*notcot - 10.27.05 , 18:16 - 2 Notes

All New Air Jordan

Elizabethtown shook my world the other night, was in quite a mood, and with a friend got bored and went to see that flick, unknowing that it begins with such a tragic $1 billion failure by a product designer working for 8 years on one shoe for an Oregon “shoe company” (can we say Nike)… but that aside…

I was excited to recieve an email from Michael diTullo who is a footwear designer for the Brand Jordan division of Nike… Take a look at this new Air Jordan DJ Bag (incase he and you did not know, i have somewhat of an inexplicable obsession for bags)… which he and fellow designer Alan Strak designed for the “Rare Air” line. The bag holds an impressive 45 records as well as a laptop, and has pockets specially designed for needle boxes, headphones, and ipods. Brilliant. Their attention to details is also a major turn on, including the elephant print and micro perf leathers, custom brushed metal hardware, and vintage Jordan logos. Look for this bag in April for $180.

*notcot - 10.26.05 , 22:39 - 0 Notes

Freudama und Sodele

freudama.jpgI fall in love with boys, but… not as hard as i do for certain graphics and ideas. Freudama und Sodele had me with both… i love their graphic design aesthetic, and the idea of locking these great designs as slide film images locked into various materials. Not to mention their story… i love a good artistic love affair…

united by friendship and a similar taste
in art and humour, freudama & sodele started out in summer 1999. they
design and make contemporary jewellery as well as other small objects, drawing from both parties different educational backgrounds. one might see their work as mini art, as lovable oddities or as roguish

They kind of remind me of the stories of Charles and Marie. I know i’m such a sappy romantic when design/travel/big ideas come into play.

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*notcot - , 22:34 - 0 Notes

Dementedly great.

What more can i say that these shirts don’t already. I feel like both of these encompass *me today. Cute. Check out the others at Modern Planet, but these are the best.

… oh and the “three guitars” rock too.

*notcot - , 22:27 - 0 Notes


Indeed i amuse easily, but strangely recontextualized bits of levels/thermometers/compasses just seem playfully useful. Never know when you’re not sure which way you’re headed and a clean little ring can guide you through? Or when you’re burning up in a meeting… and everyone can see it b/c it is on your necklace? Or when you just feel a little “off” the level will help set you straight. Ahhh. Individual Icons goods as promised in last post.

*notcot - , 22:10 - 0 Notes

Think of when…

mc_think.jpgPerspective is the key. and in this case, placement is the key to creating the perfect context to keep yourself in check when it comes to money matters. First post of a few to come on Individual Icons wares that i have fallen for tonight.

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*notcot - 10.22.05 , 14:07 - 0 Notes

Happy Halloween Approaching

ghostshirt.jpgI’m not a huge fan of halloween. But this shirt does a nice subtle job of being dressed up, without having to really be dressed up… as long as you end up in enough dark places to have it show up… or black lights. yum.

*notcot - 10.07.05 , 16:47 - 1 Notes

Boutique Buzzzzzzz

Boutique Buzz… From the fine minds of Isabella Fine Lingerie in Chicago and design firm The Killswitch Collective… comes what we’ve all been longing for, what notcot only imagined someday it could become… the ultimate national boutique portal… creating community, accessibility, and opening up your world to so many places to visit and things to find. Please click below to see more info that they sent me regarding this fun new endeavor…

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*notcot - 09.20.05 , 01:38 - 0 Notes

Halo Effect

org_08P0_tall_lrg.jpgIt is such a nice product of Origins and it makes you “glow” in just the right way.

This lightweight pearly potion casts an ethereal aura over skin to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative. Use it to give cheeks a glistening gleam. Make browbones subtly beam. Glistening Mica shines a luminous light on facial features while taking focus away from fine lines and flaws. Rosemary soothes. Sage smoothes. And the uplifting aroma of sparkling citrus makes you feel radiant inside and out.

It’s playfully uplifting, from the outside in, and vice versa =) and on that note, to all readers who noticed the lag the last two weeks in posts, and my attempt to bribe you with new finds that make me happy. My apologies. Life kicked in full gear. In good ways and bad… but i’m back. And its nice to post again.

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*notcot - , 00:51 - 0 Notes

RedFlower scents

First things first, this site is worth going to simply for the loader and how it transitions into the menu. Moving along, i simply adore the soaps and the perfection of spheres in nice dishes, in square boxes, making such beautiful gifts. Not to mention the scents available in all of their products… Italian Blood Orange line brings me back… and French Lavender, and Egyptian Chamomille, Himalayan Larch… Must go find some tomorrow, bathroom needs a makeover.

*notcot - , 00:35 - 0 Notes

Sharp’s… for men, and down there.

I am in love with this logo, and tempted to get the panties/tank with that image on it… But personal obsessions aside… this was one well marketed/graphically clean site and brand worth looking at… for the ladies (see this barber blog entry for women down under)… and a great gift for the guys. I particularly like the Covert Carry-on for random boy gift, coming in a great bag by Triple Five Soul, and an assortment of great looking products, perfect for that secret weekend runaway you don’t give him a chance to prepare for before takeoff. As they say “Maintenance matters”, and who can stand a guy who doesn’t at least care a little about maintance when no one else is looking?

*notcot - 09.05.05 , 13:41 - 1 Notes

Nail Brush

nailbrush.pngRead up on Berlin-based brush company Die Imaginare Manufaktur (The Imaginary Factory)… fell for their playful tongue in cheek designer brushes, particularly this “Nail Brush”. These projects range over the last few years, and are dreamt up variations of how one can push the boundaries of what a brush is. The London Design Museum store carries quite a few of these designs, be sure to also check out the Jaws brush and the Shoe brushes (which naturally come in a red heel and a black mens dress shoe).

*notcot - 08.31.05 , 14:48 - 0 Notes

SNAP design

Fun designs in the form of flap-overs, coin purses, and laptop sleeves… playful vibrant geometric looks… and fun interface. Snap!

*notcot - , 14:19 - 1 Notes

Holy Grail of Curling?

899_lg_ver.jpgShu Uemura’s Eyelash Curler has been THE curler everyone’s needed to own the last few years… Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of this iconic product is the new limited edition 24K Gold and Black Nickel hand crafted editions. For the girl that has it all, a gold eyelash curler… best of the best, for only 22$.

*notcot - 08.30.05 , 02:14 - 1 Notes

Cool Feet, Airbrush Heels

modelco.pngBuy this for any woman who has to run around in heels.

Cool Feet Airbrush Catwalk Heels is a foot cooling spray that instantly revives and refreshes sore tired feet with a fine mist of ache-relieving ingredients like cooling menthol to reduce temperature and temporarily relieve foot aches and pains; natural extracts of papaya for revitalization; bamboo to restore natural softness to the skin; chamomile to soothe; and the refreshing scent of peppermint to invigorate senses. ModelCo Tip: Keep a can of Cool Feet in your purse for a blast of icy instant relief throughout the day - when you need it most.

My feet want this. I can’t imagine anyone who has danced the night away, or run around working in heels all day who wouldn’t want this… assuming it works as well as it says?

*notcot - , 01:32 - 0 Notes


22372.jpgNo i did not just post jello… its Lush’s new Soap! With the same consistency as jello, the new line of Shower Jellies by Lush look like too much fun to pass up. (and this one is Ba Da Bing Ba Da Boom, and has the same scents as my favorite Sex Bomb)…

Freeze Them, Chill Them, Jiggle Them. In The Shower No One Can Hear You Scream. Bada Bing Bada Boom Shower Jelly is the ultimate in cold showers. Its sensual scents (the same essential oils as Sex Bomb) are blended with red wine and an infusion of rose petals, soothing lavender and stimulating thyme herb. Say, for example, it’s summer and you’re with someone you find very, very attractive but you’re just too hot and bothered to do anything about it, what you really need is a cold shower to cool you down but not put you off entirely. Grab the Bada Bing from the freezer, clean your body with its cool lather and inhale the calming (aphrodisiac) jasmine, ylang ylang and clary sage perfumes. That should work just nicely.

How much fun does that sound?

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