My Friend the Shoemaker

*Sparks are flying about my brain at the moment*

Yes, I have ANOTHER new feature to try out with you. I want to introduce some "Friends of Worshipblues" to you all. Talented, noble visionaries that I have a good vibe in my bones about. Are you up for meeting some new brilliance? I sure do hope so!

I have a friend who has a great talent for making shoes. He makes them by hand in a workshop in downtown Tokyo. One day, I would like to ask him to make me a fine pair too.

We met Yudai through a dear friend and Hiro and I were blown away by his distinctively cool (I don't use that word lightly) mien.

Yudai tells me that his design principles are based on:

between Classic and Modern
from Classic to Modern
from Modern to Classic"

I look forward to seeing many more fabulous things coming from his "INI" studio.

Keep an eye on him here.

Photos were taken by "Mappa"


  1. I would be very proud if I had a friend that could make fine shoes! He does sound incredibly cool indeed. I hope you'll continue to post these!

  2. oOOooh to personally know a shoe maker! You can have one of a kinds created for you! I like the idea of Friends of WB :) gives us insight into what makes you tick too :)

  3. Thank you for looking babe. I seriously need to get a pair right? I am thinking...Prince Charming meets Brogues in Oxford? lol

  4. Thank you Catty. I am so fortunate to have so many interesting people around me. Which reminds me.....will you be able to do an interview for me one day when you are better?

  5. It's always a pleasure to read your blog posts! Sorry if I don't always comment..my iphone doesn't seem to like disqus much. Not sure if its slow internet or a sign that I need a new iphone...probably both!

    Defo!! Will he need to measure you up? Maybe on your next trip to Tokyo? =)

  6. I love the last pair!
    Love his design principles. He sounds like a amazing and talented guy!
    Can't wait for more, loving this feature :)

  7. Beautiful. Great modern classic, classic modern shoes. Xxxx

  8. love the shoes! great post! love your blog, so inspirational!

    now following, so follow back!


    PS Queen No Crown Jewelry giveaway will be posted soon! stay updated!

  9. the nyanzi report22 March 2011 at 20:38

    It good to have friends like these that you can call on in case you need that one-of-a-kind killer item.

  10. How I wish I knew a shoe maker :L The second picture is amazingg :)



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