I brought another round of local products to WISN this week for our #wewant segment, this time all available from our our ShopLocal section:
Give the gift of wheels! Milwaukee is becoming more bike-friendly every year, and for me there's no better way to get around town. The Milwaukee Bike Collective doesn't just offer help repairing, maintaining, and educating you about your bike, but they also sell refurbished bikes at low cost. Give an awesome gift and support a local cause - everybody wins!
This print brings together two things I love - maps and Milwaukee. I've had a huge map of Milwaukee on my wall for years, but I love the artistic touch with this one. Wauwatosa and Shorewood versions are also available, as well as an array of Wisconsin- and Milwaukee-themed artwork.
Our designer, Jason McDowell, drew this skyline for OnMilwaukee.com's footer* and people have demanded we sell prints since day one. Eventually we relented and made them available through our ShopLocal section. It's a phenomenal piece; I have one up at home and we have a wall-sized version in the OnMilwaukee.com office.
*The footer expands infinitely. Stretch out the page as wide as you can (zoom out if you need to) and give it a look. It's a minor effect at the bottom of the page, but I've always been fond of it.
I'm a big proponent of shopping locally whenever I can. If you have any other good local gift ideas, send them to me via talkbacks or Twitter.
OnMilwaukee.com's senior developer Nick Barth has been a part of the team since 2008. After an 18-month stint in Portland, he returned to his hometown with a new love of food trucks, bike life, and simple and effective gadgetry. The self-proclaimed gear geek and denim addict now presents OnMilwaukee's #wewant series weekend mornings on WISN-12.