I couldn’t agree more: “I’m sick and tired of self-appointed so-called experts and their know-it-all, arrogant attitude. Why don’t you people stay out of things you know nothing about?..” Read the whole article here Thanks for the link Ryan!
Here is the site, where you can registrate yourself to my shoemaking courses in New York, this summer. http://www.rosenbaumsny.com/Summer2010.htm I will post some photos about the new models we will make there soon. So the advanced men’s shoe making course, the high heel making course and the design course will be held simultaneously. We’ll have… Read More
with a dog in it.. Cute isn’t it? Her name is Mogyoró, which means Hazelnut. And you can perfectly draw her face with three black spots. Next time more about shoes.
I do: – make shoes and boots – teach students – make educational videos and photo series – keep courses – enjoy the scent of the workshop every single morning – wake up at 6 am to answer mails – have good friends all over the world because of shoemaking – continue my apprenticeship program… Read More
I have just seen a video about handmade shoes, claiming that the factory makes them handmade. OK – DOES SOMEONE REALLY BELIEVE THAT THOSE SHOES ARE HANDMADE WITH THOSE DAMN HUGE, NOISY MACHINES? Come on. We, traditional shoemakers created and built the image of “handmade”. How come that people accept to use it from factories?… Read More
I heard a story about someone, who took a one week course in shoe making and started to teach. I really think that a craft worth much more than this, and it shouldn’t be allowed to anyone to teach. You must understand my point: this is a dieing craft. Our traditions are fading away, knowledge… Read More
Girls at work.
Hidden on the picture: – a finnish student, – someone with a very strong and fresh jetlag, – a stylish French person, and – someone from Queens. Do you find them?
Did you know that my anchestor (around) in 1800 came to Hungary as a tanner? That was a highly appreciated job. Very recently I have visited a tannery, and those big barrels generated some strange emotions – not as my great-great grandpa would have from these “modern” stuff (those in the pictures are 100 years… Read More
Courtesy of Ryan Graham. Thanks Ryan!
I feel that I should answer some questions. Am I a hard teacher? I don’t think so. Not that much. “Demanding” – that is true. But please.. People come to learn the traditional way of shoemaking. There is no time and room for mistakes, or they don’t learn. And… usually ALL leaves happy. Isn’t it… Read More
Well, I believe I don’t need to introduce Lisa to a footwear fanatic. She is most probably one of the best wester boot maker – if she is not THE best. Anyway her work is amazing in every small detail. Even if I am not a big western boot fan, I admit the craftsmanship and… Read More