*notcot - 12.30.11 , 15:02 - 0 Notes

A year of NotVentures ~ 100 of 2011

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This was too pretty not to post when i was playing with our old posts ~ even reducing NotVentures post images to tiny tiles ~ all together they still make me want to escape to a tropical beach or go climb a mountain or wander a forest… click the tiny pics to take a peek at some of 2011’s most popular posts! I can’t wait to see where 2012 will take us!

*notcot - 12.27.11 , 22:30 - 1 Notes

Rimowa x Moncler Go On Holiday

rimonc0.jpg It’s as if my Moncler jacket got eaten by my Rimowa suitcase… and somehow fused into a strange luxurious chimera of sorts… It doesn’t look the most functional ~ yet i can’t stop staring. And wondering what else it would transform into if we fed it some other branded goodness… my Macbook Air perhaps? Or Louboutins?

Here’s how Moncler describes it on their site: Rimowa x Moncler Go On Holiday “Moncler is travelling - with the new Moncler Rimowa costumized suitcase. The German travel case producer completely reinterpreted its classic cabin trolley ‘Classic flight’. The result is a light and functional case, essential in its design, versatile in its usage possibilities. Ultraresistant, chrome-plated aircraft aluminium exterior including a brushed Moncler logo, padded handles and a special Moncler address tag.The Moncler trolley comes with typical padded black laqué interior including a unique set of soft accessories: shoe bag, laundry bag, utility bag and a small beauty case. Roomy, handy and compact. Perfect, in its dimensions, as air travel hand luggage and with two TSA combination locks. The world of Moncler in a trolley case.”

See more images of the new suitcase on the next page. The soft accessory bags are tempting…

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*notcot - 12.26.11 , 22:40 - 1 Notes

Sun Valley, Idaho in a box…

idaho.jpg I’ve never been sent a mountain in a box before. And amazingly, the creative folks at Eleven Inc. have attempted to do just this. Sun Valley, Idaho ~ in a box! “Maybe not all of it, but damn close… The films are on a flash drive tucked into a piece of wood. Beyond that we threw in everything short of bullets and bourbon (and only left them out for legal reasons).” Fun, right? In the wooden box is a carabiner, fly, bowling scorecard, leather bound mini book, postcards, and “fire on demand” (aka matches)… all on top of the burlap sack lining. It’s adorable, and a fun selection of objects to get your wanderlust going, and popping the wooden usb key into the computer unleashes a bunch of films and stories of the world of Sun Valley. Take a peek on the next page to see the curated items in the box as well as some of the films!

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*rugenius - 12.23.11 , 00:49 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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Discover the Rice Field Terraces of Yunnan, the perfect wave in Indonesia, Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market and more in this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each adventure, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 12.16.11 , 02:05 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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Firefly forests, Svalbard seed banks and Bohemian romance are all part of this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each destination, click on its individual image.

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*notcot - 12.13.11 , 08:00 - 0 Notes

Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam, Rob Whitworth

fiathcmc.jpg This featured video series on beautiful visual inspiration is brought to you by FIAT! Thank you FIAT for your support of NOTCOT!

I’m amazed and mesmerized watching Rob Whitworth’s video! His view of Ho Chi Min City is an unbelievable look at the flows of a densely urban area, and it’s fascinating to see how much flows through the intersections and ports… and especially the incredible roundabouts! “Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is an amazing up and coming city. This time lapse is a culmination of 10,000 RAW images and multiple shoots capturing some of the cities relentless energy and pace of change. Everyone who has visited Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam knows part of the magic (love it or hate it) is in the traffic. Ever since I first set foot in HCMC I have been captivated by the cities energy. Saigon is a city on the move unlike anything I have experienced before which I wanted to capture and share.”

TO PAGE 2 of “Traffic in Frenetic HCMC, Vietnam”! ——->

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Beverly Hills At Night

bhcanon1.jpgThis post is part of NOTCOT Having Fun In The Dark series sponsored by Canon Powershot’s Your Second Shot While taking pictures in the dark often means standing super still, you may still end up with more graininess than usual… armed with Canon’s low-light HS SYSTEM, you can trust the tech to help you capture the perfect shot the first time!

These Canon sponsored posts have given us a fun excuse to grab our cameras and go running around in the dark ~ a chance to see things a bit differently! In this latest post, Jackson Stakeman and Linhchi Tang went and checked out some of the holiday lighting in Beverly Hills ~ from store windows to Santa and his reindeer flying through the night sky… it’s fun to see this eerily calm, beautifully lit, holiday world that emerges at night… take a peek at what they found on the next page!

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*rugenius - 12.09.11 , 02:20 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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Quirky secret bars, top spots for ice skating and tropical getaways are all part of this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each destination, click on its individual image.

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*notcot - 12.08.11 , 00:50 - 0 Notes

Holiday Lights in LA

xmaslights0.jpgThis post is part of NOTCOT Having Fun In The Dark series sponsored by Canon Powershot’s Your Second Shot While taking pictures in the dark often means standing super still, you may still end up with more graininess than usual… armed with Canon’s low-light HS SYSTEM, you can trust the tech to help you capture the perfect shot the first time!

The holiday season makes running around suburbs trippier than usual… and some areas of LA go all out more than others when it comes to holiday lights and decorations! Jackson Stakeman (aka @Tasteologie Editor) ~ took a little LA adventure exploring the set ups and came back with some pretty amazing pictures of just how fascinating the decorations can get… take a peek at it all on the next page!

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*rugenius - 12.02.11 , 00:39 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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Himalayan river highways, sleeping beauty’s castle and amazing ways to start your new year are all a part of this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each destination, click on its individual image.

*rugenius - 11.30.11 , 20:30 - 0 Notes

Crumpled City Junior Maps by Palomar

mapjr.jpg Remember the Crumpled City Maps we first found at Selfridges? Now Palomar have created a new series of Crumpled City Junior Maps featuring illustration from Alvvino and designed by Emanuele Pizzolorusso! The soft, light, waterproof maps for young urban explorers currently come in 5 cities: Amsterdam, Berlin, London, New York and Paris… what does that mean? These maps have lots of fun young must see destinations from monuments and parks to circuses and more! See more photos of these great crumpled maps on the next page!

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*notcot - 11.29.11 , 00:15 - 1 Notes

New Mexico Biopark Society River of Lights

biopark00.jpgThis post is part of NOTCOT Having Fun In The Dark series sponsored by Canon Powershot’s Your Second Shot While taking pictures in the dark often means standing super still, you may still end up with more graininess than usual… armed with Canon’s low-light HS SYSTEM, you can trust the tech to help you capture the perfect shot the first time!

Wow. Our Tasteologie Editor (and resident photographer), Jackson Stakeman, was in Albuquerque, NM for the holidays and while wandering around in search of awesome holiday lights ~ ended up discovering this insane holiday light show at the New Mexico Biopark Society ~ they turn their botanic gardens into the “River of Lights”! Even better ~ as far as how much energy it takes to power this glittering installation, their site says, “the River of Lights crew, which works year-round to design and build new sculpture, in addition to repairing and refurbishing old ones, has begun using more LED lighting in the construction of new pieces and replacing incandescent bulbs in some of the older pieces.” Take a peek on the next page at the spectacle of lights in the form of gardens, whales, octopi, t-rexs, cars, and so much more… and there’s even a video at the end to give you a feel for the experience!

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*rugenius - 11.25.11 , 01:30 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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Christmas markets, coral lodges and Canadian escapes are all a part of this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each destination, click on its individual image.

*notcot - 11.21.11 , 19:00 - 0 Notes

Operation Window Seat - Rüdiger Nehmzow

clouds0.jpg While this isn’t exactly a “window” seat ~ the stunning images of Rüdiger Nehmzow certainly fits in the category of stunning views from above into clouds and the world beneath. What really sets Nehmzow’s photographs apart is his technique… taking a plane up a few miles into the air over Manaus, Brazil, he takes pictures out of the open DOOR! (Don’t worry, he’s armed with oxygen mask and protection from the freezing temperatures!) These took my breath away when i saw them over at Cup of Jo! Take a peek at the making of video as well as some of my favorite shots from Rüdiger Nehmzow’s Cloud Collection on the next page!

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*rugenius - 11.18.11 , 00:12 - 0 Notes

NotVentures Roundup

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Firefly squid, grandeur in Bordeaux and underground hotels are all a part of this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each destination, click on its individual image.

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