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Call Us Bike-Ready

Insights, livable cities

This weekend we went to our Nation’s Capital to see how things work. Ha, ha. No, not here: We wanted to get a first-hand account of D.C. and its relationship with bikes. When it comes to mobility, the…

Deep Thoughts Amidst the Autumn Leaves

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Hope you had a Happy Halloween. Hey, you know who does a great Zombie? These Irish guys. Now on to November for some real weather fun! Looks like 6-9 inches of snow this weekend for our neighbors in…

Top Ten Livable Cities: Where’s Boston?

Insights, livable cities

Boston doesn’t appear in any of the top lists of world’s top Livable Cities. It’s time to fix that. The Economists a popular Top Ten list. It features five Australian cities, three Canadian and two European. That leaves room for zero in the U.S.

How About A Better World By Design?

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We’re inspired by good design.  It’s not just about the looks. Improve both the form and the function and you’ve got something worth talking about. “The details are not the details. They make the design.” Charles Eames Coming…

What Do You Call It When It Rains While The Sun Is Shining?

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Linguistics analyzes human language. It’s interesting. Fundamentally, all human beings seem to produce language in essentially the same way. As MIT researcher Noam Chomsky pointed out, cats will not understand and produce a language with words.    …

Style Media Maven Eyes Umbrella Alternative

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Last week we were recognized by Rhode Island magazine for our preoccupation with rain capes. Then, a few days ago we heard from a particular woman noted for her very particular style. It seems people are starting to…

Nice Cleverhood Reflektion at Trek World

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This is pretty cool. Trek is a big bicycle company that started manufacturing frames in Waterloo, Wisconsin in 1976. The company now has 1,600 employees and more than 5,000 dealers in 75 countries. Richard Burke was a founder…

Rhode Island’s Best Rain Capes

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We really don’t mind if you think we’re quirky. We eat a lot of quahogs, built the first Quonset huts, and were settled by Quakers. We’re known as the Ocean State, which sounds vast and impressive.  But measuring…

Connecting with: “Handmade and Built to Last”

Insights, livable cities

We have a globally distributed customer base. As you can see here from our analysis, there’s a width swath of vegetation on this planet (global warming notwithstanding). Where there’s greenery, there’s rain, which gives you a broad sense…

Celebrating Bike and Chocolate Custard Month in NYC

Insights, livable cities

People usually think of May as National Chocolate Custard Month. But, conveniently, it’s also National Bike Month. While many of us will take this time to consider the wonders of chocolate puddings, the League of American Bicyclists is…