just a quick pic of our image team as they were leaving the office last week…they’re currently shooting a book in prague! it’s gonna be pretty sweet, i bet…
olivier zahm photographs for purple magazine’s blog. i love seeing what he sees, but today i also realized how rad i think his little girl is.
marc hummel, a philadelphia native and founder of b minus designs, makes these really cool bike-loving products that i thought you would enjoy. all b minus designs are screenprinted by hand. check them out below, along with a short interview with marc.
interview with marc:
where are you from?
philadelphia! south philly, to be precise.
when did you create b minus designs?
in the fall of 2004.
why did you start b minus designs?
my friend leah and i came up with the idea for the “bicycles are for lovers” design while goofing around in our dorm rooms our freshman year of college. our school was in a fairly rural part of new jersey, and we both thought tandem bicycles were the coolest things on the planet. we decided to use our design to launch a t-shirt company that would eventually buy us our very own tandem!
we eventually got our wish, when a fellow student saw our web site and offered us (free!), a red tandem bicycle he had taking up space in his shed. the bike still needs a lot of work, but we’re siked our plot was successful!
what was your inspiration? (this may be a bit off topic, but I’d like to mention it…):
in the summer of 2009, we decided to make b minus designs a 100% non-profit company. the proceeds of every sale go toward my fundraising goal for the 2010 “climate ride,” a charity bicycle trip from new york to washington, d.c.
check out more info. about b minus designs.
our october catalog, which dropped yesterday, was shot in maine this year. here are some polaroids from the shoot that we thought you’d enjoy…
and here is our crew working and enjoying some food together.
persistent green, a creator of handmade goods, is offering a giveaway for one of her beautiful handmade journals pictured below. we love the way they look, love that they are unique, and love that they are handmade crafts!!! and, we found the giveaway just in time, because today is the last day to enter!! click here for details.
look how cute…mieke willems. antwerp, belgium.
cool concept…at a swissmiss meeting recently, folks were asked to finish the sentence “if i would make a documentary it would be about…”
what would yours be about?
“the art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness, but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; for happiness, like a child, must be allowed to grow up.”
– charles langbridge morgan
i am in love with this blog – the unicorn diaries.
totally satisfies my sweet tooth…
…some cuddly inspirational kittens. have a cozy and inspired weekend!
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