Mahogany Bike by Sueshiro Sano

Isn’t the bike just the most gorgeous thing ever?

I saw it at the Victoria and Albert museum exhibition about craftsmanship called ‘The Power of Making’

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Here’s some information about the bike, but you can get more information here.

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I went to the exhibition with a dear friend who hadn’t been seen in months. Catching up required a mammoth breakfast at Le Pain Quotidien.

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I’ve told you before that we only visit museums for the shop. You may think I’m joking, but if I show you what I bought at the V&A shop after the exhibition, I think you can see how it could be true… (It’s not true)

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It’s a handkerchief made from design adapted from an Art Nouveau textile by F. Steiner & Co., 1903. I love it. (Does anyone else still use handkerchiefs? I love them, especially when I’ve got a cold.)

And, just as a bonus, here’s the 40-year calendar Mr V bought me at the National Maritime Museum. (It’s a key ring version of this one.) It’s got a world clock on the back! Very handy for working out internet time….

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