Saigon Customs - Elephant

Saigon Customs - Elephant

Disclaimer: This article was written for online magazine M.I.S.S. Omni Media. All images and words are property of that magazine. If you would like to see the original, please view it via the M.I.S.S. website HERE.

If I could ask a genie in a bottle for anything, anything at all, I would probably ask him for the talent to be as artistically inclined as sneaker customizing extraordinaire Miss Saigon. Born in Vietnam circa 1974 and raised by her adoptive parents in a suburb of Paris, Miss Saigon is a force to be reckoned with on the custom sneaker circuit.

Having made her home in a variety of the worlds greatest cities, Saigon has a resume that most would kill for. Finding her love of the visual arts in London, and from there venturing to L.A. to pursue that love, Miss Saigon found herself enrolled in school studying Fine Arts. From there she made her way to the Big Apple working as a production assistant and model for the Fashion Institute of Technology, Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan.

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Ndeur

Ndeur

Ndeur (pronounced like ‘under’) is the brand of Parisian graphic artist Mathieu Missiaen who uses everything from paper to paint to create his master pieces. Stumbling on him through a friend, I became extremely intrigued with his paper sculputers of fashion accessories (think: shoes, jewelry) he’s created for various magazine shoots.

On top of his work with Make a Paper World with Julien Morin, Ndeur also adds his artistic touch to vintage shoes, and is being featured in the soon to drop ‘Vans Off the Wall’ history book for his creative work with the tennis shoe company.

If you like what you see please check out the Ndeur blog and website.

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Bears Cave by Paul Coudamy

Bears Cave by Paul Coudamy

This is quite possibly the coolest office I’ve ever seen. It was created by Paul Coudamy an architect who lives and works in creative capital of the world Paris.

His creation, the ‘Bears Cave’ is made to be organized in three different spaces, these being for work, leisure and a meeting area. In the spirit of recycling, the cavern walls were created using wasted wood pieces from dumpsters, sidewalks and wastelands.

The back space is emphasized by parisian rock and brick walls creating a solid and mineral atmosphere. A honeycomb cardboard bench creates a low separation between the meeting room and the working spaces.

More pictures after the jump!

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