Gaga, where you at? Our guess: dancing her way into the Melissa Shoes’ Pop-Up Shop in Miami today. The N.Y.-based shoe mecca (you know, the one that collaborates with bigwigs like Karl Lagerfeld, Jason Wu, and Vivienne Westwood) is setting up at Art Basel with an exclusive collection with artist Sebastian Errazuriz called “12 Shoes For 12 Lovers.” The result? The craziest, kind-of-fetish-y, totally novelty, Lady Gaga-esque kicks.
Inspired by former girlfriends, Errazuriz used state-of-the-art 3-D-printing technology to design these one-of-a-kind shoe sculptures. “Melissa is all about innovative shoe design married to superior materials, technology, and craftsmanship,” said Michele Levy, CEO of Melissa USA. And, innovation is right. After all, each shoe is more jaw-dropping than the next. We’re talking everything from crown-shaped wedges to G.I. Jane-sculpted pumps. Click through to catch a glimpse of these (true) works of art. And, since you can’t technically buy these stunners, we also culled our favorite, totally wearable Melissa shoes that you can pick up right now, too.
The sculptures will be unveiled at a private cocktail reception today from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Melissa Pop-Up Shop at 830 Lincoln Road in Miami. Check out the exhibit (open to the public) through January 5, 2014.
Every Thursday is #3dthursday here at Adafruit! The DIY 3D printing community has passion and dedication for making solid objects from digital models. Recently, we have noticed electronics projects integrated with 3D printed enclosures, brackets, and sculptures, so each Thursday we celebrate and highlight these bold pioneers!
Have you considered building a 3D project around an Arduino or other microcontroller? How about printing a bracket to mount your Raspberry Pi to the back of your HD monitor? And don’t forget the countless LED projects that are possible when you are modeling your projects in 3D!
The Adafruit Learning System has dozens of great tools to get you well on your way to creating incredible works of engineering, interactive art, and design with your 3D printer! If you’ve made a cool project that combines 3D printing and electronics, be sure to let us know, and we’ll feature it here!