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Nickie Huang

New York, NY, United States

Member since May 17, 2007

  • A Spring in Your Step

    Environment, Fashion Design


    San Francisco design collective LIFT borrows the plant-life phenomenon phytoremediation, the process by which plants can decontaminate their surroundings, and regurgitates it in the form of the friendly Johnny Applesandal. Plant seeds are embedded in the soles, and normal usage allows the seeds to be released as the underside of the shoe wears thin, leaving a trail of greenery to counteract the debilitated urban environment.

    Although the Johnny Applesandal may bear too close a resemblance to its eco-darling ancestor, the Birkenstock (hewn almost entirely from cork, a highly regenerative natural material), surely this concept can provide a launchpad for future footwear, as well as a socially-conscious justification for any shoe fetish.

  • I can catch some thing from the picture, does that mean the green seeds can grow in the shoes?

    But could not catch much from the texts? could you explain it more about it, Nickie?


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My Interests

  • Industrial Design
  • Environmental Design
  • Communication Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Audio/Visual Design