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Hand-painted bike bells from a Montreal cyclist now available to all

by Evan Orensten in Design on 29 August 2011

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Since 2005, crafty Canadian Annie Legroulx has been producing hand-painted bike bells from her Montreal studio and shop Dringdring. Her inventive designs—from red-and-white striped candies to rotary phones—recently caught the attention of design shop Kikkerland, who added six styles to their inventory. Like the originals, these designs are painted with solvent-free paints that are as friendly on the environment as they are resistant to its elements, adding a guilt-free touch of fun to cycling safety.

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Where young people at local community organizations collaborate with skilled artists on Legroulx's line, Kikkerland taps artisans in India to make their more accessible styles, which include an adorable cupcake and turtle, as well as a tongue-in-cheek speedometer.

Dringdring's bells for Kikkerland sell online for $20 each. An assortment of other amusing bells can be picked up at Dringdring's shop or their online store.

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