31 Mar 2011

Get Your Wheels on: Part Deux

Since I seem to have biking on my mind, I thought I’d share some more cycling related inspiration. Again, my latest find comes out of London. Maybe someone’s trying to tell me something.

Not only was London’s bike share program recently launched (care of Barclay’s), bike superhighways are rolling out (no pun intended), but there’s also a slew of bike related hot spots popping up.

What’s not to love about the latest, Look Mum No Hands? This cafe or hang-out or whatever you want to call it, is a spot where you can grab a drink, get your bike fixed, watch a flick. If that’s not enough, the t-shirts are pretty cool.

I can’t wait for inspired spots to open on this side of the pond! Hopefully some entrepreneurial soul is reading this.

Photos via NYT.

29 Mar 2011

Get Your Wheels On

Spring is oh so close – I can almost taste it. I’m dying to get out for a bike ride and thought I’d share some shots to spread the joy:


Photo credits (in order of appearance): Desire to Inspire, Linda Bergroth Design, The Selby, Villa+Villa Architects, Emma’s Blogg, Simon Upton photo of Paul Smith, Bike rack photo by Toni Meneguzzo, Handcrated bike by Bertelli spotted on Shinysquirrel, Painting by Canadian artist Greg Curnoe.

28 Mar 2011

Support Japan

I am back from vacation, sitting in a new house, and feeling pretty damn fortunate.

Like most of you, I can’t turn on the news without feeling completely heartbroken by what is happening in Japan. I have never been to Japan, but it has always been on my travel wish list – for obvious design related reasons and well beyond.

So, if you’re like me, living half-way around the world and want to help, here are some creative options.

Corter “For Japan” Bracelet—This leather bracelet has a hand-painted red snap. 100% of proceeds will go to Red Cross.

Remember Print. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this print will be donated to The American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Relief Fund.

W+K Japan Relief Poster. Net proceeds will go towards Red Cross.

Help Japan poster by James White. 100% of proceeds are donated.

If you want to donate money directly, Shelterbox is another organization that is bringing relief. Shelterbox provides emergency shelter and lifesaving supplies for families around the world who are affected by disasters. I learned of this organization through the site For Japan With Love.

Thank you to Refinery29, Emmas Blogg, and other great sites for highlighting some of these ways to get involved.

18 Mar 2011

Off to the Beach

I’m not sure whose idea it was to take a vacation one week after moving in to our new place, but we’re off. I’m leaving boxes, unwrapped items, pictures to be hung, and heading to the beach.

Then again, maybe this is the perfect time to go.

I’ll be posting again after the 28th. Until then, have a wonderful week.

Photo from Conde Nast Traveller