The Fat Monkey, or Macaco Gordo, was designed by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman to coincide with the 2010 Pixel Show, held in Sao Paulo Brazil. With the help of local art students, the inflatable base is covered in 10,000 flip flops and is over 45-feet-long. Amazing!
(image from here)
How can you not have a soft spot for these crocheted covered sea stones by Margie Oomen? The second I saw these one of a kind beauties, I immediately rushed to her Etsy store only to discover that they were all sold out. Strike two. A doctor and self taught craftsperson, Margie hand crochets each stone with vintage cotton and tiny vintage crochet hooks. Outrageously awesome. And now, I wait patiently for a replenishment.
(via Whip Up)
I’ve recently come across Yuketen, an outstanding American based luggage and footwear company. Designer Yuki Matsuda pays homage to the American crafts and traditions by treasure hunting for outstanding examples of footwear and luggage in remote locales spread out across the rolling Appalachians to the high Sierras. And thanks to him, there is yet another moccasin I need in my life.
(moccasins not available online but other boots can be purchased here)