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We like a good bike at PBS, so when Stephanie from Underscore sent these over, our jaws hit the floor! Underscore have collaborated with bespoke bike-makers Vanguard, to produce these one-off limited edition series of four bicycles: Cloud, Rain, Mist and Dew.

Taking inspiration from the overlapping stages of precipitation and evaporation, elements of the hydrologic cycle were studied and distinguished to represent each bicycle, reinforcing notions of repetition, renewal, reflection and change.

All bikes were built as single-speed kinetic sculptures and fitted with coaster hub brakes. Cloud, Rain, Mist and Dew were exhibited in the Tokyo DesignTide 2010. Check them out here; Two have already sold.

This life size Tetsujin 28-gō statue was built in in the city of Kobe in Japan last year ( called the Kobe Project ), with the hope of bringing more tourists to the area! I don’t need to tell you how cool this is.

I’ve interviewed Kinsey over at Occupy on his working process, gradual change in style, the new print released today and an upcoming solo show. Enjoy

Art & Sole is an online resource that celebrates the creative side of sneaker culture. First published in 2008, Art & Sole started life as a book featuring the best artist/designer sneaker collaborations, as well as showcasing artists who based their work on sneakers.

Alongside the blog they are also currating an ongoing series of specially commissioned screen-prints created by leading artists and designers from around the globe. Each print is limited to an edition of 50, and is stamped, signed and numbered for authenticity. The first in the series; Sole Inspector by graphic artist James Jarvis, can be found in their Shop section now.

Tod Kapke is an Illustrator and Photographer, who creates all his own models, sets and costumes in order to produce his work, which ranges from manipulated to straight photo-illustration. I respect the time and effort he dedicates to all the processes involved, from idea to finished piece.

Just seen this lovely limited-edition Italian bike modeled after a 1940’s Maserati winner. A limited run of 200 bikes were created (in commemoration of the 200 laps completed during the race), each individually numbered and selling online from Cicli Montante for €3,000. So nice! Seen at Cool Hunting

These flying saucer sculptures by “The Invisible Heroes“, were exhibited at scope-art fair & the black square gallery in miami. Their recent show is on at the john martin gallery in london.

Amazing work from Greg White as ever. Love this series taken in Norway. Nicked from Visuelle

Les Ateliers Ruby, a luxurious mobility accessories designer from Paris, will be releasing a helmet design in January following the lines of Tron Legacy. For its french release, the quality helmet will be sold over at colette. Sweet! Seen here

Jay is a Graphic Designer, Illustrator & Artist from the Isle of Man…and he’s good!

Kustaa just got in touch with some updates to his site, including – rebranding of the new fleet of trains for Finnish Railways (VR), package design for Adobe’s CS5 series, 75th anniversary poster for iconic Finnish design house Artek, cover illustrations for the latest issue of Nico, new French children’s magazine Bonbek and Husky Rescue’s sweet Christmas release. Lovely as ever.

Illustrator, designer and good friend ‘Emily Forgot‘ updates with fresh new work and a separate shop site to sell selected prints and limited wares. To celebrate the official launch of her shop she will be giving away an A2 “Hobby Alphabet” print.

If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning simply follow my Twitter feed and tweet:
FORGOT SHOP giveaway over at Follow @emily_forgot, & RT this to win a “HOBBY ALPHABET” A2 print

The competition closes on the 15th December when the winner will be chosen at random.

Glen got in touch about his new project – RePrint; a site where they provide a variety of templates to print onto the back of old printouts to get a second use out of them. To kick things off RePrint are releasing 2 quarterly calendars, a weekly and a monthly version. Download and print them as often as you want to. All for free! –

KAMKAM is a design group located in Seoul, Korea, made up of three members – Hyunjin Seo, Jaekyoung Kim and Jaehoon Jung. Their recent piece ‘An Furniture’ is inspired by AX sheets of paper (A3, A4, A5, etc), which uses the same “Golden Ratio” principle to create a distinctive, economical piece of furniture. Me Like! Nicked from DeZeen.

I don’t know much about this bike tbh! If like me you don’t speak any Italian, you could just marvel at its beauty.

Gio from Orcellana has been in touch to clarify:
“The Orcellana is our Spicciola frame, single speed or fixed with Columbus tubes, entirely hand paint with Meissen style decor and seems made of china”. – More information here

Ok, I admit, this post is predominantly about celebrating the beauty of the Bertone pictured, but the rest of Benedict’s portfolio is definitely worth a look.

So I stumbled across the Shwood site yesterday and have been drooling ever since. With their classic Wayfarer styling and refined aesthetics, these shades are an instant classic. Made from sustainably-harvested wood ( Zebrawood and East Indian Rosewood ) and housing optical quality lenses ( Carl Zeiss or Polarized ) these shades mix timeless style with the luxuriousness of exotic hardwoods. Starting at $95.00 I think these are a must buy, once the sun decides to show his face in the new year!

The Don Gallery, in collaboration with the city of Milan, presents a series manhole covers by international artists: Shepard Fairey, Invader, The London Police, Flying Fortress and Rendo. They will have their works embedded in the busiest streets of Milan and will remain for two years. Pedestrians can catch a glimpse of the pieces as early as Thursday.

Von was formally invited by Timothy Barber, Art Critic for CityAM, to exhibit at this year’s ING Discerning Eyes exhibition. Pictured are his two new originals, created especially for the show.

Love these. Looking forward to seeing them in the flesh on Thursday.

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Dane Lovett paints things!