Posted: 16th March 2012
We love the luxurious look of this 3-way leather pannier from NYC based designer Kate Bryant under the label Pigeonco.
Posted: 15th March 2012
LEVI’S® launched their Commuter capsule range in the US last year and it’s coming to Australia in April.
To coincide with the Australian launch LEVI’S® have just released a short film featuring a dashing young man riding and showcasing the attributes of LEVI’S® cycling jeans, such as reinforced fabric for longer lasting jeans, odour reducing stretch fabric and a higher waistband at the back.
Folks in Melbourne can preview the collection at Bike Runway – part of Melbourne Bike Fest and the LMFF Cultural
Program. Bike Runway is on tonight at 1000£Bend, 361 Little Lonsdale St, Melbourne.
Besides the LEVI’S® preview the event will showcase the best in Melbourne bike fashion, the city’s most stylish bikes, and give attendees the chance to flaunt their own bike style on the runway.
Posted: 13th March 2012
This picture of fashion designer Gretchen Jones (winner of Project Runway in the US) shows how stylish the classic blazer and shorts combo can look on a bike.
You can read an interview with Gretchen about cycling around New York here.
Posted: 8th March 2012
The day promises to be everything we love in one place – grassy lawns, cargo bikes, food, music, games plus face-painting and a cake baking competition via Rad Rebel Riders Bikefest Bake Sale (judging at 1.30pm next to the Feast table).
We’ll see you there, on our bikes, with a plate to share!
Mercator Lawn, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford
Enter from Gate 2
Optional goldcoin donation on entry
Posted: 1st March 2012
Posted: 29th February 2012
Posted: 27th February 2012
Artisan organic bakery Loafer Bread sell their delicious bread and pastries from their small shop-front in North Fitzroy as well as supplying nearby cafes with their goodies. And being a socially conscious business of course their fresh bread is delivered by bike! It’s a Christiania cargo bike from psbikes.
Posted: 22nd February 2012
Posted: 21st February 2012
Danish model Caroline Brasch Nielsen poses outside Copenhagen City Hall with her bright red bike during Copenhagen Fashion Week.
Posted: 17th February 2012
Nothing says summer more than nautical stripes, sandals and a brightly coloured bike. We can tell she’s enjoying the breeze by the bay in San Francisco.
via Public Bikes
Posted: 6th February 2012
Check out the poster for this year’s Sustainable Living Festival – it has a cycling emu on it!
We reckon a flightless bird has got to get around town somehow and what better way than to do so by bike.
The Sustainable Living Festival have also used bikes this year as part of their guerrilla marketing campaign. They’ve been inspired by the cards we leave on cool bikes we spot ‘HI. I JUST STOPPED TO SAY I THINK YOUR BIKE IS HOT’ and together with used Metcard tickets, have crafted a nifty little way to promote the festival.
Check out some of the HOT bikes they’ve found around Melbourne on their Facebook page.
The festival starts this Saturday 11 February – see you there on your bike!
Posted: 2nd February 2012
Emerald City Spin is a short video featuring, you guessed it, Sydney bike riders which has shown in New York to London and Sydney Bike Film Festival.
A bunch of hot and cheeky ladies wake up, get dressed and bike through the streets of the Emerald City to the beach. “Summer daze, bikes and babes, riding round, wearing shades. Feel the breeze, catch a wave, looking hot, like grenades”.
Posted: 1st February 2012
We’ve blogged about the wonderful hand-made bikes from Bowery Lane Bicycles before…and now we’re excited that a limited number are now available in Australia.
The bikes are hand-welded, painted, assembled, packed and shipped in New York City. The vintage style bikes are made by a family owned and operated company that has been making bikes since the 1800s and they feature sustainable cork handles, a Dutch leather saddle and a locally handcrafted wood crate.
The bikes can be bought online and are available for test rides in Bondi, Sydney. They will be coming to Melbourne and Brisbane soon!
Posted: 31st January 2012
Australian design student Alexander Vittouris has designed an all-bamboo velobike which also incorporates the natural growth process of bamboos in the design of a fully sustainable vehicle.
Vittouris uses the principals of arborsculpture, or ‘tree shaping’ techniques, whereby the shape of a tree or plant is controlled and instructed by leaf trimming, wiring and pruning, for example. In this case, Vittouris used an inner skeleton structure that the bamboo grows around.
The design was a finalist at the 2011 Australian Design Awards.
Posted: 30th January 2012
Posted: 23rd January 2012
The NYC helmet was commission by the City of New York from San Francisco-based Yves Behar / fuseproject.
The helmet has two components – a protective polystyrene inner shell and a separate soft fabric outer cover with straps and velcro flaps for keeping the wind/snow/sun off your neck. Commando style riding!
Posted: 19th January 2012
It has two smooth hooks for you to hang your bike on, three holes where locks and cables can be looped through and secured and a small shelf for putting your wallet, keys, phone.
The MAMA bike rack is available for purchase from Matt Elton for 49.50 GBP.
Posted: 11th January 2012
Sydney designer Jeni Oye makes jewellery under the label Oye Modern and the range includes handmade one-of-a-kind cuffs made from recycled bike tyres.
Consider the cuffs as a badge of honour for the miles you’ve ridden.