It’s taken me a while to get this DIY project to the final stage, because I had to keep buying more marbles. The zip-lock bags are re-purposed, as well as the sponge. The piece of board is just a re-purposed cheapie painting. You could just use a flat piece of custom board or plastic.
You can either just stand on this, or move your feet around, in order to stimulate the pressure points on the soles of the feet.
As i have previously mentioned, my training was in graphic design, so when it comes to any design work for my business brand and corporate I.D. there’s no way I am going to pay anybody!
The name Shady Shen has a Yin and Yang quality to it, and is also a subtle reference to Sjogrens Syndrome, which forces me to wear shades most of the time, and practise chigong (“shen” is a Chinese term for consciousness).
Not having access to any fancy software such as Adobe Indesign, I decided to see what I could do with Apache Open Office Drawer. I neither wanted to have to fork out for, nor pirate any fancy fonts, and so limited myself to the free ones already on my PC.
I already kind of had in mind what I wanted, and “Impact” seemed to be the most suitable font for the idea, which is a simple play on darkness and light:
While designing it, I couldn’t help but think of one of my favourite bands of the nineties: