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Pedal On: Bicycles as Decor

Pedal On: Bicycles as Decor

We know that our bikes provide a responsible (and not to mention healthy!) way to get around, but who knew they could also lend our abodes a does of lively style? Whether it may simply parking a two wheeler against a blank wall, or using some extra parts to liven up a room, we love how these ideas give biking an extra eco spin. Here are some looks that inspired us at Remodelista.

Above: Parked bikes and extra tires as window mullions at Mission Bicycle in San Francisco.

Above: This sculpture (seen on Apartment Therapy) incorporates bicycle handlebars.

Above: Seen at the London bicycle cafe, Lock 7, bike frames adorn a wall.

Above: In this photo by Toni Meneguzzo, these suspended bicycles add as much interesting depth to a wall as framed art.

For more two wheeling inspiration, check out Remodelista’s posts Events: Bicycles at London Design Week, Storage: The Bike Shelf by Chris Brigham in SF and  Storage: Indoor Bicycle Storage Roundup.

 

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Remodelista is a one-stop sourcebook for the considered home, guiding readers through the design and renovation process. Founded by four friends with a shared design DNA and appreciation for intelligent design, Remodelista counts architects, design professionals, and style-conscious consumers among its daily audience. The Remodelista aesthetic favors classic and livable over trendy and transient, well-edited interiors over cluttered environments, and thoughtfully designed products over mass-market, disposable goods.

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3:55PM PDT on Apr 10, 2012

The tires off gas so I don't think they should be kept inside.

4:52AM PST on Jan 5, 2012

Thanks for the article.

11:16PM PDT on Oct 19, 2011

Love it as I ride a bike

10:17PM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

I've been doing this for years. One warehouse I lived in had a franken-bike we built with two frames, which was hanged upside down.

6:55AM PDT on Oct 15, 2011

cool

12:21PM PDT on Oct 14, 2011

Very crafty article!

1:37PM PDT on Oct 11, 2011

lol Just visited a friend who has a bike wheel against an old white gate reminiscent of the wagon wheels often used around here. Amusing and interesting.

11:28PM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

That's neat!

5:26PM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

Thanks.

3:16AM PDT on Oct 10, 2011

thanks

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