Team Bucket : Great Spots Within Walking Distance of SoHo

By Justin Fennert  |   March 4, 2015

Categories: Places
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Photo by Vincent Carabeo We asked friends and family for great spots to visit that are within walking distance of our New York City location that’s opening this Saturday. Here are their suggestions. Rag & Bone Love Adorned Lovely Day Lombardi’s pizza Screaming Mimi’s Jen Beckman gallery Happy Bones Egg Shop. Delicious food. Long lines but it’s worth… Read More

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NoPattern Speaks On Everything From Creative Slumps to Chicago-Style Pizza

By Sarah Gouda  |   March 3, 2015

Categories: People
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Dressed in head-to-toe black, Chuck Anderson doesn’t seem like a guy who worries too much about color. Much less someone who’s made an entire career around it. But, Chuck— known professionally as NoPattern—is a guy of of contradictions. For starters, he chose to forgo college after graduating high-school—the classic uh-oh, get-your-life-together move, right? Wrong. Instead of floundering,… Read More

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Off The Street: A Tour of Galerie F

By Justin Fennert  |   February 24, 2015

Categories: Places
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  What is Chicago if not a lattice of neighborhoods? Though an interconnected network, Chicago ‘hoods stand alone as textured, singular entities—each with their own sights, their own etiquettes, their own smells. This endearing puzzle of personalities may be part of the reason people find the will to live in this sub-zero tundra, yet, Billy… Read More

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What Is Art, Anyway? 20 Artists Attempt to Define The Indefinable.

By Sarah Gouda  |   February 19, 2015

Categories: Ideas
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“What is art?” may seem like an innocent enough question, but oh, no. No, no, no, no.  Ask that to a room full of people and you better find a comfortable seat, load up on provisions, and post a Craigslist ad to sublet your apartment. That room is your home now. Though people can wax… Read More

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Off The Streets: A Tour of Vertical Gallery

By Justin Fennert  |   February 17, 2015

Categories: Places
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If you’re like us, you may have assumed that the words “graffiti”and “gallery” exist at opposite ends of the art spectrum. The former, a signifier of the fleeting and illicit; the latter, a marker of the stark white, minimalist spaces that still somehow manage to be stuffy.

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Lisa Mam & Peap Tarr: Cambodia’s Unstoppable Couple

By Sarah Gouda  |   February 13, 2015

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Peap Tarr and Lisa Mam are many things: partners in life, partners in work, and two crazy talented BucketFeet artists. The Cambodian street artist duo currently works to beautify the urban landscape of Phnom Penh—and their pieces have opened up a dialogue about the medium in the city. Below, we re-print an interview from Art4D.Asia in… Read More

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Connecting People Through Art

By Sarah Gouda  |   February 13, 2015

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    BucketFeet exists to connect people through art. It’s our raison d’être, our motivation for building a global network of artists, and our attempt to make the world a better place (cheesy but TRUE). So, naturally, we feel a pang of accomplishment when we make good on this mission. Enter BucketFeet-artist DJ Lu and a Wisconsinite… Read More

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2014: A Year in Review

By Sarah Gouda  |   January 28, 2015

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We’re nearly a month into 2015 and we’re moving full steam ahead, but that doesn’t mean we can’t turn back, reflect on the whirlwind that was 2014, and shed a single, poetic tear in commemoration. Come with us on this journey as we look at the highs and highers of 2014.   The Coldest Day… Read More

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Meet Mercedes: Artist Extraordinaire of Chicago

By Sarah Gouda  |   January 5, 2015

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Mercedes Olondriz had never worked with oil paint until a few years ago, but you’d never know it from her masterful, detailed work. Growing up in the Philippines, she could only get her hands on acrylic paint, so when she moved to the states in 2009 to attend the School of the Art Institute of Chicago,… Read More

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In the Studio with Mat Miller

By Sarah Gouda  |   December 12, 2014

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Mat is an illustrator/artist from the UK. He likes to draw nice things for people, based mainly around animals and nature.

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Audrey Keiffer’s Artist-In-Residence at BucketFeet Chicago

By BucketFeet Staff  |   December 12, 2014

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December at the BucketFeet studio in Chicago is all about textile designer and pattern-maker, Audrey Keiffer.  Take a look at the pics of her opening event below and make sure you check out her art, it will be showcased for the rest of the month. For all you shoe-lovers, you can also get her beautiful “Rajas”… Read More

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January 15th Design Submission Deadline: Here’s What You Need To Know

By Aaron Firestein  |   December 11, 2014

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Hi artists, So you’ve submitted some mockups and shoe designs ahead of our January 15th, 2015 deadline or you’re thinking about doing so. That means you’re awesome. You asked us for some clarity on the BucketFeet shoe production timeline, so here it is! The following walks you through what happens after you submit your designs… Read More

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Artist Spotlight: Aaron’s December Picks

By Aaron Firestein  |   December 9, 2014

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I am constantly amazed by the beautiful work sent our way. While everything that gets put on bucketfeet.com is great, I thought it would be fun to highlight some of my recent favorites, especially in the print space. There’s no real rhyme or reason to why I am drawn to these particular pieces, but that’s… Read More

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Bucket at Basel: Art Basel Miami 2014

By Aaron Firestein  |   December 8, 2014

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One of the best events to happen anywhere in the world just ended. I’m of course talking about the annual art festival/extravaganza commonly known as Art Basel. I’ve now been down to Miami, where it takes place, three years in a row and it’s safe to say there’s little reason why I wouldn’t go back…. Read More

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Let’s #BreakTheInternet, Cyber Monday style.

By Sarah Gouda  |   December 1, 2014

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Welcome to Cyber Monday y’all, the most exciting internet day of the year. Today only, get 30% off our entire site by entering CYBERMONDAY into the promotion code at checkout. What better to give than art during the holiday season? Inspire creativity and be the best gift-giver on the proverbial block when you snag our kicks,… Read More

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Meet Your Artist: Marka27

By Sarah Gouda  |   November 25, 2014

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Born in Juarez, Mexico, and raised in Dallas, Texas, Marka27’s foray into the art world began in the city’s streets mastering the art of graffiti.  Advancing to earn his BFA from The Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, Marka27 became a household name for his “audio canvas” series and elaborately executed installation art… Read More

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Meet Your Artist: Kris Tate

By Sarah Gouda  |   November 21, 2014

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Kris Tate is bringing the fire this year with her Itzen slip-on and Itzen lace-ups, which comprise half of our all new, all excellent Holiday Exclusives Collection. Her intricate, colorful patterns are often inspired by the nature  and animal species endemic to her hometown of Guatemala  After studying Art & Graphic Design in Guatemala, Kris… Read More

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Get the Most Out of BucketFeet’s Black Friday.

By Sarah Gouda  |   November 10, 2014

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  The holiday season is upon us, and what better to give than the gift of art? Start your loved ones’ art collections off on the right foot (sorry…sort of) with these bright-as-can-be BucketFeet Black Friday deals. Check out our Holiday Art Bazaar to peruse our offerings ahead of time, including our newly launched Holiday… Read More

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BoOooO-ketFeet: A Halloween Recap

By Sarah Gouda  |   November 5, 2014

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Our SoHo and Block 37 Studio Guides are the kind of people who can make a tee-shirt look couture, and they are always finding unexpected ways to wear their well-loved BucketFeet. So, multiply their off-the-charts creativity with the freedom for freak-dom permitted on All Hallows’ Eve , and you get some turbo-charged Halloween costumes. We… Read More

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Meet Your Artist: J. Mike Kuhn

By Sarah Gouda  |   November 4, 2014

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  J. Mike Kuhn is a bonafide BucketFeet all-star. Not only is he the first person EVER to sport a BucketFeet logo tattoo, he is also both a BucketFeet artist and SoHo studio mainstay. We love his graffiti-inspired canvas lace-up, the Sprayed, which makes for a perfect every day shoe, but we love his enthusiasm… Read More

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The Cosmic Perspective: Dougan Khim

By Sarah Gouda  |   October 28, 2014

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Dougan Khim, a Chicago-based painter, was one of our first BucketFeet artists. He came out of the gate with the insta-classic Paisley design, which he’s reimagined for his new, just released Dougan Khim Collection. Dougan’s got a way with dreamlike, inspired artwork—his latest shoes are called the Cosmos 1, Cosmos 2, and Spirit, if that… Read More

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Putting it in Print: Cat Charbonneau

By Sarah Gouda  |   October 21, 2014

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Cat Charbonneau is a Saratoga Springs, New York-based artist, and one of our many talented prints artists. Her design, Eclipse, is a simple and compelling interpretation of the interstellar event that has inspired scores of poetry, paintings, and admonitions to “look away.” We’re proud to be able to offer her print to you, available in Giclee… Read More

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Everything you need to know about the BucketFeet Artist Program

By Sarah Gouda  |   October 20, 2014

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We’ve launched a new program just for artists wherein the artists in our ever-growing network are given a chance to win creativity-fueling prizes, gain exclusive features on the BucketFeet platform, and earn cash. How Does It Work? 1.  We send you a personal discount code worth 20% off and a personal link that you can… Read More

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Meet Tania Cenzano: Winner of the #RockTheDesign Contest!

By Sarah Gouda  |   October 17, 2014

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We’re very happy to announce the winner of the 93XRT, Heineken, and BucketFeet #RockTheDesign contest, Tania Cenzano. The LA-based illustrator gave us her best music-inspired design, the Equalizer, pictured above, and the people responded with their overwhelming votes. We think this is going to make a great shoe, and we’d like to take this time… Read More

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Meet Our Chicago Studio’s Artist-in-Residence: Revise CMW

By Sarah Gouda  |   October 15, 2014

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We had a great time celebrating our October Artist-in-Residence, Revise CMW, at our Chicago Studio (108 N. State Street) last week. You may know as the crazy-talented artist behind the Windy City shoe, but what you may not know is that he is also a crazy-talented chef and DJ.  On top of doing art, he… Read More

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