*rugenius - 09.28.10 , 00:52 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

notcotorg #34623 notcotorg #34689 notcotorg #34672 notcotorg #34638 notcotorg #34709 notcotorg #34690 notcotorg #34631 notcotorg #34685 notcotorg #34765 notcotorg #34678 notcotorg #34763 notcotorg #34762 notcotorg #34758 notcotorg #34754 notcotorg #34735 notcotorg #34750 notcotorg #34751 notcotorg #34722 notcotorg #34749 notcotorg #34729 notcotorg #34736 notcotorg #34740 notcotorg #34748 notcotorg #34743 notcotorg #34728

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

*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!

--> to more images

Sponsored Ads

*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!

--> to more images

*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!

--> to more images

*rugenius - 09.21.10 , 00:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

notcotorg #34409 notcotorg #34375 notcotorg #34397 notcotorg #34458 notcotorg #34381 notcotorg #34536 notcotorg #34421 notcotorg #34459 notcotorg #34535 notcotorg #34452 notcotorg #34371 notcotorg #34413 notcotorg #34425 notcotorg #34390 notcotorg #34377 notcotorg #34450 notcotorg #34507 notcotorg #34443 notcotorg #34511 notcotorg #34384 notcotorg #34515 notcotorg #34521 notcotorg #34416 notcotorg #34411 notcotorg #34516

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.

Sponsored Ads

*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!

--> to more images

*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!)

--> to more images

*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!

--> to more images

Sponsored Ads

*leo - 09.17.10 , 10:20 - 0 Notes

Marc Newson: Transport

frontcomp-mn.jpg An amazing gallery exhibition opened up in NY and since i couldn’t make it over ~ my awesome friend, Anna Corpron of Sub-Studio was willing to go be my eyes over there! She’s back with incredible pics of the Gagosian Gallery’s ‘Transport’ a thematic exhibition by Marc Newson that brings together all of his major designs and realized products for transport and human locomotion since 1999 for the first time in one space! Absolutely incredible images from cars to shoes to planes to boats and more! (Thanks, Anna!!!) ~ check it all out on the next page!

--> to more images

*notcot - 09.16.10 , 08:52 - 0 Notes

Lister Window Painting at Standard NY

lister1.jpg I have a sudden urge to window paint. Amazing images just came over from Jodie of aussie artist, Anthony Lister, painting the Standard New York store window! In addition to this really fun piece ~ Anthony Lister has made mini-masks, shields and swords which will be on sale at The Standard shop- each as individual pieces of art (acrylic on wood, signed and numbered by artist). The real fun… the making of the painting! See more pics on the next page!

p.s. if you see or experience something you want to share with us ~ feel free to email pics/info to press-at-notcot-dot-com!

--> to more images

*rugenius - 09.14.10 , 01:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

notcotorg #34189 notcotorg #34268 notcotorg #34211 notcotorg #34286 notcotorg #34285 notcotorg #34207 notcotorg #34179 notcotorg #34233 notcotorg #34311 notcotorg #34242 notcotorg #34159 notcotorg #34325 notcotorg #34237 notcotorg #34208 notcotorg #34263 notcotorg #34201 notcotorg #34358 notcotorg #34307 notcotorg #34187 notcotorg #34323 notcotorg #34236 notcotorg #34277 notcotorg #34345 notcotorg #34296 notcotorg #34275

This week’s NOTCOT.org roundup is full of stunning posts from all genres. Our picks range from the latest tech to illustration and installation. To find out more about each post, simply click its image.

*notcot - 09.12.10 , 01:25 - 0 Notes

BIGFOOT at Hurley )( Space

bigfoot0.jpg Amazing Bigfoot solo show, Ominous Compositions from the Magic Mountains at Hurley’s )( Space in Costa Mesa opened tonight. Wow. The mural, the smoking heads that greet you, the garage door mouth of a huge bigfoot… such amazing installations! And the wood pieces, where he manages to bring bigfoots out of the wood grain ~ mesmerizing! So many beautiful pieces by BIGFOOT who has been all over the skate, art, toy world the last decade ~ really fun to see it all up close and larger than life! As StrangeCo says, “his work depicts the conflict between respect for nature (held by the Bigfoot race) and the destructive agenda of humans.” Fun detail to look for? Jason Maloney, Hurley’s resident artist and friend of Bigfoot, even has a little snake snuck into the mural! See LOTS of pics of the show on the next page… and the gorgeous sunset too!

p.s. you can also check out a video with him interviewed by Maloney for Hurley here

--> to more images

*notcot - 09.10.10 , 00:45 - 1 Notes

Perrier Jouët’s Dandy Ball

pjpainting1.jpg Half awake, ready to crash, browsing the internet ~ and i felt like i was dreaming when i stumbled upon these oh so lovely images over at Materialiste ~ Fashion illustrator, Kareem Iliya, shows off the “Dandy Ball” a la Perrier Jouët, in a gorgeous pink and green silhouetted look ~ with stunning champagne botles in every image, and their signature flowers glowing radiantly across the woman’s dress and the man’s boutonnière. As Materialiste describes so eloquently - “The ball is brought to life thanks to the esteemed fashion illustrator Kareem Iliya, who depicts, with her usual ephemeral style, a meeting between a couple of high society champagne-lovers.” Also a very dreamworthy image to fall asleep to… the muse relaxing in her bath, sipping an elegant glass of Perrier Jouët… see them all on the next page!

p.s. They are all so stunning ~ i wish they were available as prints!

--> to more images

*rugenius - 09.07.10 , 13:00 - 1 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

notcotorg #33971 notcotorg #34127 notcotorg #34025 notcotorg #34070 notcotorg #34050 notcotorg #34095 notcotorg #34056 notcotorg #34119 notcotorg #33965 notcotorg #34129 notcotorg #34114 notcotorg #34059 notcotorg #33933 notcotorg #33935 notcotorg #34024 notcotorg #34092 notcotorg #34082 notcotorg #34035 notcotorg #33939 notcotorg #34086 notcotorg #33981 notcotorg #34124 notcotorg #34007 notcotorg #33942 notcotorg #33949

We’ve got a gorgeous roundup this week from NOTCOT.org, full of beautiful packaging, stylish products and plenty of inspiration. Click the individual images to find out more about each post.

*notcot - , 12:59 - 1 Notes

Macallan + Rankin: the book

macRankin0.jpg Scotch and Photography go together so perfectly! Is it any surprise that the Macallan is incredibly inspirational to photographers? And has inspired Rankin to make a breathtaking series of 1000 polaroids of their estate? The Macallan Masters of Photography collaborations are incredible ~ after Rankin, the latest is with Albert Watson! But back to the topic at hand…

Upon moving, many things i meant to write about got hidden in boxes, and have been resurfacing bit by bit! Amongst them, this incredible book, A Photographic Essay of The Macallan Estate ~ which includes the 1000 polaroids taken by incredible photographer Rankin! These polaroids were part of the 1000 bottle series of Masters of Photography Rankin edition 30yr Macallan project, each bottle with a different polaroid image on the label, and boxed with the polaroid itself. Truly one of a kind! But sadly, when viewing the bottles a few at a time, you simply don’t get the whole picture that Rankin’s photographs as a whole tell of the place! He shot photos all around the Macallan Estate ~ of the buildings, of the stills, of the greenery, of the cows… and in many his nude muse/wife posed amongst them. I love that Rankin sees this project of 1000 polaroids more as a poem than a narrative as he created an amazing portrait of the Macallan world. It feels so meta to be sharing photos of a book of photos with you, but you really must see how amazing some of these images are! And i can’t wait to experience it all first hand! Take a peek at some of my favorites from the Rankin/Macallan experience on the next page!

--> to more images

Advertise here through FM LIVING - Copyright NOTCOT INC 2006-2011 - Privacy Policy
Advertisement
SPONSORED LINKS