*notcot - 12.10.05 , 01:26 - 0 Notes

iCar… *sigh*

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I’m a little mixed on how i feel on this one. But i LOVE playsam, and was always a sucker for their great red/black/silver/brown laquered woody pieces… this is still gorgeous though. And i definitely see the crowd that gets targeted by them. Ahhhh toys.

*notcot - 11.23.05 , 23:21 - 0 Notes

Winelights

winelights.pngWine candles… I never quite understood why tea lights were called tea lights… but following the same logic, i’m assuming these would work to be wine lights? Adorably brilliant and simple idea to make use of the wine bottles which are around… =) [these are also by &Design]

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*notcot - 11.22.05 , 18:10 - 0 Notes

Merci - Snow&Graham

girl.png Just taking a second to say thanks to everyone who’s been reading Notcot, and dealing with the days (ok sometimes week) that i don’t get to posting and finding things to share.

So take a look at these adorable cards and coasters and labelgrams from Snow & Graham, two Art Institue of Chicago grads who ran with their dreams in 1998 and founded this exquisite stationery line.

*notcot - , 17:35 - 2 Notes

Homage to the Classic Lamps

dek1b.jpgMagical! There’s just something about these lamps by New Yorker Mark McKenna… They are something like a hybrid between the idea of those tiniest led flashlights posted about earlier. This one is a replica of my favorite Lucellino by Ingo Maurer. Other’s in the DEK series (Designer Emulation Kits) are Castiglioni’s Arco and Toio as well as Sapper’s Tizio. Brilliant. and Functional!

*notcot - , 15:55 - 0 Notes

Skull Stationery

skullstationery.jpg Found this company while wandering Villian’s Vault on Haight… would LOVE to have this… wouldn’t it be fun if i hand wrote posts? literally? “In a time where emails and text messages are commonplace, the traditional handwritten letter gains more importance… and when it comes time to write that ultimate love letter, or goodbye, nothing can replace sitting down at your old fashioned desk, pulling out this velvet lined engraved box, opening it to expose the delicate set of little skull stationery, while dipping your feather pen in its pot, and letting the words flow.” Can you imagine how incredible it would be to put all your old styled wit and evil plans down on this skull stationery? It really puts the process back into writing… in an elegantly devious way… I have fallen for the products by D.L.&Co… more to come in another post later?

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*notcot - 11.19.05 , 00:06 - 0 Notes

Wine on Tap

ww_w3192.jpgIt’s Wine on Tap… interesting combo of my favorite classic looking faucet… and a cork screw? Interesting to look at, not sure how functional…

*notcot - 11.16.05 , 16:03 - 0 Notes

Anvil Paperie

anvil.jpgposted to C&M… found these at the Dock Downtown, and fell for the octopi, especially the one that squirts. The quality is great, and it’s almost too beautiful to waste on covering gifts… The Anvil Neo Tokyo Giftwrap line is just in time for the holidays, and versatile enough to enamor any recipient, that they may barely notice the gift beneath it. Described by Anvil as “evoking a sophisticated playfulness” with its mix of warm and cool colors, and using Japanese inspired patterns to create that “uplifting, with an airy, lighthearted quality”… these gift wrap sheets will brighten anyone’s day. Additionally, some of these patterns are also available in matching Gift Cards, Gift Bags, and Journals. The designers at Anvil have been winning design awards since 2002 with their ability to “mix traditional Asian motifs with a twist of modernism”, having been shown in Print, HOW, and Creativity, and more.

*notcot - 10.26.05 , 23:07 - 0 Notes

Squire Deadly

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Yes, another designer love story for tonight. Anna and Time Harrington, attracted to one another’s art and personal style, resulting in some incredible pattern designs printed on a multitude of items from pot holders, to gorgeous sketchbooks, to skateboards! And the site design is worth taking a look at on its own. The way things “fall” and piece together is exquisite. The result is Deadly, Squire.

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*notcot - 10.12.05 , 01:32 - 2 Notes

Vintage Towels = Hippos?

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SO CUTE. Yes i know i say that about 90% of things i post… and the recycled vintage towel thing is an interesting take on the stuffed animal genre… my question is whether they are used. But cute none the less, i love this pic. Design by Andreas Linzner.

*notcot - 10.11.05 , 19:29 - 0 Notes

Egg Cosies

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So cute. It is just an egg cozy. Has a katamari meets “brrr its cold and i need a beanie” sort of feel. But so adorable. and 100% lambswool.

*notcot - , 19:11 - 0 Notes

5 Minute Candles

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In a rush around world, its not often you can spontaneously whip out a little candle, burn it to the end, be relaxed, and then run off to the next part of your day… Or you can. Cute idea =) Adorable packaging. Zinoo Park Designs

*notcot - 09.20.05 , 00:57 - 0 Notes

RagBag Shopper

shopper.jpgIt reminds me of a yoga mat. when being carried and folded anyhow. But it seems like a nice alternative to those tiny flimsier bags you crunch up into your main purse, and whip out… and “poof” a nice bag for all your groceries? It looks more sturdy and i like the over the shoulder carrying style… groceries can get heavy! But i’m all for the recycled bag usage, especially when walking a few blocks with groceries (be it for excercise or necessity)

*notcot - 08.01.05 , 02:13 - 1 Notes

Glark Goods

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Glarkware has a few amusing products i had to share this 2am. First we have the EKG House messenger bag, which has a button you can add on with little cottages on it. Second is the Urban Asshole Notification Cards (not sure why it is specifies urban, i’m sure they have assholes in other places as well)… [Each card is scored but not folded so you can present them as is or fold them up so that the recipient only sees “Congrats!” before they get “You’re An Asshole” and the hard truth on the other side.] And last but not least, bringing out the Rock in the Classics buttons.

*notcot - 07.28.05 , 21:34 - 1 Notes

Yoga?

reebokmat.jpgSo i’ve been yoga/pilates mat shopping… It took me a while to find one i liked… so figured i’d share what i ended up on. I hate those with that sticky rubbery feel, and then you have to put a towel over it too? And i liked one that was light weight, but still gripped the floor. Wandering through target (was looking for random cleaning supplies)… found this great one by Reebok! It’s the ultra performance mat, and is thick, light, and the top is made of a layer of moisture-wicking material. Just tried it out, and it’s perfect. 23$

*notcot - 07.27.05 , 02:38 - 0 Notes

Busy Beaver

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BUSY BEAVER BUTTON Co.! This image on their main page makes me want to print buttons… NOTCOT buttons anyone? … p.s. the Button-o-matic is worth looking at, wish there was one here.

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