Martone Cycling Co. Shares an Inside Peek at How Their City Bikes Come to Life

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/martone-cycling-co-shares-an-inside-peek-at-how-their-city-bikes-come-to-life/decon-martone-cycling-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Decon-Martone-Cycling-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Martone Cycling Co. Shares an Inside Peek at How Their City Bikes Come to Life" /></a>
                                Lorenzo Martone founded design-focused <a href="http://martonecycling.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Martone Cycling Co.</a> in 2013 driven by a lifelong passion for cycling that began in childhood after receiving his first bicycle. The New York City based brand designs bold, fashion-inspired <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/martone-cycling-co/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">bikes</a> made for city life and, most definitely, fun. With a solid five years under their belt, Martone Cycling Co. is giving an inside peek at how their colorful city bikes come to life in this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>.
Designer Lorenzo Martone was inspired to design its now iconic bikes from a very real need in New York City – a need of city dwellers worldwide – if you have to keep your bike in your apartment, how can it fit with your lifestyle? Martone bikes are conceptualized from an architectural viewpoint, a purposeful and thoughtful blend of the contemporary and nostalgic. These bikes are designed for city living – for commuters with busy lifestyles who appreciate
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Martone Cycling Co. Shares an Inside Peek at How Their City Bikes Come to Life

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/martone-cycling-co-shares-an-inside-peek-at-how-their-city-bikes-come-to-life/decon-martone-cycling-0/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/05/Decon-Martone-Cycling-0-810x540.jpg" alt="Martone Cycling Co. Shares an Inside Peek at How Their City Bikes Come to Life" /></a>
                                Lorenzo Martone founded design-focused <a href="http://martonecycling.com/"  rel="noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Martone Cycling Co.</a> in 2013 driven by a lifelong passion for cycling that began in childhood after receiving his first bicycle. The New York City based brand designs bold, fashion-inspired <a href="https://design-milk.com/tag/martone-cycling-co/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">bikes</a> made for city life and, most definitely, fun. With a solid five years under their belt, Martone Cycling Co. is giving an inside peek at how their colorful city bikes come to life in this month&#8217;s <a href="https://design-milk.com/column/deconstruction/"  rel="noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">Deconstruction</a>.
Designer Lorenzo Martone was inspired to design its now iconic bikes from a very real need in New York City – a need of city dwellers worldwide – if you have to keep your bike in your apartment, how can it fit with your lifestyle? Martone bikes are conceptualized from an architectural viewpoint, a purposeful and thoughtful blend of the contemporary and nostalgic. These bikes are designed for city living – for commuters with busy lifestyles who appreciate
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The Pi Bike Is a Fixed Gear Bicycle in the Shape of the Pi Symbol

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-pi-bike-is-a-fixed-gear-bicycle-in-the-shape-of-the-pi-symbol/the_pi_bike_fixed_gear-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/The_Pi_Bike_Fixed_Gear-2-810x540.jpg" alt="The Pi Bike Is a Fixed Gear Bicycle in the Shape of the Pi Symbol" /></a>
                                To celebrate Pi Day (3/14), we&#8217;re bringing you a fixed gear bicycle with a handmade carbon fiber frame that&#8217;s in the shape of the π symbol. <a href="https://www.tadasmaksimovas.com/the-pi-bike"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Pi Bike</a> was designed and built <a href="https://martijnkoomen.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">by Martijn Koomen</a> and <a href="https://www.tadasmaksimovas.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tadas Maksimovas</a> over the course of a year after being inspired by an illustration of a pi bike by Malaysian artist, <a href="http://tangyauhoong.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tang Yau Hoong</a>.
After seeing the drawing, the pair set out to take a two-dimensional drawing and turn it into a fully functioning bicycle. They began by sketching out the frame, tweaking it, and testing several scale models in different materials before choosing the frame size and shape. They made molds to cast the frame in resin and then sanded it down and assembled the bike. Then, they had to made new molds to cast the final bike in a stronger carbon fiber before reassembling the bike.

“Einstein” on The Pi Bike!

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The Pi Bike Is a Fixed Gear Bicycle in the Shape of the Pi Symbol

                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/the-pi-bike-is-a-fixed-gear-bicycle-in-the-shape-of-the-pi-symbol/the_pi_bike_fixed_gear-2/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2018/03/The_Pi_Bike_Fixed_Gear-2-810x540.jpg" alt="The Pi Bike Is a Fixed Gear Bicycle in the Shape of the Pi Symbol" /></a>
                                To celebrate Pi Day (3/14), we&#8217;re bringing you a fixed gear bicycle with a handmade carbon fiber frame that&#8217;s in the shape of the π symbol. <a href="https://www.tadasmaksimovas.com/the-pi-bike"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">The Pi Bike</a> was designed and built <a href="https://martijnkoomen.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">by Martijn Koomen</a> and <a href="https://www.tadasmaksimovas.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tadas Maksimovas</a> over the course of a year after being inspired by an illustration of a pi bike by Malaysian artist, <a href="http://tangyauhoong.com/"  rel="nofollow noopener external noreferrer" data-wpel-link="external">Tang Yau Hoong</a>.
After seeing the drawing, the pair set out to take a two-dimensional drawing and turn it into a fully functioning bicycle. They began by sketching out the frame, tweaking it, and testing several scale models in different materials before choosing the frame size and shape. They made molds to cast the frame in resin and then sanded it down and assembled the bike. Then, they had to made new molds to cast the final bike in a stronger carbon fiber before reassembling the bike.

“Einstein” on The Pi Bike!

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Best Style + Fashion Posts of 2017

                                In 2017, Design Milk covered everything when it came to Style + Fashion – including wearable devices, architectural jewelry, geometric games, and eyeglasses made from sheet metal. Want to see which post from this category got the most love this year? Read on to find out&#8230;
                                                <a href="https://design-milk.com/best-style-fashion-posts-of-2017/ces2017_motiv-ring-011111/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="https://design-milk.com/images/2017/12/CES2017_motiv-ring-011111-810x556.jpg" alt="Best Style + Fashion Posts of 2017" /></a>
                                10. <a href="https://design-milk.com/ces-2017-motiv-activity-tracker-ring/"  rel="nofollow noopener" data-wpel-link="internal">CES 2017: The Titanium-Encased Motiv Activity Tracker Ring</a><br />
This lightweight, waterproof titanium ring keeps tabs on the wearer’s daily activity, heart rate, and quality of sleep for up to 5 days per charge.
  1. Contemporary Jewelry Designed by an Architect
    Architect Ayça Ozbank merged her love of urban cities and jewelry to create Mara Paris, sculptural jewelry that’s wearable.
  1. The Essential Travel Shoe: Allbirds Wool Loungers
    The cozy Wool Lounger from Allbirds combines the comfort and softness of a slipper with the style of a trendy, slip-on shoe.
  1. Jiwoong Jung’s “Hidden Time” Watch Is a Minimalist Magic Act By the Hour
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Whippet Bicycle: A British Folding Bike Designed for Urban Living

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/whippet-a-british-folding-bicycle-for-urban-living/whippet-bicycle-folding-bicycle-1/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://0.design-milk.com/images/2017/05/Whippet-Bicycle-folding-bicycle-1-810x578.jpg" alt="Whippet Bicycle: A British Folding Bike Designed for Urban Living" /></a>
                                Bicycles are most often thought of as convenient modes of transportation or a method of exercise, both of which means many people have them. But not everyone lives in a place that has space to store them, which is why you often find them in apartment hallways, entryways, and hanging from ceilings. Enter the folding bicycle. While there have been a number of folding bikes on the market, not many of them look like they were designed with riding in mind. Recently launched at the UK&#8217;s handmade bicycle show, Bespoked, the <a href="http://www.whippetbicycle.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Whippet Bicycle</a> aims to change all of that.
The Whippet Bicycle was designed and developed by product designer/engineer Graham Powell, who also happens to be a lifelong cycling devotee. The patent pending, in-line retraction design comes after Powell looked at the folding bicycle in a new way by examining the way it folds. Instead of the typical hinged folding
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Tokyobike Launches Series of Limited-Edition, Designer Bicycles

                                To launch its first Designer Series, <a href="https://www.tokyobikenyc.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">tokyobike</a> enlisted three award-winning designers – <a href="http://calicowallpaper.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Calico Wallpaper</a>, <a href="http://www.everything-elevated.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Everything Elevated</a>, and <a href="http://joedoucet.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">Joe Doucet</a> – to each create a bicycle that reflects their unique design aesthetic. Each designer took a different approach and the results are a trio of limited-edition bikes that you can proudly sport around town knowing you&#8217;re one of the few that owns one. Each bicycle is available in limited edition via custom order in tokyobike&#8217;s Nolita store or <a href="https://www.tokyobikenyc.com/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">online</a>.
                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/tokyobike-launches-series-of-limited-edition-designer-bicycles/tokyobike-designer-1-calico/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/05/tokyobike-designer-1-Calico-810x540.jpg" alt="Tokyobike Launches Series of Limited-Edition, Designer Bicycles" /></a>
                                Brooklyn-based Nick and Rachel Cope of Calico Wallpaper translated their Aurora collection of wallpaper, which has an ombre finish representing dusk and dawn. The frame is designed for a comfortable, everyday ride with added details meant to pay homage to French porteur bikes of the 30s.
Using a special chemical passivation process, Everything Elevated’s bicycle features a gold-ish, chromated color pattern, which they’ve used on some of their products, that also strengthens the
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The Wheelhouse: Bringing Together Bicycles and Coffee

                                                <a href="http://design-milk.com/the-wheelhouse-bringing-together-bicycles-and-coffee/wheelhouse_skandiashafer_8/" data-wpel-link="internal"><img src="http://1.design-milk.com/images/2017/02/Wheelhouse_SkandiaShafer_8-810x540.jpg" alt="The Wheelhouse: Bringing Together Bicycles and Coffee" /></a>
                                It was only a matter of time before coffee and bicycles converged in one, trendy LA space. “We want to take two things that are typically very intimidating &#8211; bicycles and coffee &#8211; and make them approachable and fun,&#8221; describes Chase Spenst. He and his wife, Tami Spenst, are the husband and wife team behind <a href="http://www.thewheelhouse.bike/" data-wpel-link="external"  rel="external noopener noreferrer">The Wheelhouse</a>, a full service bicycle shop and barista-led coffee shop in Los Angeles&#8217; Arts district.
Design was at the forefront of this space. With the aim to bring people together, The Wheelhouse built a coffee bar that was completely customized, with sleek black facades and steel countertops. The coffee part of the shop features top-of-the-line equipment and includes a food program during weekend and evening hours. The design also centers around preserving the original, industrial space. The exposed beam and concrete are warmed up with rich leathers and vintage elements, creating a layered,
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