Actress Kerri Russell rides a Dutch Gazelle bike around New York City in various relaxed and chic outfits. Especially love the big floppy hat!
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.
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.
It’s pretty chilly today and we have soup on our mind.
SoupCycle is a soup subscription service based in Portland, Oregon. They’re unique because they deliver your hot, steaming soup selection (along with rustic bread or a mixed green salad) via bike. The soups are made from organic, locally sourced ingredients – we particularly like the sound of Barbecue Split Pea and Brazilian Black Bean.
So, who’s going to start SoupCycle Australia and bring us some soup?
Love this cyclist’s plaid boots and matching plaid satchel – not to mention her stylish winter cycling ensemble.
We have a thing for duffle coats. Must be our fond memories of wearing a chic navy duffle coat to school in winter.
So duffle coats and bikes make up stop for a second look. Especially a bright red coat paired with patterned tights and a megawatt smile. Almost puts her beautiful green bike in the shade.
Love this photo of a cyclist matching her look with her bike. Stylish and practical trans-seasonal outfit too – tights, slip-on shoes and something floaty on top.
The Faraday bike by IDEO and Rock Lobster Cycles won the People’s Choice Award of The Oregon Manifest Constructor’s Design Challenge, a design and build competition for modern utility bikes.
We love the summery mint green and red colour combination, the beautiful leather frame bag, the wooden fenders and large front rack for easy storage.
We love the luxurious look of this 3-way leather pannier from NYC based designer Kate Bryant under the label Pigeonco.
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.