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Saved by the Bell designs and cat caps: Meet Forward Cycling

In Interviews by Claire

Forward Cycling make gorgeous, weird, spectacularly not-shit kit. Women’s cycling kit is coming on leaps on bounds, picking up speed in the move from wearable to genuinely desirable gear, and brands like Vancouver-based Forward Cycling are helping. Think Saved by the Bell-themed jerseys, cat hats, and an earth-loving ethos, and …

ClaireSaved by the Bell designs and cat caps: Meet Forward Cycling
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Seven beautiful films about bikes, from the Oakley film club

In Culture by Claire

Maybe people who cycle are more creative*. Maybe it’s the fact that there are so many different types of cyclist, using bikes in totally different ways. That’s always going to give you an amazing melting-pot of minds. Either they make damn good films. Oakley holds a Friday Film Club in …

ClaireSeven beautiful films about bikes, from the Oakley film club
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Behind the scenes: Katy Parkes’ Studio

In Interviews 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 …

ClaireBehind the scenes: Katy Parkes’ Studio
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Beyond the Peloton: an all-or-nothing cycling art show

In Interviews 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 …

ClaireBeyond the Peloton: an all-or-nothing cycling art show
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SPIN London 2015: not your average bike show

In Interviews 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 …

ClaireSPIN London 2015: not your average bike show
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Meet: The Jaunt

In Interviews 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 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 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 …

ClaireDereks Bags: meet Katy Parkes