What does a REAL biker look like?

19 Sep

Well, we’d say: You’re a real biker when you ride a bike. Period.

We came across this great article on .Mic with 21 photos of awesome women who shatter the stereotype of what a real biker looks like. Read the full article on here.

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All images: Liran Okanon/ Mic

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Heels Not Made For Cycling

8 Sep

Are you in NYC for Fashion Week this week and up for a bike ride to explore the city? Then take your bike to Brooklyn Museum where the exhibition “Killer Heels: The Art of the High-Heeled Shoe” opens Sept. 10. On display are about 200 shoes from mid-17th century Italian chopines to more current couture like the Vivienne Westwood purple platforms that have nearly killed model Naomi Campbell.

Well they’re definitely made for walking nor cycling but the ride over Williamsburg Bridge is beautiful and after the museum you can extend the ride through Prospect Park and stop for a picnic right after.

You’ll for sure cycle faster in Prada Wedge Sandals, Spring/Summer 2012. (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

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Not made for walking nor cycling: Vivienne Westwood Killer Heels worn by Naomi Campbell, Paris 1992 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum)

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Looking good cycling in heels (Photo: Hanneli.com)

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The Unstealable Bike by The YERKA Project

2 Sep

Three engineering students from Chile have designed a bike frame that effectively locks itself around a pole. Check out the video:

The Pineapple Series

16 Aug

A tasty trend that we have been rocking lately is fruit prints. Mainly because our Co-Founder Mela lives on Oahu, HI –  fashion capital with major influence on the pineapple fashion trend, and we think there’s no better candidate than Mela for sharing her favorite pineapple inspired fashion picks. 

Pineapple Express: Juicy bike style from Sweet Thing Blog (photo credit: Sweet Thing Blog)

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Shop Cara Delevingne’s look: sweat pants by Zoe Karssen (photo credit: Zoe Karssen)

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Tiany Kiriloff sporting a pretty awesome pineapple bag at Paris Fashion Week (photo credit: Trendycrew)

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Eva sporting her Patagonia Pineapple Hat at Flow Festival (photo credit: Allthatiwant)

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Can’t go wrong with this classic pineapple print (photo credit: Sincerely Jules)

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Outfit inspiration from Fashionone – perfect for cycling (photo credit: fashionone)

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Bellehelmets just created this beautiful piece of pineapple art (available at bellehelmets.com)

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Ps: It’s the Oahu annual Wahiawa Pineapple Festival on August 17th and we’ve found the best shoes to hit the festival! (Photo credit: www.marieclaire.com)

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Flow Festival Helsinki, Finland

11 Aug

This past weekend we were cycling around Flow Festival 2014 and had an amazing time in Helsinki – World Design Capital of 2012. Lots of bicycles, beautifully dressed people, a wide music selection including the latest in finnish rap music to incredible performances by music giants like Outkast, The National or Paul Kalkbrenner.

But Flow Festival is not only about music. It’s also about sustainability, art and entrepreneurship. For example inbetween sets Flow Festival hosted the Flow Talks Lunch Sessions – Two afternoon sessions for future-minded movers and shakers sharing ideas with ever-so-curious Flow visitors and for people who understand the need for synergies between artists, activists, entrepreneurs, professionals and governments. 

Check out a few impressions of Flow Festival and kiitos! to everyone who made Flow Festival happen,we’ll go back for sure next year!

Cycle style at Flow Festival (Photo: Allthatiwant):

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Absolutely loved the industrial setting of Flow Fest (Photo: Allthatiwant):

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Announcing Paul Kalkbrenner in finnish fashion (Photo: Allthatiwant):

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Outkast – Headliner at Flow (Photo: Allthatiwant):

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 The 360° Balloon Stage is ready for Poliça:

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No finnish event without MarimekkoTHE Finnish design company renowned for its original prints and colours since 1951 (Photo: Allthatiwant):

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The cool kids arrive by bike:

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Handlebars: High five to the new designs!

8 Aug

Handlebars are a very important element of your bike. Together with saddle and pedals it is one of the three contact points between your bike and you and supports a portion of the rider’s weight. At the same time it determines your sitting posture.

We thought it’s time to give the handlebars the attention it deserves and pick out our faves.

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Bubinga, oak and ash wood bullhorn bicycle handlebar | by WoodOOcycles | about 95 Euro

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Moniker Cycle Horns | by Taylor Simpson

Photo credit: Taylor Simpson

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Ride or Die | by Hilos | around 300 Euro

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Bike Porter | by Copenhagen Parts | around 139 Euro

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Bicycle Handlebar Natural Wood Mahagony | by craftrun | around 105 Euro

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InCOG Biketool | by Joshua Brassé | around 50 Euro

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Selfmade | by the Velo Orange

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Innos LED | by Innos

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5/5 manillares ilustrados | by Stand Bike Me and Lamono Magazine

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Leahter handlebar grips | by Gropes

Photo credit: Gropes

 

“Lock in Freedom” – the bikestyle campaign from knog.

30 Jul

Knog. is a bicycle lights and locks brand from Australia. Founded in 2003, KNOG Pty Ltd was set up by Hugo Davidson and Malcolm McKechnie in Melbourne and in just a few years they grew knog. into a lifestyle brand for urban cyclists.

With innovative solutions knog. makes boring things awesome. Design and functionality are always the center of attention, always with passion, experimentation, fearlessness, hard work, spontaneity and humour. The campaign “Lock in Freedom” is a beautiful homage for life on and with a bike.

 

 

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The Good Old Hipster Bun

23 Jul

Probably you haven’t discovered the higher purpose of your summer hairstyle yet. Yes, ponytails are so last year. It’s the hipster bun that makes people talk – literally. But let people think what they want. It’s a great do for meeting new friends up in the air, rocking out on music festivals, hanging by the beach or walking in the park. And we assure you that people will turn their heads next time you’re walking or cycling down the urban runway.

For the perfect bun simply use hair pins or a thin hair band… (Photo credit: Allthatiwant.com)

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Bun’n’Bikes (Photo: UO Blog and Pretty People Pretty Bicycles)

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Sandals : Free Your Toes

22 Jul

We’re flip-flop kind of girls, but in fairness, cycling in flops can be quite tricky. But luckily this season we got our hands (feet) on a pair of Biot Sandals by Totême

The super comfy, handwoven beach sandals with knot detail are designed in collaboration with Gurkee’s and available in “Salute Navy” or “Tan”. The fabric and cut makes you feel like walking on sandy ground on your favorite beach, even when running on concrete while late for work on early tuesday mornings. 

Totême is a new fashion brand by swedish fashion entrepreneur Elin Kling and Karl Lindman, art director of Interview. 

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Humans of Kabul: Girls Bike Riding Club

21 Jul

Inspiring story from Humans of Kabul and a great example on how bike riding can change the world!

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“So, can you tell me what you’re doing here?”
“This bike riding club is to encourage girls to ride here in Kabul. There are so many girls that won’t bike because they think that the culture won’t allow for it, and so they have to walk for long distances instead. Also, there’s not a lot of sports facilities for women, so biking is a great option to exercise.”

“When you bring up the subject of girls biking in Kabul, what kind of reaction do you get?”
“Some people think it’s crazy, because there are not a lot of girls biking here. So we totally understand when people stare at us when we are out riding. But that’s kind of what we want to challenge. We want to bike and bike and bike until people stop staring at us.”