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Denmark by Bike: Copenhagen Cycling Culture

November 08, 2017

I began my cycling sabbatical in Denmark. Copenhagen is one of the most cycling friendly cities in the world, so I was excited to see how they make it work. I was surprised to see that

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Digital Nomad Travelling by bicycle Maker

Digital Nomad on a Bike

July 27, 2017 2 Comments

For the next several months, i'll be bicycle touring around Europe as a digital nomad. With me, I'll have everything i need to live, work and stay creative. This time is intended as a creative sabbatical from the workshop to

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Montreal Studio

Oopsmark Studio Tour

February 01, 2017


Making a new studio has been a blast. If you're making thing from scratch, why not make it just the way you want it?

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Train across canada bicycle ViaRail

To Train or not to Train? There is no question...

November 18, 2016

Pulling into Vancouver it was all over too soon. The night before we'd even talked about hijacking the train to make the trip a day longer

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Bicycle on Train in Canada Oopsmark

Bicycle Tour Via Train

October 26, 2016

It's time for another epic bike tour, this time across Canada and then down to Oregon Coast to Portland.

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Bike Safety Whistling bicycle how to whistle

Learn to whistle and it may save your life.

October 14, 2016

I can't count the amount of times whistling has helped me avoid a collision on my bicycle. Friend mentioned that they didn't know how to whistle, so we put this video together to help people learn how. It's pretty simple, just a little practice is all.

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reliable airlines for cyclists travelling with a bicycle

The most reliable airline for cyclists

May 27, 2016

After Air Canada lost my bicycle for 17 days of a bicycle trip in Buenos Aires, I started to wonder which airlines had the best record of not loosing bikes. Oopsmark conducted a survey through our network to learn more.

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Buenos Aires cycling culture infrastructure

Beunos Aires by Bicycle

January 17, 2016

Here's why Buenos Aires has skyrocketed to being the 14th most cycling friendly place in the world.

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Tee Pee Touring in Quebec Canada by bicycle

Tee-Pee Touring and so on

January 16, 2016

It turns out that Quebec has bike paths all through the countryside all over the province - they go by the name La Route Verte and they're beautiful.

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Cycle Touring 101: An intro to touring bicycles

January 10, 2016

I got into touring because Shea explained to be that could ride of the city and go camping. His expertise as a tour guide and bike shop owner helped me learn quickly, so I asked him if we could make a video to help other people get into it.

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Gluten Baguette bicycle

What makes the perfect baguette?

November 02, 2015 1 Comment

Is there a difference between a bakers baguette and a large grocery store baguette? It turns out the answer goes back to the early 19th century and explains a lot about why many people have problems with gluten.

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Artisanal Circus Cycling Tricks with Wine

August 11, 2015

The Cirque de Soleil 30th birthday party was, as you would imagine, amazing. There was amazing food, a ferris wheel, tightrope walking, and a video of Paul McCartney projected on the wall, giving hit best wished to the Cirque. I made a friend aswell.

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Portable Laptop stand for sitting anywhere

DIY: Squatting Computer Desk

May 24, 2015

Fix your back. Turn any desk into a standup desk, squat on the ground or bring it with you. Make one or buy one.

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How Cycling is Changing the Face of the Cities

May 01, 2015

The reality is that cycling is one the rise, again. As more commuters hit the road, or traffic needs are evolving and our cities are changing.

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Made in Montreal maker

Made in Montreal Documentary S1E2

March 10, 2015

The documentary series Made in Montreal S1E2 ventures to our MileEnd leather workshop to talk with about what we do

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Chic choc rum halloween

Pumpkins and rum: my kind of cultural tradition

November 24, 2014

Fall is all about the rum.

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What is an 'Oopsmark' anyway?

What is an 'Oopsmark' anyway?

November 10, 2014

People always ask where the name Oopsmark comes from. Here's the answer.

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Leather iPhone Holster Handmade

The iPhone 6 Holster for Modern Day Cowboys (and Cowgirls)

September 30, 2014 1 Comment

With a dedicated phone holder, you'll stop putting it down in random places. It'll stop getting broken and won't get lost.

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The Grapple Clothing Hook

September 23, 2014

Have you always wanted to have a grapple hook. Now you can.

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World Naked Bike Ride Montreal

Less Gas, More Ass: International World Naked Bike Ride

July 22, 2014 1 Comment

Did you know that people go biking naked once a year all over the world. Guess why?

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Drone hits person cyclist neck broken

Drone copter hits cyclist

June 20, 2014

I always thought drone where pretty cool, but never considered what would happen if they hit someone. I got some first hand experience to find out.

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This ain't no 90s iphone holster

This ain't no 90s iphone holster

June 10, 2014

Without a consistent safe place to put our phone, we loose them and break them. It's time to re-examine the belt holster for phone. Not like they used to do, but how it should be done.

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Can cycling be safer than driving

How cycling is safer than driving

May 26, 2014

What's more dangerous? Cycling or Driving? What makes cycling safer.

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Cycling creativity brain health

Cycle your way to a more creative brain

May 16, 2014

You know cycling feels good, but how does it affect creativity, problem solving and brain activity? That's what we wanted to learn about, so here it is.

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The Ultimate Doggy Bag

The Ultimate Doggy Bag

May 13, 2014

It's fun having a workshop around so you can do stuff like this with your friends dog.

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Bicycle Wine Rack vs the Trick Fixie

May 09, 2014

Hey Tom, want to see if we can break a wine bottle with a bike?

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recycled bicycle wine rack

The Recycled Bicycle Wine Rack

May 07, 2014

On the hunt for innovative material, this bicycle accessory made of used bicycle parts is my favourite.

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How to take Handoramas with iPhone pano

March 20, 2014

On a trip to Hawaii, Stephanie Audet and I figured out a way to take selfies with out using our hands. Well, we took turns. Hard to explain, better to read the blog.

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women feminism pants

How the bicycle craze affected women's equality and their pants.

February 04, 2014

Society seems to evolve with the help of the tools available at the time. Bicycles and feminism is a great example.  

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Leather Belt Hack

Leather Belt Hack

January 21, 2014

Of all the things i've made. This is the one i've used that most.It's everyday practical.

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RIP Uncle John, thanks for the great flag

January 06, 2014

John Matheson, just passed away. Clearly Canada isn't that old if the creator of our flag has just passed.

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The Science Behind Why Cycling Makes Us Happier

November 28, 2013

If you bike, you know it makes you feel good, but how and why? Have the scientists figured it out yet?

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Naked Bicycle Calendar Park Lafountaine Montreal

Naked Bike Mechanic Calendar

November 19, 2013

It was a pleasure to participate in Montreal Naked Bike Mechanical Calendar. They do a great job every year and I've always wanted to be in there.

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How to Carry a Yoga Mat

November 18, 2013

Sometimes you've just got to state the obvious.

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Cycling in Park Lafontaine

The Most Bike Friendly City in North America

November 11, 2013

What a great city to bike in. Congrats to Montreal

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Best way to carry a Ulock Bike Lock

5 Ways To Carry A U-Lock

November 06, 2013

There are so many terrible ways to carry a U-Lock. We spent some time trying to come up with our own solution to the problem.

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Wine Bar bicycle rack leather custom SER 5 star

Wonderful Wall of Wine

October 24, 2013

Very please to have participated in the fabrication and design of this wine rack made of our leather bicycle wine racks.

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The Yoga Games

October 23, 2013

Training for the yoga games this year.

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Urban foraging by bicycle plants montreal

Popsicle treats made by foraging city streets

October 07, 2013

Who knew there were so many edible plants right here in the city of Montreal. Super fun to explore them by bike.

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bixi bike shared bike system upcycled into a speaker

Bixi Bike Speaker

January 25, 2013

Sometime you find things on the street and need to make something out of them. Inspiration comes uninvited.

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how to carry a U-lock bicycle bike lock

The best way to carry your U-lock

October 30, 2012

A lot of cyclist aren't sure how to carry their U-Lock. People go so far as to stick it down there pants. We have a better solution.

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Upcycled Apple iphone Ismoke

Introducing the Apple iSmoke

March 07, 2012

As product designers we sometime produce on a very large scale. Instead of producing a lot of garbage, could we design products with an intended second life?

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Wearable leather Smartphone Stand Bracelet leather iphone holder

Wearable Smartphone Stand

September 20, 2011

Video chat is great, but you usually have to hold your phone and it can be pretty annoying. Stands are great, but who's going to carry one around? What if you could wear one?

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U-Lock Holster Installation

U-Lock Holster Installation

September 01, 2011

Get the full instructions

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Bicycle Wine Rack Installation

Bicycle Wine Rack Installation

September 01, 2011

I don't think many people would need an explanation, but just in case, I thought i'd make a quick video to explain it all. It's so easy, you can do it blindfolded.

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The Bicycle Wine Rack

The Bicycle Wine Rack

April 20, 2011

The product that launched Oopsmark onto the interwebs.

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Groomsmen leather suspenders gift

A grooms men gift that makes sense.

October 12, 2010

Finding the perfect gift from your groomsmen can be challenge. Look no further.

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