Last month, the Original Bike Handsome and I rode our bikes from San Francisco to the Maker Faire in San Mateo. Along the way we met up with Piper, who used to work at the Bamboo Bike Studio.
I was so excited about the bike ride (and getting to spin as DJ Bike Pretty on my music bike) that I was totally unprepared for the awesomeness of the Faire.
Here are my 1o favorite shots:
Sharp Dressed Man
Our favorite part of the Maker Faire is the mutant bike area. You actually get to ride them, as long as you sign the not-responsible-if-you-are-maimed-killed-or-lose-an-eye safety waiver and wear the magic wristband.
Bike Handsome looked very cool on the tall bike. I also got to ride it (sadly, no pictures) and I thought my heart was going to pound its way out of my chest. Fortunately, no one was injured.
Lots of people created beautiful objects with computer-aided-design. This is laser cut cardboard.
3D printing is always huge at the Maker Faire. I love when it's used to create organic-looking forms. This piece has such skeletal beauty.
Of course, there is also cool stuff to be done with low-tech materials. This landscape is made out of masking tape.
It's known as Tapigami. An artist from Sacramento created the technique and every year he creates a huge installation at the Maker Faire.
This super-hero was controlling the hover craft in her hand WITH HER EYES! Her elaborate eye make-up was actually made of wires connected to a remote control, hidden underneath her headband. When she squinted her eyes, the hovercraft would take-off and fly around the hall.
One of the best parts of Maker Faire is the abundance of flashy lights. This light-up bouldering wall kept the kids – and Bike Handsome – entertained for minutes at a time.
The Enchanted Asparagus Glow-In-The-Dark Forest is a must-see.
So many R2D2's (R2D10?). This was my little brother's favorite part. He's obsessed with Star Wars. He even played the Imperial March for his piano recital.
Happy Friday! Even though Monday was a holiday, it still felt like a long week, right?
To get the weekend started, here are a eleven pictures of cute cats and bikes, via Instagram.
If you find any yourself, add the #bikekitty tag and your shot might get featured in my next round-up.
emmi_teng Love my pretty bike! So do Marms & Muffin. #cuties #brotherandsister #gingerkitties #bike #aslongasmycatsapprove!
vi66nya #Дождик не даёт поехать на работу на велике, а так клёво было #летом! Меня встречал #кот.. Can’t #ride a #bicycle because of #morning #rain This #cat liked when I arrived to my #work this #summer
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So intricate that the artist needed to use a magnifying glass, this fantastical London cityscape is 5 meters long and 2 meters tall.
Ugo Gattoni created the giant pen & ink drawing inspired by the London Olympic games, but instead of showing only elite racers, the work also features cyclists from all
walks rides of life: moms with kids, teenagers on mountain bikes, fashionistas, hipsters with fixies, pigs, and more.
A smaller, concertina edition (195 cm x 33 cm, unfurled) is available for $24.95 on Nobrow.
A gorgeous job decorating a bike with neon tape. Functionally fun.
I saw this pretty bike outside of Cell Space on Harrison St. in the Mission.