*notcot - 12.03.10 , 11:40 -

Holiday Giveaway #8: Triple Aught Design

tadmain.jpg It’s holiday season here at NOTCOT, and we’re doing our annual Gift Guides, Coupons and Giveaways! Just our little way of giving a big hug to awesome brands and readers as we close out 2010!

UPDATE: Congrats to Roel in Portland, OR and Sharon in Kirkland, Quebec!

NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #8 is here ~ and today our friends from Triple Aught Design are giving 2 lucky readers: the set of an Artemis Hoodie (ladies), a Fast Pack Lite Speed Backpack and a Special Service Sweater (men)!

You probably remember Triple Aught Design as TAD Gear from the super awesome Patrick Ma of Rocketworld - with the bad ass Insurgent Wilderness Gruppo creatures in vinyl and more! They have taken on this incredible understated hyperfunctional chic style that is worn by everyone from special ops teams to… well, designers like us? The quality of materials and attention to detail in the design and build of their products is absolutely incredible! So, i’m really excited to be sharing these brand new products with you! The Fast Pack Lite Speed Backpack JUST launched today! Check out all the details and close ups on the next page!

For a chance to win, leave a comment by midnight on Dec 7th (PST) ~ sharing your awesomest 2010 adventure!

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*notcot - 12.01.10 , 13:00 -

Holiday Giveaway #7: Normann Copenhagen

9-normann.jpg It’s holiday season here at NOTCOT, and we’re doing our annual Gift Guides, Coupons and Giveaways! Just our little way of giving a big hug to awesome brands and readers as we close out 2010!

UPDATE: Congrats to Roxanne in Corpus Christi,TX and Meghan in Tacoma, WA!

NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #7 is here ~ and today our friends from Normann Copenhagen are giving two lucky readers: a Large Norm 69 Lamp!

For a chance to win, leave a comment by midnight on Dec 5th (PST) ~ sharing what lights up your life.

p.s. feel free to peek at some special coupons on the next page too!

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*notcot - 11.30.10 , 06:15 -

Holiday Giveaway #6: Supermarket

supermarket0.jpg It’s holiday season here at NOTCOT, and we’re doing our annual Gift Guides, Coupons and Giveaways! Just our little way of giving a big hug to awesome brands and readers as we close out 2010!

UPDATE: Congrats to Mark in Portland, OR!

NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #6 is here ~ and today our friends from Supermarket are giving a lucky reader a bundle of goodies including: a large Snapshot Pin by Amy B. Designs in Philly, a Extroverted Necklace by Aroha Silhouettes in Vancouver, a Blaue Blume Tea Cup by our friends, Undergrowth Design, in London, Spot Bowl in white by perch! in brooklyn, and a green Moka Express silkscreen print by mengsel. As you can see, the whole bundle comes from designers around the globe ~ Supermarket is dedicated to great design, straight from designers, and this week i am their Guest Curator! All of the products in the giveaway are part of the selection i’ve curated after going through nearly ALL of their tons of products! See bigger pics of each of the giveaway items on the next page!

For a chance to win, leave a comment by midnight on Dec 4th (PST) ~ sharing one of your favorite local indie designers/stores.

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*notcot - 11.29.10 , 09:57 -

Holiday Giveaway #5: Ultimate Ears

7-UE.jpg It’s holiday season here at NOTCOT, and we’re doing our annual Gift Guides, Coupons and Giveaways! Just our little way of giving a big hug to awesome brands and readers as we close out 2010!

UPDATE: Congrats to Claudette who won the Customs, and Hao in Pittsburgh, PA, AJ in NY, Tran in Fountain Valley, CA, Yiorgos in Valencia, Spain, and Martins in Latvia who won the UE 700s!

NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #5 is here ~ and today our friends from Ultimate Ears are giving one lucky reader: a pair of custom UE 18 Pro In-Ear Monitors, and 5 twitter followers a pair of Ultimate Ears 700 Noise-Isolating Earphones. Please note that the UE 18 Pros are restricted to US winners, but i can ship the 700s internationally! So please enter accordingly. You’ve seen my reviews of the UE 18 Pros and the UE 700s - both sets are awesome, and both have updated packaging! See some close up pics on the next page…

Giveaway 1: For a chance to win, the UE 18 Pro In-Ear Monitors, leave a comment by midnight on Dec 3rd (PST) ~ sharing your best live music experience. Winner will be contacted by email.

Giveaway 2: To win one of the Ultimate Ears 700 Noise-Isolating Earphones follow us and tweet @notcot, @notcouture, @tasteologie, @notventures, or @liqurious and @ultimateEars with your favorite song today and #UEgiveaway! (i.e. “Hey @NOTCOT + @UltimateEars i’m loving ___ #UEgiveaway”) I’ll pick one winner from each account and you need to follow us so i can D you if you win!. You can enter the twitter contest until tomorrow (11/30) at noon PST.

Now check out some close ups of the new packaging on the next page!

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*notcot - 11.28.10 , 01:56 -

Holiday Giveaway #4: Kidrobot

6-kidrobot1a.jpg It’s holiday season here at NOTCOT, and we’re doing our annual Gift Guides, Coupons and Giveaways! Just our little way of giving a big hug to awesome brands and readers as we close out 2010!

UPDATE: Congrats to Evan in Dallas, TX!

NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #4 is here ~ and today our friends from kidrobot are giving one lucky reader: a super Labbit Prize Pack containing: a 24-Inch ‘Stache Labbit, a 5-Inch Series 1 Happy Labbit, a 5-Inch Corpsam Labbit, a Series 2 5-Inch Happy Labbit, a XMas Wonderland Super Fun Pack 1.5-Inch, and a Series 4 Mini Smorkin’ Labbit! The bundle is pretty unbelievable, it blew my mind when the box arrived at my house, and that HUGE mustached labbit popped out. It’s far bigger than i imagined, and so soft and adorable! You can see more pics of the prize on the next page - as well as a kidrobot coupon!

For a chance to win, leave a comment by midnight on Dec 2nd (PST) ~ telling us why you’re a good home for this herd of labbits. Please note, winners will be contacted by email!

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*notcot - 11.27.10 , 07:55 -

Holiday Giveaway #3: Branch

5-branch.jpg It’s holiday season here at NOTCOT, and we’re doing our annual Gift Guides, Coupons and Giveaways! Just our little way of giving a big hug to awesome brands and readers as we close out 2010!

UPDATE: Congrats to Sam in Smethwick, England!

NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #3 is here ~ and today our friends from Branch are giving one lucky reader: A large Bunny Foundling, a Cork Trivet, a Ceramic Birdhouse, and a Japanese Elm Bonsai Tree Kit. The whole bundle can be yours to keep, or split it up to share with friends ~ no matter how you do it, each of the items has been hand picked to make your home a little more NOTCOT! A bunny for fun, the cork trivet is amazing in the kitchen, the birdhouse is perhaps more a gift for the birds in the yard, and the Japanese Elm Bonsai will take time to grow with you over the years! Branch is all about sustainable design for living, and this is only a tiny selection of what they are all about! Coupon on the next page as well…

For a chance to win, leave a comment by midnight on Dec 1st (PST) ~ sharing how you go green creatively at home.

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*notcot - 11.26.10 , 01:30 -

Holiday Giveaway #2: Wejetset

4-wejetset.jpg It’s holiday season here at NOTCOT, and we’re doing our annual Gift Guides, Coupons and Giveaways! Just our little way of giving a big hug to awesome brands and readers as we close out 2010!

UPDATE: Congrats to Simon in Toronto, Canada!

Happy Black Friday! NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #2 is here ~ and today our friends over at Wejetset are giving one lucky reader an incredible NotVentures ready prize package containing: Moleskine City Notebooks, a pair of Classic Summer Safari shades, a Hideo Bean 19 Suitcase, an Arkitip Tokyo laptop sleeve, a pair of AIAIAI’s Track Headphones, and a Jack Spade’s Tarpaulin duffle.

For a chance to win, leave a comment by midnight on Nov 30th (PST) ~ sharing where you would go if you were to load up your new suitcase and jump on a plane, train, automobile… NOW!

p.s. You can also get 15% off at Wejetset using the code: NOTCOT from 11/25/10 - 1/3/11! (See more Coupons)

*notcot - 11.25.10 , 07:10 - 1 Notes

NOTCOT 2010 Holiday Coupons

couponall.jpg HAPPY THANKSGIVING! To kick off the holiday shopping season, before we even launch into Gift Guides, and just as Giveaways have started to kick in… today seems like the perfect day to share some generous coupons from our friends to help with your shopping! Afterall, between all the family and thanksgiving madness, it seems like the perfect time to figure out some of the perfect gifts for each every loved one. So, shall we? Go see all the deals on the next page from lots of NOTCOT favorites!

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*notcot - 11.24.10 , 10:53 -

Holiday Giveaway #1: Tegu

3-tegu.jpg It’s holiday season here at NOTCOT, and we’re doing our annual Gift Guides, Coupons and Giveaways! Just our little way of giving a big hug to awesome brands and readers as we close out 2010!

UPDATE: Congrats to Benji in Chicago, IL and Larry in Rockville, MD

So for our first NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway of 2010 ~ i’m excited to announce that we’re the first to share this new Jungle themed Tegu set to the world! It’s the latest to join their Natural, Mahogany, and Tints sets… a mix of the greens in the Tints as well as both woods! Our friends from Tegu are giving two lucky readers: A bundle of the new Jungle 52 Piece Set, the Mahogany 26 piece set, and two Mini Felt Travel Totes!

For a chance to win leave a comment by midnight on Nov 28th (PST) ~ sharing what the first thing you’d build would be to make use of these awesome magnetic woody blocks!

And don’t forget ~ there is always Tegu Live! If you can’t think of ideas, or need some inspiration, you can hop online and tweet/message their master builder who will build whatever you wish LIVE! (Psssst, they did something super special to announce the jungle set - dedicated to us! with music! See the video!) … and take a peek at some of their Jungle colored creations on the next page!

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*notcot - 05.14.10 , 10:02 - 1 Notes

#OBJECTHUNT Hints…

OHstickers6a.jpg Want some proof that #OBJECTHUNT is real and lots of stickers are starting to pop up around NYC? Well here are some peeks at a few that went up yesterday… see if you can find them all… and far more to come as the weekend unfolds! Close ups on the next page…

If you spot one ~ Take a Pic! Tweet it with #OBJECTHUNT! And you’re entered to win the Puppy, 2 Nights at Standard LA, and tickets to Dwell on Design ~ all the details here!

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*notcot - 05.13.10 , 21:15 - 0 Notes

#OBJECTHUNT NY Design Week CONTEST

ohcontest1.jpg #OBJECTHUNT begins! What began as a random idea, quickly turned into a citywide Twitter Sticker Scavenger Hunt with the help of my amazing, fun, design blogger friends: Sub-Studio, Apartment Therapy, Design Milk, Moco Loco, The World’s Best Ever, Cool Hunting, and Design Glut! With all the running around NY for Design Week, decided to add another layer of playfulness to it by hiding #OBJECTHUNT stickers around New York City (some near design events ~ others may show up who knows where?)…

If you are keen enough to spot one…TWEET A PIC OF IT with hashtag #OBJECTHUNT to be entered to win the Ultimate Design Getaway package courtesy of The Standard hotel, NOTCOT and Dwell:

  • 2 Nights Stay at The Standard, Downtown LA in a “huge” guest room with a deep tub and daily breakfast for two.

  • 2 Home Tour tickets to Dwell on Design in LA, June 25-27; includes a weekend pass and a choice of a Eastside or Westside tour. Courtesy of Dwell on Design, a preeminent modern design show for the design trade on the West Coast.

  • A PUPPY! That is, an adorable classic Eero Aarnio designed toy puppy from the Magis ‘Me too’ children’s collection, courtesy of NOTCOT.

UPDATE ~ Cool Hunting will be picking a second winner… for an iPAD!

See all the official details at Object Hunt! So far a few stickers are up… and more will be popping up at some of our favorite design events throughout the weekend… Let the #OBJECTHUNT begin! HAPPY HUNTING!!!

p.s. HUGE thanks to The Standard hotel for being such an enabler of fun. [HINT#1: they may be a good place to start hunting… HINT#2: more hints will be tweeted by all of us through the weekend!]

*notcot - 02.12.10 , 13:10 - 146 Notes

SUCK UK GIVEAWAY!

suckcontest.jpg HAPPY Valentine’s Day, Chinese New Year, and President’s Day! (Did i miss any? What a long weekend this is!) And i’m back! After quite a bit of travel/meetup madness, drove back to LA, then hid out last night, only to wake up to the crashing of socal waves outside the window.. and i’m feeling more excited and rejuvenated than ever for what 2010 has in store for NOTCOT.

SO! To celebrate this holiday trifecta of a weekend, our friends at SUCK UK have put together a super fun bundle for you… I’ve decided to split things up a tiny bit ~ 2 ways to win! So here’s what to do and what you might win:

  1. 3 Guns Table Vase, Mixtape USB Stick, and Silver Plated Love Hearts Sweet (A perfect replica of the classic sweet. Says “I Love You”) ~ FOR A CHANCE TO WIN: Leave a note with what you have planned for this weekend! I’ll email the winner on Tuesday the 16th of Feb.

  2. Mixtape USB Stick ~ the TWITTER giveaway ~ follow me, @NOTCOT, and tweet @NOTCOT with your pick for the ultimate mixtape song and use #notsuck so i can find it. I’ll D the winner on Tuesday the 16th of Feb, so make sure you’re following @NOTCOT!

Have an amazing weekend!!!

*notcot - 12.21.09 , 16:45 -

Holiday Giveaway! StrangeCo Goody Bags

strangeco.jpg HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Can you believe we’re in the final stretch of 2009? 2010 is right around the corner already! So here’s a fun playful giveaway ~ lets do it on twitter this time! StrangeCo ~ one of my favorite toy companies ever ~ has sent over 5 adorable goody bags filled with blind boxed fun (and more!). For a chance to win one of these 5… here’s the plan.

This one is for all you amazing TWITTER followers!!! (And if you’re not on twitter yet, no worries, its free. Feel free to sign up!) Follow @NOTCOT, and tweet what you think the ultimate party favor is. and use the hashtag #notcotPF. I’ll go through the #notcotPF tweets on Dec 28th and D message 5 of you, so make sure you’re following @NOTCOT, or else i can’t contact you! (Oh, and one entry per twitter handle please!)

As for the Party Favor - think small, fun, something you could buy/make a bunch of, etc. And it doesn’t have to be just for kids… can’t wait to see what you come up with! See more pics on the next page of the surprises waiting for you…

TO ” Holiday Giveaway! StrangeCo Goody Bags”! ——->

*notcot - 12.15.09 , 15:04 -

Holiday Feature! wejetset giveaway!

main.jpg Ready to take off for the holidays? Well wejetset wants to hook you up.

What can you win? + 1 Hideo Bean 19 (Green) Luggage + 6 Wallpaper City Guides + 1 Arkitip x Incase Curated Laptop Sleeve for (15” Macbook Pro) Steven Harrington + 1 WeSC Bongo Blue Headphones + 1 pair of Sunglasses by Super See pics of it all in the feature as well as details on what to do for your chance to win!

TO “Holiday Giveaway! wejetset bundle”! ——->

*notcot - 12.14.09 , 01:49 -

Holiday Feature! Baxter of California Giveaway

baxtermain.jpg On Los Angeles field trips, i took a little trip over to the Baxter of California HQ last week and met up with president, Jean-Pierre Mastey, a fellow mini haribo gummi bear and packaging design junkie ~ he’s also passionate about boxing, cars, men’s skincare… and japanese, Head Porter bags! I am so excited to share a peek into their world… so fun to get to see the products waiting to go out, some of the R&D in progress, and even some amazing retro barbershop accoutrements and playful art and design… it was also awesome to get a peek into his packaging design library! Take a look at JP’s desk up there, that juxtaposition of objects sums up his well rounded background quite nicely!

Beyond the peek into the world of Baxter of California on the next page ~ JP has also been generous enough to give one of you lucky readers the new Porter collaboration Baxter Dopp Bag filled with Baxter travel sized goods - Face Wash, Oil Free Moisturizer, Super Close Shave Formula, After Shave Balm, Daily Protein Shampoo, and a special edition Baxter anodized aluminum travel shave brush produced just for this kit in Black. I was jealous enough of this being a men’s product, i bought one for myself… it’s a fabulous dopp kit! With three removable velcro’d sections! With stunning details you’d expect from Porter, it is the ultimate flexible travel kit! See more images and details on the giveaway here!

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TO “Holiday Feature! Baxter of California Giveaway”! ——->

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