a place through which the world passes,
for the sustenance of that place and our situated selves,
and for our very sense of being in-place.
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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]
16:00 (52 notes)anneke eussen, art, bicycle bicycle race!, blue velvet, installation, night rider, san francisco, velvet, bike culture,
16:00 (12 notes)art, installation, bicycle bicycle race!, ai weiwei, bicycle art, taipei, forever bicycles, black and white photography, sweet abstraction,
forever bicycles, ai weiwei (2011)
16:01 (2 notes)bicycle bicycle race!, Digital Fabrication, white, Laser Cutter, movement tracking, london, bike culture,
The Bicycle Animation (by TheManimation)
by katy beveridge, 2011
16:01 (142 notes)drawing, mixed media, andre petterson, bicycle bicycle race!, tectonic, elevation, Black and White, Illustration,
Sweet wood rims! they’re teak…
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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 Tomatoland: http://www.onearth.org/article/tomatoland-book-excerpt
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
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