The New York Times fashion photographer and “godfather” of street style Bill Cunningham died on June 25, at age 87, after suffering a stroke.
With a Schwinn and a Camera
For Cunningham his Schwinn bicycle was as much a part of his working kit as his camera. For decades he had been pedaling around Manhattan with his Nikon capturing unique style moments of New Yorkers fashion scene.
He started out as a designer of women’s hats before moving on to a career in writing about fashion for example for the Chicago Tribune. Soon after he began taking photographs on the streets of Manhattan he caught the attention of The New York Times with a 1978 capture of Greta Garbo. Bill Cunningham’s columns in the Times, On the Street and Evening Hours were an established part in the paper from 1978 to 2016.
In 2011 Bill Cunningham New York, a documentary about Bill Cunningham was released showing the photographer traveling through NYC on his Schwinn bicycle and living in a tiny apartment in the Carnegie Hall building.
Check out Bill Cunninghams art, work and photo collections here.
From a heavy black cat eye to playing with crazy colors – eyeliner has universal appeal and as seen at Oscar de la Renta’s Spring 2015 show the statement eyeliner doesn’t go out of style. So best bet is to practice the perfect eye liner wing and you’ll soon be able to rock the darkest lash line. But is it really a good idea to apply eyeliner in the morning before biking to work? Especially in wet weather conditions chances are high you’ll look like you’re about to enter a halloween party! You have two options: Apply your eyeliner when arriving at work (then you can stop reading here) or keep reading further to find out more about the perfect eyeliner for cycling.
Ok, we agree eyeliner and cycling isn’t the best combo and unless you’re wearing goggles, there’s always a remaining risk for your precisely applied eye liner to get smudged.
Risk control: wear a rain cape with a large hood to protect your head and face to limit the risk for your eye liner to smear and for the rest of you to get wet! Then you’re already pretty well prepared!
We’ve picked 5 different eye liners, we’ve been using for a while now to test them for a week on our ride to work in wet weather conditions. And btw THANK GOD IT WAS RAINING ALL WEEK!
1) La Roche-Posay RESPECTISSIME Eyeliner Intense: Love the intense black color. It’s relatively easy to apply and when dried properly it barely smeares. Although when biking through rainy weather the color starts to come off quite easily and you have to reapply the product. Pro: At night the color is very easy to remove and doesn’t leave any traces. Very good for sensitive eyes.
2) MAC Eye Kohl: The eyeliner pen is super easy to blend because of its texture. But while it didn’t last all day, it also never looked bad. The color just slowly fades and transfers, but without smudging or flaking. Even cycling through quite heavy rain didn’t do anything bad to it. Though at night, it didn’t wash off so easily.
3) KIKO MILANO – Precision Eye Pencil: The color isn’t very intense but the very affordable Eye Pencil goes on smooth and doesn’t melt off – It really stayed on all day. Although the color faded a tiny bit during the day, it still looked great – after 16 hours at the office and biking to and home from work. Another plus: the price!
4) LIGNE GRAPHIQUE DE CHANEL: Really easy to apply and the deep black color lasts all day under normal conditions. But when biking, sweating and pedalling through the drizzle it came off right away and in fact the CHANEL eye liner didn’t last as long as the other ones we’ve tested.
5) Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eyeliner – ASPHYXIA: First of all, who needs an eyeliner that stays on 24/7? Besides the marketing efforts the creamy texture glides on smoothly and lasts very well. Though applying it to the inner rims was a bit tricky, since the texture didn’t quite want to stick to the area.
Life is a ride and we’re looking for a rockstar sales rep who will help us take Gravity Check to the next level in Germany.
About the brand: The Gravity Check brand brings the experience of riding culture to fashionable, comfortable clothing and offers innovative features and smart details that every cyclist can identify with.
Want to join the growing family? If you are a proactive person, a fast learner with strong sales skills and above all the things are passionate about cycling and lifestyle fashion, please speak to us.
Your main responsibilities: Build and maintain relationships with new and existing stores in an assigned territory. Cold-call new stores to gather information and secure meetings and sales. Meetings with new stores/accounts should consist of pre-planning/research, outstanding delivery of brand message and the ability to close an account.
– Ability to work independently – Ability to travel by car (although this of couse sucks, since we love cycling) – Must possess a valid driver’s license – Native german speaker – Fluent in english is a must (because team speaks english)
We can’t wait to hear from you! If you’re interested drop as an email why you think you’re the perfect fit! iwanttowork(at)allthatiwant.com.
Hooray to this effortless look to keep your hair in shape while cycling, running, sitting by the beach, dancing or practicing headstands in the park. It’s simple, always looks cool, works with a bicycle helmet and even protects you from the sun.
The first rain reminds me of the rising summer dust.
The rain doesn’t remember the rain of yesteryear.
A year is a trained beast with no memories.
Soon you will again wear your harnesses,
beautiful and embroidered, to hold sheer stockings:
you mare and harnesser in one body. – Yehuda Amichai
Turns out most people don’t know how to draw a bicycle. Gianluca Gimini, a designer from Bologna, collected 376 bicycle drawings from people of all ages and backgrounds.
Back in 2009 he began asking people to draw him a bicycle, by heart. Soon he noticed that when most people have a very hard time remembering exactly how a bike is made.
In 2016 Gianluca eventually decided to turn this into an actual design challenge. He selected the sketches that he found most interesting, genuine and diverse, then rendered them as if they were real. He became the executor of these two minute product design projects by people who were mainly non-designers and confirmed his beautiful suspicion: EVERYONE, regardless of age, job and education, can come up with extraordinary, wild, new and at times brilliant inventions.
Facts and stats:
total number of collected bicycles: 376
youngest participant: 3 y.o.
oldest participant: 88 y.o.
different nationalities of participants: 7
bicycles facing left: 75 %
bicycles facing right: 25 %
Here’s a small selection of the designs. For more check out Gianluca’s work on behance.net.
Ohweeeee…. Spring is here! And we’re so excited about the new collection of this years German Design Award Winner NOTABAG: peach and mint are our colors of the season and we can’t wait to take them out for a picnic ride this weekend.
Wanna get yours? Visit our shop and receive 10% off with coupon code CYCLELOVE.
“This Smart Transforming Tote Is the Only Grocery Bag You’ll Ever Need” – GIZMODO
“The Haute-Couture show of bicycles fairs.” (Tobias Singer GQ Magazine (DE)).
The past 2 weeks were exciting and exhausting at the same time. At the end of march we made our way to Berlin to showcase some of our products at Berliner Fahrradschau 2016. Being at the show is a great way for us to directly receive customer feedback, watch customers try out our products, meet new lifestyle, fashion and bicycle related brands while simply having a great time surrounded by like minded people.
And even though the show is becoming bigger every year, it’s more a family and friends gathering for us. All our favorite brands like Musguard, Gravity Check, Goodordering or Mika Amaro were around and every year we get to meet more cool bike and fashion friends.
For example Zsofi, Agi and Viri fromPaperspokes. The architects design beautiful handcrafted wooden bicycle crates. Weatherproof, functional, eco friendly and good looking. (Photos by Paperspokes).
Or the wonderful people fromVelo-Oh, Greta and Zulfi. Vel-Oh is a cycling couture brand that redefines the nature of how we commute in style. Each product is a testament to the skilled craftsmanship pairing the heritage of the UK woven industry with the creativity and innovative design experiences of the founders.
…and there was of course lots of cycling: Try out for the new Mika Amaro model!
Hackney not-for-profit bike workshop rolls out crowdfunder
Please help our friends from London Bike Kitchen expand and fund a second workshop a.k.a superhero home located a few doors down from their current space on the New Era Estate in Hoxton. The second classroom will be a boon to their popular classes and DIY bike repairs. However, the new shopfront is in dire need of refurbishment, and the rent deposit and legal fees will also need to be covered. LBK launched a crowdfunder on Friday 4 March, their fourth birthday, to raise money for start up costs and renovation. They’re 45% of the way there, with 16 days left in their fundraiser.
“Our social landlord has offered us a once in a lifetime opportunity to expand into a second workshop. LBK is celebrating its fourth birthday this March, so we’ve been doing something right! But this past winter season hit us hard so we’re crowdfunding to get the workshop set up. Our current space is small but mighty – a second space means we can teach more people and become a more sustainable business.” says Director Jenni Gwiazdowski.
The second workshop will be a huge help in the summer when there’s more demand on classes and drop-in sessions. Currently LBK’s popular Build Your Own Bike (BYOB) class is sold out months in advance, and a new classroom will allow them to accommodate more students. It will also introduce capacity to carry out repairs for people who don’t have time to do it themselves. There are plans to start parent/child workshops, as well as OAP drop-in sessions.
“The second workshop will let us teach more one-on-one classes in a separate workshop, rather than simultaneously teaching drop-in students.” says LBK instructor and mechanic Seb Achaibou.
Volunteers have already been contributing to the cause – an architect, electrician, and designer are already on board, and there are a number of people signed up to help with the cleanup and painting. More volunteers are welcome, and can get in touch with LBK to offer help.
The small not-for-profit bike workshop has just a few days left to raise the remaining 8,000 pounds.
London Bike Kitchen is a do-it-together open workshop in Hackney, London. They run drop-in sessions and classes so that people can learn how to fix their own bikes. LBK believes that if people understand how their bikes work, they will be more likely to ride their bike. They work with the local community, charities, and schools in order to reach more marginalised people who want to learn how to take care of their bikes.