When I was a teenage, I hated wearing a helmet on bike rides. For appearance’s sake, I loathed the bulkiness and the gaudy colors that were little help in making the helmet visually appealing. Perhaps my sentiments would have been different had I owned Woodgrain Helmet. Designed by Mission Bicycle, the faux-wood (the real thing is molded from plastic) helmet is stunning in its realism, and looks like a handcrafted piece fresh from a tree. Decorated with the fine lines and whorls present in the grain of real wood, the helmet also features a leather chinstrap as a sophisticated alternative to the mundane black strap. Now you can ride in style and comfort, for the helmet includes sixteen vents for circulation – and prevention of helmet hair.

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Kimberly

ABOUT KIMBERLY LI - Kimberly is a graduate from MIT's Department of Architecture, and has recently joined the publication team at MIT OpenCourseWare. While architecture remains her first love, her interests encompass literature – epic poetry and Medieval romances are her favorite – and also fashion. She delights in various design projects, featured on her website "unkliched".