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Berlin Bicycle Week 2015

Mark your calendars. Berlin Bicycle Week is coming to Berlin March 16-22, 2015. The all-encompassing celebration of cycling culture includes fixie exhibitions, film screenings, and an urban mountain bike race through Berlin’s youth district. Peruse the Berlin Bicycle Week website to see all of their official events.

GBlog Interviews Italian Photographer Ettore Moni

GBlog had the privilege of speaking with Ettore Moni, a Parma-born documentary photographer. Moni’s work has been published in Documentary Platform, Domus, Splash, Grab Magazine, Formagramma, New Landscape Photography, Lenscratch, and featured at Parma’s Untype gallery as well as at the European Festival of Photography. With a background in fashion photography and portraiture, Moni currently focuses his attention on Italian landscape and history. Moni’s most recent venture, Alps, functions as ...

Our Top 10 Single-Speed Bicycles for Commuting

More and more people are biking to work to save money, stay healthy, and conserve resources. As the demand for bikes grows, so does that for unique designs that leave the crowd behind. Designer and bespoke rides make a statement, even in a city teeming with fellow bike-lovers. Here are ten of our favorite single-speed bikes to help you ride the trend your way. The 12F1 by Ucycles Ucycles’ 12F1 ...

“Design at Large” at Art Basel

On Tuesday, Design Miami opened in Switzerland as the first part of this year’s Art Basel. One of the fair’s biggest attraction’s, “Design at Large,” immerses the crowd in its installations, which include Jean Maneval’s vintage plastic house and Sheila Hicks’ colorful “Séance.” Curated by creative director Dennis Freedman, the exhibit will be on show for a couple more days, until the 22nd of June. via The New York Times

Away We Go: Emerging Brooklyn Artists

Away We Go is an exhibit bringing six Brooklyn-based artists to the other side of the East River. Opening at The Curator Gallery in Chelsea, the show is curated by 3walls, a contemporary salon that celebrates early career artists through pop-ups in New York. Away We Go features oil and encaustic paintings, wood sculpture, photography, and mixed media work by Nils Folke Anderson, Charlotte Evans, Nancy Hubbard, Darryl Hudak, Alexandra ...

GBlog Meets: Giulio Iacchetti and Alessi

During ICFF 2014, GBlog met with Giulio Iacchetti at Alessi’s booth Wanted Design NYC. The event was held in the Terminal Stores building on 11th Avenue, and GBlog spoke with Iacchetti and a translator right in the middle of the tunnel. Surrounding us, there stood a display of Iacchetti’s latest work for Alessi, the Noè Collection of playful and intuitive wine tools, as well as many more home accessories by ...

GBlog Meets Jasper Morrison in Times Square

GBlog got the chance to speak with Jasper Morrison before the launch party celebrating his latest book and his most recent designs for Swiss furniture company Vitra. The event took place inside the rooftop bar of the newly opened citizenM Hotel at Times Square, an artistic venue in itself. The book, The Good Life: Perceptions of the Ordinary, could be found stacked beside the hotel’s baubles and paperback novels. Drawing ...

Giveaway: Junction City Messenger Bag

Celebrate hump day with style. GBlog and Ogden Made have teamed up to give away a medium Junction City Messenger Bag to one lucky reader. The winner will be randomly selected, and the color of the bag will be of that person’s choice. Enter with the Rafflecopter below and tell your friends. The contest closes next Wednesday, April 23 at noon.   a Rafflecopter giveaway

Glass and Wood from the Northern Shores of Finland

From far Northern Europe, Maija Puoskari’s glasswork arrives in Milan. I found her work at one of the many small stands of the Salone Satellite, a stand which gathered all the young designers, mostly foreigners, and those still poorly understood. There, I read the biography of Maija, who I think is perhaps little known here in Italy. The designer was born in northern Finland, in Tornio. Most recently, she studied ...

Arne Jacobsen Drop Chair Revival by Fritz Hansen

A mid-century modern classic, the Drop Chair was originally designed by Arne Jacobsen for  Copenhagen’s Radisson SAS Royal Hotel. Soon to be released on the market, the newly revived design by the Republic of Fritz Hansen will be on display at Corso Giuseppe Garibaldi 77 for Milan Design Week. Like the iconic design, the Fritz Hansen remake features a droplet-shaped back. The new Drop Chair comes in chrome or powder-coated ...