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Cannondale Bad Boy 1: Urban Performance
Hybrid bikes tend to attract unanimously negative connotations from purist cyclists—and often rightly so. Most popular with beginners or those who turn the pedals once a year, hybrids draw on design characteristics from purpose-built classes of...
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Aether LA Motorcycle Ride
The inaugural AETHERmoto ride in Los Angeles—hosted by Aether Apparel—was an experiment in urban exploration. Both Aether founders, Jonah Smith and Palmer West, are avid riders and have gone on numerous excursions with RawHyde Adventures into the...
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Donky Bike
With front and back cargo-hauling capacity, the Donky Bike—created by British designer Ben Wilson—is an ingenious city bike designed to agilely weave through city streets at low speeds. The steel beam distributes the cargo's weight so it is held by...
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The Heidelberg Project
Artist Tyree Guyton started the Heidelberg Project 27 years ago as a necessary response to the decay of his childhood neighborhood in the notoriously dangerous East Side of Detroit. Slowly, the vacant houses on the block were transformed into colorful...
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Off The Grid at Gallery R'Pure
If glamorous camping is "glamping," does that make designer camping "damping?" Whatever you call the pristine, outdoors-inspired objects in "Off the Grid"—the collaboration between designer François Chambard of UM Project and artist and designer...
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(dis)location
With his wonderfully imaginative architectural "photomontages," artist Filip Dujardin addresses questions of what might have been and what's still to come. Pulling solely from his extensive archive of his own photographs of buildings, urban spaces...
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Summer City Bicycles
Midsummer may very well be the season of the bicycle. With a steady schedule of backyard BBQs, concerts in the park, afternoons at the beach and general meandering about, it's crucial to have the proper warm-weather transportation. To accommodate...
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Levi's Commuter Series
Advertorial content: Getting around on a bike comes with its own set of benefits and challenges. One of the primary issues most commuter cyclists face comes from having to change clothes after working up a sweat or riding through the elements...
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Cadot and Materialiste
Urban clothing brand Cadot and renowned men's site Materialiste recently joined forces to create a limited-edition vest celebrating Parisian style and identity. With only 50 of these available, the collaboration serves as the perfect example of exclusive...
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Sling Bag
Topo Designs' newest addition to their line of heritage-inspired bags, the sling bag, has a slim profile designed for ease of use during daily commutes. The single shoulder strap handily slips on and off when you need it, while a small stabilizer...
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Paul Budnitz Bicycles
Kidrobot founder Paul Budnitz always has something new up his sleeve—Swatch watches being the latest cult object to which he's applied his winning pop culture formula. But his newest project takes the entrepreneur in a direction pretty much...
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The Bandolier Bag
Conscious of the need for a midsize alternative to the often oversized and always cumbersome messenger bag, the creative minds at SSCY have come up with the Bandolier, a dual-compartment bag that allows quick and easy access to all pockets and...
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The Utility Shower Curtain
Brooklyn's Wintercheck Factory has made a name for itself by updating everything from sunglasses to swimsuits with their brand of locally-made and highly-functional chic. The latest to get the Wintercheck treatment is the humble shower curtain. Like...
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BNO Design
Benjamin Noriega-Ortiz' personality is so effervescent it seemed to trail behind him recently when, dressed in floral Doc Martens and a straw hat, he led a group of journalists on a detailed tour of the Mondrian SoHo, his latest and third installment...
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Chicken Co-Op
The team at NYC's multi-disciplinary studio RAAD have re-invented the urban chicken residence. The Chicken Co-Op is a multi-level living space for city dwelling poultry. Designed from the bottom up to be at "the forefront of sustainability," the...
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Simple Garden
Do you long for homegrown tomatoes but lack the space and green thumb? Fertile Earth has a solution. Their Simple Garden Starter Kit, devised in collaboration with the product designers at Provo, UT studio Rocketship, introduces an idiot-proof set...
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Undpartner
Spotted at Salone Satellite, the work of the Austrian duo Undpartner aims to not just design a few bike accessories but to reinvent urban experiences. As Barbara Gollackner and Michael Walder say, "Undpartner is ready to reconquer public space...
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Outlier Spring 2011
Urban biking clothiers Outlier always seem to be upping their game with details that we had the chance to see first-hand when they stopped by last week to preview their new lineup for Spring 2011. This season sees a few classic styles revamped with...
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Nine Falf-Packs
When all you want to carry is a camera and pair of sunglasses, how do you port it? The solution, a hybrid with the shape of a slightly larger fanny pack but worn over the shoulder like a backpack, makes the perfect choice for a summer bike ride or...
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Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue With The Urban Landscape
In graffiti's latest museum show "Viva La Revolucion: A Dialogue With The Urban Landscape," the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego looks at how everyday visual cues—signs, advertisements, tattoos, graffiti, graphic art, trash—have become...
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The T.25 City Car
Recently featured on Good, Gordon Murray's new 74-mpg T.25 City Car—while a little slower than the MacLaren F1 supercar he's known for—still packs in just as much punch. With a hinged front frame that lifts up in place of traditional...
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ChickenCribs
As urban agriculture takes off, the number of city-dwellers raising their own chickens is also on the upswing. Building and maintaining the coop often presents a significant obstacle to chicken rearing, but ChickenCribs solve this by handily gathering...
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A Series of Walks/A Series of Walks (Displaced)
Google Street View summons panoramic, street-level images of cities and towns at the click of a mouse, wherever its car-mounted cameras can go. Nahanaeli Schelling, a recent graduate of NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), confronts...
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Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art
"Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art" is a behemoth of a book loaded with a who's-who of the contemporary urban art scene edited by Patrick Nguyen and Stuart. Surveying the work from figureheads such as Aaron Rose, Wooster Collective...
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