After leaving Los Angeles, which roughly translates to "No One Walks, Everyone Drives," I've been thinking more and more about using a bike to get around. Sure, I haven't ridden one in maybe 15 years, but if riding a bike is the go-to example for things that you'll always remember once you've learned, maybe starting up again won't be so hard.
However, in a tiny-ass apartment, a bike can take up a LOT of space. And when leaning it up against a wall or mounting an ugly metal rack are simply not enough, consider this beautiful solution.
Chris Brigham is a designer and woodworker based right here in San Francisco. He says he created the "Bike Shelf" because "while visiting friends who live in small apartments here in San Francisco — and even more so in NYC — I noticed that there is a void when it comes to elegant bike management," he says.
The Bike Shelf is available through Chris's studio, Knife and Saw, in walnut for $300 or in ash or maple for $275, with customization available for an additional fee. Not cheap, no, but it still keeps your bike safely put away while simultaneously turning it into a hanging work of art.