Walk a mile in his shoes and they’ll show you where you are.
January 29, 2013 by Interesting Human in Inspiration, Story 0 Comments

I started to think about The Wizard of Oz and Dorothy and her shoes and when she clicked her shoes together she got transported home.  And I used that as inspiration.  Is it possible to make a pair of shoes that could at least guide you home? Dominic Wilcox Dominic Wilcox is a London based artist and designer who created a fully functional pair of shoes that will transport you home no matter where you are in the world. These shoes are called “No Place Like Home Shoes.”  I surely would like to test these out. Part of Dominic’s inspiration came from the movie Wizard of Oz, in which Dorothy clicks her shoes to return home.  The Global Footprint project in Dominic Northamptonshire commissioned Dominic to create these shoes. To make his creation a reality, Dominic had to think both in terms of technology and design. This is how they work: “After uploading your required destination to the shoes via a piece of custom made mapping software and a USB cable, the GPS, which is embedded in the heel, is activated by a heel click. It then communicates to the wearer via a ring of LED lights to point in the required direction. The shoe with the […]

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One mans trash is “The Junk Kings” treasure.
January 29, 2013 by Interesting Human in Inspiration, Story 0 Comments

When I come out here I disappear into my own little world.  This is my secret fort.  I can come out here and let my imagination go wild. Vince Hannemann Tucked away on a quite suburban street in Austin lives the Junk King.  His master piece is a 60-ton, 33 foot-high structure nicknamed “The Cathedral of Junk”.  The word Cathedral is carefully handwritten on the white picket fence to welcome visitors to his junk castle.  This is a great video into the world of a fascinating man. Vince Hannemann, known as The Junk King, has been collecting unwanted objects since 1989. Mundane objects have meaning and significance, particularly for The Junk King.  Deeming it unsafe, in 2010 the city forced him to close his oasis. Hundreds of volunteers rallied to help rebuild his hideaway and bring it back to the grandeur seen in the video. The documentary does a great job showing someone who found his passion –  One man’s trash is truly this man’s treasure. Who make this Documentary? Directed by Evan Burns Cinematography by Garyle Morgan & Mitzi Morrow Produced by Eduardo Tobias

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Sound the trumpets – Saul is “El Rey”
January 29, 2013 by Interesting Human in Inspiration 2 Comments

Mexican music is like a fever, a beautiful art that gets in your blood.  Once it gets inside you, it grows and grows.  SAUL EZQUEDA Meet Saul Ezqueda. He is a Mariachi. Saul started playing music at age eight in his hometown of Zacatecas. He began by making his own instruments with wood and sticks. Saul now plays in East Los Angeles. He stands on street corners and in plazas searching for work. While watching this video I was drawn to Saul’s music, his passion and his way of life. This is very evident. For Saul, music takes away his problems and pain. He recognizes this lifestyle is not a stable one but never does he allow this thought to take away his true love. I respect for him this. It’s hard work. To be a good mariachi Saul knows he must be disciplined and give his heart. Saul’s story is the life of a musician. There are lows and highs but Saul will die playing his trumpet.  Who made this documentary?: A film by Drea Cooper & Zackary Canepari

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