*notcot - 08.05.11 , 20:39 - 2 Notes

Jay Ryan Migrations at Gallery 1988

ryan1.jpg More fun from Gallery 1988 Melrose’s opening tonight… remember the tiny dino herds i got a few months back? Well Jay Ryan has even more fun migration paintings in this show! Adorable rhinos, mammoths, bison, and brontos… check them out on the next page, or see them in person at the opening tonight!

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*notcot - , 18:12 - 0 Notes

Dan McCarthy’s Inception Series

inception1.jpg I haven’t been able to stop staring at the preview of tonight’s Gallery 1988 Melrose show - 2-person exhibition with artists Dan McCarthy and Jay Ryan. Dan McCarthy’s Inception series of acrylic and screeprinting on canvas look stunning in the pictures, i can’t wait to get back to LA and see them in person!

If you’re in LA check out the opening tonight at Gallery 1988 Melrose 7-10pm! Check out the full Inception Series on the next page… only one series of many new pieces in the show!

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*notcot - , 14:50 - 0 Notes

Soho Beach House Miami by Jonas Bergstrand

house0.jpg I love when a graphic can transport you to another world… or make you wish you were somewhere else… just got an email from our friends at the CIA (Central Illustration Agency) with these stunning posters by Jonas Bergstrand for Soho Beach House Miami… beyond the retrotastic look and feel of beach house living… the tiny modern details hidden in each piece are great ~ helicopter, parachuter, and headphones… Take a peek at the three posters and details up close on the next page!

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*notcot - 08.02.11 , 08:52 - 0 Notes

Troika’s All The Time in The World

britclock1.jpg A few weeks ago, Eric Yang of Gear Patrol, was nice enough to step in for me and go on a British adventure with Bentley on behalf of NOTCOT ~ of the MANY pictures he returned with, one of the first to catch my eye were these from Heathrow’s Terminal 5 at the entrance to the First and Concorde Galleries lounges… Troika’s “All The Time In The World” from 2008 looks beautiful. This 22m long electroluminescent wall “extends the conventional notion of a world clock, which commonly concentrates on capital cities in different time zones, by linking real time to places with exciting and romantic associations like far-away places, exotic wonders and forgotten cultures.” The way the text is drippingly formed is fun to watch ~ take a peek at it i the video and pics in the next page.

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*rugenius - , 00:01 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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This week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org includes raging children, never-ending mobius bracelets, a gallery of regeneration and more. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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*notcot - 07.31.11 , 13:52 - 0 Notes

Inside Scumco & Sons

insidescumco0.jpg Earlier i showed you Scumco & Sons’ ABC’s of offensive rap lyrics, a stunning layering of styles and techniques ultimately cumulating to 26 one of a kind decks. Well, for you fellow process-junkies, here’s a look inside the world of Scumco & Sons… Gorgeous work space!

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*notcot - 07.30.11 , 00:30 - 2 Notes

Lister - Junk Food Art House

lister0.jpg Popculturally ~ i feel like i’ve grown up on Junk Food’s tees ~ they’ve been doing the super soft, perfectly cut, retro-tastic tees since 1998, licensing everything from star wars and branded goods to your favorite saturday morning cartoons for years. Faded in as if you’ve had them for decades, cheeky designs, and a comfiness that always makes them your favorites…

Well, now they are branching into being an Art House! And their inaugural artist is Anthony Lister! With murals popping up all over LA, super heroes flanking the exterior of their space, paintings to tempt you… as well as letting him do his thing to their ice cream truck… and of course two awesome limited edition tees ( womens and mens)… it was a fun art opening/party tonight! Take a peek on the next page at all the visual goodness to indulge in!

p.s. While they won’t divulge who’s lined up next yet… they do promise that they have quite the line up of artist coming up FAST for their Art House collection! Can’t wait!

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*rugenius - 07.26.11 , 00:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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A roundup of some of our favorite design inspiration of the week at NOTCOT.org including a good round of photobombing, hideaway capsules, sloth xrays and pneumatic tubes. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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*rugenius - 07.21.11 , 09:00 - 1 Notes

The Truvia Voyage of Discovery with Bompas & Parr

truviaposter.jpg By Justine Aw, London

When I first caught wind of a new collaboration involving Bompas & Parr and Selfridges there was talk of flooded rooftops and rowboats above Oxford Street. And as always with the duo of jellymongers, one never knows quite what to believe (their previous shenanigans have included everything from a breathable cloud of Campari to chocolate waterfalls).

But sure enough, they have certainly delivered. The event’s official title is “The Truvia Voyage of Discovery” and as its name suggests is an introduction for the the natural, calorie-free Truvia┬« sweetener which will make its UK debut through Selfridges in a few months time. In typical Bompas & Parr style, the event must really be seen to be believed. No longer the barren urban rooftop along one of London’s most iconic shopping streets, the roof of Selfridges has been transformed into a home for thousands of stevia plants (from which the sweetener is derived) and a boating lake complete with a waterfall and a magical crystal bar/island. During their visit, voyagers can boat up to a bar where they can enjoy rooftop, boatside libations from the talent of the Experimental Cocktail Club as well as coffee and tea from the Caravan and the Rare Tea Company.

The rooftop madness runs from the 21st - 24th of July. Sadly, all tickets have already sold out!

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*rugenius - 07.19.11 , 03:11 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Crazy rollercoasters, tiny grains of sand and two-headed animals are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*notcot - , 00:32 - 0 Notes

The Tessellation Series by Matthew Shlian

animatedstar.gif Just in from our friends at Ghostly International appealing directly to our geometric love of tessellations… “We are proud to unveil our second art edition from the Ann Arbor-based paper artist and engineer Matthew Shlian. Conceived over a flurry of emails in the spring of this year, The Tessellation Series is an expression of intuitive design evolving from a fixed starting point. To illustrate the process by which the pattern has emerged, the series is presented as five distinct moments, or formations, in its evolution. In each formation, three-dimensional structures spread, in seemingly random order, toward the edge of the page. Closer inspection reveals the fine pencil drawn lines of the geometric shapes from which they rise, a blueprint for a pattern that is at once unfinished and complete.” Aren’t they mesmerizingly beautiful? Especially in animated gif form above? It’s hard to pick which of the various paper sculpture/prints i love best… they seem best when in a full set evolving from one step to the next! “Each tessellation formation is produced in an edition of ten, and comes signed and numbered for a series total of fifty (e.g. the first edition of Tessellation Formation 3 is numbered 31/50).” See details on the next page ~ they are stunning!

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*rugenius - 07.14.11 , 00:39 - 0 Notes

High Arctic at the National Maritime Museum

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High Arctic is a stunning new installation in the National Maritime Museum’s brand new Sammy Ofer Wing which will opens to the public today, July 14th.

The installation is an eerie futuristic work is a collaboration between the National Maritime Museum, UVA (UnitedVisualArtists) and Cape Farewell. The exhibition is designed to capture the scale, beauty and fragility of our arctic environment. The installation was created as a response to the arctic journey of Matt Clark of UVA, who traveled with the arts and climate science foundation Cape Farewell to the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard in September 2010 aboard the 100-year old Dutch schooner, the Noorderlicht.

A highly interactive space, the exhibition turns visitors into explorers armed with handheld blacklights to discover the dark and everchanging environment while listening to snippets of narration from Arctic explorers (a soundscape created by Max Eastley and Henrik Ekeus from the voices of Arctic explorers and poetry of Nick Drake). The beautiful projections respond dynamically to the approach and movements of visitors and the blacklights reveal glimmers in the exhibition floor and to discover the thousands of columns which represent the real glaciers of Svalbard.

Find out more at the exhibition’s page on the UVA website and its page on the National Maritime Museum site. More photos and videos of the installation after the jump!

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*rugenius - 07.12.11 , 00:10 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Catch up with a week’s worth of design inspiration from NOTCOT.org. This week’s roundup features subway shopping, ink riding and even a bit of Jedi management training. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 07.10.11 , 01:01 - 0 Notes

Tom Back and Ben Fursdon @ New Designers

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More of Justine’s highlights from part 2 of New Designers.

I love the fun pieces from Tom Back and Ben Fursdon of Kingston University London. Back’s Thrive Hive and Fursdon’s High Rise Wormery are perfect for urban balcony gardeners! These contraptions are great additions to any compact urban garden. The Thrive Hive provides an adjustable, insulated hive for urban beekepers and the High Rise Wormery users worms to turn your food waste into ready to use compost and liquid fertilizer.

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*notcot - 07.09.11 , 22:40 - 0 Notes

Leontine Greenberg: Animal Vegetable Mineral

leontine00.jpg On shows not to miss ~ Leontine Greenberg’s ‘Animal Vegetable Mineral’ solo show opened tonight at Gallery 1988’s Venice outpost, and its stunning! As usual, her birds and other creatures explore vintage tech and umbrellas in their water colored world framed by her hand cut borders! See the full preview of the show at Gallery 1988 ~ and take a peek at some of my favorite close ups from the show on the next page!

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