Archive for the ‘Design’ Category

I had to break into my own bike today and it was a little too easy. I think I always knew it would be, but I had hoped that it would put up a little more resistance. I always use more than one lock on my bike. One more expensive one and admittedly one cheaper […]


Trakke Messenger bags have been on my radar for a year or so now. I was reminded about them at the tweed ride in Glasgow where they were sporting a stunning Harris Tweed version. However, it is the yellow waxed cotton one that is on my wishlist and watching the short documentary above has made […]


Cyclists come in lots of different shapes, sizes and styles and normally I would be the last person to label them. However, as a follow up to my post about Woman Wheelers and some more random Tweets, where I suggested a possible male alternative as #manlymovers. A number of other suggestions arose – these suggestions play a pretty […]


The Holstee Manifesto has always been a favourite of mine. It inspires you with a sense of empowerment, and I love that reading great words and letting your mind transform them into great ideas allows you to feel that. It is a message that not only inspires and excites me, it does exactly the same to […]


It seems that ‘Woman Wheelers’ not only have to worry about keeping the wheels turning and keeping up to speed…  there is in fact a whole host of things that we should avoid when on two wheels, ( according to an old newspaper cutting ‘Don’ts For Woman Wheelers’). Magnificent Octopus, aka Kaputniq has begun to transform some of […]


So in case you are not in Scotland right now, you should know that winter is starting to take hold. It always seems to creep up on me and quickly slap me in the face, with it’s startlingly dark nights that start all of a sudden at 4.00pm in the afternoon. AFTERNOON. And then, gone […]


I guess the thing I always liked about design was the idea of transformation: to change something, in order to make it better. Recently that something became my old bicycle, as I decided it desperately needed a mini transformation into something more stylish and less prone to punctures. My old bicycle is a fairly basic […]