Thursday again already! This week seemed to be ring week at .org, and we saw some very interesting and bizarre posts. Also welcomed quite a few new contributors who have been sharing some incredible design finds from around the globe with us. So go poke around .org, there is never a lack of creative inspiration.
These green pot heads just made my night - and don’t they remind you of those Buzzy Mini Pots i wrote about earlier? VinylPulse really is one of my biggest sites for unexpected design inspiration… These are DJ Shiro’s Botanical Angel Can Pot Head ~ a gorgeous custom job, plants and all! And to segue using those mini pots - part of why i’m slow in the posts the last day or so is ThisNext is really growing - (today they were featured in NY Times + TechCrunch) - and i’m transitioning to help them further with design/conceptual development especially focused on bringing you a better way to discover and share worthy products. (You know how adamant i am against traditional ad banners, and how painful some site design can be - so feel free to let me know what you really think about their ideas ~ i’m hunting for ways to take it to the next level). OH, and on the buzzy pots - those insane sunflowers i planted in them under my studio display, they sprouted and grew so fast i had to repot them in like 5 days!!! So i’ve been looking for something to do with those pots…. perhaps time to make NOTCOT pot heads?
“It’s an industrial kind of week” says Colin… or as industrial as it can really get on .org anyhow.
Sorry there has been TOO MUCH real life excitement today, that i got slow here. All will be exposed in good time. But for now - enjoy .org when things are slow on .com ~ it’ll keep you refreshed and inspired. GUARANTEED.
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Welcome to September, where does the time go… to kick in this new month, and the unfortunate beginning of the end of summer, new tags for Gallery NOTCOT! This time we are proud to present the new collection by Unison, a new up and comer that recently launched at ICFF in spring… but don’t be fooled, gorgeous pieces like these don’t come easily - from Chicago, this husband and wife team has quite a reputation in the design world, and you’ve probably seen their work before and just not realized it! Robert Segal + Alicia Rosauer have Rhode Island School of Design degrees in photography and textiles, lived in Finland working for Marimekko for 4 years, and have designed for Crate and Barrel and Chiasso (owned by Segal’s father and brother respectively). And to top it all off, they are high school sweethearts ~ and share my passion for vibrant minimalist design. I love how their line is brightening up NOTCOT today, so take a look and keep an eye out for Unison ~ it has already been popping up on Daily Candy and d*s covered them as well!
Wow, another week has passed already, and we’re nearing the end of summer?!?!?! How did this happen? And can you believe we have over 1200 images and links of design goodness on .org? I get lost there regularly just browsing through old pages and all the amazing things you guys find.
Colin does this week’s round-up, saying “This week I’m feeling eclectic so for your visual pleasure some abandoned ufo houses, greenery for the indoors, ridiculous hand drawn typography, a carpet tanker for your electrical needs, and some unexpected art amid chaos.”
This weeks .org round up brought to you by Shade Elaine - Tea towels, plastic cutlery, toilet paper holder, junk mail, and tape. You probably have all these ordinary things in your home right now, but things are never “ordinary” ‘round these parts…
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How does this effect NOTCOT - well we’re trying something new in collaboration with them… Scroll down - below the gallery tags - and you see the 50 most recent NOTCOT PIcks! This is your opportunity to show us what you love - what you own - what you recommend - and shopcast it here on NOTCOT. Here’s the deal - if you are playing/shopping on ThisNext and you make a pick/recommendation (i recommend using the bookmarklet, too much work otherwise) - tag it NOTCOT and it will show up below. Just like that… like magic!
Another week has flown right by - and here are this weeks digitally picked .org selections by Colin. Our theme seems to be very eco and park like - grass everywhere you go, park benches out of bike racks, flower fonts, and some ghosts!
Happy Saturday everyone, in my many attempts at have less computer time, here is a glimpse at the latest batch of shirts. We have kids tees, Girls Summer Tees (LOVE these, they actually fit so nicely, esp with the wider neck and sheer jersey), and classic tees in men and womens. And one day i messed up and made an inverted screen - so made a gym bag… For anyone lost, see previous post on this here. (Click pic to see bigger.)
Blushing from the nice words and mention Grace Bonney (aka Design*Sponge) gave NOTCOT over at her House & Garden gig. She’s one of the first blogs i started reading regularly what feels like forever ago… or maybe that really was merely a year and a half ago? Also a nice roundup of what i consider the “usuals” for quality design sites - the ones you hit when you only have a few minutes. (MoCoLoco, Reluct, Josh Spear, TreeHugger, Apt Therapy)
And while it feels like the blog roundup kind of day - here are a few other essentials on my list :: Core77 + DesignBoom + Ektopia + DesignSpotter + Fabulist + VinylPulse +… well this list could go on for a while, but those are just a few! [Feel free to suggest more in the notes?]
Jermacide has been working steadily on the backend of NOTCOT.org lately, and we have some new user pages to launch soon. But until then, here are his picks for the week + keep the good stuff coming, its all the contributions that keep us so excited every time we load the page.
Sticker marketing - Lots have tried it - ThisNext is taking that to the next level. The basic concept is that when you love something, you sticker it - but unlike those Coolhunted and Lucky Magazine (yes/no/maybe) stickers - these work digitally (you can add your own text blurb and one of these stickers will appear on your product image) as well as physically (see below for pictures of the just released ThisNext stickers). They are about shopcasting and picking the best products you use/want/love. For those of you who pay close attention… this is the side project i’ve been writing for and official launch is coming, but not quite yet. So be patient.