*notcot - 02.28.12 , 22:01 - 3 Notes

Inside Barnacle Bros.

mainbarnacle.jpg The latest from our NOTlabs head maker/fabricator/hacker, Shawn Sims, as he adventures through LA visiting some amazing fabrication shops/people!

Barnacle Bros. is an East LA sculpture and custom fabrication shop that has been serving the arts and entertainment industries since 1997. “Barnacle Bros is an artist studio founded in 1997 by a friendly group of artists, craftspeople, performers, and local personalities. The folks at Barnacle Bros. are well versed in all media and processes. We specialize in wood, metal, fiberglass, composites, foam, resin, bronze, aluminum, stainless steel, stone, sculpting, casting, mold-making, models, miniatures, furniture, architectural elements, prototypes, and, of course, puppets.” Smilee and Karl specialize in the crazy, weird, and hard to build, and gave me a wondrous tour through their shop. Stepping into their space you will find yourself surrounded by remnants of Hollywood sets, clowns, knives in rocks, and 20 foot tall faces. It’s nothing short of awesome to wander through this workshop and get to see how it’s all made. The company gets its name from one of it’s first jobs where they molded and casted bronze barnacles form a pier on Venice Beach, and has since pulled off many more crazy projects for artists and festivals all over the world. Take a peek at more pics on the next page!

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*rugenius - , 01:51 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Unexpected Google Streetview sights, an Olympic soundtrack and a Projector camera toolkit are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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*notcot - 02.25.12 , 18:55 - 4 Notes

60 Years of the Mercedes-Benz SL in Movies

mercedesSL0.jpg Oscars are this weekend, and to celebrate, Mercedes-Benz have us playing in Hollywood to celebrate the 60 years of the SL… which has been featured in more movies and tv shows over the years than i could imagine! (Don’t worry, there’s a massive “selection” listed on the next page!) To catch us up on the history in person, we headed to Warner Brothers’ studio to see the SL@Hollywood exhibition taking us through the decades, which was popped up in one of their warehouses… complete with hollywood stars on the ground highlighting films the SL has been featured in. Take a peek at the fun exhibition and stunning cars on the next page…

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*rugenius - 02.24.12 , 10:00 - 0 Notes

The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt

bigeggs.jpg The latest from our resident zoologist and London-based editor, Justine Aw.

London has become home to over 200 eggs as part of The Big Egg Hunt presented by FabergĂ©. The eggs created by leading artists, designers, architects and jewellers scattered throughout London in 12 “zones”. The record-breaking egg hunt raises funds and awareness for the charities Action for Children and Elephant Family, through souvenirs (see more on the next page!) as well as auctions of the eggs themselves. Egg hunters can text the code associated with the egg they’ve found for a change to win The Diamond Jubilee Egg. Great way to raise awareness and a wonderful excuse to get out and explore the city!

In addition to the many beautiful eggs, we also love the identity and branding work for created by our friends at Fallon (remember the white rabbit Syfy campaign and sony playdoh bunnies?). Check out more photos of the lovely identity work and of the hunt including our own finds, the Big Egg Shop at Selfridges and some of our yet-to-be-spotted favorites on the next page!

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*rugenius - 02.21.12 , 00:01 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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The world’s smallest chameleon, robotic monolithic bees and solar plasma tornadoes all feature in this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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*notcot - 02.14.12 , 22:40 - 0 Notes

Valentine’s Day at W+K NYC

wkny0.jpg Happy Valentine’s Day! For some VDay inspiration, we popped in to Wieden + Kennedy NY to see the creativity and inspiration behind the ads we all love. So much creative energy and playfulness throughout the office! I love the staircase in the Wieden + Kennedy NY office! (So naturally the adorable animal caricatures of everyone in the office a few years back became the main picture!) It’s fun to get a peek behind the scenes of everything from Sportscenter ad spots in the making to crazy tech being schemed… giant Nike shoes looking for decorations… post it note maps of the US… color sorted bookshelves… and an amazing 3 floors of a huge Tribecca building… only two of which are filled with people and the third is used for everything from photoshoots to castings to artist experiments and shopping pop ups! There’s even a “red vein” flowing through each floor sometimes taking the form of couches, other times filing cabinets and meeting spots… and then there’s the adorably sweet Valentine’s present they gifted us too! Take a peek inside the world of W+K NY on the next page!

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*notcot - , 22:00 - 1 Notes

CW&T Pen Type A

pen0.jpg Just visited with CW&T (Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy) who amongst many awesome projects are responsible for one of the most funded Kickstarter design projectsPen Type-A. Looking to raise $2,500, they ended up with over $280,000… and 4000+ backers (including us!)… and from making a smaller batch of pens, they were suddenly faced with the daunting task of making a few thousand! Beyond the beautiful design and craftsmanship of this solid steel housing for the plastic Hi-Tec-C pen cartridges… it has been incredible to follow the hardships and exciting moments over the last 6 months since they got funded, and even more exciting to finally get our hands on the actual pen! (Spoiler: it feels incredible!) So take a peek at the details and unboxing of one from the first batches of CW&T Pen Type-A on the next page!

p.s. If you find yourself with one in person, you must pull the pen from casing quickly. It’s a great sound.

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*notcot - , 09:35 - 0 Notes

Our Favorites: Stockholm Design Week

stock.jpg This post is brought to you by Mercedes-Benz. Every day, we strive to fulfill one simple promise: the best or nothing. Visit MBUSA to learn more.

Breathtaking. Year after year, Stockholm Design Week seems to get better and better ~ and there’s just something calmingly minimalist, playful, and beautiful about the new designs that emerge… the mix of black, whites, and woods with refreshing colors and clean lines makes me want to update my house and NOTlabs! So, while we weren’t able to make it there in person this year, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite designs from the event on the next page… take a peek at the lamps, chairs, tables and more on the next page!

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*rugenius - , 00:20 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Underwater dogs, a sci-fi take on art history and the world’s largest dodgeball game are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post click on its individual image.

*notcot - 02.11.12 , 11:55 - 0 Notes

Inside Chandelier Creative

chand0.jpg Adventures in New York kicked off with visiting the ball pit/studio of Chandelier Creative (aka Awesomevile.com) at their SoHo penthouse! We shared the pop up book version of the penthouse a few years ago ~ as well as the honey from their surf shack… fun to see all the visual references from the pop up book in reality… from the enormous pink CNC’d doors, to the piano, ball pit, moooi horse lamp, studio dogs and more… take a peek at it all on the next page!

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*notcot - 02.08.12 , 18:35 - 0 Notes

Moo cards go LUXE!

moo0.jpg The iconic Moo “business” cards which can easily feature your whole Flickr/photo library have taken it to the next level… now you can get Moo Luxe Business Cards! What makes them so luxe? Besides the awesome new packaging with the magnetic box? Mohawk Superfine paper with Moo Quadplex technology to make a card of triple thickness and weight (vs most ordinary cards) with a rich seam of color within the layers of paper… Take a look at the unboxing of the set they sent over (which i quickly made a variation of my old shorter cards…) on the next page!

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*rugenius - 02.07.12 , 00:02 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Nano quadrotors, deep sea discoveries and edible super insulating foam are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. Find out more about each post by clicking on its individual image.

*rugenius - 01.31.12 , 10:25 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Bulletproof skin, solar flares and the vision of jumping spiders are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 01.24.12 , 11:58 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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This week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org includes carnivorous caterpillars, cartographic illustrations, solar flares and more. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 01.17.12 , 09:33 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Shrink wrapped couples, LEGO proposals and mesmerizing fluid dynamics are all a part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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