Tokyobike + New Balance C-Series Collection

An exclusive first look at the design collaboration resulting in three new shoe designs and two new bicycle colorways

Established in 2012 to develop new concepts and designs inspired by various lifestyles, New Balance‘s Tokyo Design Studio is often responsible for the Boston-based brand’s more limited, buzz worthy introductions. With cycling recently put in their crosshairs, three new models (CM600C, CT700C and 996C) were developed under the helm of Design Manager Shugo Moritani, specifically for the urban commuter that rides daily, though with a …

Tokyobike Spring 2014 New Singlespeed

Three fresh colors, swept handlebars and a Brooks saddle breathe new life to the perfectly simple bicycle

As longtime supporters of Tokyobike and their “less is more” approach to bicycle building, we took special note of their upcoming spring 2014 release: the New Singlespeed. While aesthetically similar to its predecessor, the fresh release will introduce a more classic swept handlebar, Brooks leather team pro saddle and bar grips, plus chrome wheels; all nicely complementing the pared-down steel frame. With an eye on …

London Design Festival 2013: Gift Guide

Take home the best of The Big Smoke's annual display of goods

Each year the London Design Festival showcases an impressive range of design concepts coming out of Britain and beyond. Teeming with one-offs and prototypes aimed mostly at prosumers and journalists, the week-long, city-wide exhibition also includes a surprising amount of furniture, homewares, prints, accessories and more that are launched for the events but available for purchase. Below are a few highlights from the 18 gifts …