Genre de Vie is a documentary film about bicycles, cities and personal awareness. It looks at desired space and our own impact to the process of it. The film documents urban life empowered by the simplicity of the bicycle.
Today we are facing environmental issues more than ever. While architects, urban designers, policymakers and thinkers discuss the future of our cities, more and more people become aware of their own impact and use of space. Genre de Vie uses the bicycle to explore personal awareness and finds out how cycling contributes to the future livability of cities.
Tarmo Luisk created this typography inspired bike rack system to convey a message about a place or company while adding a useful feature to the environment. I wouldn’t mind seeing some of these around town.
Here is a handy little piece of paper that might serve very useful if you ever get into a collision with a car. Often enough cyclists will be disoriented when they get into an accident and fail to obtain crucial information about the driver that may help them legally. Boston based lawyer Josh Zisson saw this as a problem and took action by teaming up with graphic designer Tim Jaques to create the handy Bicycle Accident Report Card. It clearly shows the bike laws on one side, and has information for the driver to fill out on the other. This could spark a new revolution in bicycle advocacy and promote safer cohabitation between cars and bikes in our streets.
Head over to Bike Safe Boston for more
Have a happy Monday whether you are celebrating Valentine’s day or not.
photo from Sweetphan
This is one is quite a beauty and I wouldn’t expect anything less from Mr. Sizemore. I also want to note that it is rolling on the new H+Son TB14 box section rims (available end of Feb), which compliment the build quite nicely.
Check out more sexy rigs over at Sizemore Bicycle.
American with Japanese influences. During my time with this bike, one theme was prevalent, a quiet yet detailed japanese aesthetic.
It is the digital age and every day new stories, in video form, surface on the internet. Take a look at the following videos and note the similarities among them despite the fact that they all come from different corners of the world.
St. Petersburg, Florida
Nicola Guida is an Italian designer who created this racing frame for Picchio, a small manufacturer of racing cars based in Ancarano, Italy. The bike design was his final student project, and Picchio helped him out with the construction of a prototype.
Via Bicycle Design
The official promotional trailer for the 2010 North American Handmade Bicycle Show Documentary.
This year it will be in Austin. Check out the Nahbs website for more.
I really enjoy seeing how things are made, especially bicycles. This video shows the process from bare steel tubing to the finished product. Very nice.
A short documentary of some Seattle fixed gear riders. Charles of Wright Brothers knows his stuff and gives some good insight on why young folks prefer fixed gears. Our buddy Matt makes an appearance too.
Hope to see these dudes at Future Tense this Friday.
The shellacked cork bar tape looks really good.
Check out the whole process over at Wood & Faulk
Here is a nice video from Korea.
I really like how this paint job by Russell White turned out.
View more photos here
Thanks for sharing Eric
Matt Spencer compiled some good fall footage for everyone to enjoy. Congo is going for it!