [more inside]
posted by flex
on Oct 15, 2012 -
"Is cinema a language about to get lost, an art about to die?"
[Vimeo] During the 1982 Cannes Film Festival, Wim Wenders set up a static camera in room 666 of the Hotel Martinez and provided selected film directors (inc. Spielberg, Godard, Fassbinder & Herzog) a list of questions to answer concerning the future of cinema. Each director was given one 16 mm reel (approximately 11 minutes) to answer.
posted by urbanwhaleshark
on Mar 25, 2012 -
Dog Poop Insurance
is a product that would potentially be available for a single-premium at the time of purchasing your new shoes.
posted by gman
on Jan 23, 2012 -
and Alex Craig are a tag-team of independent filmmakers probably best known for their feature film, Machotaildrop
, the fruit of having won a million dollars in a filmmaking contest held by Fuel TV. That win was on the strength of their very cool short, Harvey Spannos
. Their most recent project
features the dread "Manwolf" gang from Machotaildrop and appears to be an ad for an eponymous skate shoe model that is being released by éS. Mammas don't let your babies grow up to be Manwolfs (sic, so sic, dude.)
posted by Roachbeard
on Aug 18, 2011 -
Eleven minutes of the most mindblowing personal collection of Nike shoes, themed rooms, backwards walking and decorations you'll ever see. Jordan Michael Geller's Shoezeum
posted by cashman
on Aug 2, 2011 -
"'I am going to get rid of everything, including mosquitoes, that bothers me, anywhere in the world, and then I will be a very happy, content person.' We're laughing, but it's what we all do."
SLYT: A wry two-minute teaching about avoiding pain by Buddhist nun Pema Chodron
, based on these writings
of the 8th century scholar Shantideva
. For those who don't like video, here's a transcript
(scroll down.) For those who really
like video, here's 55 minutes of Chodron with Bill Moyers
. (This too has a partial transcript
posted by escabeche
on Jan 11, 2010 -
Crocs face bankruptcy!
They sold over 100 million pairs of their practical, stylish yet affordable shoes to George W Bush, Steven Tyler and my overweight aunt amongst others, so where did it all go wrong? One bright note: boxed, early models are already selling on Ebay for big money.
posted by johnny novak
on Jul 17, 2009 -
Women losing their shoes, mostly high heels, appear to be a common theme in movies and TV serials... This list one is the first, consisting of what I term “Prime” shoe loss scenes... [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry
on Apr 18, 2009 -
Wednesday, a woman jumped from the top tier of the Queens Center Mall, leaving by the railing a distraught companion, her purse, and her shoes
. At first glance it would seem a spontaneous, strange thing to do, but it was most likely a premeditated action to show her intent. Workers on the Golden Gate Bridge use shoes as a clue of somebody about to jump
, and Japan has long known that people who end their life leave their shoes behind
. Age has little to do with it
, and method seems irrelevant
, so the common bond seems to be that taking off your shoes is the second-to-the-last decision some people make in their lives
posted by AzraelBrown
on Apr 10, 2009 -
"...relatives and fans of the shoe-throwing journalist, who has become a national hero, have staged a sit-in in a park adjacent to the Green Zone
, and their numbers are growing. Army tanks and helicopters surrounded the 400 protesters and demanded they disband, but authorities were apparently persuaded that Iraq didn't need its own Tiananmen Square massacre, so the protest continues. Indeed, al-Zeidi has become a unifying figure
for an Iraq split along a deep sectarian divide, with Sunnis from Samarra reportedly joining the predominantly Shi'ite supporters of the shoe-thrower. At last report, the two groups were sitting side by side eating lamb and vegetables, with the soldiers guarding them joining in." Via [more inside]
posted by 445supermag
on Dec 22, 2008 -
While you may not be the shoe hoarder some people are
, you have shoes in your closet you never wear and you'd like to know what to do with them. Are they just boring? In that case you could just experiment with new ways to lace them
, or find a way to make them light up
when you walk into a room. Or you could draw on the shoes with markers
. You could also paint them
, going with the theme of your choice: Art Nouveau
, Day of the Dead
, or any of the ideas here
. You could cut motifs from fabric and glue them on to your lace-ups
, cover your flats with new fabric
, bling up a pair of strappy shoes with glitter
, or embellish your flip-flops with some yarn
. Is the old upper worn out? Knit
or crochet a new one
. Want to get where you're going faster? Make custom roller skates
, or modify your bicycle
. Do your shoes hurt your feet? Put them on your face instead as a wrestling mask
, or turn them into an iPod case
. Your shoes could also become a birdhouse
, a planter
, a centrepiece
, or an integral part of a coat rack
or leg lamp
. If you're really not up to crafting, here are 11 non-crafty ways to recycle old shoes
. But what fun is that?!?
posted by orange swan
on Oct 29, 2008 -
Whether you want to learn to lace shoes, tie shoelaces, stop shoelaces from coming undone, calculate shoelace lengths or even repair aglets, Ian's Shoelace Site
has the answer!
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Jun 27, 2008 -
How you'll wear shoes in the future...
"You start with a 'bone': the made-to-measure core of the shoe that cradles your foot. You cover the bone with one of many 'skins,' the shell and sole of the shoe that creates the look everyone else sees."
posted by hermitosis
on Oct 17, 2007 -
The Aphrodite Project
: both an homage to Aphrodite and her prostitute-priestesses as well as a practical tool for the contemporary sex worker. Or, GPS platform shoes for street hos. Check the demo.
posted by Burhanistan
on Aug 18, 2007 -