Tokyo Fixed Gear Store Opening

London saw a new store opening with the introduction of Tokyo Fixed Gear in the Soho district. The retail shop offers another hub for everything fixed gear to a city rich in biking culture, especially now with the explosion of the fixed gear bike scene throughout various spectrums of the industry. Images of the opening festivities can be seen below.

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Customizable 3D printed BrandingIron

You type in your text or send Shapeways a link to a logo and they’ll model and 3D print a mini branding iron for you. The branding iron clicks onto standard disposable lighters. You simply turn the lighter on for 30 seconds until the branding iron is hot and then brand away. A text branding iron costs $25 including shipping. A logo BrandingIron costs $25, also including shipping. The branding irons work well on many surfaces such as wood and Shapeways is currently looking at testing out skin but have not been able to find a volunteer with nice enough arms.

Artist on Their Bicycle New York 2010 Calendar

Artists on Their Bicycles will enjoy an upcoming unveiling at Art Basel Miami. The initiative as the name suggests features a series of photographs involving New York personalities being photographed on their bicycles. The list of participating personalities include “January : Philip-Lorca diCorcia, February : Collier Schorr, March : Ugo Rondinone, April : Richard Phillips, May : Amy Granat, June : Rainer Ganahl, July: Rita Ackermann / Aurel Schmidt, August : NN, September : Maurizio Cattelan, October : Ryan McGinley, November : Pierre Huyghe, December : David Byrne / Cindy Sherman”. The calendar will come in at 12″ x 14.375″ with a numbered run of 500 prints. The whole calendar was put together by the people over at Swiss Institute and can be seen here.

Info: HB