9 Apr
22-kg, 45 km/h top speed, LED lights & Brooks leather grips

Fashioned after the Vespa scooter, the LEAOS is a sleekly designed advancement to the electric bicycle. Developed and handmade in Italy, this bicycle-meets-moped’s central feature is a fully carbon fiber monocoque frame, fork and well-designed handlebars —  the latter of which smartly hold the digital display. This carbon construction allows for an exceptional weight of just 22 [...]


13 Nov
A retro look back at high fashion, go-go girls & vintage scooters

Along with Vespa, the Lambretta became an iconic vehicle of the 1950s and 1960s when adopted by the UK youth culture known as the Mods. Originally manufactured in Milan by Innocenti, the Lambretta competed in cost and weather protection against the more ubiquitous Italian scooter. Dating back to the pre-WWII era, there’s a whole lot of history packed into [...]


A motorcycle jacket by Alexander McQueen, except for the fact that it’s not actually usable for any riding purposes whatsoever. Well, maybe a Vespa but even that’s cutting it close. The jacket is made of 100% cotton, which makes it 100% useless when riding a motorcycle, but arguably 100% ironic. Designed with distressed hemlines, epaulets [...]


19 Oct
Classic styled footwear from the PX Mid and PX Low

The iconic Italian motor-scooter company Vespa has collaborated with Adidas to create their edition of the Originals by Originals collection. The sneakers released for this new footwear line include the PX Mid (above) and PX Low (after the Jump). Considering the iconic aesthetic quality of Vespa, I would have expected a little more from these [...]


23 Sep
Scooter E concept to be unveiled at the Paris Auto Show

It makes sense that MINI, makers of the beloved Cooper mini-rocket, are jumping into the scooter pool — and making them electric. Electric scooters are set to become a huge worldwide market, and MINI has the pedigree, BMW quality engineering and brand clout to be taken seriously. Set to debut three versions of its new [...]


29 Mar
Part Two in the lost history of a pop-fashion machine

This is Volume II of Lo Pan’s History of tokidoki (read vol I from Friday), the story behind one of the most prolific pop fashion lines of the decade. You’ve seen their coveted hyper-stylized Karl Lagerfeld vinyl figures, ubiquitous LeSportsac handbag collection, and Cactus Friends plush toys — not to mention all their wide-ranging Sanrio [...]


26 Mar
Part One in the lost history of a pop-fashion machine

Tokidoki is a Japanese word whose etymology is, for the most part, vague. The definition can flip from “sometimes” to “constantly”, although the latter’s more appropriate when applied to the flourishing pop-fashion brand tokidoki, as its proprietors are always in motion. Their output is prolific, their hustle grand. You’ve seen their coveted hyper-stylized Karl Lagerfeld [...]


10 Nov
Make your butt feel special

Italian design firm Bel & Bel have created a line of chairs manufactured out of recycled Vespa body panels. I dig the aesthetics, but have you seen how expensive vintage Vespas are nowadays? Sure those old school 2-strokes aren’t the most ecological engines on the road, but it’d be cheaper to make chairs out of [...]

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