Monday, August 31, 2009

Hadid's Shoe

What you see is about famous, rich shoe maker’s new game – in intelligent world they call this game ‘marketing strategy’. Playing with architects. Frankly, this is what happens when an architect (to be even more precise, Zaha Hadid) gets a task to design a pair of shoe). Of course, who else  Lacoste could ask to think and perfom of transforming such structural form into a sculpture kind of a shoe? SHOE???  
To me I totally admire her notion of a form. I didn’t try the shoes on yet but it seems like they are not only an eminently functional design, but also  they are moving and mysterious sculptural work of art. From my understanding of fashion point of view, I still have to figure out how could I make this crazy shoe designs work with my ordinary life style.
One more thing, if I would design such shoe for my graduation thesis in my design school years I bet I could fail. Is this fair enough?   By the way, did you already face with the question of how much does this plastic shoe cost in Lacoste?

Beethoven to His Immortal Beloved


Letter 1

July 6, in the morning
My angel, my all, my very self -
     Only a few words today and at that with pencil (with yours) - Not till tomorrow will my lodgings be definitely determined upon - what a useless waste of time -
     Why this deep sorrow when necessity speaks - can our love endure except through sacrifices, through not demanding everything from one another; can you change the fact that you are not wholly mine, I not wholly thine -
     Oh God, look out into the beauties of nature and comfort your heart with that which must be -
     Love demands everything and that very justly - thus it is to me with you, and to you with me.
     But you forget so easily that I must live for me and for you; if we were wholly united you would feel the pain of it as little as I -
     My journey was a fearful one; I did not reach here until 4 o'clock yesterday morning. Lacking horses the post-coach chose another route, but what an awful one; at the stage before the last I was warned not to travel at night; I was made fearful of a forest, but that only made me the more eager - and I was wrong.
     The coach must needs break down on the wretched road, a bottomless mud road.
     Without such postilions as I had with me I should have remained stuck in the road.
     Esterhazy, traveling the usual road here, had the same fate with eight horses that I had with four - Yet I got some pleasure out of it, as I always do when I successfully overcome difficulties -
     Now a quick change to things internal from things external.
     We shall surely see each other soon; moreover, today I cannot share with you the thoughts I have had during these last few days touching my own life -
     If our hearts were always close together, I would have none of these.
     My heart is full of so many things to say to you - ah - there are moments when I feel that speech amounts to nothing at all -
     Cheer up - remain my true, my only treasure, my all as I am yours.
     The gods must send us the rest, what for us must and shall be -
Your faithful LUDWIG
                 Letter 2

Evening, Monday, July 6

     You are suffering, my dearest creature - only now have I learned that letters must be posted very early in the morning on Mondays to Thursdays - the only days on which the mail-coach goes from here to K. -
     You are suffering -
     Ah, wherever I am, there you are also - I will arrange it with you and me that I can live with you.
     What a life!!! thus!!! without you - pursued by the goodness of mankind hither and thither - which I as little want to deserve as I deserve it -
     Humility of man towards man - it pains me - and when I consider myself in relation to the universe, what am I and what is He - whom we call the greatest - and yet - herein lies the divine in man -
     I weep when I reflect that you will probably not receive the first report from me until Saturday -
     Much as you love me - I love you more -
     But do not ever conceal yourself from me - good night -
     As I am taking the baths I must go to bed -
     Oh God - so near! so far!
     Is not our love truly a heavenly structure, and also as firm as the vault of heaven?