LIVING, URBAN Living | July 19, 2010

Delightful Mondays: City Bike and a Swedish Summer House

civia loring city bikes

Over the last couple of years, the vintage style of the Dutch (or Italian) city bike is in vogue. It’s cute and it’s true that you need a different style of bicycle to run errands and for transportation across the city. I love the aluminum racks with  bamboo panels. It used to be that we could only get these bikes from European brands. Since, a few American brands have started making vintage style utilitarian bikes.

This is the case of Civia Cycles, a Minnesota-based new comer. You can read Dottie’s review about the Civia Loring on Let’s Go Ride a Bike, a blog run by two girls.  Trisha in Nashville and Dottie in Chicago provide a women prospective in their bike reviews. They show on their blog that life on two wheels can be simple, stylish and fun. It sounds like a good match for At Home with Kim Vallee.

garden solarium in a summer house :: as seen on emmas designblog

I had to share this stylish solarium with a stunning garden view. I would like to rest, eat and on colder days, take care of my garden in that space. This is from a summer house on Gotland, Sweden’s largest island and a true summer paradise. Via Emmas designblog.

SOURCING:
+ Civia Loring from $895 – $1395 USD, photo by Let’s Go Ride a Bike
+ summer house solarium: photo by Johan Carlsson for Sköna Hem

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6 Responses to “Delightful Mondays: City Bike and a Swedish Summer House”

  1. Delightful Mondays: City Bike and a Swedish Summer House on At Home with Kim Vallee http://kim.tl/dfBnQb

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  2. Howdy! A great match, indeed. I totally want a Swedish cottage :)

    Isn’t the Loring gorgeous? I totally want one now, although really the last thing I need is another bike.

  3. I reeeeally want a bike like this, Liberty in London are doing this kind of bikes with a classic Liberty print at the moment, they are amazing!!

  4. Love this European bike and solarium featured by @KimVallee! http://bit.ly/bWz2KO Looks like a design for my future dream home. :)

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  5. Good thing I landed on your blog, I really liked that solarium! It brightens up my mood just by looking at it already! :)

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