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typeverything:

Typeverything.com - Buy this print: Let’s Go by Bryan Couchman.

unknownskywalker:

Pulse Urban Bike by Teague

Taking cues from both fixed gears and cafe-racers, its features include electric turn signals controlled from the handlebars and a luminescent frame that lights up when you need it.

The specialized caged bike pedals are counterweighted to always sit “the right way round,” allowing the rider to benefit from their three-fold increase in efficiency without suffering from having to clip into upside down pedals at every stoplight. [Video]

(via thehungryarchitect)

iheartmyart:

Anneke Eussen, Night-rider at Highlight Gallery, San Francisco, until January 27 2012, race-bike sewn in velvet

forever bicycles, ai weiwei (2011)

The Bicycle Animation (by TheManimation)

by katy beveridge, 2011

9/10/2011

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bicycle bicycle race!, rims, wood, velocity,

Sweet wood rims! they’re teak…

6/28/2011

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tomatoes, bicycle bicycle race!, colors,

onearth:

nprfreshair:

Tomorrow: a conversation with food writer Barry Estabrook about the environmental and human cost of the fresh tomato industry. He says that in Florida, seven cases involving slavery among pickers have been successfully prosecuted. “These are people who were bought and sold,” he says. “These were people who were shackled in chains at night.”

Highly recommended! And before you listen, check out our excerpt from Tomatolandhttp://www.onearth.org/article/tomatoland-book-excerpt

theatlantic:

Wheels of Change: How The Bicycle Empowered Women

As much as we love bike culture and everything bikes stand for, we may have underestimated the profound significance of the bicycle as a cultural agent of change. Thanks to a brilliant new book, we no longer do. National Geographic’s Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) tells the riveting story of how the two-wheel wonder pedaled forward the emancipation of women in late-19th-century America and radically redefined the normative conventions of femininity.

“To men, the bicycle in the beginning was merely a new toy, another machine added to the long list of devices they knew in their work and play. To women, it was a steed upon which they rode into a new world.” ~ Munsey’s Magazine, 1896

Read more at The Atlantic