*notcot - 04.06.05 , 15:03 - 0 Notes

Gardening with OXO

1063864_3a_1.jpg1063863_3a_1.jpgOXO good grips revolutionized the way my kitchen and cleaning functioned… suddenly the only options i allowed myself were “rubberized, ergonomic, gorgeous to leave around” or more Restoration Hardware, stick to the classic old school styles. [Naturally leaning towards OXO-izing my whole process for comfort]. So you can imagine i was excited to see that they are branching off into the world of home gardening, although not much of a yard to garden in at the moment, they are just pretty to look at, and when the time comes that i need to, these are high on the list.

Besides, even at home you could use a wateringcan, and i love how this one rotates back onto itself, not only saving space, but also minimizing drippage? Enjoy OXO, and remember these aren’t available till Summer ‘05.

*notcot - 04.04.05 , 04:07 - 1 Notes

Squid! Baster. Silicon.

baste_k8611.jpg11_red_mitt.jpgSilicon: you squish it, it comes back. You heat it, it survives. Naturally what else would you ever use to design cooking goods, especially a Squid inspired cooking baster? Today’s theme is Silicon cooking goods. Its a great innovation recently in kitchen accessories, and as far as design, this is the most uniquely appealing one i found.

Enter Isi’s Orka line of silicon goods, there is also the Silicon Oven Mitt, with a slight hint of an orca like shape… so part hand puppet, part useful heat resistant glove.

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*notcot - 04.02.05 , 02:48 - 1 Notes

SHIKA!

side.jpgI fell in love with the simplicty of this object… and the ideas it brings to mind. “Slant Stacks” are the new visual in my head, the idea of transorming the way things naturally tend to pile on my desk, coffee tables, shelves, and in my car. I like the idea of using simple objects to recreate, or shape a space that they will occupy anyhow.

This is also just a gorgeous piece of wood, given an innovative use, which becomes more pleasing to look at as it is being used. SHIKA! Not to mention mad props to Joey Roth on not only designing but naming this object to make it unforgetable.

*notcot - 03.23.05 , 21:58 - 0 Notes

Travel Chopsticks

sct003a.jpgFor the boy with everything (ok specifically the guy who only has chopsticks in his kitchen) Travel compacting chopsticks… they remind me a lot of mini billiard cues, especially the way they unscrew in the middle, and have a nylon carrying case. The handle is a hollow stainless steel tube that becomes the storage unit for the chopstick. It has brass caps with O-ring seal, and natural birch tips. Made by Snowpeak. [$19.99]

Update: Cheaper pair found at Back Country Gear for $16.00

*notcot - 03.22.05 , 17:27 - 0 Notes

Spray Stool

spray.jpgThere’s an inexplicable appeal i have to this one. I think it reminds me of those old library stools that you sit/climb on or just nest yourself upon one in a corner of shelves with a good book.

Imagine this stool taken a step further? I’d want it in black. With rubberized gripped edges. Perhaps the ability for a built in airfreshener, or SOMETHING to give you an auditory/haptic feedback implying spraying? Maybe some hydraulic seat action? so you spray when you initially sit? Thanks Mixko, for making me think.

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*notcot - , 17:19 - 1 Notes

Mixko Lamps

lamp.jpgThe idea here is so thought provoking and brilliant. Same end result, causing you to rethink the way you went about getting it. (you get LIGHT either way. but when coupled with a plug, that usually implies electricity) Here you literally have a plug candle “holder” and no more. Now the plug works to provide lighting in any situation.

A few more visually provocative lighting solutions below…

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*notcot - 03.21.05 , 02:28 - 1 Notes

Box Lighting

light.jpgSometimes the best things in life are… cheap. Urban Outfitters in Santa Monica, CA today, found this great Parcel lightbox lamp that comes with many sheets of alphabets, numbers, and symbols you can place between a the two layers infront of the bulbs. For a mere 14$ its a steal. ON-OFF-FLASHING is always amusing as well…. (see more pics after!)

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*notcot - 03.15.05 , 14:12 - 0 Notes

Deer Heads

deer.jpg It’s art, thats functional as a hat-rack… and fun funky and colorful as well. The images speak for themselves. Also check out David Wiseman’s other work like the Wall Forest(a forest slowly emerging out of your wall) and the Porcelain(interesting multifaceted porcelain pieces)

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*notcot - , 05:00 - 0 Notes

Green Clean Kit (follow up)

cleankit.jpg Now that you’ve seen the picture, you know why i followed up on the Clean Green Post… it’s so CUTE. Just when i thought i had found it all, there is this perfect gift for that someone who is picky about their cleaning (or for the person who should be).

The ecological heavy duty counter cleaner takes out stains on a whole variety of surfaces, while the ecological heavy duty home cleaner works wonders for floors, walls and furniture. The natural carpet deodorizer is specially designed to eliminate odors impregnated in carpets and thick fabrics, and it fills the room with a lavender mint scent, too. The botanical room and fabric deodorizer, on the other hand, has a blue lavender scent and does the same for cushions, curtains and upholstery. And finally, the microfiber wipe completes the set and can clean and polish all types of surfaces. Uncommon Goods 24$
*notcot - 03.14.05 , 17:49 - 1 Notes

Clean Green

Recently got into a conversation about green products when it came to home cleaning, and the implication was that they were hard to find and few on options… going through the latest Organic Style (fresh thinking, fresh living), and reinspired to research the options online, i was pleasantly surprised.

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Even more after the jump…

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*notcot - 03.10.05 , 21:28 - 0 Notes

(book) Shelve it!

Book junkie. Or perhaps, really a paper junkie… Next to my digital toys they are the first thing i’d grab in a fire… box and run i suppose. After many apartments these books ended up in many a box, and suddenly had no space, but needed a quick temporary place to put them (preferably decent looking as well).

Believe it or not (or if you’re a college student you probably have one too)… as much as i try to veer away from the ikea-fication of the world, (when i’ve been in Singapore, Milan, Los Angeles, New Haven… far too easy to end up with the same furniture in every apt. tempting even when so cost effective)… IKEA! 49$ most aesthetically pleasing solution i could find for fast and efficient.

Oh, and those are my prized posessions. Years of design, cartoons, art, children’s books that can’t help but make me smile… and i suppose its almost time for yet another shelf already.

*notcot - 03.09.05 , 16:30 - 0 Notes

Recontextualize the everyday.

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from a spanish site last night, it amused me. makes you think a little different. and i need something in another category to try my category listings on the sidebar…

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