August 17, 2010

Get Your Kicks

My friend David Wiesand, about whom I’ve written about many times, is a man of diverse and extraordinary talents. Just when I think he could not be any more talented, he pulls some creative rabbit out of his magic hat.

He’s been making the most gorgeous Baltimore-style painted Klismos chairs for a while now and they are just wonderful. Such a classical line and look!6-8 013 But seriously, only David’s ├╝ber-creative mind would come up with Baltimore-style painted CONVERSE CHUCKS!findlay kicks3 The detail is stunning. findlay kicks4 findlay kicks2 Really, aren’t these just amazing!!!findlay kicks5 Available to close friends and associates only!

10 comments:

  1. Those are incredible! Street + heritage= very Baltimore.

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  2. Meg I am so impressed!! These are cool beyond!

    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  3. Incredible. Very clever. Love.

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  4. Okay, so how can I become an associate?! Very cool kicks and those chairs are amazing!

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  5. Hey!

    I just entered a contest to try and win a walk-on part in an episode of the show "Mad Men". Please come to my blog and vote for me. I need loads of votes to catch up to people who already posted their picture, so get your friends to come and vote too!

    Cheers,
    M

    http://madmencastingcall.amctv.com/

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  6. Okay, as if the painted Klismos chairs wouldn't have had me drooling, the Chucks have me totally crazed, and the new yellow pair I just ordered somehow don't seem nearly as cool. What fun! (And great to see someone who can truly capture the painting style)

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  7. What a terrific sense of style and fun. I wonder what type of paint he used on the canvas shoes? I've tried fabric paint (latex or acrylic) from Michael's to recreate a Porthault floral on a pair of plain white Keds and it was so effective, but perhaps this is something oil based that is more durable.

    Thank you for the wonderful post.

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