The internet is alive with photos of people hanging bicycles in their homes. As storage in many cases, but also as interior design. It's obvious. Bicycles possess an eternal and powerful aestheticism and symbolism that often makes them as appealing to look at as artwork.
Here at home, I've had a 1947 Husqvarna bicycle lying around the flat. Standing in the living room and looking lovely. It just wasn't enough, however. The bicycle is a practical tool for making my everyday life easier by helping me get around the city. So why not, I thought, do the same indoors?
So up it went, that lovely old Husqvarna. Into the front hall where I needed something more interesting than shelves anyway. It's the first thing you see when you come into the flat and, most importantly, you can store stuff on it.
Me and the kids "decorated" it once it was up - much like we did when we decorated it last christmas.
Who would have realised that flip-flops would fit so perfectly in the spokes? Cool.
The big winter jackets hang elsewhere, so the bicycle remains rather uncluttered. Been using it for a few days now, and it's all very practical - as well as aesthetic. In that order.