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Feminine, practical cycling style: meet Michaux Club

In Interviews, London by Claire

There is a line between fashion and practicality that women’s cycling gear often struggles to nail properly. Michaux Club is Rachel Bonney’s creation that manages to do get it spot on. Michaux straddles femininity and real practicality, with nods to NY-style messenger bags that influence the entire design. Think sly …

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Survival Techniques: positive adventures of the mind

In Interviews, London by Claire

Adventures and heads are intrinsically linked. A lot of the time exploring and pushing boundaries outside the city gives you a feeling of headspace, even if that’s not the goal. Illustrator, designer and ex-professional freestyle skier Naomi Edmondson has created a beautiful, happy, fun project called ‘Survival Techniques’. Her colourful …

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Behind the scenes: Katy Parkes’ Studio

In Interviews, London by Claire

It’s been six months since I talked to Katy Parkes‘ about her fledgling rucksack company, Dereks Designs. We met for the first time back in December to talk about the story behind Dereks, creating the designs and how she’d decided to start her own business. One of her comments that …

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Beyond the Peloton: an all-or-nothing cycling art show

In Interviews, London by Claire

Vincent Kamp has an awesome all-or-nothing attitude. It’s infectious, and it’s not surprising that it pays off in life. When he threw all his energy into the world of bicycle paintings, he found himself displaying at the London Bike Show and launching a Soho exhibition. His passion for the cycling …

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SPIN London 2015: not your average bike show

In Interviews, London by Claire

SPIN London is a cycling show designed for humans: every kind, even for those not on two wheels. It brings together creative new products, DIY custom creations, indie brands along with the latest high street goodness. Throw in some coffee culture and live bike polo and you’ve got a good …

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Meet: The Jaunt

In Features, London by Claire

The Jaunt is an art + travel project. It takes artists to somewhere they’ve never been and asks them to create a special unique print. The results are beautiful. From flight to finish, the artists document their story. The Jaunt is now launching its first book to share the first …

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Viv Joynes: Run your way across Europe

In Interviews, London by Claire

In April, Viv mentioned that she was going to run the footsteps of her Grandmother’s refuge route across Europe. She said it so humbly. No one really realised what a ridiculous journey she was going on. Then she ran 3,850K. This is the story of an adventure of a run …

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Dereks Bags: meet Katy Parkes

In Interviews, London by Claire

Katy Parkes decided to design some rucksacks. Then Kennedy City Bicycles picked up on her skills and asked her to design some cycling bags for her. Then Ally Capellino took notice. We grabbed coffee and talked about what starting a small business and designing from scratch has been like. Then …

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