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 …

Tokyobike Shoreditch

The Japanese bike-maker's new Shoreditch shop

One of our favorite cult bike brands, tokyobike, just threw a housewarming party and customized-bike exhibit to inaugurate its new outpost in London’s Shoreditch neighborhood. Londoners can now buy these lightweight, 22lb bikes directly from the Japanese bike-maker in a variety of frame colors and models. The simple, all-white 1,700-square-foot interior of the shop, designed by Glass Hill, also stocks hard-to-find accessories and lifestyle pieces …

Tokyobike London

A Japanese brand of classically-styled lightweight bikes makes its British debut

As part of London’s Clerkenwell Design Week, running from tomorrow, 25 May 2010, through 27 May 2010, director of the festival Peter Murray will lead a number of cycle tours around the area. To make sure participants look the part, cult cycle brand Tokyo Bike will supply the bikes. “These guided tours are all about enjoying the ride, exploring the city and the freedom that …