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 […]
February 23, 2012

Cycle chic, stretched all the way to the boonies.

So much is happening at once, I seriously doubt the existence of time. I mean, I’ve actually got famous peoples’ agents returning my emails—though it is not the time for name dropping just yet. Quit the […]
February 20, 2012

The allure of the porteur

Okay, so you have seen a Trek Belleville, or some similar cheap mass market knock-off of a classic french porteur. What you do next, says a lot about the kind of person you are. Paying on […]
February 19, 2012

the complete woman cyclist

Men admire women on omafiets (grandma bikes), as they admire women in very high heels, or indeed, girls with bound feet. There is something alluring about a woman who is bound to tradition, bound to go […]