NOTCOT.COM started in March 2005.
NOTCOT is dedicated to:
1. DESIGN. A love and admiration of well designed things. There is no reason for something today not to be aesthetically stunning.
2. IMAGERY. We organize our design and features around enticing, well composed images. The images speak for themselves, so text is secondary - but we always provide frank, honest, insightful reviews.
3. CURATION. We highlight inspiring products and concepts for designers, boutiques, and consumers. The side tags host monthly gallery showings of up and coming artists which link to Gallery Notcot.
NOTCOT.org was launched May 2006 to fill our need for a place to collect and share fascinating images/links [With a global team, we missed having a "studio bulletin board" to post everything from comics to design research]
NOTCOT.org was focused on instant gratification in both reading and posting to .org - posting takes as little effort as tearing out a magazine page and taping it to the wall. Contributions are open to the public, and ideal for those who are lazy to post and love eyecandy.DESIGN: Jean Aw
NotCouture.com launched July 2007, because there was something missing from our world covering design/tech/art and food... Fashion! The art of wearables and accessories which complete our trifecta of designer passions to obsess about. So NotCouture has stepped in to fill the void with all of your luxe and fashion indulgences. Some of the mens and women's pieces that appear are truly inspiring visually, even if they don't make it into your closet.DESIGN: Linhchi Tang
Liqurious launched June 2008, because there is something so beautiful about a beautifully crafted cocktail: that blend of art, science, and deliciousness that can't be denied. A natural fit with the NOTCOT family since the drinks industry definitely appreciates gorgeous packaging and helping people enjoy life!
Tasteologie launched on Sept 15, 2010 is food lifestyle - NOTCOT style! Dedicated to focusing on the delectably inspiring links related to the culinary arts... from recipes we admire, to gadgets we lust after, to beautiful restaurants, to designer place settings, to beautifully packaged incredible edibles. This is our newest section dedicated to the culinary side of life that was missing from the NotEmpire.
Notventures launched on November 1, 2010 to indulge your playful, worldly explorer - NOTCOT style! A daily read for jetsetters and arm chair travelers alike, you will find everything from lust worthy hotels and spas to unexpected adventures, from designer luggage and gadgets to travel concepts we can't wait for! It's the best of the present and future of travel!
TasteSpotting.com was launched January 2007, because designers get hungry too, and we are in awe of how delectable the finds on food blogs both look and taste! So, realizing that the passion of food lovers is often as intense as those who contribute to NOTCOT.org we've created this space for like minded people to descend upon and share what delicious dishes, posts, images, products, ingredients, etc. inspire their great tastes.
The site closed on June 13th, 2008 - after a great 18 month run, and reaching over 1.5 million pageviews monthly. Unfortunately due to legal complications, we chose to no longer operate the site, and sold the domain.