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Nona Varnado
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This weekend Ben & I hung out with friends in Silver Lake & Echo Park  to talk about the future and the idea of universal guaranteed income. In about 16.5 hours we came up with this for #KCRWIPP #RadioRace
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KCRW RadioRace Team Name: Tie Me To The Mast Title: Personal Time Social Change by Benjamin Louis
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Super excited to see pre-press on this! It's gonna be a wild day. Still haven't selected my outfit yet. #redcarpetfashion  
What's an Emmy nominee to do about downtown traffic on awards night Monday? Well, one could limo-pool, depart at 2:30 p.m., or use the valet at a nearb...
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In Los Angeles, getting around without a car is a storytelling series people can't get enough of. Also the first time that I've been included in a story that also featured the topic of farts. 
“This one starts like all good bus stories – when you gotta leave two hours before wherever the fuck you gotta go in L.A.” The audience, seated around the back patio of Stories Books and Café in Echo Park on Saturday, chuckled knowingly. They were gathered for this month’s edition...
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This was fun! Listen to all the rad projects I get to work on
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Kinda awesome that less than 6 months after the creation of http://BicycleCulture.org I've got a full spread in Bicycling. 
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Big thanks to +Kym Perfetto for coaching me through this, then shooting & editing it while still traveling and racing bikes!
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Vote! http://myla2050connect.maker.good.is/projects/LABikeTrains

and check out the super cute "what is LA Bike Trains?" video!
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Lifelong goal of hearing my voice on WNYC is only achieved AFTER I leave NYC.. Bummer! But hey, at least it's airing nationally :-) Still time to catch it on KCRW!!
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I love waking up to international press for my projects!
Nona Varnado was terrified of lethal LA drivers, but all that changed when she set up safe routes for group commuting
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Image Courtesy of Nona Varnado Q. Tell us about your bike style? A. I’m practical. I want to be comfortable and not be so fashion oriented that I can’t completely ride as skillfully because I’m wearing something delicate or too flowing. I also want to look situation appropriate, no matter if it’s going to work …
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10+ years of bike culture projects!
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Brooklyn - San Francisco - Budapest
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Bikes, fashion, retail and adventure. Can't stop. Don't want to. Brooklyn to Hollywood.
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Currently deep into developing LA Bike Trains - a social way of commuting to work by bike

Curating amazing shows, workshops and events for R5Y7: a gallery devoted to the bicycle. It's a social experiment in reaching out to new communities; art & design, neighborhood groups, urban professional, women and families about bikes.

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Nona Varnado clothing and accessories bridge the gap between fashion and real athletic apparel using high-tech and traditional fabrics. Our clothing is made in NYC with attention paid to ecologically responsible production methods. Instead of having one set of “bike clothes” and another set of normal clothes – discover the joy of pants designed for surviving the elements, daily riding and making a gorgeous impression. Jackets that have the details of a technical jacket but the look and feel of a high end fashion garment. Nona Varnado apparel makes commuting by bike to socializing more comfortable, stylish and safe.
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  • Cooper Union
    Art, 2002
  • San Francisco Art Institute
    Printmaking / Digital Design
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