Still in development, the oddly named Epo Bike is an experiment in affordable Dutch design. Conceived by Bob Schiller, the bicycle frame is made of just two sheets of aluminum which have been pressed and spot-welded together. The simple construction reduces labor time and cost, allowing for this handcrafted European bike to one day be sold at a relatively low price point. Tech and money aside, the minimalist design looks sharp in shades of white, silver, and brown. Many cyclists have their eye on the conceptual version of the Epo Bike, and Schiller hopes to begin production next year.

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Holly is a poet from Kentucky. She grew up first in a Sears house, then on a farm. She studied English and Gender Studies at Mount Holyoke College and moved to Manhattan for love. As an occasional jewelry-maker and museum patron, Holly favors wearable and functional design but is eager to see work that challenges her aesthetics. Read more and connect by visiting her blog, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

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