17 May 2008

This and That from Here and There

Painting by Janet Karam from Funkytown Art
Another brilliant painting by Janet Karam, inspired by one of my photos. Art imitates art once again. This one was inspired by this photo:
Classic Copenhagen *
Janet's Blog.
Janet's website - Funkytown Art.

Taking a literary angle, Inge in Antwerpen has a Dutch literature blog called Plankje Ongeregeld and she interviewed me for a new feature on her blog - Bloggers Read and Tell. Now I'm looking forward to photos/reportage about her and her new black Oma bike. :-)

Michael in Brooklyn has a cool blog started up. Drunk and In Charge of a Bicycle. Michael and his roommates have been discussing getting cool 'normal' bikes and they are all casting themselves into the fray. Michael had a poll on his blog about what bike his should buy. Either an Azor Opa [some Dutch contraption] or a Velorbis Churchill [bespoke Danish elegance and exquisite design]. Needless to say, the Velorbis won the Euro-challenge.

Michael will be posting about his new bike and his travels in NYC as they happen. He is also compiling a list of dealers/distributors for various European-style bikes in the States, which should come in handy for those of you who are in the market for one.

Pure Copenhagen in Portland by Patrick Finn
We have a backlog of guest photos itching to get online so we'll start with another photo from Patrick in Portland. Pure Copenhagen.

9 comments:

Bluefish said...

I just want to say that your blog really inspires me and hopefully someday I'll be able to document Montreal cycling culture like your blog.

Michael said...

Tusind tak Cycle Chic - you're the best...

The list of North American bike dealers is up - come take a look. And a Swedish bike brand has popped it's head up in the US again, we're covering that "breaking story" faster than the local news covers a puppy with a spot that looks like the virgin mary.

Lots of good news over here for European bikes. Thanks for the continuing inspiration - we need your Copenhagenizing effect to blow across the cold Atlantic waters and wrap around these islands of New York City...

CPH & BRKLN 4EVR

Raquel said...

When will you exhibit this marvellous photos and pictures together, in an exposition?

Inge said...

Thanks a million Mikael. I'm definitely inspired to do something 'bikish' now, you be the judge if it is CCC-worthy or not;-)

Christina said...

Yes, I second Raquel, when is a book going to come out? enquiring minds want to know! :)

Zakkaliciousness said...

oh goodness... what a lovely idea... exhibiting janet's paintings alongside my photos.

and the book... it's coming...

mindcaster said...

How could I have missed that when I first read this post: "some Dutch contraption" ROFL :)

Zakkaliciousness said...

you have to be an eagle eye on these blog posts, mindcaster! :-)

aprilstarchild said...

I think my favorite part of seeing pictures from Portland, is that I can almost always figure out where the picture was taken!

It helps that most of the pictures seem to come from the major bike-commuting roads.