Most great work starts from a simple challenge. For Maria, it was this simple: bike bags are downright ugly. And when you happen to be a stylish city commuter, sometimes there just are not a lot of options out there to sport. Lucky enough, Maria just happened to have a perfect hybrid of a background--her first job out of school working in industrial design and soft goods... and also a love of biking. A few fabrics picked out, a few cuttings and sewings later (okay, maybe that is a slight underestimation) and the perfect cute commuter bags were born. Maybe just cute enough to give us a reason to ride to work more often, eh?