Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Nightshades + The Woven Wolf Collaboration Alert!

Let the ladies of The Deadly Nightshades show you how to cut and sew your own gear! Check out the Kickstarter for our brand-spanking new online maker community The Woven Wolf. We have tons of incredible crafty classes taught by Big Red and Fierce Bambi. The Maker Revolution is now and we want you to be a part of it! CHECK THE KICKSTARTER HERE!

Sunday, October 4, 2015

MARRY YOUR BIKE SUCCESS!!!

Oh man, we had such a great time at last night's 'Marry Your Bike' event! Thanks to everyone who came out to show the love to their two wheeled partners. Over 400 unions between humans and bikes were made, officiated by the endlessly energetic Elvis (aka Ricky) and witnessed by the deadly nightshades, who were in disguise as Dolly Parton, Sister Seafoam, Mermaid One and Mermaid Two.

In support of velo love and commitment, we wish everyone who came by a long and happy life with their bikes. May you love and cherish through sickness and health!

Special shout out goes to Dolly Parton's ride 'Big Rocket', who was part of over 150 beautiful unions. She's got all the love to give.

Here are a few of our favourite snaps from last night.

But Please check out Digital Fabrik's gallery for the full selection!

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE, AND ENDLESS GRATITUDE TO ALL THE BEAUTIES WHO HELPED MAKE THIS HAPPEN!


First marriage of the night....



... and the last one ...



... and a few other favourites:

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

HUCK MAGAZINE AND LEVIS LOVE DNS (DUH)

SO Excited to share this article From Huck Magazine and Levis Commuter Journal: PEDALLING FOR THE GRRLS We talked all the talk about how we came to be, who we are and what we hope to do for all the biking women out there. Not to mention the really fun photoshoot with the amazing Annie Sakkab. We've been rocking our levis commuters ever since. Please read, share and enjoy!

BIKE GANG BONANZA

So to be entirely honest, I have been neglecting this blog space, and focussing more energy on the instantly gratifying instagram. Check it out here: deadly_nightshades But sometimes it's nice to play with some longer form content, and show you some of our process, get behind the scenes, ya know?
These are some inspiration boards that have informed the aesthetic for our upcoming Nuit Blanche installation in Toronto. Funtimes mash up of Vegas glitz and cheesy sequins, elvis, dolly parton , mermaids . Bringing together people and their bikes to make it official! I love my bike!

MARRY YOUR BIKE!

We are so excited about this weekends Nuit Blanche installation, Marry your bike!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

CANADIAN-MADE BICYCLE PANNIER LINE FROM YNOT!

Super excited for this awesome new line of Canadian Made Bike Panniers launching on Kickstarter from Toronto's own YNOT Cycle! They've only got four days left, and are so close to reaching their goal! Check out the project, and grab yourself some slick new non-traditional panniers, made right here in Toronto! Rad!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

@DEADLY_NIGHTSHADES x INSTAGRAM


We finally got around to it, and started a Deadly Nightshades instagram account! Be sure to follow us at @deadly_nightshades for awesome bikes, babes and seafoam everything! And to get in on the action hashtag those DNS related photos #dnsbikegang!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

There IS an app for everything!

Want to help increase funding to Cycling infrastructure in Toronto? There's an app for that now!



Download the Toronto Cycling App for Android or iPhone

Basically- city infrastructure budgets are usually allocated with hard facts. If we get more facts about who cycles and where in Toronto, we can get more money spent on it! Tracking your daily bike trips can help provide the City with the hard data it needs to allocate bigger budgets!  You choose when you want to track what rides, which is great for privacy and battery saving.

The city even built-in surveys to this app to get all kinds of feedback on cycling preferences. Right now Toronto is going through a very painful growth-spurt, this is the time to speak up if you want your say on how Toronto will operate as we move forward into a Ford-Free city!

If you know roadies or trail riders who zip along the water trail or hammer in the Don Valley, send it to them too. Then data will be collected, and that info could go to improving trail systems and increasing the importance of providing cycling routes for fitness in Toronto. Also, wouldn't it be nice to not have to share the route with roadies when you're taking a stroll or running errands, and vice-versa when you want to get your sweat on while you stretch your bike legs?

Hmmmm... maybe we can even do something like a massive bike ride up and down Jarvis Street with everyone tracking their data? Wouldn't it be fun if so much info was collected on that street they HAD to put back in the bike lanes on Jarvis, forever? I miss those bike lanes when I go to my Dad's place, they were useful for following the Deadly Nightshade's #1 rule: DON'T DIE.  

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xo MegO! xo

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Breathing Bike

Two of our world's greatest challenges are smog and obesity. Bikes can solve that. Matt Hope, a British artists, came up with the Breathing bike. Kinda neat, eh?


Tuesday, April 1, 2014

LADIES ARMY 6 IN TORONTO

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3, 2, 1 POLO. The ONLY all women's/trans tournament in the world is coming to Toronto June 20th -22nd, 2014 at Dufferin Grove Park. Come out and support the very best lady slayers from all over the globe. Bike Polo Toronto put out this awesome little ALL CANADIANA teaser and is currently looking for your SUPPORT ( click to see awesome fundraiser ) to make this the best tournament possible.