Innovate or…

While reading this INC. article on Top 10 Innovators Who Trump Steve Jobs, I thought, sure this is a good list of the “standards”. Gutenberg, Newton, Einstein, Atanasoff, Curie and the like were all game-changers and awesome-makers. Yet, what about the last decade? I want to know more about the massive leaps by the innovators of today.

I wanted the article to push me to explore the newbies. I wanted to see the imagination of the last decade to validate my observations that Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, whoever developed 3D printing, among others. The newbie awesome-makers have caused a shift in our culture. How and why is that happening?

These guys inspire and challenge us.  We have these ideas for Archie & Eldred and they are POSSIBLE, if not inevitable. We started this shindig more than three years ago and I can not find our model, our inventions, and ideas anywhere in culture or in the marketplace. #YAY

#YAY. We have some ideas about how clothes should reflect our best bits and downplay the ones we aren’t thrilled about. But the clothes are just the output for investing in the development of those who serve others.

# YAYbut = Everything looks like we are nowhere close to this dream. But #YAYanyway.

 

Cheers,

Amy

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ETSY knows best. I discovered Adi deep in the treasures of ETSY. And I am currently saving for a spring/summer shoe as well as taking advantage of his generous Fall/Winter 30% off deal. In my view he should NEVER discount his crafts. I wish to know this gentleman. His creations demand my attention. An invaluable inspiration to Archie & Eldred, he is. Take a look at some of these delights.

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He is what he says:

Hi, I’m Adi, the owner and designer of Adi Kilav shoes.

My story is an unusual one. I was always drawn to design, but only at the age of 40 did I pursue my dream. I realized what I wanted to do was live my true passion, so I went back to school to study shoe design and manufacturing at “Akilis”, a design school in Israel.

Today, 12 years later, Adi Kilav shoe design has three stores in Israel, in addition to an online store in Israel and here on Etsy to customers around the world.

I would refer to my style as classic contemporary. The design is first and foremost comfortable as I begin the design process based on the shoe structure. I like to be a little daring with color choices as I know my customers are not afraid of taking risks and making a statement. A lot of the color combinations I run are limited edition, making them extra special.

Having a small business allows me to be part of every aspect of design and manufacturing, making sure nothing leaves my studio less than perfect.

Realizing my dream and coming this far has been such an amazing journey. I’d love for you to take part as well.

With Gratitude,

Adi
Thank you Adi – you are good, sir.

Cheers,

Amy

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