22.3.11

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:

"Line
Material
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"

11 comments:

  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!

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  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 :)

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

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  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?

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  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? =)

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  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 :)
    xxx

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

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

    now following, so follow back!

    -B

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

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  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.

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

    http://hooliganchoi.blogspot.com/

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