A Chic Fabric Bike
I was out and about yesterday visiting some of my favorite fabric showrooms. I discovered the Baker pamphlet which has a bright upholstered bike-shaw (a revised Rickshaw). Baker is a British company and I can relate as my parents were both British…no wonder I like them. This bike totally reminds me of two things. First, a fun memory of Rick ( my late husband ) and I riding a bike-shaw in New York from the theater to our hotel because it was raining so much we couldn’t get a cab. Of course, our bike-shaw didn’t look anything like this beauty. The other memory is of my mother. She lived in Hong Kong when she was a young bride in the 1930’s. The family photo of her is my mother riding on an actual Rickshaw but the photo is vintage and in sepia, not color. What a great idea…I see a new bike seat in my future…do you?
Photo from Baker Cataloque and photo courtesy of GP & J Baker Group.