*notcot - 11.17.10 , 22:57 - 1 Notes

Infiniti Essence & Louis Vuitton

essence1.jpg Leave it to a Louis Vuitton case, a beautifully sleek sculpture… and a retro modern manta ray meets metropolis feeling beauty of a concept i couldn’t stop staring at during the LA Auto Show. Though it debuted in Geneva in 09, there is something so striking about it in person i couldn’t resist. The Infiniti Essence Concept! “Celebrating 20 years as a creator of performance luxury vehicles, Infiniti introduces a vision crafted to embody our core values and inspire future design: the Infiniti Essence. This dramatic styling, technology and performance statement is a 592-hp gasoline/electric hybrid coupe defined by exterior lines sculpted to express fluidity and speed. Destined to influence production models of the future, the Infiniti Essence vividly captures the balance between grace and power, and the unrestrained possibility of Inspired Performance.” What IS new however is this 300 piece, limited-edition, solid resin, Infiniti Essence model which costs $300, and it can be ordered with a Louis Vuitton carrying case, available at Infiniti Lifestyle. For now see more pics of the case, sculpture, and concept car on the next page.

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*notcot - 11.16.10 , 14:06 - 2 Notes

Amanda Visell’s Posters for Girls

girls1.jpg Freshly launched, an adorable series of prints ~ Amanda Visell’s Posters for Girls… while my natural inclination towards things too girl focused is that it’s reverse sexist against boys… (and really, i’m just not that girly pink kind of girl)… i do find myself wanting to gift these prints to a bunch of my friends who are new moms with adorable baby girls. Seriously, what girl doesn’t need the poster of the knight? To grow up remembering the importance of having the ability of self-saving (also dragon-friend-making is key!) - granted whether/when you USE that ability is a whole other lesson. I look at the maverick one, and i just think of poor goose. and iceman… but she is looking pretty bad ass with the parachute and aviators. And the captain is pretty cute too ~ though, the wild bigfoot beast frightens me a tiny bit, but the trees are so happy! See them all on the next page!

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*notcot - , 02:19 - 3 Notes

Mercedes-Benz Sculpture Experiments

mbsculpture.jpg There are some fascinating design shifts happening at Mercedes-Benz ~ from the design studio in Sindelfingen to Como to Tokyo to Carlsbad, the message was clear - the hunt is on for “Perfect Aesthetics” and in doing so, they are aggressively pushing their designs to be more fresh, young, emotional, and sexy ~ phrases like “enjoyment of innovation” + “inspire our customers” + “sensuality and joy” + “importance of perception” kept recurring in addition to talk of the future and fascination and playfulness. It was most definitely a buzzwordfest, but the excitement and passion of the design teams was impossible to ignore. There was an inescapable giddiness throughout the week around where the future may take us, and a need to think far beyond their more traditional production vehicles. Steffen Kohl’s gung ho push from the design side to gain the freedom to explore the insane ideas are guaranteed to frighten corporate types a bit. It’s inspiring to see his team indulge in the ideas designers dream about as students ~ you know, that awesomely idealistic time when you believe absolutely anything is possible?

A big part of this is the fight to create more artistic explorations through sculpture to push abstract concepts. The idea of art being key to Mercedes-Benz design strategies as well as a beautiful way to tease designs earlier in the year is intriguing. And i love these form studies of Oliver Samson, Thomas Stopka,Yves Renaud, and Sylvain Wehnert from Karim Habib’s team. Exploring lightweight forms to play with strength, perspective, and transparency, the results resemble polygons, honeycombs (all sharing one central perspective point), string art, and woven chaos. See them all on the next page!

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*rugenius - , 00:51 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Prefabs, packaging and puppies, this week’s NOTCOT.org roundup has it all. To find out more about each post, click on its image.

*rugenius - 11.09.10 , 02:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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This week’s NOTCOT.org roundup includes a cloud you can sleep on, yaks, and even a table connect app for your iphone. To find out about each of these posts and much more, click on the individual images.

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*notcot - 11.06.10 , 17:54 - 1 Notes

Thinkspace 5th Anniversary Show

thnkspace.jpg HAPPY 5th ANNIVERSARY!!! To our incredible friends at the Thinkspace Gallery! Over the years, they have become one of my favorite LA galleries, launching so many artists i’ve fallen for! And on that note ~ you can take a peek at all of the pieces in the show online if you can’t make the opening tonight! My favorites from Audrey Kawasaki, Brian Viveros, and Camilla D’Errico are all on the next page! Take a peek! They are STUNNING! (And sadly sold already!)

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*rugenius - 11.02.10 , 01:18 - 1 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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November is off to a great start over at NOTCOT.org. This week’s picks are dark, playful and seamlessly elegant. Whether you lust for tech, toys or TRON, it’s all in this week’s roundup. To find out more about each post, simply click on its image.

*rugenius - 10.26.10 , 12:05 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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This week’s stunning roundup has everything from Wool Week to inflatable helmets. Whether you’re after installations or innovations, it’s all been at NOTCOT.org this week. To find out more about each post, click on its image.

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*notcot - , 01:25 - 0 Notes

Inspiration: X-rays

xray0.jpg Here’s the fourth post in our Inspiration series! Sponsored by Veer.com ~ we get to have some fun and go image researching across the internet around random themes inspiring us at the moment.. and share what we find! This time fascination with x-rays as an art form are my inspiration! So on the next page you can find a variety of artists and photographers who use x-rays are their medium ~ as well as a peek at my Veer Album of X-ray pics!

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*notcot - 10.22.10 , 18:10 - 2 Notes

Lora Zombie

lora0.jpg Art inspiration ~ loving these pieces by young self-taught Russian artist Lora Zombie! Beautiful inky watercolors ~ my favorites are the animal related ones ~ see my picks on the next page! And check out her DeviantArt and prints at Eyes On Walls.

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*notcot - 10.21.10 , 12:20 - 0 Notes

A Shoe Is A Dog’s Best Friend

doglamps1.jpg Dog lamps! And Doggie portraits! Justine just sent some awesome pics over of “A Shoe Is A Dog’s Best Friend” with assemblage dog lamps by James Plumb and photos of his dogs by Bruce Weber… as spotted in some London Selfridges windows! So bizarre, yet cute, this window is a must see! Check out some of the details on the next page…

p.s. find some awesome design details while running around? Feel like sharing them with the NOTCOT community? Drop us a line!

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*rugenius - 10.19.10 , 01:17 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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This week’s NOTCOT.org roundup is full of beautiful things (as always), ranging from toys to tractors. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*notcot - 10.12.10 , 21:10 - 4 Notes

RE:FORM SCHOOL NYC

reform00.jpg An amazing and important art show occured in NYC this weekend ~ RE:FORM SCHOOL, a REDU Project! And luckily, while i couldn’t make it, Anna of Sub-Studio was willing to go check it out for us!!! And WOW! So many incredible pieces! With three floors of art, over 150 artists participating, and a mind blowing weekend of events… looks like it was quite the show ~ and brought together by the folks behind the incredible Manifest Equality and Manifest Hope. How do they describe it? “RE:FORM SCHOOL is a high profile group art exhibition, event series and public awareness campaign taking place in New York City, that brings together the creative community in a call for the reform of the American Public Education System.” Now… on to some of the many incredible pieces… see the next page!

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*rugenius - , 00:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Our weekly NOTCOT.org roundup is full of lustworthy design and features tech, toys, interiors and more. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*notcot - 10.05.10 , 09:35 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

notcotorg #34871 notcotorg #34858 notcotorg #34879 notcotorg #34889 notcotorg #34883 notcotorg #34880 notcotorg #34768 notcotorg #34850 notcotorg #34849 notcotorg #34859 notcotorg #34865 notcotorg #34888 notcotorg #34891 notcotorg #34764 notcotorg #34885 notcotorg #34801 notcotorg #34781 notcotorg #34775 notcotorg #34838 notcotorg #34859 notcotorg #34846 notcotorg #34750 notcotorg #34792 notcotorg #34803 notcotorg #34895 Roundup time! Happy tuesday ~ here’s some of the awesomeness inspiring us the last week on NOTCOT.org ~ click the pics to find out more!

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