*notcot - 09.11.11 , 17:20 - 2 Notes

Evian Courréges Ltd Ed Bottle 2011

evian1.jpg The latest international fashion designer Evian limited edition just launched, and for 2011 the glass bottle is decorated with André Courrèges’ emblematic flower that was created in 1967. I love that each Limited Edition keeps the same spirit: reinventing a rare and festive moment, that is to say an optimistic vision of celebration and most of all the idea that “Youth is not a matter of age, it is a mindset”. ~ So true, isn’t it? Also, every time i see Evian, i can’t help thinking its Naive backwards.

So on youthfulness, the bottle felt like it needed a fun fresh background ~ so i climbed up the jacaranda tree out front with it for this quick shoot just before running off to the airport. Needing to hydrate pre-flight, i even drank the bottle on the ride over. And am sharing this from you from the airport lounge! Ready to see close ups of the bottles? Everything from the fun bottle cap to the message included with it, to the history of limited editions that have come before is on the next page!

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*rugenius - 09.07.11 , 00:00 - 0 Notes

Tasteologie + Liqurious Roundup

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This week’s roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious includes rainbow cupcakes, mouse melons, Gin Lime Rickeys and more. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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*notcot - 09.04.11 , 03:07 - 0 Notes

The Art of Beer

beermain.jpg Just did a superpost feature over at Tasteologie showcasing some fun pics from a quick wander through the Whole Foods Beer Section. There is always so much amusing and beautiful graphic design going on with the labels and boxes! And also a look at a cube of octopus from the cover of Gastronomica….

See the Superpost of ” The Art of Beer! "! ——->

*notcot - 08.29.11 , 15:39 - 0 Notes

Unexpected Combos: Porsche + Ice Cubes

porschecube0.jpg This series of Unexpected Combos posts is sponsored by P&G Downy.

I never thought i’d pop open my freezer and grab mini frozen 911s, Caymans, Cayennes and Panameras to chill my drink. Or create little traffic jams with… and watch them melt. Or… freeze little people inside of them to have drivers and passengers? Or… make mini chocolate Porsches?

So when tasked to share Unexpected Combinations with Downy ~ these Porsche Driver’s Selection Ice Cube Trays were hard to pass up. Amongst all the luxurious goodies and automobiles both super old and futuristically new at Monterey Auto Week, the one thing i impulsively bought as soon as walking into the madness of Concours d’Elegance was this ice cube tray! And while they are more cookie cutter silhouettes with slight patterns on them (which melt off way too fast) ~ they are still pretty fun! Though i’m now tempted to make silicon molds of my old hot wheels for more accurate ice cube trays! Check out the fun i had with them on the next page!

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*rugenius - 08.24.11 , 00:02 - 0 Notes

Tasteologie + Liqurious Roundup

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This week’s delicious roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious includes homemade California rolls, citrusy pomegranate sangria and decadent chocolate peanut butter birthday cake. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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*notcot - 08.22.11 , 18:50 - 0 Notes

Veuve Clicquot Clicq’up Origami Bucket

vorigami1.jpg I’ve never had an ice bucket in my laptop bag traveling before… though after quite the hectic weekend running around Monterey/Pebble Beach/Carmel with all of the auto madness, it is pretty amazing to pop up to santa cruz, out to the patio, pop open the Veuve Clicquot Clicq’up, grab some ice, and pop open a bottle of Yellow Label on the balcony staring down at the beach and bay as you hear the waves crashing, seagulls squawking, and seals honking. I wrote about the Clicq’up Origami Ice Bucket by Mathias van de Walle earlier this year when it launched in Milan, here’s a peek at it in person ~ popped up on the balcony!

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*rugenius - 08.17.11 , 00:15 - 0 Notes

Tasteologie + Liqurious Roundup

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This week’s delectable roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious includes homemade cherry vanilla coke (with a rummy twist), decadent S’mores Cakelettes, homemade curry puffs and more. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 08.10.11 , 02:10 - 1 Notes

Tasteologie + Liqurious Roundup

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A delectable roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious including how to roast your own suckling pig, make raw pies and enjoy summery pink lemonade cocktails. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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*rugenius - 08.03.11 , 00:15 - 0 Notes

Tasteologie + Liqurious Roundup

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A sumptuous roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious offers inspiration for your kitchen. To find out more about each dish, click on its individual image.

*notcot - 07.30.11 , 14:10 - 0 Notes

Pressed Juicery Truck in Malibu

JUICE.jpg Gorgeous day spent lounging in Malibu ~ having lunch, shopping, and beaching ~ and running into the new mobile truck of my favorite Pressed Juicery with Tasteologie editor, Jackson… the result? An awesome fun feature i just wrote up for you at Tasteologie!

See the full FEATURE on ” The Pressed Juicery Truck in Malibu + Beachy Goodness “! ——->

*rugenius - 07.27.11 , 02:01 - 0 Notes

Tasteologie + Liqurious Roundup

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Feast your eyes on this roundup of deliciousness from Tasteologie and Liqurious. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 07.21.11 , 09:00 - 1 Notes

The Truvia Voyage of Discovery with Bompas & Parr

truviaposter.jpg By Justine Aw, London

When I first caught wind of a new collaboration involving Bompas & Parr and Selfridges there was talk of flooded rooftops and rowboats above Oxford Street. And as always with the duo of jellymongers, one never knows quite what to believe (their previous shenanigans have included everything from a breathable cloud of Campari to chocolate waterfalls).

But sure enough, they have certainly delivered. The event’s official title is “The Truvia Voyage of Discovery” and as its name suggests is an introduction for the the natural, calorie-free Truvia® sweetener which will make its UK debut through Selfridges in a few months time. In typical Bompas & Parr style, the event must really be seen to be believed. No longer the barren urban rooftop along one of London’s most iconic shopping streets, the roof of Selfridges has been transformed into a home for thousands of stevia plants (from which the sweetener is derived) and a boating lake complete with a waterfall and a magical crystal bar/island. During their visit, voyagers can boat up to a bar where they can enjoy rooftop, boatside libations from the talent of the Experimental Cocktail Club as well as coffee and tea from the Caravan and the Rare Tea Company.

The rooftop madness runs from the 21st - 24th of July. Sadly, all tickets have already sold out!

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*notcot - 07.20.11 , 10:35 - 7 Notes

Hangar One Vodka Blimp Tour

blimp0.jpg More fun surprises that arrived while i was in NY! Gorgeous pack for The 2011 Hangar One Vodka Blimp Tour… it’s fun to see that SF/Alameda’s Hangar One is now taking the country by… BLIMP! This very minute, the Hangar One blimp is adrift in the skies somewhere between Long Island and Boston. There’s nothing quite like a crazy continental blimp tour! The 120 foot aircraft with a vintage Hangar One airstream is on an epic 6 month tour which kicked off from Miami last month. Over the next 6 months, the blimp will be visiting over 20 cities across the US, before finally docking in Hangar One’s home of Alameda, CA at the end of November. Check out the blimp schedule to find when the team will be docking in your town. Because when the blimp comes to town, it’s more than a pit stop. Each stop is also a competition between 15 bartenders with winners for every stop.

Beautiful branding, illustration and packaging that goes along with the tour by Dead As We Know It! The gorgeous drawings have a homely feel that captures the handmade, small scale production of the spirits. The illustration runs throughout the press kit and the company’s website. Check out the gorgeous intro at the Hangar One Vodka site as well as The Ballad of Hangar One and documentaries about Hangar One’s Story, Farm and Process, created by Dead As We Know It… Now as for the goodies in the cardboard case that arrived ~ take a peek at the unboxing of the poster, BLIMPSPOTTING stickers, hat, t-shirt, and more on the next page!

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*rugenius - , 00:45 - 0 Notes

Tasteologie + Liqurious Roundup

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A sumptuous selection from the delectable Tasteologie and Liqurious. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*notcot - 07.19.11 , 18:15 - 3 Notes

Sir Kensington Gourmet Scooping Ketchup

kenketch0.jpg There’s something so incredibly enticing about a mysterious wooden box arriving. Especially when there is a screw driver taped to it and the instructions read: 1. Locate screws and initiate unscrewing. 2. Relieve box of lid begin discovery. 3. Attempt to contain oneself. I think i made it through steps one and two and totally failed at three.

Inside the mysterious box are some of the awesomest Sir Kensington of NY’s “Gourmet Scooping Ketchups” from i’ve yet to encounter ~ tantalizing deliciousness wrapped in wonderfully detailed and playful branding/packaging. From the full sized bottles of their Spiced (YUM!) ketchup to the adorable new minis (Heinz babies are cute, but i can totally see these on hotel room service trays!) ~ as well as a white top hat serving dish, ornate little spoon to scoop with, and a mustache embroidered handkerchief/napkin to dab ever so delicately with… nestled in straw. So how step three seemed possible, is beyond me. Additionally there’s an amazing little book included as well ~ but that’s worth a post of it’s own, so more to come on that… for now, go take a peek at the incredible packaging of this wooden box of goodies that just arrived from the magical world of Sir Kensington’s on the next page!

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