Tag: Liberty of London


Cute Cruisers

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On our road trip last month, we were able to stay with our dear friends in Southern California for a few days, who were gracious enough to indulge my need to sight see. We hit up Old Town Pasadena, which is a great place to window shop, and walked into a pop up shop for Linus Bikes.

I was immediately taken with the clean lines and classic colors of these Venice, CA made bikes. It was hard to turn down a test ride around the block, and even harder to not impulsively buy one on the spot! Our friend Frank even offered to lend us his bike carrier for the 24 hour drive home. Alas, practicality won out in the end (they ARE sold in our area), but I’ve had cruisers on my mind ever since. Do you ever imagine yourself pedaling down the road with a smile on your face and a wicker basket filled with pastries and fresh flowers?

I’m also taken with the fashion label bikes that have been getting attention over the last few years (and a classic tandem to boot!).

1st Row: G by Guess, Schwinn, Lilly Pulitzer.

2nd Row: Kate Spade, Liberty of London, Alexander Girard

Top photos: Gretchen Lilly


Large Prints

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After the Spoon show in Vancouver got out, we were trying to find our way back to the highway.  I’m so glad we got a bit turned around, because we drove by the Vancouver Art Gallery, where there is an outdoor installation by Michael Lin.  I was reminded of when Liberty of London covered their store in one of their prints.  Wouldn’t you love it if more buildings were covered in prints for special events?

Michael Lin installation at Vancouver Art Gallery.  Image: Vancouver Art Gallery.

Carnaby Street entrance of Liberty.  Image: Liberty of London.

Nuit Blanche event in Toronto, 2007.  Image: I Heart Sensible Shoes.

Series of printed shacks by Samuel Francois.  Image via Aesthetics of Joy via Oh Joy!