Posts Tagged ‘Bicycles’
This. This will change the cycling world. I’ve long been complaining about the poor helmet options out there, especially for ladies. It’s hard to find the correct size and most people don’t even wear them correctly. It’s just dump design, period, with crap decoration on top of it. As if ladies must be enticed to wear helmets that have been feminized with some girly version of the logo (looking at you, Bern) or some child-like floral pattern, it’s patronizing and insulting. Smacks of dudes designing for what they think all women want, without actually bothering to ask any of us. But the invisible bike helmet is not about vanity, it’s just a better solution to the whole problem. By designers Anna Haupt and Terese Alstin, there’s 7+ years of research and funding that have gone into the project, which I hope will continue to grow. Right now it retails for $600 which isn’t exactly accessible and if it gets deployed then you need to buy new one (though I would imagine insurance would cover this cost), but fingers crossed this will change as word spreads. Seriously, watch the video if you haven’t already. It will take your breath away.
Missing my laptop for a few days while it gets a mild facelift and now these cute prints have me missing my bike too! I haven’t been riding much at all in the last month mostly because my current contract gig isn’t on a bike-friendly (ie- mildy terrifying) route. Even still, these adorable drawings by Chalk Chalk and a tiny bit of borrowed time on a borrowed computer are enough to kickstart some inspiration. Via Seesaw.
+ Spotted! Yours truly on local bicycle/style blog, Bike Fancy.
Junker bike? Hardly. Designed by Jean Prouvé, circa 1941, bent steel & aluminum. Just incredible. I bet it’s a heavy, solid ride too.
For the cycle-obsessed, stop by Cute & Comfortable for a week of bike themed posts. DELISH.
I am so happy that I found this awesome site (via Wild Horses) because it made my day. It’s purely bikes and bike-related culture, all styles and all kinds, from beautiful & rare ones to downright bizarre ones. I’ve been riding the same bike for almost 5 years now and sites like these make me crush so hard on the idea of a new bike…But in the meantime, I’m happy to keep my eyes occupied with these! Ooh, also pretty girls on bikes here too.
Pretty, pretty hand-crafted cycles by Portlander Mitch Pryor of MAP Bicycles. I can only imagine what riding one of these beauties would be like. (That’s…what she…said? Oh, we’re so over that one, huh.) Via Oh Happy Day!
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