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your lovely new pet

The designer of this amazing horse bike, Eungi Kim, says “I wanted to give a special look to bicycles so that people would care about cycling not only as transportation but also as a lovely pet.”

Now, be careful here. Is your bicycle a pure breed or a mutt? Be sure to get the corresponding animal casing. I don’t want to see any racing bikes in pony outfits, and I certainly don’t want to see a rusty scrap heap on wheels parading around in a thoroughbred suit.

The nice thing about your new Bike Pet is that if you’re not in the mood to actually ride your bike, you can take it for a walk. Parade it through the neighborhood. You can finally use the sidewalks again! Be sure to trip up any pedestrians who don’t have pets. Say sorry.

When you’re done, scoop your Bike Pet into your arms, carry it up the 5 flights of stairs to your apartment, and cuddle, cuddle, cuddle.

Life is so close to perfect… Now if only your bike could do this.

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bike art IV


By Mike Bertino

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big bottles

Wow, I am really crazy about Blu’s work.

blu_ancona_1000
Ancona, Italy

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art_extension_2

The artist, James Gulliver Hancock, describes it: Sculpture series exploring obsessive extensions to common objects.

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crush

Awesome.
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You can see more from this artist here and here.
(First saw this art on Bike Blog NYC)

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the coming and going of bicycles

8.27.09 You must check out Sophie Blackall’s Missed Connections blog. I’ve been loving it for a while, but this week’s bicycle-themed post gives me good reason to mention it here.

Here’s the full text of the missed connection that the painting is based on: “Thursday, August 27, 2009
sorry your bike got stolen. its beautiful. when some guy offered it to me for 40 bucks, i didnt even think twice. i was drunk, missing my bike and figured if not me, someone else would buy it anyways. also, my bike got stolen last week. who knows, maybe you bought it for 40 bucks from some guy on the street. so if you see me riding it, feel free to say hey. maybe we could trade back. if not, you can buy it from me for 40 bucks. id buy my old bike back for 40 bucks. it was way more comfortable than this one.”

I hope my old bike is out there somewhere, getting ridden by someone. For months after it was taken I thought I’d see it around, maybe locked up in the neighborhood. I couldn’t help examining every biker that passed me, in case they were riding that gold raleigh hybrid of mine. It would be great if we could all go around the city trading back for our old, stolen bikes.

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successful living

ReadyMade asked five artists to reimagine the WPA populist poster art of the “first” Great Depression.

Poster by Nick Dewar

Poster by Nick Dewar

“I hope that America is entering a post-’greed is good’ period. I can’t think of a single step that would change the nature of our society more than everyone abandoning their automobiles and cycling instead. There would be less dependence on oil, obesity levels would drop dramatically, and reflective bike clips would replace fancy ladies’ purses as the current must-have fashion accessory.” – Nick Dewar

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