In a previous post, I had happened upon some Alchemy Goods bags that are made out of used bicycle inner tubes. This made me realize that bicycle culture has been infiltrating the fashion scene. Well it is not only impacting the fashion scene, but also making an impression on the housewares design scene.
For example, I ran into this adorable bicycle themed insulated lunchbox in West Elm the other day.
The handle of the bag has buttons, so that you can clip it around another object, if you so desire. The tag sewn into the lid of the bag led me to the Canadian designer that goes by the name SoYoung. This designer also makes the same bag in many other designs. It makes me wonder why West Elm only chose to carry the bag with the bicycle design. Curious. Very curious.
The inside of the lid has a place to write your name. The bag’s interior is also fully insulated, and it comes with a detachable carrying strap.
Furthermore, the back of the bag has a convenient mesh pocket.
A food tray printed with both road and step-through bikes. The step-through frame pictured here, with only a single down tube, reminds me of the Paper Bicycle.
A plate, which looks like it has been printed with a track bicycle meant for the velodrome. It has brake levers, but no brakes!
Bowls, with similar designs.
And a pouch, with the same fixie.
A larger brown messenger style bag and matching brown mugs.
Finally, if you have ever wondered how to draw a bicycle in a continuous line, without lifting your pen, there’s a paperclip to show you exactly how it can be done. This bicycle shaped paperclip was mentioned in Real Simple magazine’s top 50 gift list:
If there is a cyclist in your life who also appreciates good design, these items may be just the ticket for the holidays!