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Bike Porn #17 – Vintage Electric

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Vintage Electric; The Tesla of bikes?… Perhaps!

I am “car challenged”. To anyone who knows me at all, this comes as no great surprise. In just the 3 past years alone, since arriving in the desert of Arizona, I have managed to have two car engines blow up, and a third car seemingly spends more time in the shop than out. So it  seems only natural that I would have a strong interest in alternative forms of transportation. Vintage Electric Bikes, with their sweet mix of forward thinking technology and funky, retro styling had me at hello! Continue reading…

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Bike Porn #16 – Ascari “Bespoke” Bicycles

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Former fashion model turned master craftsman, Helio Ascari creates stunning, hand-crafted bicycles worthy of the spotlight.

Combine high-fashion sensibility with master bicycle craftsmanship and incredible attention to detail and you begin to get an idea of the unbelievable, custom bicycles created by Portland, OR based builders, Ascari Bicycles.

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The brainchild of former model and life long bike builder Helio Ascari, along with partner Gary Mathias, Ascari Bicycles creates some of the most beautiful and incredibly detailed ‘bespoke’ bikes we have ever seen. And judging from the company’s client list, the public agrees! Ascari Bicycles often show up as decor, (and are sold), through ‘blue chip’ fashion retailers such as Ralph Lauren and Brunello Cucinelli to name just two.

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The Ascari Mixtie Custom Bicycle, (shown above), was created exclusively for Ralph Lauren and can be purchased through the RL flagship store on Fifth Avenue in NYC.

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Hand-built with each frame, fork and stem designed and made in the USA, nothing is left to chance at Ascari. Details such as logos and head badges, the dropout faces and serial number badges are brazed in copper and brass, all adding to the beauty of these truly breathtaking creations.

More info on these incredible two-wheeled creations can be found @:
www.ascaribicycles.com

(images courtesy of ascari bicycles)

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6 Great Ways To Stay In Touch With ‘ALD’

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Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook & Wazala; SIX fun ways to ‘get social’ with A Life Designed.

It’s been a busy and very rewarding three and a half years of exciting growth here at A Life Designed and the coming Summer months are shaping up to be very interesting indeed! We have lots of great stories, a few surprises and some sweet new vintage/industrial finds lined up to share with you in the coming weeks.

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Until then, interested in even more ways to follow us besides our blog?… We’ve got you covered! A Life Designed is also available on InstagramPinterest, our YouTube Channel, Twitter and of course Facebook. Stop by and join us, everyone’s welcome.

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It gets even better! On the road and want to check out our online store full of fun vintage decor directly from your smart phone? No problem. Our Wazala store is optimized beautifully for mobile devices. Just use this direct link: alifedesigned.wazala.com.

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If you are enjoying what you see and read on A Life Designed, you may want to subscribe to our blog. Just enter your email into the ‘subscribe field’ in the upper right hand corner of the blog page to begin receiving all posts and announcements of new furniture and decor items being added to our online store directly to your inbox.

As always, thank you so much for your continued interest and support!

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Bike Porn #15 — The Hubless Foldable Sada Bike

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Introducing the Sada Bike. Leave it to the Italians to raise the level of commuter bikes to a fine art.

It’s pretty safe to say we are in the midst of a bicycling/commuting revolution. More and more people are ditching their cars and opting to commute to and from work, run weekend errands and simply enjoy a more stress free and earth-friendly form of transportation via bikes. Continue reading…

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