Mr Tsutsumis Bell

DSC_0447We had a nice e-mail just a few days ago. Mr Tsutusmi, who earlier also sent us pictures from his blue bicycle, now shares how his Sögreni Copper Bell slowly is getting that nice, greenish patina. The bell is now about 2 years old. Thanks for sharing!

Watch out for this one in Puttenham

foto1RoyWe had to check Google Maps to be exactly sure about the whereabouts of Puttenham, and we got wiser. Puttenham is situated south-southwest of the greater London area, between Farnham and Guildford. We are proud to ship this great-looking Sögreni Classic to Mr Roy. Please notice the copper mudguards, the combination of the Sögreni copper pedals, the matching copper Sögreni Bell and the excellent choice of colour for the Brooks of England Saddle and the Sögreni Handles. Great combination, and we wish the new owner of this classic bicycle many happy kilometres (or should we say miles!) to come.

Window shopping

20130513_15071520130513_150703Happily strolling down Strøget, the Copenhagen pedestrian shopping street, my eye catches a glimpse of an elegant bicycle, placed in the window of Bang & Olufsens very new flagship store in the posh and expensive end of this 1,1 kilometre long tourist attraction running from Rådhuspladsen to Kongens Nytorv. And yes, this is a Sögreni, one of the 20-or-so ever made in the famous collaboration from 2008 between Sögreni of Copenhagen and Georg Jensen. Bang & Olufsen has borrowed this bicycle from Georg Jensen to display the brand new hearphone Beoplay H6. The company discribes the new hearphone like this: “BeoPlay H6 is crafted in luxurious materials, and makes a bold statement in terms of design. With a choice of black or natural leather it is a perfect match if you refuse to compromise quality in sound, design or craftsmanship”. This bicycle and these hearphones – what a match! The bicycle is not for sale, but the headphones could be yours for a mere 2.995 DKK – about 400 euros.

Keep out, or…!

No parking for bicycles signSo what do you do if you are the caretaker of a property, situated right next to The Copenhagen Business School, where hundreds of students park – or toss – their bicycles everywhere? You put up a sign. And since you don’t want to carry all those bicycles away to another location, you simply say

DO NOT PARK YOUR BICYCLE HERE
IF YOU DO, IT WILL BE DEFLATED

…good thinking, caretaker Mr Nielsen, there wasn’t a single bicycle within 10 meters of this simple but truly effective sign.

At the museum

We are happy to announce the return of the Sögreni Bells at Louisiana Musuem of Modern Art situated at Humlebæk, about 40 kilometres north of Copenhagen. Even though they are small design wonders, the Bells are not really part of the exhibition (yet!) – but for sale in the shop.