Art and Design are Everywhere

October 29, 2010 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment


While I now own a remodeling company, my background is in art but, I think my real love is design.  How a thing goes together and whether it works aesthetically is really important to me.  It bugs me when it doesn’t work and it inspires awe (AHHH…!!!) when it does.  Look around and you will find examples of both.  One of my favorite places for great design is in the bicycle (cycling) industry.

As a cyclist, I get to see amazing bikes on a regular basis.  Here are some of my faves for this year.



It's called the "speedconcept". It looks fast!

This is a triathlon bike which means it has to be streamlined and fast. The shape of the tubes are elliptical which flattens them and makes the bike faster. Aesthetically the ellipse is beautiful.


The cycling industry is tasked every year with creating design that not only works really well physically but looks fantastic.


The Hooligan - Who do you know that needs to be riding this bike?

This is called an “urban” bike because its ridden primarily by people who live in cities, who like to ride in places they aren’t supposed to and who are self -proclaimed rebels.  Notice the lines of the bike and how low the frame is compared to where the seat sits.  Eye catching



Cruising in style

All I can say to this is, “Sweet!”  Whether you have a beach to cruise to or not, this bike’s design says the living is easy.




High contrast at its best!



Called the Amira, this is top of the line for serious riders.  Check out the multiple designs and how it leads the eye around the bike.  I can’t take my eyes off of it!


Of course, I’m a little biased because I ride bikes but it’s just one example of where art and design can be found.  Next time your are out, look around and see the art and design that surrounds you.  And please, if you’re driving, take care around people on bikes!


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Entry filed under: Art and Design, Color.

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