We see a lot of various bikes on these pages -- some striking, some not so much -- but one can clearly imagine zipping along a sun-dappled road with this beautiful bike, going home from the farmer's market. Called the Shape Field Bike, it's a thoughtful collaboration between Karson and Mary Shadley of San Francisco-based product and graphic design company Shape Field Office and an old school friend, engineer and bike designer, Nicholas Riddle.
According to the Shape Field Office's website and Design Milk, it's a lightweight, porteur-style bike made from a Columbus SL frame and based on the geometry of the 1978 Cinelli Supercorsa. The front rack -- which has great quarter coin inserts in them -- is removable and can hold up to 80 pounds.
There's a laser-etched panel of Eastern Walnut in the double top tube frame, a customized head badge with the Shape Field insignia, and shiny Honjo fenders that recall a retro feel. The grips are made out of cork, giving the bike an earthier side.