*notcot - 08.05.11 , 17:15 - 0 Notes

Google Hotel Finder

hotelfinder1.jpg On fun new web resources, loving Google’s Hotel Finder experiment. It has a beautiful UI allowing you to search for hotels in the US filtering by location (with 4pt shapes), dates, price, hotel class & user rating… you can also flip between map and list view and even have hotels in your shortlist in a different color… But my favorite feature is definitely “Highlight popular areas” ~ which is perfect for new cities you are visiting when trying to figure out what hot spots are. Read more about it on the Google Search Blog and see more pics of the details on the next page.

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Notventures Roundup

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Vast Canadian national parks, sandy dunes and underwater adventures are all part of this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

p.s. I know we seldom back to back round up here ~ but it’s been a rough week or so, so taking a little break in Pittsburgh at the moment, and taking a bit more me time, but will be back to normal in a few days!

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*notcot - 08.01.11 , 22:50 - 0 Notes

Operation Window Seat: LAX - PIT

laxpit0.jpg Just got to PIttsburgh for the week ~ woke up mid flight to some fascinating views for Operation Window Seat… take a peek on the next page.

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*notcot - 07.31.11 , 20:20 - 1 Notes

Rorschmap

rorschmap1.jpg Warning: This is totally mesmerizing and addictive, and in screenshotting for this post i lost more time than i’d like to admit exploring the world through their lens.

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*notcot - , 13:50 - 0 Notes

GENEVIÈVE GAUCKLER x COLETTE - Postcards

colettegg1.jpg On fun collaborations - Geneviéve Gauckler and Parisian store, Colette, have teamed up to change up the usual touristy postcards with a twist! GENEVIÈVE GAUCKLER x COLETTE - Postcards ~ with a mix of parisian love, parisian monuments, and creatures! Take a peek at the full series and close ups on the next page!

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*rugenius - 07.22.11 , 00:01 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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Get ready for your next adventure with a travel roundup from Notventures. Find out more about each destination by clicking on its individual image.

*notcot - 07.15.11 , 19:40 - 2 Notes

Ace Hotel New York Inspirations

acemore0.jpg The inspiration is in the details… every time i’m at the Ace Hotel NY ~ or any Ace Hotel for that matter ~ its the fonts, witty statements and quotes, playful design choices, etc that just make me giddy and inspired… take a look at some i found in the loft this trip… photos on the next page!

p.s. I already showed you the Ace x Chromebook x Superfuture collab, and this is the rest of the fun pics!

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*rugenius - , 00:05 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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Where will this weekend be taking you? Get inspired for your next adventures with a roundup from NotVentures. This week’s roundup gets you off the beaten track in Cambodia, dining deep under the sea and off on a roadtrip to the Arctic circle. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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*rugenius - 07.08.11 , 00:57 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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It’s Friday! And time for your travel roundup from NotVentures. Will you be swimming with the fishes, indulging in deep fried tarantula or escaping on a Swiss chocolate train? To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 07.01.11 , 00:10 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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It’s Friday and time to start getting ready for the weekend! Where are you heading? This roundup from NotVentures is full of inspiration whether you’re after a beachside idyll, death-defying coaster tour or America’s best hikes. Find out more about each post by clicking on its individual image.

*rugenius - 06.24.11 , 00:38 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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Get ready for the weekend with a healthy dose of travel inspiration from NotVentures. To find out more about each destination, click on its individual image.

*notcot - 06.23.11 , 19:53 - 1 Notes

The Redbury: Room 415

redbury1.jpg Finally taking a vacation in LA this week ~ when the opportunity came up to pop across town to try out The Redbury in Hollywood, it seemed like the perfect chance to even further escape my “normal” life. Checking in to room #415 ~ i stepped into the red red building perched at Hollywood and Vine, into their red red hallways adorned with larger than life hollywood glam photos filling walls along the way… and into a fully stocked apt of sorts. To call it a hotel room doesn’t even do it justice. With a kitchen (stove, fridge, dishes, the works) ~ and Katsuya and Cleo room service ready at the touch of an iPhone App ~ a washer/dryer as well as a record player stocked with records… it’s hard to find an excuse to leave this little escape when sitting on the patio staring out at Hollywood. It is a boho-chic home away from home ~ complete with that vintage store scent. “Curated by renowned photographer Matthew Rolston and Founder and CEO, Sam Nazarian ~ The Redbury features 57 thoughtfully appointed guest flats designed to provide a relaxed and entertaining environment. Each spacious room offers a home-like atmosphere to accommodate stays of a day, a week, or as long as required.” And it couldn’t be more true… ready to take a peek into my room at The Redbury and some of the fun details? To the next page!

P.s. i’m smitten with their graphic design/branding details!

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*rugenius - 06.17.11 , 01:28 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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Happy Friday from NotVentures! This week’s roundup features so many beautiful places including South Korea, the Galapagos, Scottish Highlands and more. To find out more about each destination, click on its individual image.

*notcot - 06.15.11 , 23:25 - 0 Notes

Mondrian SoHo: Views + iPads = Room Service

monfood0.jpg So, you’ve seen my stunning full moon views tonight ~ and in the past, Jackson came to the Mondrian SoHo’s staycation and showed us the ipad/room service magic that was breakfast. Well needing a hotel for a night, i decided to try out the Morgan’s Global Card, one of the perks being a “complimentary night at all of our new hotel openings around the world “… and amazingly, even on an expensive and rather full night, calling the number on the back of the card, somehow a room was procured (even the night before)… and upon arrival, even upgraded into a penthouse level suite. I must say i’m impressed. The heinous stress of a last minute booking in the chaos of NY hotels being transformed into a seemless and painfree experience filled with surprises was perfect. But anyhow, back to the view! And the iPad! And the food! Having forgotten to have breakfast before my flight, and not really having food on JetBlue, i was famished by the time i got in around 8pm… and drawn out to the patio with the iPad, room service was ordered with a few quick taps between being mesmerized by the view… it arrived incredibly fast! (Or i just lost track of time out there, but i swear, it was faster than the time i picked - which was essentially ASAP.) So take a peek at MY version of experiencing the views, precariously balancing the iPad on the corner of the railing 25 stories up, breakfast/dinner in a fried egg burger/salad, and a look around the adorable room ~ all on the next page!

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Mondrian SoHo Full Moon Views

monview4.jpg Tonight has been absolutely stunning. The full moon is GORGEOUS. And while i wasn’t able to see the eclipse from here ~ coming in to NY and across the bridge at sunset ~ arriving at the Mondrian SoHo, whisked up to the 25th floor (P1 in the elevator!) and into a room with views all around ~ and a patio i stepped out on to that just took my breath away. To watch the sunset, the moon rise, and the glow and sparkle spread across the city was the perfect moment that made the previous hours of internet free middle seat existence melt away. So stunning, and i can’t stop staring at it out the windows even now as i write this… take a peek on the next page!

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