“Don’t Just Write Words. Write Music.” said Gary Provost Wisdom from other disciplines and genres can shine a different light. A shift in perspective can open doors. And create movement. In Provost’s 1oo Ways to Improve Your Writing, he talks about the rhythm of writing. About the effect of long and short sentences. How they […]
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A walk in the park is easy. And a walk in nature is good for your health, in a myriad of ways. Good for problem solving apparently. Movement helps generate thoughts and ideas. “All truly great thoughts are conceived while walking,” advised Nietzsche. If you take it a few steps further, literally and metaphorically, and […]
There’s so much that happens in our lives that we often overlook moments and unique inspirations that surround us. Enjoying the moment, being fully present in the moment, creates a stronger resonance and can inspire ideas that have a greater depth. You come away with a feeling that you’ll remember for years to come. A […]
There they were, lying in the middle of the pavement. With a curious translucence, a glistening surface and a somewhat luminous underbelly; stark against their own shadows. The angle of the suns rays enhanced this scene of sweet abandon. A display of discarded jelly beans. One that I probably wouldn’t have noticed had it not […]
Simplifying the use of inspirations … The curves along the side of a grand piano are blended into the shape of the platform. Super smooth, and polished black, akin to the exquisite finish on the outer rim wall of a Fazioli Piano … A woven textile upper, with additional stitching, for extra texture, and to […]
The comfort is in the keys 😉 A sneaker idea to show how one source of inspiration can keep on giving. Using the framework from under the lid of the piano, like on the platform wedge, as inspiration for the moulded frame to hold the foot in the shoe. The rest of the upper being […]
Something a little lighter, more open tonight … The heel design inspired by the structure under the lid of the Piano … some section open, some sections closed … While the keys take centre stage on the front strap. … I like to play with words as well play with shoes… and when perusing on […]
… inspirations continue to resonate from the beauty inside a Fazioli Piano … A platform wedge mule. Holes on the frame – that I assume are an integral part of being able to create the depth of sounds – provide a lovely inspirations for the detail through the heel of the wedge. The horizontal structure […]
Ever since my last post, I’ve been intrigued to see what might transpire by using the patterns and detail under the lid of a Fazioli Piano, as inspiration for a collection of shoes. The lines that provide the structure of the plate. The curves on the bridge, and shapes they create. A plain bootie style […]
The search for inspirations that resonate can be a fascinating part of the process when designing shoes and developing ideas. It’s an intriguing journey and results in more unique, distinctive ideas when the source of inspiration is a little more unusual. I’m neither a pianist nor a connoisseur of Pianos, but since my last post, […]