Thanks, Carole! Who said in her email ~ Why do we do this crazy work which demands revisiting the complete news archive for the past year (upwards of 1,500 links)??? Because we LUV everything design! [Us too!]
Busy week here ~ but some really inspiring + fun posts up on .org this week! From impressive larger than life sculptures, projection art, balloon messaging, broken engrish signage, and the ridiculously popular “You are a douche.” cards. Not to mention the droolalicious launch of Tastespotting!
The last few days (between the Tastespotting launch and having adventures in SF) ~ my head has been stuck in the more theoretical side of design and where the web is heading… also in food. [Did you SEE the frito pie and the Hollywood on a cupcake???]
So while delving deeply into the potentials and ramifications that come with social networks, social shopping, and the flipside - privacy and editorial layers, and how to strike a perfect balance between them all while embracing user contributed content models… i’ve found myself radar-ing a lot. So up there are a few sneak peeks into my world this weekend as seen by my radar friends… from my dollar fifty “FRICTION POWERED” SPACE RAZER ~ new no laptop signage ~ tastespotting as seen on my wii ~ shade elaine and i watercoloring web design ~ plastic martinellis ~ gorgeous views ~ and caramel shots…
So just to throw it out there ~ what is your take on public vs private on the web? social vs exclusive? how differently do you act when on display… or knowing that all you say is google/youtubed? And is there any interest in joining a NOTCOT secret society? maybe starting via mobile pics/vids on radar? Shade Elaine and i were kicking around the idea ~ curious if there’s any interest ~
NOTCOT.ORG has come a long way, been good fun, and we’re still growing and trying to figure out where to take it… do you love it as a place to over indulge in design/inspiration daily? do you want a resource? do you want to search by color? shape? theme?
It’s come to my attention that some people don’t quite “get” the difference between the two sites (notcot.com and notcot.org) so for quick clarification… think of it as two different filtration levels… with all that designer goodness in the world, first level of filtration is NOTCOT.ORG that gives you quick visual tasters with a blurb to help you out, and you can click to see more. NOTCOT.com is more magazine/feature style filtration… focusing in tighter on things we love that you will probably see on or from NOTCOT.ORG as well. NOTCOT.ORG is for user contributions ~ group bulletin board of sorts where we would normally stick inspiring magazine pages and such…
As for why i’m late this week on the roundup (and even then decided to post my favorite row of the week) - i up and drove to SF yesterday, and then proceeded to not stop until 2am, got a few hours of sleep, then was up and at it all day today as well between meetings and such, but don’t worry, i’ll be back on top of things tomorrow, and there is a lot of exciting news to share in the upcoming weeks!
The last .org roundup of 2006 - RUGenius said it was time to get organized… so here you go: 2601 - spaghetti book, 2580 - paint splatter clock, 2572 - CARDBOY calendar! (if you haven’t made one, you MUST its sooooo sweet), 2592 - portable humidifier to breathe easy, & 2576 - the ultimate calendar… buon ano!
HAPPY nearly 2007!!! Or rather - wow we’ve all come a long way! And in our nostalgia driven week, Shade Elaine and i started digging through our college files… and found a bunch of old comics and characters she created over the last few years that few have seen. So here they are - in the tags - a comic digest of sorts - NOTCOT style… my suggestion? start in the gallery and flip your way through… click the images to view larger as always. Enjoy. And grazie mille for giving us such an amazing 2006, you know i kid not when i say it wouldn’t have been the same with out you all!
(oh, and no worries, while every other blog seems to be taking a few days for the holidays, looks like what i do when i have time to breathe a little, is wander around and find more design/innovation that gets me giddy.)
Wow 30 weeks of .org, and xmas and 2007 around the corner. Happy Holidays! Here we have some goodies Shade Elaine and i wouldn’t mind under the tree… 2546 (Poltrona Frau Giftable Chair), 2537 (Handmade French Bird Calls), 2526 (Speaker’s in Granny Rollers), 2512 (Retro Japanese Airplane), 2541 (FLOCK shirt).
Ok - first - oops. I missed last week’s .org roundup, and then when Shade Elaine and i realized it, it was so close to the next one, and then i nearly missed this one… So some good wintry goodies - mod wreaths, snow scents, woody snowboards, xmas camo, and snowboard benches… [l-r, 2465, 2464, 2456, 2439, 2428]
Win ALL THREE GINCHY MIMOBOTS! in their 1gig forms. Aren’t they adorable? My Ramona hangs out under my 23” studio display, and looks like she rules the place. So to win them - same deal as the last three weeks - anyone who filled out our survey is already in the running to win - anyone who hasn’t should really go fill it out! (and tell your friends too!)
So this week of holiday giveaway goodness is sponsored by Mimoco~ i fell for them ages ago, but fell hardest when i met up with Evan and Nicole at Digital life (remember the review?). These are not “just flash drives” nor are they “just collectible toys” - they really are a brilliant hybrid of the two - collectible, and filled with digital goodness in the form of things like Brian McCarty photoshoots of the Ginchy’s - as well as functional USB flash drives for all your music, work, digital needs. And the latest series to covet are the upcoming Star Wars Series… more images below.
SONY ERICSSON K790! (you know you want it. Seriously, who doesn’t want a 3 megapixel camera/video phone that is that gorgeous AND is also an mp3 player, radio, and a world phone?) ~ so thus begins week 3 of our giveaway survey holidayfest… and this week (as you can see in the tags) is sponsored by Radar! So if you want a chance at these goodies and have NOT filled out our fun little survey yet, get to it! But, if you have ~ well you’re already entered… so just go play with Radar, so you’re ready to make best use of the phone if you win.
(Some quick small print type info - for our future winner - if for some reason you are not on a GSM network ~ Radar has graciously decided to find you a phone of equal value that works with your service provider, so no worries.)
That being said - you remember Radar right? (See here if not). Their service gives you a great way to have visual conversations with all of your friends ~ a way to share the fun moments and inside jokes you don’t necessarily want to broadcast around the world… as you can see from the images in the tags, its about living your life, and being able to share and comment on your images as well as your friends’. Browsable on your phone, computer, etc ~ you can keep in touch wherever you are, and have higher quality videos and images if you win this Sony Ericsson K790.
Today was my first real day off from *life* in months. So please excuse the posting lull! Been overworking (on everything) ~ its been a mix between extremely fun and total chaos… and i must confess that i’m turning the ripe old age of 24 next week, and in LA with every birthday (for me) comes sample sale season to ease the pain… so this weekend and next weekend are sprinkled with sample sales large and small… and the best of the best this year? GenArt teaming up with Billion Dollar Babes for the Shop LA Event VIP this afternoon - filling a whole Santa Monica Airport Hangar with clothes, jewelry, communal changing rooms, leather purses, art, and flowing champagne. On a less civilized note, tomorrow’s James Perse sale is at 9am…
This week’s .org round up consists of: 2307 (knitting needle bracelets), 2301 (monster xmas stockings), 2297 (transit token necklaces), 2300 (fleece dog), 2283 (metal stone tiles)… RUGenius says “As we move away from stale design, its hard not to feel a bit of nostalgia for tradition. this week lots of your picks have been janus-faced, looking forward to the frontiers of design while also hearkening back to tradition.”
Veering slightly from our regularly scheduled content - WTF? I am appalled, outraged, and amazed. My order of Tord Boontje bowls and dessert plates from target (yes i placed that order like a month ago)… not only aren’t here yet… well not the plates… but the bowls just woke me up this morning, and can you BELIEVE the SIZE of that box, or the amount of cardboard and paper i was sent? The bowls are like cereal bowls to give you some perspective. That big box is almost the size of the Think chair box. So as designer friendly as they may be, minimizing waste doesn’t seem to be so high on the list. I needed to vent, since Target made me feel dirty after all my eco happy posts last night.
FREE WIFI PHONE! Did that get your attention? Just incase you haven’t filled out the survey, or told your other friends to do it yet, thought it was about time to give you another reason to! This week we will be picking a winner for Untangled Life’s generous giveaway of the Netgear Wifi Skype phone.
In case you’ve been hiding in a hole lately, this is no ordinary skype phone… it doesn’t need a computer! just a wifi connection you can start calling up everyone you know around the world… the epitome of wirelessness - and just the perfect gift from the boys of Untangled Life ~ since this device is a great example of how their store will help you and your loved ones (or ones who annoy you with cries for tech help) get untangled. (More on why i love these guys below…)