Inspiration roundup time from NOTCOT.org! Click the squares to find out more.
Inspiration roundup time from NOTCOT.org! Click the squares to find out more.
New Plumen bulb! The 003! They really do take bulbs to a beautiful new level with every launch. This latest bulb has stunning golden facets which combined with LED lighting gives off a warm, textured ambient light while also providing a downward spotlight. In addition to beautiful design and functional lighting - the central structure sits on a specially engineered plinth which serves as a heat sink for the LED, keeping it efficient and ready to last up to 10,000 hours. They are selling the Plumen 003 as a bulb and a pendant set. Concept and Design Direction by Hulger. Form Design by Claire Norcross. Facet Design by Marie-Laure Giroux. See images of the stunning new bulb and pendant set on the next page!
Fall is here? Already! As is London Design Week!!! As we inch away from summer - here’s a roundup of inspiration from NOTCOT.org! Click the squares to find out more - and feel free to share anything we’ve missed through submissions or email or tweets or… well, you know how to find me!
Our @NOTlabs Instagram while in Nashville is basically composed of the Nashville House Project, urban inspiration and silly details, and CREATURES! Apparently the last few weeks have had even more creatures than usual, so i’ve broken them out to a post of their own. So far you’ve seen cicadas, lots of shrooms, fatty caterpillars, furry caterpillars, birds, click beetles and more… this time check out the cutest baby water snake! Headed UP stream! Our resident Eastern Box Turtle who we’ve decided is the keeper of lot two (since we’ve now split it all into 2!!!) The always amusing Bucky and Caleb! And sooooo many more bugs, caterpillars, eggs, katydids, moths, butterflies and more… check out the creatures keeping us delighted and inspired on the next page!
This may be the last update before the house reveal! We’re that close to having it all done! Subdivision is finally in and accepted and we’re just waiting on them to register the mylar!!! We drove out 3 months ago to buy a house and now we’re nearly headed home to LA with a house and two pieces of land! It’s surreal - but a hell of a learning experience. We took no short cuts on this project and really dove in to learn as much as reasonable - we joke that it’s been a summer of Nashville internships! But we’re going home with far more knowledge and experience that we’re just itching to apply to more of our creative projects to come! So take a peek at the latest house updates and some of the other Nashville randomness on the next page!
Hello, September! 2016 is flying by, and our summer of Nashville is nearly coming to a close, and we’ll be getting back to more of our usual inspiration after another cross country roadtrip home to LA! But for now - here’s another big dose of inspiration squares from NOTCOT.org! Click the squares to find out more… and to follow our day to day real life adventures - see us on @NOTlabs!
On finding things that are uniquely local - i’m currently obsessed with the Green Door Gourmet in Nashville, TN - particularly their CSA Local Farm Box! Traditional CSA (community supported agriculture) models rely on customers to buy subscriptions for weekly boxes, pay up front, and essentially fund the farmers to buy seed, grow crops and do their thing. Super awesome, but terrible for people like me who have rather sporadic schedules and are terrible with planning.
While Green Door Gourmet has a traditional CSA option, they also have a limited number of “Flexible CSA model (Pack-Your-Own)” boxes! Which is awesome for those with crazy schedules or go through cooking bursts , commitment-phobes, and even travelers passing through! Sure you could go to a normal market or a farmer’s market, but there’s something so nice (and so much more delicious somehow) about popping by the farm, and picking deliciously fresh produce from the baskets. To join in, just get on their email list, and every week you get a message about what this week’s box includes, and you can place your order and prepay the $27 by Thurs to pick up Sat or Sun. They’ll happily explain what everything is to you, share recipes and tips, and tell you more about who, how, where they were grown and more.
Take a peek at how fun the Pack-Your-Own process is, as well as the amazing market/general store is on the next page!
So much manual labor the last week - but so much fun, and we’re closing in on finishing up the NOTCOT Nashville House Project - and it’s nearly ready to rent (know anyone looking in East Nashville?)… Figure we might as well rent it while we figure out what to do out back! And we certainly need to get back over to LA sooner than later to take care of things. Can’t believe the summer is flying right by, but the inspiration keeps flowing over at NOTCOT.org - so click the squares to find out more!
So much good stuff this week! Explore the NOTCOT.org inspiration - click the squares to find out more!
Yes - here’s yet ANOTHER one of our Nashville + Project House Instagram filled updates, but less house this time, as we’re in a little bit of a holding pattern and needed a bit of a break as we wait for flooring to arrive, and we focused on sorting out surveying, prepping for a planning commission meeting, hiring a gardener and more. The in betweens house work however, have been filled with more natural inspiration (the colors here are SO different from LA!), more attempts to find new shops and spots that inspire, and diving into the history of Nashville through vintage maps!!! Ready to take a peek? To the next page!
August! Already! Can’t believe fall is just around the corner. Here’s another dose of inspiration a la NOTCOT.org. Click the squares to find out more!
It’s been a truly eye opening adventure the last few MONTHS (?!?!?!) here in Nashville. Unfortunately we’ve been taking the time to tackle a less visually inspiring process for the recent leg of the NOTCOT Nashville Project House - so the posts have been extra sparse as we slog through it to lay the foundation for SO MUCH CREATIVE POTENTIAL! I’m pretty giddy about the possibilities brewing, but first things first. Got to get the house cleaned up and the basics covered… including diving into adventures with the metro government, planning commissions, and the bureaucratic world we’re catching up fast on (sink or swim, right?) Also, the more time spent in a city of this scale, the longer we’re here, the faster we blast through the exciting new inspiration to share, and currently my real world inspiration seems to be lots of details in nature and street art (as you can see via @NOTlabs Instagram) While some might see this hands-on-creative-inspiration drought as a travesty, i’ve been surprised and delighted that it has sparked even MORE ideas, MORE drive, and MORE clarity regarding what we’re itching to design and create - SOON! So don’t worry, more crazy fun and back to normal after this summer vacation house adventure!
It’s also been a weird few weeks in the real world. Pokemon. RNC. DNC. Prisma. And so many heartbreaking attacks around the world. Weird times for sure. So if you’re ready - dive in on the next page to see what’s been keeping me busy and inspired IRL.
This one’s a bit long overdue - but things have been a bit crazy on the life front (and a bit slow on the creative inspiration front) so it’s been a bit of a mini vacation here on NOTCOT.com as life catches up. But NOTCOT.org has still been serving up all that inspires us daily!!! So here’s a roundup of some of my recent favorites! As usual click the squares to find out more.
Wow! It’s been quite a summer “vacation” - aka a break from the norm (not that our normal day to day lives have ever been THAT normal) But this year it’s meant a month or two out in Nashville, learning all about everything from buying/fixing up a house to lessons in botany as we figure out what is and isn’t an invasive superweed to metro council adventures and diving into the world of city planning, overlays, developers, surveyors, and a sub-contractor and dumpster shortage… to learning to drive a bobcat and more. So i fully admit, my “vacation” might prove that i’m a total workaholic when i have the energy! Or there’s clarity and focus to be found in the exhaustion and chaos. But the best part? Getting to learn new things and get creative in a whole new way… ideas are brewing, as much for NOTCOT as this property we’re having fun shaping. While larger and slower than most of our projects, i can’t wait to get you a proper update as this shapes up! But until then, here’s a peek at what i’ve been finding and loving over at NOTCOT.org! Click those squares to find out more!
Yes, believe it or not, we’re STILL in Nashville - and still happy, exhausted, and working our butts off on the NOTCOT Nashville Project House! It’s been such a fun adventure - like construction summer camp? Or like a contractor apprenticeship? It’s been a such a fun way to get out of our heads, escape our stresses, and just dive in head first on a new project that is so physically and mentally challenging… all while exploring and distracting myself with all the newness to discover and get inspired by in a new city. Even though Shawn grew up here - this city is changing SO fast, there’s lots i’m dragging him around to discover too! So between the posts i’ve shared so far, here’s a look at some of the smaller inspirations and discoveries since the last @NOTlabs Instagram Nashville Inspiration post… see the adventures on the next page!