Kobi Levi is graduated from Bezalel academy of art & design, Jerusalem 2001. Specialize in footwear design and development. Working as a freelance designer. Collaborating with both Israeli and international companies, currently working on his women shoe line in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Designed commercial footwear in both Italy, China and Brazil. http://kobilevidesign.blogspot.com
The stiletto heel, other wise known as the 3+ inch tapered peg has become synonymous with high fashion. That style awareness could be extended to furniture and thus you have the High Heel Stool which I like to call the stiletto stool. The cushioned seat is supported by an impression of one large high heel. The stool itself is made of polyethylene and leather available in black, red and orange. The contrast made with the black “heel” and the transparent cylinder gives you the impression of it being near impossible to sit on without falling over.
The singer has recently admitted that she loves wearing high heels so much that she has become and addict: “I love those super-high shoes that are out at the moment. I’m addicted.” She also says that she likes going to photo shoots simply because there are so many free shoes: “I have been doing loads of photo shoots and they have all this stuff straight off the runway and this past few weeks there have been loads. I love a high heel.” Why, given her commercial success would she go to the trouble of going to a photo shoot for the free footwear when she can just buy her own factory? It’s good to see the world always makes so much sense.
These Lamborghini Gallardo pumps were a design idea of Modo illustrator Tim Cooper and were meant to represent a future product for Tonino Lamborghini.
The designs were based on the work of Gallardo Superleggera. Although interesting, I can’t see these high heels being used as formal footwear. Perhaps if you’re attending a car show, you might want to sport something with a car theme, but outside of that, I would think these would get limited use.
The new high heels were to include carbon fiber heels but for now, the product has been shelved and this remains a conceptual design.
Lisa Bengtsson ha presentato la sua seconda creazione, “Svärmor”, “suocera” in svedese, che si ispira alla passione che quasi ogni donna e moltissimi uomini hanno per le scarpe femminili. http://www.lisabengtsson.se/tapet_svarmor9.asp
Available from SICIS for $30,000, Italian designer Massimiliano Della Monaca has created the ultimate in luxury for women to indulge their shoe fetish—mosaic-tiled bathtubs shaped like high heels. The baths are all decorated in an elaborate glass mosaic style.
Known as High Tide Heels, they combine the elegance of stiletto heels with the swimming speed of flippers. They could provide a fashionable alternative for sun-seekers who don't want the hassle of changing footwear every time they cool off with dip in the sea. But don't expect to see thousands of tourists ditching their flip flops and sandals in favour of High Tide Heels this year. The shoes were created by the Belgian artist Paul Schietekat for an exhibition in 2006, and there are not thought to be any plans to release them commercially.
These victorian-style ringholders are shaped like high-heels, and are adorned with sparkling rhinestones and laced ribbons. These whimsical pumps each keep up to five rings safe and stylishly displayed. A perfect holiday gift for anyone!
Tiger print version. This chair was found on a flee market in New York, September 2007. Quirky and fun chair shaped as a stiletto shoe. Will certainly be a talking point among your peers. Comes in red and black, zebra print, leopard or tiger print. Full height: 99 cm Seat height: 45 cm Width: 51 cm Depth: 51 cm
A woman puts on a high-heeled shoe during a high-heel race in St.Petersburg July 21, 2007. Some 100 women took part in the race wearing high-heeled shoes with a required minimum height of 9 centimetres (3.5 inches) to compete for a shopping voucher worth 50,000 roubles (about 2000 U.S. dollars). (Reuters Photo)
Sculptor Bruce Gray stands next to his giant nearly 6 foot tall glossy red high heel fetish shoe sculpture. This sculpture was fabricated by hand in steel and painted with high quality automotive paints. This unique sculpture is the largest in Bruce's series of high heel shoe sculptures, and is currently available at $25,000. Bruce's shoe sculptures have become world famous, and can be seen in the new film "Raise Your Voice." The giant red shoe sculpture appeared in several episodes of TV's "Charmed" on the WB network, and also in the book Sex Design. (70"x60"x26")
To please the eyes of the greedy shoesaholic there’s an ummissable exhibition in Vigevano (Pavia). Set in the old castle, the perfect frame for such beautiful creatures, the exhibition is dedicated to high heels, a passion for girls and a feticism for some men. Definitely a weapon of masses distraction since they first appeared, 3500 years ago. «Il tacco a spillo. Fascino e seduzione» ( High heels, charm and seduction) opened in February and you still have just a few days to visit it, till March 25th. You will find shoes from the early 50s until nowdays. Sorry, you can not try em on but you can surely dream of them, for days and days. From haute couture ones until retro and eclectic models you will be able to see what a pair of high heels can do, as Marliyn Monroe said: “I don’t know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot”. So get ready, and don’t forget your shoes!
His location, near the Pigalle red-light district, perhaps helps to explain the design of these boots. They do not appear to be made for the stage, as their soles—original—are only lightly worn. They are also not of any fashionable style of the 1920s. In fact, they are most similar to late-nineteenth-century designs. While the exaggeratedly high and narrowed heel suggests a detail originating in the fetish community, the uppers appear to be cobbled from the conventional design of a Belle Epoque boot but with the addition of another panel to extend it over the thigh.
Although The Costume Institute collection comprises fashionable examples of dress and accessories from the last three centuries, an exception was made for these fetish boots, with their extremely high and tapered heels. The boots anticipate by at least a decade the stiletto heels of postwar fashion and illustrate the incorporation of designs originating from a world of highly specialized and esoteric tastes into the larger, ostensibly more normative, culture. The tendency of fashion to co-opt taboo and exotic elements from other periods, cultures, or, as in this instance, the demimonde, is one strategy employed for its constant reinvigoration."