There’s a pretty good story here as to why these red tennis shoes went from back-of-the-closet to fine art on the wall. Chicago based design firm M+M Interior Design commissioned the symbolic photograph for the entry way to their client’s Lakeshore Drive home.

“It’s a love story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl leaves tennies behind, years later, boy and girl find each other again and tucked away in his closet... are the tennies. A modern day Cinderella story. And yes- they loved happily ever after,” said firm co-founder Leslie Martin.

Making art out of anything that tells a story is our job and this one was just epic. Thank you, M+M Design for the inspiring collaboration. Interior photography: Heather Talbert