Chimeras by French Illustrator Lili Des Bellons (15 images)

French illustrator Lili Des Bellons states European but also Japanese and Chinese medieval iconography as an inspiration for her playful, slightly weird, but accomplished work. With a client list including Nike and The New Yorker, Lili’s personal projects also make up a large portion

13 Photographs of Early Bicycles (1850s – 1890s)

The first verifiable claim for a practically used bicycle belongs to German Baron Karl von Drais, a civil servant to the Grand Duke of Baden in Germany. Drais invented his Laufmaschine (German for “running machine”) of 1817 that was called Draisine (English) or draisienne