Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Lacey Bike Basket

Mary Louise Gustafsson designed this "Carrie" bicycle basket for Design House Stockholm based on her memories of her granny's crochet. It slips off and has a long strap to carry your stuff, and can flip over and be used as a table at a picnic. I love how girly it is, and still is functional! That is what good design is all about for me. It comes in green, white and black. It was fairly easy to put on the bike, I didn't even ask Michael to help! McCool sat patiently watching me put the basket on until we could go to the Park. I'll take a picture of my bike with it and post that soon. I'll just have to remember the camera.

Monday, October 6, 2008

My Red Bicycle

Michael gave me a bicycle for my birthday!!!! It's a red Electra Townie Commuter! I love it! It has suspension in the front and 21 gears. I actually know how to use the gears! Isn't that great? I don't know yet if McCool knows how to heel to a bike, but he's such a good boy, I'm hoping he'll love it too! There's a little cafe that's called Velo Rouge, which is French for Red Bike, I think. I'm going to ride down there today, it's not very far, just about four miles. So roundtrip it'll be about eight! The weather in the city is meant to be very good this week so I'm planning to do a lot of riding! Woo hoo! It's a great BDay present!