*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

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*rugenius - 09.28.10 , 00:52 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Another stunning week means another stunning roundup of design goodness from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click its individual image.

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*notcot - 09.25.10 , 17:55 - 2 Notes

I Am Plastic, Too ~ Kidrobot

plastic0.jpg Paul Budnitz’s I Am Plastic, Too is like a who’s who of toys. Everyone’s in there And the photographs are so beautiful, for all the collectibles/art pieces you may have missed, or didn’t have room on the shelf for, you can admire them for eternity in his second book. It’s no surprise that the founder of Kidrobot has issued what looks like the ultimate glossy toy yearbook… so many NOTCOT friends and favorites are included from the Rocketworld guys to Andy Bell to Amanda Visell to Joe Ledbetter to…. really there are too many to name, and too many gorgeous pages in the book… so i tried to take pics of things that excited me as i flipped through it! In addition to rounding up some of the best toys of the year, there are also interviews scattered throughout the book with various artists. And as such a lovely coffee table book, definitely adding this one to the gift list for any toy art lover! Take a browse through the book with me on the next page!

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*notcot - 09.22.10 , 23:54 - 1 Notes

“Jeu de société” in Reims

jeudesociete0.jpg Manege de Reims “Jeu de société” - Sometimes it’s as much HOW art work is displayed, as what it actually is. In this case, that’s what grabbed me first. We were hungry and wandering Reims in a pack of 5 trying to find dinner ~ and suddenly we find ourselves walking alongside these bizarre photographs [tons of them!] around a construction site and it was like… is this a Gap ad? Are these billboards that got posted up? And we even touched them, and they were really nice all weather prints… and the contents were bizarre, it was a bunch of images of people in this tiny space, where there seemed to be a door on one side they cam in from,and a window on the other, they went out of… like a super flipbook of sorts… then after making it around two sides of them. It was that epiphany of “Oh! it’s Art!” “Jeu de société” is an art exhibition making beautiful use of the boarded up construction site around the Halles du Boulingrin. It is a collaboration between photographer Arnaud Baumann, and choreographer Stephanie Aubin, as directed by the Armoury of Reims. It is all about a person initiating a movement, then the next joins in, and connects, and it keeps continuing all around the building with over 100 shots, showcasing various types of people in the community, from kids and parents, to lovers, to priests, to military, and more… See the fascinating display on the next page!

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*notcot - , 01:40 - 1 Notes

Veuve Clicquot Le Fridge + Shopping Bag

vcfridge0.jpg Veuve Clicquot always goes all out when it comes to playful designs from collaborations to gift packaging. The latest two are no exception, and the POS displays are just adorable! First there is Le Fridge ~ literally a mini Smeg like retro fridge like cooler box… even cuter of course are the actual mini fridge (what dorm room doesn’t need one?) and the little yellow super market carts and life size cardboard fridge! And on the other end of the spectrum, there is the Shopping Bag ~ with the cutest scaled down bellhop luggage carts, in their signature yellow of course. This tote has a cute print with a luggage tag and contrast stitching… with a magnetic clasp with the comet/logo on it, and glossy paper boxes that resemble retro suitcases! Both lines are so fun, and are available internationally for the holiday season (looks like both have been popping up in stores already!) ~ see more pics of the fun displays and close ups on the next page!

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*rugenius - 09.21.10 , 00:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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What a gorgeous week! There’s plenty to love in this week’s NOTCOT.org roundup, whether you’re after the taxonomy of rap names, avian-inspired musical numbers, piglet speakers or Ostrich leathered cameras. To find out more about each post, click on the individual images.

*notcot - 09.19.10 , 01:04 - 0 Notes

Team Tempest Freerunning at TBWA\Chiat

chiart1.jpg Sometimes the best art is locked away INSIDE TBWA\Chiat\Day! So, i’ve shown you their studios before, and you just saw their 5353 Music Art Fest ~ well, while i was there, popped inside again, and their latest internal art exhibit is awesome! Freerunning captured in action and printed larger than life all around their communal areas… only thing that could be cooler would be watching the LA based Team Tempest freerunners bouncing off the surfboard bar, gargoyle, fish tank, shipping containers and more!

And since i was a bit ignorant, just read up a bit on the difference between Freerunning and Parkour - according to wikipedia - “Parkour as a discipline emphasizes efficiency, whilst free running embodies complete freedom of movement — and includes many acrobatic maneuvers. Although the two are often physically similar, the mindsets of each are vastly different.” Watching some Tempest TV, it definitely look like an incredibly athletic art form that feels like urban tumbling/dancing at times! Mesmerizing to say the least ~ and apparently you check out Team Tempest at UCLA every saturdat at 11am!

For now ~ check out more pics of the exhibit up at TBWA\Chiat\Day on the next page!

p.s. UPDATE! The stunning photography in these prints are by people/dramatic sports photog, Andy Batt!

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*notcot - 09.18.10 , 16:35 - 3 Notes

Stacks Skateboards

stacks1.jpg The nice folks at Stacks sent over some skateboards and shirts from their new Summer 2010 collection that’s graphically influenced by knights and old school Monte Carlo racing imagery… beautiful graphics by Michael Leon and Paul Hutchinson. Had a lot of fun shooting pics of these on the grass at dusk while getting literally attacked by the fog that i watched roll in across the back yard and engulf me ( and ruin my light!) ~ only to disappear as quickly as it rolled through. Eerie and awesome all at once! Also, now one of two things really needs to happen… i need to learn to skate… and/or it’s definitely time to take the idea of turning a skateboard into a swing for the tree in the front yard further! My not having a skateboard handy was my excuse for procrastination, then Stacks has this magical package sent over… it’s like they KNEW! Anyhow, take a peek at the closeups on the next page! (As well as the sketchstorming Leo did on this skateboard/swing idea!)

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*notcot - , 07:20 - 0 Notes

TBWA\Chiat\LA 5353 Music Art Fest

chiatfest0.jpg Such a fun way to spend the day before hopping on the LAX-CDG flight ~ TBWA\Chiat\LA 5353 Music Art Fest ~ an evolution of what was once a company wide picnic, this year TBWA\Chiat\Day threw a party in their parking lot celebrating their team, art, and music accompanied by food trucks (Kogi and Greasy Weiner) and an Ice Cream Sandwich Bar! The music was quite the line up with performances by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Fool’s Gold, Fitz and the Tantrums, and Local Natives. Then there was the art ~ nice idea to have an art show featuring non work pieces by TBWA\Chiat\Day employees, many of which don’t necessarily even work in the creative side! The beer was flowing, the dunk tank was splashing, the music was blasting, and everyone seemed to be having a great time as they popped in and out of the building ~ i guess the only downside (or upside?) to having this year’s event in the parking lot versus offsite, you can hang out AND still work at the same time! Huge thanks to the folks at TBWA\Chiat\Day for inviting me in, honored to have made the “friends of…” list! Check out the fun scene from the top of the parking garage, the giant chicken sculpture that farts bubbles, the pixelated bike, the burnt golf balls and more on the next page!

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