It seems like every time we step outside our office, we notice some new art popping up on our neighborhood streets. It makes sense, considering we're based in Downtown LA's Arts District, but finding new art in a familiar place never gets old to us. Born from our passion for exploring our city and discovering everyday art and design, we're excited to announce the Thousand x Poketo Collection – our very first collaboration with one of our favorite LA brands, launching July 2019.
"Our offices used to be down the street from each other, and we would walk into Poketo’s Little Tokyo store for design inspiration. So when we were looking to release our first patterned helmets, we couldn’t think of a local brand with more iconic pattern-work than Poketo.”
- GLORIA, THOUSAND FOUNDER
When you live life according to Poketo's philosophy, "Art Every Day," you'll see that every day is full of moments and items that are artful and inspiring. Whether it's discovering a new piece of street art along your commute or wearing your favorite pattern on a colorful bicycle helmet, these moments help you live your best, creative life – full of joy, fun, color, community, and curiosity.
“At first, our idea was just 1 design but the collection looked so great with 3, so we did all 3. I love how seamlessly our patterns fit on the helmets. I can’t wait to wear mine and go for a bike ride. I know people will stop me and ask me where I got my helmet!”
– ANGIE, POKETO CO-FOUNDER
With its bright and light pastel colors, Coral Reef features a nebulous pattern that reminds of the ebb and flow of the oceans and the colorful life within them.
Reminiscent of Ellsworth Kelly and his colorful, abstract shapes, Color Blocks lets you channel your inner abstract artist.
With playful, squiggly shapes, this pattern reminds us of the fun and vibrant designs of the Memphis Group – hence this helmet's name.
There’s so much vibrant creativity to discover in your city when you’re on two wheels. We hope the rides you take with your Thousand x Poketo helmet inspire you to create some unique art of your own.