Come January, it’s a traditional for mankind to crave a healthier way of living. After the gluttony of the holidays fades, our minds wander to ambitious exercise regimes, detox diets and our semi-forgotten dust-coated bicycles. Yes indeed, January is the time of year to wipe down your two-wheeled steed and get back on the road – riding off into the sunset optional.
All this good intention is likely to be swiftly followed by the helmet debate; which shape/design/colour should you go for etc, etc. For cyclists wanting to make a statement on the open road, we are loving artistic New York-based brand Belle Helmets.
Founded by illustrator Danielle Baskin, the brand specializes in creating sleek helmet designs that are artfully hand-painted in New York. The current vinyl and limited edition collections boast dreamy and idiosyncratic designs that will undoubtedly appeal to cyclists not wanting to compromise style for safety. Some of our favourites include painterly depictions of mahogany woodgrain, paper cranes, circuit boards and a tropical storm.
Though not for the faint-hearted, Belle Helmets designs incorporate art into utilitarian function which is essentially, a really exciting concept. In addition to the current collections, Danielle welcomes bespoke design pitches. So whether you’re into Harry Potter or have a thing for maps, Belle Helmets wants to release your inner geek and send it cycling down the streets.