March 2, 2012

Shimano’s bid to spoil gear hubs

Ahhhh, go away with your batteries Shimano. We buy bikes for more important trips than those we might make to the bike shop, to replace special batteries. We don’t want to hear the dream bike we […]
March 1, 2012

Symbolically decoupling remote area buildings from cars

Cars stopped appearing in architectural photography when sustainability arose as a concern. They did not go away though. Just beyond the frame, of every photo of a beautiful retreat in an exotic location, we know the […]
February 29, 2012

A new agenda: cycling made safe in the countryside

I have been thinking I might buy a farm. I wouldn’t be the first cyclist to go live in the pastures where they like to ride, in escape of the city. And pastural land can be […]
February 28, 2012

The Architecture of “Bike City”, Shanghai

While the spiralling Danish Pavilion at the 2010 Shanghai Expo was only a temporary building, it may be remembered the way Bramante’s Tempietto to Saint Peter in Rome is remembered, that is, as a precursor to something behemoth that […]
February 26, 2012

Which of these bikes has design world cache?

Hard as it may be for you to imagine—given my cultivated airs and savior faire —I actually come from a poor family. Poor, but creative. Thus it was never instilled in me that I should go to concerts […]