The MoMA Design Store’s Spring/Summer catalog for 2021 is out. Every season they scour the world so they can expose folks to fresh new objects and ideas. Here are some curated offerings that caught our eye.
Lightweight and protective, this helmet conveniently folds up to 50% of its size. The open design provides airflow for bikers and the set of included reflective stickers provides more safety for rain and night riding.
This fair trade design is handwoven from elephant grass in Bolgatanga, Ghana— an area known for its weaving techniques—by artisans who receive a fair wage as well as a 15% commission from the sale of each basket.
Illuminating idea: Light your way with this curved design which provides a wide range of 220-lumens light for 180° of clear visibility on roads, as well as creating visibility for other travelers. Rechargeable via USB, it fits most handlebars and provides 2.5 hours of light when in brightest mode.
[Editor’s note: this idea may be familiar to readers!] Designed for rainy days, this cape is especially suited for biking. Its generous cut accommodates a backpack with thumbs loops for full coverage. The hood is optimized for fit and a visor brim ensures peripheral vision. Breathable, waterproof…well you know
This rectangular waterproof nylon bag has a hook, loop and two-strap system so you can attach it under your handlebars. Use the roomy main compartment to stash tools, snacks, a water bottle, an extra layer of clothing and other essentials. Features a water- resistant zip closure, a paracord zipper pull, interior key hook and an adjustable cross-body strap to wear the bag when not attached to a bicycle.
The legendary foldable. Handmade in London since 1975, this super-light design is built for commuting, speed and challenging inclines. It has a luggage system for your all-day essentials and mud guard for inclement weather. Easy to store. With legions of aficionados.
Certainly distinguished by an unusual oval shape, this bamboo-wood board is as stable as longboards but more portable, thanks to its compact size. Very interesting. Designed to fit in your backpack, this board offers a smooth ride with large, soft wheels that provide more stability than average wheels
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