Now that I’m living in Portland and surrounded by bikes, I’ve become fairly obsessed with integrating my bike into my daily routine. Bicycles are fun, practical, and such a great way to slow down your pace and truly experience your surroundings.
But what if you ride a single-speed and you want to carry bags and groceries without corrupting the clean, simple lines of your bike? Meet the Bike Porter by Copenhagen Parts, an integrated handlebar and basket that is a combination of cool aesthetics and practical function. Available at Mission Bicycle Company in six colors.
Boston Swivel Chair
Hunger is a word that defines Bleed well. In their 10 years of existence, much has changed in the design world. The studio’s spirit, however, is a constant. They are restless, intuitive, and contemplative. They defiantly question convention and the very definition of graphic design. And although they are always thinking—more importantly, they are always doing. Their output is astonishing both in quantity and quality.
Organic and fluid, Bleed is perfectly suited for mutable times. Their culture and environment encourage a strong relationship with nature. This seems to somehow inform their dynamic range and give them an unparalleled flexibility. While many designers appear to feel weighed down by tradition, they never do. With eyes firmly set on the horizon, they continue to blur design, art, and technology to create a visual language that is distinctly Bleed.
A Field Guide to Typestaches
San Francisco-based art director Tor Weeks always had troubles figuring out the personalities of fonts. So one day, she decided to create A Field Guide to Typestaches. I don’t know about you, but I think she nailed it with her anthropomorphic interpretations of typography. Available at Old Tom Foolery in an 18×24 screen-print by Henley-Mpls.
Each Lítill terrarium is an original art piece lovingly crafted by former florist, Lauren Coleman. Arranged in handblown glass from the Pacific Northwest and named for plants, friends, and songs, there’s something about these miniature compositions that is simply magical.
Monsieur Dress Up
Monsieur Dress Up is a smart product collection by Anna Thomas of the Loyal Loot Collective that can wear your jacket, scarf, umbrella, and mail. Made from bent maple veneer, Monsieur Dress Up is available as a tailored collar (shown here), cuff, and pocket. Formed in 2004, Loyal Loot Collective involves the individual and collaborative work of Doha Chebib, Carmen Douville, Dara Humniski and Anna Thomas.