Cycling in the city is steadily growing in popularity, while transitioning as a leisure activity to a welcome means of alternative transportation. And in true urban fashion, function yields a little bit to style and self-identity – and bikes are not exempted from this. While a regular one is obviously a more eco- friendly alternative to modern transportation, wooden bikes take this a step further by combining strong organic materials with a vintage and charming appeal that’s sure to catch everyone’s eye.
If you’re thinking of getting one, make sure to keep these on top of your list:
What started as a side project of Dutch industrial design studio Bleijh a decade ago is now up and ready to be delivered to your door. The Sandwichbike, now a standalone company in its own right, comes in single-speed or automatic two-speed models. This series in particular allows you to customize your model with a Van Gogh painting of…
Swords-Smith is a breath of fresh air in the crazy kaleidoscope of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Juxtaposing modern design with the space's industrial roots, the racks inside the airy former factory are naturally lit by the heavenly skylights above. Co-owners Briana Swords and R. Smith established their eponymous shop in 2013 and have filled it with unique and striking mens and womenswear that is distinctive and different from what you find in most other clothing stores. Swords-Smith takes pride in carrying fashion-forward and interesting pieces and has cultivated a consumer following of creative professionals who typically seek out the shop for something special. At any given time 80+ designers are represented, from super local to far-flung international, offering a range of clothing, accessories and lifestyle products. Swords and Smith actively seek brands that are doing innovative work, and the common thread throughout the shop is design drawn from an inspiration-driven creative process…