*notcot - 07.27.05 , 21:23 - 1 Notes

Comment Issue…

comment.pngOops… moveable type error? Or possibly human error… but just to let all the nice readers who posted comments the last week know that it wasn’t notifying me about receiving comments! So thats all been fixed now, and they are all up. Nice feedback from DNA11, Jenna found a place selling Capellini paper, a few people chatting about the Blackhole in LA… so go check it out. Drop them a line? Drop me a line?

*notcot - 07.22.05 , 21:00 - 1 Notes

WEE Ninja

weeninja.jpgIt’s a wee ninja and it makes me feel better in this crappy day That is all. Go Shawnimals, you make me smile.

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*notcot - 07.20.05 , 20:49 - 0 Notes

Hedgehogs

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It’s all about the voyeurism of the adorable hedgehogs. And that logo. Nice.

*notcot - , 16:05 - 3 Notes

Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter

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For anyone who ever wondered what that would look like. Wow. Too much free time. But must watch. Via Pixel y Dixel

*notcot - 07.14.05 , 11:01 - 0 Notes

Necessity, Mother of Invention.

050607_fishapron.jpgOld news, but awesome to finally see the pic Thanks RUGenius… and incase you missed the story…

June 7, 2005—Bulging with bags containing 51 tropical fish, an alleged smuggler’s custom-designed apron—originally hidden by a skirt—was uncovered Friday at Australia’s Melbourne International Airport. After the unnamed 43-year-old Australian arrived from Singapore, “customs officers became suspicious after hearing ‘flipping’ noises coming from the vicinity of her waist,” the Australian Customs Service said in a statement released today.

Crazy what people will do for money, no?

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*notcot - 07.04.05 , 15:37 - 0 Notes

Happy 4th of July, Kids.

04bush.650.jpgIt’s all about perspective. Here’s a great pic from RUGenius found in the NYTimes. Enjoy, and constantly look at things a little bit differently.

*notcot - 06.17.05 , 02:09 - 0 Notes

SORRY

hey everyone, sorry posting is pretty behind this week, moving apartments and a bunch of stuff is all over, and internet connection, and maddness…. will be back on it really soon! thanks, notcot.

*notcot - 06.03.05 , 13:58 -

Hic Sunt Dracones

I often find myself assuming you read all of these too… and more, here are links for the bored… an excerpt of relatively dailies, that i attempt not to repost from…

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*notcot - 06.02.05 , 18:40 - 3 Notes

A lil’ help?

notcotwants.jpgAlmost everyday, i share my random inspiration…sorry, i got cold feet on this one, didn’t think anyone really noticed it… but apparently many did notice the “disappearance”… thanks for the feedback! This has become a repository of the things that make me go “hmmmmmmm” or “oooooooo” or “ohhhh”. But i’ve been thinking lately, maybe it could be more? And since i figure you are the one reading it regularly, maybe you should get some say in what you like, don’t like, want more of?

The idea so far has been to keep it all text based, let the images pop off and be all you really need to look at. If you care because the image draws you in, fine, then read it. Otherwise text is almost just background that provides information when you want it. This also started as an experiment in CSS more than a blog… but where should it go now? How do you feel about Advertising?

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*notcot - 06.01.05 , 00:48 - 1 Notes

PENGUINS!

marchofthepenguins_poster.jpgGuest post… Leave it to RUGenius to find the one dorky thing in trendy “In Style” magazine. On June 24th, Warner Brothers Independent is releasing “March of the Penguins”. As we all know, penguins are freakishly and obligately monogamous, mating for life. So now you can witness Antarctica in its full and wintry glory and understand why emperor penguins are so intense. Best part, it’s “as told by Morgan Freeman”…hahahaha. You know you want to see it.

Other cool penguin facts…penguins “fly” underwater. They move in masses, constantly trying to stay out of the wind and get inside the huddle. You can actually track large groups of penguins using satellites as they drift miles and miles, just because every individual wants to escape the windchill.

And, while we’re on the promotion of cheesy animal movies. Go see MADAGASCAR. Comes out this weekend. It’s got lemurs, so it MUST be cool. [notcot note: it was amusing, silly, beware of being engulfed by children under 5 at a matinee]

MORE LINKS: Pics of penguins: Duke primate center: Lemur Conservation: p.s. click the image to go watch the trailer.

*notcot - 05.24.05 , 23:23 - 0 Notes

SORRY!!!

pure-art2.jpgSwamped the last few days, still in connecticut, my sister graduated summa cum laude, distinction, phi beta kappa, etc etc etc so super proud of her, and been devoting the last few days to her (and selling off all her stuff, and packing, ahhh the end of university… and moving off to grad school)… So minimal energy/time to get to post lately, hope you’ll all forgive me!

Also trying to get the resume/portfolio all revamped with what little bits of energy i have tonight… (yes thats kind of a super mini preview of a page) So the serious new job hunt is ON! Scared to divulge much, but if people are feeling helpful, or want to see, drop me a line… its a work in progress at the moment. [p.s. congrats again to the sis!!!]

*notcot - 05.21.05 , 18:05 - 0 Notes

Cali Quakes

caliquake.pngFor the paranoid or over-prepared… or like cool images. Seemed link a good link to keep track of… but i had a window closing problem and forget where i found this link from. Here is the Real Time Forecast of Earthquake Hazard in the next 24 Hours in California.

*notcot - 05.20.05 , 22:49 - 1 Notes

We Make Money Not Art

robotgentil.jpgNot only being my definition for “design” versus art… We-Make-Money-Not-Art is the site of all sites. It is the biggest inspiration i had through my year of Interaction design Masters, and the singular site that turned me on to reading blogs in the first place (no offense other sites i still love to read). This post should have come a long time ago, but feelin’ nostalgic tonight… Regine has seriously the best collection/archive of interactive/tech projects out there i have found anywhere (and i have spent quite some time doing a TON of research in the field). If she printed an annual each year, i might have to subscribe, just b/c it would be a great reference to have for anyone in the industry.

So just incase (and i’m sure there are very few) there are readers who don’t read We-Make-Money-Not-Art daily. Get to it.

*notcot - , 21:57 - 0 Notes

Shaolin-ed.

shrooms-LGphoto.jpgI feel like i have been Shaolin Shroomed. Really. Anyhow, sorry for the delays/skips in posting this week, i guess most people have started to notice i’m a bit sporatic in the posts. Maybe that’s what makes me different from some of the sites that save up so they have stuff for everyday, you get it when i find it, and am super excited about it. Not much fun any other way. [feel free to differ and tell me, i can pretend to stock up maybe =P ]

Anyhow, braveland had these new awesome designs, and this one felt like the travelling that has kicked my ass from San Diego to Los Angeles to Philly to Hartford and now i’ve just arrived to New Haven (Yale Graduation). So yes, TIRED. But a few cool things that i think may possibly be cool simply b/c i was in such a dazed state, but in case, check them out (i might add pics later)…
ZIP-LINQs!!! Super fun retractable cables of all sorts, light weight, fun to play with, and uber-functional. I picked up a USB for my digicam/ext hd. can’t stop playing with it. so mesmerizing.
ZIP-KORDs!!! Much like the linqs but different. Slightly. I got the sony ericsson charger. Couldn’t resist, saves so much tangled messes.
FOM! TRAVEL FOM! … You know those brookstone started “FOM” pillows that are in lycra and all little foamy pellet lightness inside? Amazingly comforting to smoosh? Well i guess my travels have been too international the last few years, i have failed to notice the brookstones in every airport? (or is this new?) but there are travel FOM, from mini pillows, mini cylindar pillows, those around the neck things, even eye pillows (and furry ones, and animal prints too, yikes!) I was tempted. Maybe on the way back, my neck is killing me. [p.s. and apparently they are so new the whole line isn’t even online yet? and they come in nice travel packaging, and with little airplane keychains on them. reasonable at 20$]

*notcot - 05.16.05 , 14:37 - 2 Notes

Notcot’s Note

mag_current.jpgSorry for the delays today, and due to a lot of questions lately… this is a quickie on me (well slightly). As for the delay, during a weekend of backpacking i was tech free, so no posts, but much contemplation of the meaning of life [and design].

1 - What am i?
2 - What is Notcot? [see after the jump]
3 - Design week? month? year? [see after the jump]
- …what you should be reading/watching…

1 - First things first, with regards to what i am (many have been asking, few have yet to be answered)… ideally i’m a conceptual designer/theorist focused on the roles/impact of technology on our interactions with environments… practically i am trained with a master’s in interaction/experience design + research experience/interest in HCI/Usability + BA in Interdisciplinary Computing in the Arts + a math minor + [with real world experience from graphic design - branding - web - idea marinating - marketing - automotive research - industrial design - business]…

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