Posted: 23rd November 2012
For Christmas you can purchase with convenience online 24/7 or if you’re in Melbourne we will be popping up in real life at the following markets. Come by for some market-only specials and exclusive market products!
Sunday 1 December – Melbourne Design Market @ Federation Square, Melbourne
The Melbourne Design Market is held twice a year in July and December. Over 10,000 visitors are drawn to its carpark location at Melbourne’s Federation Square, transformed for each occasion into a design show that features the latest in fashion, homewares, furniture, lighting and so much more. Meet the designers, enjoy fine food and coffee, and be part of the Melbourne Design Market’s own style in fostering and promoting design.
- Sunday 1 December 10am – 5pm, Federation Square carpark
Friday 7 December to Sunday 9 December – The Big Design Market @ Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton
The Big Design Market will be the biggest market of its kind in Australia, bringing together the best of independent Australian and international design over 3 huge days. Find fashion and accessories, homewares and textiles, lifestyle and kids products, stationery and books. A unique shopping event not to be missed!
- Friday 7 December 10am – 9pm
- Saturday 8 December 10am – 5pm
- Sunday 9 December 10am – 5pm
- Royal Exhibition Building, Nicholson St, Carlton Gardens, Melbourne View google map
Friday 14 December to Saturday 15 December – Sisters’ Market @ QV Square, Melbourne
Sisters’ Market will be holding a twilight market in QV Square is one of Melbourne’s largest public spaces. QV is an urban precinct giving shoppers the freedom to wander and discover the eclectic mix of shops, cafes and restaurants at their own pace. Shop, have a coffee, grab a drink or sit in QV Square and take it all in!
- Friday 14 December 12pm – 7pm
- Saturday 15 December 12pm – 7pm
- QV Square, Level 2 cnr Lonsdale and Swanston St, Melbourne
Posted: 23rd November 2012
Friday is the most relaxed day of the work week for most of us, so what better way to celebrate than with a bike ride and free stuff.
In 2011 Andy White aka cycling personality Fyxomatosis gathered together cyclists from all over Melbourne to create a new World Record for the most bike share bikes in one place at the one time.
In 2012 Cheryl Lin from Business Chic and I joined the group in another world record attempt at En Masse. So we didn’t reach a higher number this year but we did grab our free Melbourne Bike Share bike, pedal our way to uber-sustainable cafe Silo by Joost and enjoyed free coffees (Cheryl was very jittery after drinking numerous coffees in the quest to win a Giant Via bike!), a filling egg sandwich and pork sandwich between the two of us, muffin and a chat with Melbourne’s cycling community.
If you missed En Masse this year then look out for event details in 2013. You can also see more bike goodness from Fyxomatosis at the inaugural Australian Custom Bicycle Show coming up on 1 and 2 December at 167 Gladstone St, South Melbourne.
Posted: 12th November 2012
We love A girl, A style, a dreamy blog written by an Australian girl living in London and Cambridge filled with all things bright and beautiful.
We especially love the fact that she rides a Pashley around town, sometimes filled with pink blooms to match her pink accessorised outfit.
Posted: 1st November 2012
We are taking an extra long weekend break from Friday 2 November to Thursday 8 November due to Melbourne Cup Day public holiday on Tuesday 6 November.
The online store will still be open and receiving orders during this period and any orders will dispatch from Thursday 8 November.
In the meantime, Melbourne Cup and the Spring Racing Carnival has got us thinking about picnics. More specifically, this bike pannier/picnic basket by Netherlands-based designer Jeriël Bobbe of Bloon Design.
© Bloon Design
‘Springtime’ has panels that rest over the top of your bike’s back rack like panniers. To set up your picnic, the pannier sides fold out to transform into square bench seats, while a top panel opens into a small table.
© Bloon Design
Apparently Bloon Design intends to have a web store for purchases available soon. We’d love to test-drive one this Spring!
Posted: 30th October 2012
With the Australian summer setting in, we’re hoping to see more businesses like Six Strawberries springing up.
Six Strawberries is a Seattle artisan ice pops company who pedal their mobile popsicle carts from neighbourhood to neighbourhood. They specialise in dairy-free popsicles (or ice lollies as the Brits call them) with a focus on local ingredients and interesting flavors such as Peanut Butter and Jelly, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie and Thai Iced Tea.
It took six months of experiments in a home kitchen to devise the unique flavors, with the two founders learning the chemistry behind varying freezing temperatures, improving the workflow and of course lots of tastings. Their photo stream of happy customers is making us jealous!
And when the winter sets in, the founders go back to their day jobs – karaoke host and film maker.
via Bicycle Club Cascade
Posted: 16th October 2012
Italian men sure know how to dress stylishly, even when they’re going to work on a bike.
via Italian Cycle Chic
Posted: 15th October 2012
There are many reasons to ride to work. With Ride to Work Day coming up on Wednesday 17 October here’s a cool reminder of why bikes are the best way to get around.
A simple message by illustrator Peter Grundy.
Posted: 12th October 2012
So this lady isn’t hitching a ride on the bus because she’s got her bike with her. Though she is hitching up her skirt. Haw haw.
Posted: 19th September 2012
Get ready for spring with an outfit in primary colours.
via Toronto 416CycleStyle
Posted: 17th September 2012
It’s spring so go colour crazy on your bike! Take inspiration from this picture taken by Malmo Lund Cycle Chic.
Posted: 14th September 2012
Come and visit CycleStyle and Roll Up Valet Parking next Friday 21 September 9-4pm on the corner of Gertrude and George Streets Fitzroy and celebrate PARK(ing) Day!
PARK(ing) Dayis an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered car parking spots into temporary public parks. In Melbourne, two public car park spaces on busy Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, will be re-purposed and re-imagined to provide a fun recreational space complete with bicycle valet parking.
So give your bike the VIP red carpet treatment, pull up a chair, sip a free coffee on us if you’re one of the first people to arrive, get stuck into a board game, a book or Treadlie magazine (you could even win a subscription!) or just sit back and enjoy the view.
The CycleStyle/Roll Up PARK(ING) day site has been made possible with the support of City of Yarra and Awesome Foundation Melbourne.
Date: Friday, 21 September, 9am – 4pm
Location: CycleStyle/Roll Up PARK(ing) Day site, Gertrude St, corner George St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Cost: Free (and you may even win some free stuff!)
This week we’re celebrating Dads on bikes!
First up, Monday morning. What a great way to start a day in the office.
via Amsterdam Cycle Chic
Florence Welch from Florence and The Machine rides her machine of choice, a custom-made bike from Bobbin Bicycles.
Apparently Florence likes to ride her bicycle around London to get the creative juices flowing. “”It’s good for me, especially when I’m away on the road. I’m always on planes, in cars, in vans so it’s so nice having that. It also sets free your imagination.” Read more here.
Brisbane’s second Tweed Ride is happening on Sunday 26 August starting at 2pm at Musgrave Park and finishing at Orleigh Park.
Dress up in your finest Tweed, shinest shoes and classiest set of wheels and show Brisbane city how much fun a Sunday afternoon spent riding with your community can be. BYO food and beverages and relax with live music from local Brisbane bands The Good Ship and The Mouldy Lovers.
You can even win prizes!
– Most Dapper Chap
– Most Snappy Lass
– Most Stylish Steed
– Lucky Door Prize
A fantastic outfit of a cycling gentleman in London. Via Barcelona Cycle Chic
There are all different ways to style your bike – from French chic to Californian cool to Melbourne hipster.
The only way to describe this photo by Velo Vogue photographer Kristin Tieche is ‘bad ass’. The bike, the hair, the incredible shoes!
If you’ve ever felt a little unsafe walking home by yourself late at night, we’ve discovered a great scheme in New York City that could easily be replicated anywhere in the world.
Jay Ruiz and his team of volunteers escorts late-night travellers home from the subway safely with the Brooklyn Bike Patrol. It’s a free borough-wide service with 13 volunteers on call seven days a week – they receive a call, jump on their bikes to meet the caller at a subway station, walk the person safely home and wait for the next call.
What a heartwarming good news bike story.
PARK(ing) Day is an annual worldwide event where artists, designers and citizens transform metered car parking spots into temporary public parks. PARK(ing) Day aims to bring attention to the need for urban open space, to generate debate around how public space is created and allocated and to improve the quality of urban human habitat … until the meter runs out!
In 2011 there were 975 parks in 162 cities, across 35 countries and 6 continents. In recent years, participants have built free health clinics, planted temporary urban farms, produced ecology demonstrations, held political seminars, built art installations, opened free bike repair shops and even held a wedding ceremony!
This year’s PARK(ing) Day is on Friday 21 September and we’ve teamed up with Roll Up Valet Parking to present an awesome event in Melbourne. We want to show people that bikes are fun, cheap, convenient, ease congestion, bring businesses more customers and generally play with the concept of ‘parking’ and ‘parks’.
So with the support of City of Yarra and Awesome Foundation Melbourne, we’ll be offering bicycle valet parking in a single car space and we’ll build an adjoining temporary grassy park for everyone to enjoy, cyclist or not.
Stay tuned to the Roll Up locations page and our blog to find out more – and mark Friday 21 September in your diaries!
If it’s good enough for royalty, it’s good enough for us.
‘Our’ Princess Mary of Denmark and mother of four rides a Danish Nihola cargo bike riding across the palace square outside Amalienborg, where the royals live in Copenhagen. The Crown Prince of Denmark also uses the bike to take the children to school.
This is just too, too awesome.
Sydney Cycle Chic have recently had a style facelift, with much larger photos taken using Instagram. We love their new look and particularly this photo, showing a kind of burst of bike colour we enjoy seeing around our streets.