*leo - 08.03.10 , 12:00 - 1 Notes

Inspirations: Let’s Get Lost!

inspirationgrid.jpg Here’s the second post in a fun new 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! Today’s theme? With so many in desperate need of a vacation ~ and so many off running around actually ON vacations… Leo and i decided to explore places we’d love to get lost in. No tech. No people. Just gorgeous surreal scenery to fill with your imagination… see more on the next page!

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*rugenius - , 00:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Another stunning week at NOTCOT.org means we bring you yet another gorgeous roundup of posts. Click on the individual images to find out more about each post.

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*notcot - 08.02.10 , 12:20 - 0 Notes

CIA: License to Inspire

licensetoinspire.jpg Firstly ~ i love that the British Central Illustration Agency goes by CIA. And their first book, License to Inspire just arrived as perfect Monday morning inspiration to share with you ~ (please pardon the mess behind the photos ~ mid move!!!) ~ on first impressions, i barely wanted to open the box, i was so enamored by knight in shining armor on his horse! And then within… the partial dust jacket looks lovely too! The CIA have been representing some of the most amazing illustrators and designers for years ~ (and they do the BEST weekly calendars!) and it’s incredible to see, flip through, hold, and read about their inspiration and see work from some of their stunning artists in print form! To fully appreciate all the goodness, you definitely need to check out a copy yourself, but for a quick preview, take a peek at the pics on the next page!

p.s. “It’s about allowing the artist the freedom to interpret the concept, to allow them to do what they do best and contribute in such a way that is truly inspirational…” ~ love the introduction of the book going through the history and philosophies of this amazing group!

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*rugenius - 07.27.10 , 00:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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The latest from NOTCOT.org include great architecture, furniture and lots of little things to brighten your day. Who wouldn’t be cheered by skull ice cream bowls or bacon infused caviar?

*notcot - 07.21.10 , 16:10 - 0 Notes

Camilla D’Errico LTD Tee

lolli1.jpg On new favorites ~ love this LTD Tee by Camilla D’Errico. A perfect blend of her adorable steampunky girl ~ with red lollipop hugging a gator… AND in the printed box there’s both the tee and a nice little matching print! Quality is great as well…. so i couldn’t help sharing a few close up pics with you on the next page!

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*rugenius - 07.20.10 , 10:55 - 1 Notes

Harvey Nichols Window Display

windows.jpg On fun unexpected inspiration ~ RUGenius sent over some pics of London department store, Harvey Nichols’, latest elaborate window display, ‘Everyday Things’, which certainly does not disappoint. The window series consists of everyday objects (pencils, clothespins, nails, cassette tapes and plastic toys) to create more elaborate sculptural pieces. Piano’s made of cassettes of all shapes and sizes, dresses of clothespins, cars of toys, men made of books, bikes made of tools, and more! Stunning! See the close ups on the next page!

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*rugenius - , 00:47 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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This week’s NOTCOT.org roundup gives a real sense of adventure, capturing inspiration from a range of media, from architecture to illustration. Click on the images to find out more about each post.

*notcot - 07.13.10 , 15:20 - 0 Notes

Amex Zync Blank Canvases

blank.jpg A bit ad happy lately ~ so many inspiring, creative ads lately! Latest are these new Blank Canvases ads from American Express for their Zync Card! Lovely idea that ANYTHING can be a blank canvas ~ opening things up to unlimited possibilities ~ particularly in art, music, food, and fashion! And the three spots have different musicians… so see the spots from The Passion Pit, The Antlers, and Andrew Bird on the next page!

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*rugenius - , 02:38 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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This week’s NOTCOT.org roundup features constructions from humans and nonhumans and beautiful designs both natural and synthetic. It’s got buildings made of speedos and monuments decorated with light sabers, pigeon suits and flip flop furniture. To find out more about each post, click on the individual images.

*notcot - , 00:30 - 1 Notes

Old Spice Continued…

foam1.jpg You’d think it’d be hard to top the “I’m on a horse” he’s the man our man could smell like ad. You’d think most wouldn’t even try. But leave it to Weiden + Kennedy to take it above and beyond and still have us in stitches laughing so hard. Who doesn’t love a bubble bath foam axe and birds? From t-shirts, to new ads, to hilarious online ad takeovers (that even make me a little jealous we’re not running them here!), and fun graphic design we’re loving on the sites too… See the new ads and more on the next page.

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*notcot - 07.12.10 , 15:04 - 2 Notes

Melissa Haslam’s Botanica

haslam0.jpg Eerie inspiration of the day ~ LeBasse Gallery just posted a preview of Melissa Haslam’s Botanica… my favorite is Fox and Rabbit ~ though it’s hard not to think VAMPIRE! As soon as you see it… or maybe that’s the inescapable twilight mania subconsciously working on me. There’s something fun about her girls in their fun, simple, dark fashions with that burst of color coming from the naturally inspired…. flowers, animals through hair, and more. Take a peek at more of my favorites from Melissa Haslam’s upcoming show on the next page.

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*notcot - 07.10.10 , 02:02 - 2 Notes

Seed Media Group Branding

seedcards1.jpg 2am is a socially acceptable time to admit secret crushes, right? Well i’ve had a long time intellectual and visual crush on SEED. Broke my heart when the gorgeous print mag ceased to be. And the tagline on their Seed Media Group page title “Science is culture.” i adore. Impeccable design. Brilliant insights. What more could you want? Apparently business cards designed by Sagmeister Inc.. How did i never notice these? When they did the branding ~ the logo is apparently reflective on the letterhead… to “reflect the room, etc.” And the business cards… “version of the portrait of the bearer” ~ aren’t they amazing? I can’t believe i only just discovered them tonight! See more images of the logo, the philosophy behind the designs, and the business cards close up on the next page.

p.s. can you imagine Invader adapting these into tile portraits and taking them to the streets?

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*notcot - 07.09.10 , 22:55 - 4 Notes

Unwarping Chandeliers

flowers0.jpg SO, when reading Today Tomorrow ~ i was fascinated by Golan Levin and Kyle McDonald’s flowers unwarped images… Golan Levin says “Abusing my open-source BloggieUnwarper panoramic-imaging software with some flower photographs from Flickr, we produced the “flower panoramas” below. This is what you would see if you were doing panoramic imaging from inside a flower…” Well i couldn’t help myself, and as soon as i saw this, i lit up upon realizing all of those Chandelier Mandalas i’ve been photographing all over the world… needed to be seen from within! So on the next page you can see “what you would see if you were doing panoramic imaging from INSIDE CHANDELIERS!” ~ and candles, and the amazing Hope light, and even the ceiling of the galleria, and more! It’s quite a trip… be warned, there are a LOT of images on the next page… i’m having way too much fun with this!

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*leo - 07.08.10 , 03:15 - 0 Notes

NIKE 5500 Ball Man Johannesburg

nike_ball-man-SAc.jpg We’re down to Spain vs Netherlands already in the World Cup finals! And before it’s all over ~ you have to check out Nike’s installation in the atrium of the Carlton Centre in Johannesburg. Meet Ball Man! A giant 21 meter high footballer made from 5,500 suspended skills balls and weighing more than 4.5 tons. Developed using a 3-D image of an athlete and then aligning each of the balls individually, which are strung together by over 10 kilometers of wire from the ceiling. Additionally, it incorporates some of Nike’s latest products (National Team Kits and Nike Elite Series). While we’ve been seeing a trend in individually suspended weights, etc. to create incredible 3d sculptures that become far more than a sum of their parts from afar… this installation certainly takes the scale to a whole new level!

Nike definitely gets bonus points for thinking beyond the installation ~ each of the 5,500 balls will be given to local community programs after the tournament! Such a nice gesture, i wonder if they recipients will be able to tell which one of Ball Man’s balls they receive? Pics and video on the next page!

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*rugenius - 07.06.10 , 00:03 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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This week NOTCOT.org has been filled with color and fun. This week’s roundup captures a range of aesthetics, from bright and playful to dark and macabre. Click the individual images to find out more about each post.

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