*notcot - 06.14.10 , 11:30 - 0 Notes

Shag’s Art Shack

shagit.jpg Stopped by the opening of Laguna Art Museum’s Art Shack ~ a large group show of artists creating literally “art shacks” for people to explore! Absolute favorite of course was Shag’s (originally made in 2009, but it looks like some newer art pieces displayed) ~ an adorably cool scaled down mid century modern home complete with those kid sized versions of design classics (panton chairs, eames chairs, etc!) ~ that you can actually wander in and out of! And feel very Alice in wonderland in it! It would basically be the coolest backyard “playhouse” ever if we were kids… take a peek at more pics on the next page!

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*leo - 06.09.10 , 14:31 - 4 Notes

Diem Chau + W+K = NIKE Crayons

standing_group_crayola_nike.jpg Unbelievably awesome. When my favorite crayon carver, Diem Chau, emailed me with pics last night of the latest project with W+K for Nike… for World Cup… the press kit for Write the Future campaign…. i was instantly amazed and jealous of all the lucky folks that got one. Such a beautiful piece of art. Incredibly packaged. Awesome idea. All the soccer stars are personified in crayon carvings! Huge thanks and congrats to Diem and W+K on an awesome project (and for providing the pics!) and see close ups on the next page…

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*rugenius - 06.08.10 , 02:09 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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This week’s NOTCOT.org roundup is full of stunning installations alongside a great mix of architecture, gadgets and furnishings. Click on the images to find our more about each item.

*notcot - 06.06.10 , 14:50 - 1 Notes

Central St Martins Pop Up 2060

postcardFront_csm.jpg Here’s a new Dear NOTCOT from Justine who popped by the Central St. Martin’s Pop Up Shop in London for us! Some fun finds, especially the lamp that goes skeletal when turned on! See all her pics on the next page!

On my way home on Friday, I dropped by Central St. Martin’s Pop Up Shop on Clerkenwell Road. It was buzzing with tutors DJing, students mingling and beers flowing. Lots of great pieces to snap up before Monday! The week-long pop up shop under the name ‘2060’ runs for one week (ending June 7th) and showcases work from second year graphic design students from the Saint Martins College of Art’s BA Graphic Design course. The shop is the final stage of a 6 week project, which looks at manufacturing as an integral part to the design process. Take a peek at a few quick snaps at some of the items that caught my eye on the next page!

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*rugenius - 06.01.10 , 01:04 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.ORG Roundup

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We’ve had a week full of playful design and vibrant color at NOTCOT.org. This week’s picks include seed grenades, clever ice cube trays, edible crayons and more. Click the images to discover each item.

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*notcot - 05.26.10 , 10:40 - 0 Notes

Jenny Holzer @ Aria Parking

holzervegas1.jpg New sponsored content series ~ this time Las Vegas is letting me rant and share some vegas awesomeness NOTCOT style! As usual, my pics, my story, they just give me an excuse to talk Vegas..Click Here and share some of my favorite bits!

Who doesn’t find the “Truisms” of text artist, Jenny Holzer, intriguing… especially when paired with a huge Las Vegas drive way… like at the Aria at CityCenter? The Las Vegas Sun highlighted a few good ones (out of around 200 programed into the LED display art) - “It’s important to stay clean on all levels.” “Overeating should be criminal.” “If you live simply, there is nothing to worry about.” “It’s not good to operate on credit.” - also love the logic they highlighted here - “Holzer was tapped by Michele Quinn, whom MGM Mirage tasked with overseeing its ambitious public art effort. Quinn describes herself as “kind of a groupie” of Holzer’s, and says she thought such an LED installation could be the best use of such an awkward, dark space as this lower-level valet area. People would be waiting around anyway, so why not give them something to look at — and think about — as they departed?” So true! And as i stood there plastered against the glass window, a herd of frat boys behind me lining up for the club, i just couldn’t stop reading them…if only i’d known there were 200 at the time, i wouldn’t have felt so bad leaving in the midst of trying to read them all! I may have been there forever! Take a peek at a few closeups and some youtube videos i found on the next page!

P.S. Apparently the very fun Twitter handle @JennyHolzer is a fake! But the real Jenny Holzer has been quoted not to mind…

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*notcot - 05.25.10 , 12:45 - 1 Notes

Pre-Handshake Handshake Device

handshake1.jpg Dominic Wilcox’s Pre-Handshake Handshake Device was part of one of my favorite shows at NY Design Week, Uncomfortable Conversations. The Design Glut ladies curated an incredible show of pieces that veered on the art/installation side of design, and perhaps the most fun was the amount of interaction visitors had with pieces, and truly, the incredible conversations which naturally ensued.

While his piece is set up to be that baby step for when “A traditional handshake can sometimes be just too big a step for those entrenched in their dislike of the other.” ~ luckily i recruited the happily married Sean and Anna of Sub-Studio to have a little fun with his piece, and they tried having a thumb war, doing secret handshakes, making shaka signs and more… Additionally, how beautiful are the photographs he has of the device? Large limited edition photographic prints in collaboration with photographer David Sykes will soon be available! See more pics on the next page!

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*rugenius - , 06:00 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.ORG Roundup

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What a week we’ve had! This week’s NOTCOT.org roundup features a bit of everything, from ABC furniture to jumpology. To find out more about each of the week’s picks, click on the images.

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*rugenius - 05.18.10 , 03:26 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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What a colorful week it’s been over at NOTCOT.org. This week’s picks include fabulous furniture, creatures, installations and much more. Click on the individual images to find out more.

*notcot - 05.16.10 , 03:00 - 1 Notes

Material Possessions + Help

materialhelp1.jpg 3am - Going through hundreds of pictures ~ and not sure where to even start, or if i should just curl up and get some sleep, somehow these two pictures from within hours of each other felt like they needed to be shown together. While separately they grabbed me, together they felt inseparable.

Found on a billboard in Noho ~ “Material possessions won’t make you happy, or maybe they will.” And then riding the elevator “home” to my room at the Gramercy Park Hotel ~ “Help Is On The Way” ~ instead of my floor, every time i step in, i want to press that. Where is the “Everything will be ok.” button? Feel free to see both far away and close ups on the next page. Interpret as you will!

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*notcot - 05.14.10 , 23:39 - 8 Notes

Mr. Brainwash in NY

brainwash0.jpg It’s 3am. I’m tired, but i felt like i needed to share before the backlog built up and my excitement wandered off… what a day its been, so much #OBJECTHUNT fun ~ so many supportive folks having fun at design week this year between workaholicking. And between it all i stumbled upon Mr. Brainwash’s takeover of the boarded up construction ~ mixed with scrawls about what a hack he is ~ only to turn across the street to see all his art also inside at a huge gallery show… and it was filled with classic designer chairs… so, i couldn’t help myself, the mix of spray paint art, pithy statements and quotes, elephants-kangaroos-snoopy made of tires, a life size NY taxi packaged in matchbox packaging with a toys r us price tag… so say what you will about his work ~ i just had to take and share some pics! See it all on the next page…

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*rugenius - 05.11.10 , 02:49 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.ORG roundup

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Another stunning week on NOTCOT.ORG means this roundup is especially gorgeous. This week’s picks include beautiful exteriors, interiors, artwork and more. Click on the images to find out more.

*rugenius - 05.04.10 , 14:05 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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A particularly stunning week! Here’s selection of our favorite posts this week over at NOTCOT.org. Click the images to find out more.

*notcot - 05.01.10 , 16:40 - 1 Notes

Mercedes-Benz Museum Objects

mercedesall.jpg Going through the many pics filling up my laptop, i keep coming across so much i want to share with you! So here’s a weekend dose of inspiration courtesy of vintage Mercedes-Benz graphics and products… it was mind blowing to be whisked by so many incredible original posters and advertisements for the early models… and then walls filled with Mercedes-Benz branded products… from powder compacts to mother of pearl handled pocket knives… and fascinating cases of all of the model emblems… really, i could have spent hours just going through the visual language of the branding and extension of Mercedes-Benz in there! Will definitely have to go back and do it slowly one of these days! But for now… take a little peek into a few of the cases and unexpected design inspirations that caught my eye on the next page!

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*rugenius - 04.27.10 , 02:06 - 0 Notes

NOTCOT.ORG ROUNDUP

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A selection of this week’s posts over on NOTCOT.org. To find out more about the stunning architecture, gorgeous highlights from Milan and so many other fantastic pieces, just click the images.

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