*notcot - 05.04.05 , 19:35 - 0 Notes

Low Clothing

lowhat.jpglowclothing.jpgLow Clothing… another Coachella find… with the blazing hot desert sun all weekend, this fun trucker hat was a godsend. Also check out their cute logo with the flying bird man? In lieu of a business card, they had stickers of the little guy, who now adorns my sketchbook. Something harry potter-esque about him, no?

As for the hat, something simple understated “fall” like about it, and nice color choices… also looking forward to their new site, especially so you can all see their fun shirts and other merchandise as well, if i recall correctly they have some nice animal/sketch-style shirts that were pretty sweet. Low Clothing

*notcot - , 18:39 - 2 Notes

Cardboard Robot

Cardboardrobot.jpgCARDBOARD ROBOT! (l-r) Total Recall (our governator), fuzzy antler hoody, Panic Is Your Enemy (Artic and Subartic Survival, Figure 15-3. Prevent snow blindness. /Improvised cardboard sunglasses), Greetings from California, Coolest Silkscreened/Cardboard chair yet.

So this is one of the Coachella posts, the guys from Cardboard Robot had a funky little irresistable booth out at the festival, and by the end of saturday night i caved and bought the Panic Is Your Enemy shirt, they are fun, they have more meaning than simply silly t-shirts… they started with an 8mm short film that focused on excessive age of technology.

In short, i love these guys! More reasons why? They have lots of shirts in girls sizes (too many a time we encounter great designs that either don’t have girl versions, or they don’t work well on a smaller scale). And anyone who can play in the digital age and still be passionate about the possibilities of X-acto knives and cardboard is high on my list. Cardboard Robot

p.s. did i mention they also have little buttons on each shirt? I’m a sucker for those tiny shiny buttons.

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*notcot - 04.26.05 , 15:35 - 0 Notes

Pubic Bling

580_0_LB0604-04403_back.jpgThank you, Google. For finding ads on Pubic Stencils to go with my post on men’s facial razors, and picking up on the implied use of such a tool for women. Not only did they find the use for such a razor on women, they took it a step further to link us to LoopNYC’s PerVersion Pubic Stencil Set complete with “bling” rhinestones [in the fashion of as-seen-on-tv Bling It On]

Who DOES this? Is it HOT? or Freaky? or just a hilarious present… or as they suggest, a “group” activity?

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CruZer3

cruzer.jpgBraun CruZer… “shave, style, trim, 3-in-1” Not being a boy, and having to shave facial hair, this was just fun looking design wise, has a sweet swivel styler for various countours, beard trimmer and floating shave head that looks funky/compact and they are marketing it for the outdoorsy sporty type. [Also cool you can just wash the whole thing]… but the fun reason why i’m posting it other than its aesthetic is it’s interesting site [see image below], it teachs you how to create different styles… i never really paid attention to how many styles of male facial hair there were, and their diagrams were nice and clean… you can even create “virtual styles” trying out shapes on an uploaded image of yourself.

So as a girl, with curiosity… i now wish i had a guy who would let me experiment with this… [kind of like Carl letting me pick haircuts and such at the barbers at GTA just to try them on]… or i suppose girls can use these too, and shape and style other areas.

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*notcot - 04.21.05 , 18:11 - 1 Notes

Metal = Value?

vampier.jpgBittersweet NY is sweet in that metallic harsh sort of way. Taking the cheap playful everyday and giving it a whole new level of value (not to mention the arm and a leg it costs to acquire it). Cute though, from left to right… we have the classic cocktail sword that many a mini drunken duel have utilized (you’re sure to win with the sterling silver one). Those not-even-a-dollar vampire teeth you find only at Halloween (very James Bond bad guy like). And a sterling silver earthworm bracelet. It’s tiny bit creepy, kind of pretty all at once. [oh and i didn’t even show you the maggots, but not such a fan of those in that squirmy but silver turn your stomach way].

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*notcot - , 11:13 - 3 Notes

Sandal Opener

fanning.jpgOk this one goes out to Nik+Sheen, remember Cinque Terra. That bizarre night where somehow a few Bacardi Breezers literally on the rocks raised frustrations when not a bottle opener could be found, insane! i know.

So for extreme last resorts… and if you’re a boy, or a girl with heftier feet. The Fanning, by Reef : A fancy schmancy design for pro surfer goodness by a pro surfer… with the essential detail for a night out with the boys (or GIRLS!)… bottle opener on the soles of your flip-flops [grazie gizmodo]

OR you could go for the RING THING below.

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*notcot - 04.20.05 , 01:48 - 0 Notes

Presto! Duo!

WT0023_001_A.jpgThe shopping rule. If you aren’t obsessed with it, don’t buy it on first impulse. If you can’t stop thinking about it, go back and stare at it at least 3 times and bring it up in conversations (or post it), go buy it. (assuming neccessary funds exist)

That’s all i have to say about this really. I can’t explain why this 59$ Nike Women’s watch has gotten to me. Wandering through the Nike women’s store today i realized their design is getting better and better, more fashionable and cleanly sporty. Kind of loving it, as much as i try and fight it.

*notcot - 04.16.05 , 19:09 - 0 Notes

Zero Haliburton - PURSE!

zero.jpgZero Haliburton, a classic american brand, the original in high quality aluminum cases… apparently from briefcases to gun cases to pool cue cases to camera cases… to PURSEs?

I am not sure why, but i always kind of wanted one of these, in the matte black, as a briefcase to hide my laptop in (back when i was tiny, my laptop heavy and before they made laptop cases). And due to size/weight ability to carry it off while looking slick and not having it weigh me down… they now have a cute purse (if only it came in matte black of carbon fiber, i’d definitely be all over it). and only 12”x9”x5”. It was new to me, so had to share. Zero Haliburton

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*notcot - 04.14.05 , 22:52 - 0 Notes

LOLA bits

lola.jpgLola Cosmetics… fabulous matte ruby red makeup line by Victoria Jackson, has a Beverly Hills Boutique (adorable interiors worth checking out), and found at Sephora, and now Ulta. I’m a long time fan of their lip glosses (esp that tiny keychain one) and eyeshadows… always been curious about their foundations, but heard good things.

While wandering Ulta today noticed they now have mini liquid foundations… they are just such cute packaging… and functional too for tiny purses (or large purses that are growing too fast)… use it as a tester of their product, or concealer, or just for touch-ups. [also it’s nice and oil free, injected with vitamins A, C, E] As Lola says “Lust Often, Love Always”.

*notcot - 04.13.05 , 23:06 - 15 Notes

Knuckle Purse

asskickingpurses.jpgContinuing the slightly darker feeling, more agressive concepts and items… here’s the “Sundae Best Handbag” from James Piatt. I always wanted a set of brass knuckles, for no real reason… i also always assumed they’d hurt my finger hitting someone with them more than it would hurt the person! (but then again i’m just a little girl, not a ripped large guy) But this was cute, actually has a nice metal+black type of look, that could work with the cute black dress and heels on a first date. A little edgy, but still simple and subtle in a way? Ok, well they amused me.

*notcot - 04.11.05 , 22:04 - 1 Notes

YETI hat!

yetihat2.jpgSO cute in that weird funny “must touch” sort of way. This is the Yeti Hat from Creature Co-op (also found at Alt Press Expo).

Be the shy, reclusive, but potentially ferocious Yeti in this hat. Part snow bunny, part sasquatch, wear this fur and polar fleece hat and you’ll blend in perfectly with the locals.

With a full collection of playful (yet scribbly) creatures in the forms of hats, bags, plushes, and more… they are a delight to browse through. For kids of all ages? From the creators:

Creature Co-op is the creative cooperation between Rachel Chow, Jason Carpenter, and our friends and family. We started Creature Co-op in 2004 as a hobby to create cute yet dark plush friends with strongpersonalities. Some of the creatures are very dumb and bump into things a lot. Some of them are crazy. Some are dumb and crazy, but very, very sweet.

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*notcot - 04.06.05 , 00:25 - 0 Notes

Vinyl

rainy.jpgLOOT by Stina B… preshrunk featured the “hold the phone” tee, but browsing through their site, it certainly seems like their strong point is in the vinyl goods… from purses to pouches to wallets, they definitely create graphics that “pop”. A few more funky images after the jump. Loot

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Corporate Pig

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Corporate Pigs! Intruiging name, and cute characters, go through the galleries… lots of monster’s inc. meets monsterism type creatures, mostly one of a kind, and then there are clones.

The necklace is also kind of cool to look at, definitely funky enough for anything, and have a magnetic clasp. These creations come out of Portland, OR hand made by Meredith Dittmar (also known as mermak). Enjoy! Corporate Pig

*notcot - 04.05.05 , 01:04 - 0 Notes

Green Squirrels

greensquirrel.jpgGreen Squirrel, a find from my own google ads. [Lately my google ads have been a good source of random new finds, surprisingly enough]

Their designs, philsophy and site are so cute and playful with just the right balance of cheeky humor and a hint of intellect, we’ve just given in and ordered the four seen. They even have a Cheapskates section with the Gas mask shirt for a mere 5$! A real steal. Not to mention hilarious ways for you to help them out, create some art, design a shirt, or more to barter them for free shirts. And even a buy 3 get 1 free deal on at the moment for their regular shirts. Additionally for the adventurous folks, Adopt a MUPS!!! (aka Messed Up Printed Shirt) A cute idea really.

So support some friendly happy Green Squirrels, and maybe help them scribble a cute banner for their site if you are bored.

*notcot - , 00:56 - 0 Notes

Nozzled

sw04a3503.jpgIn researching Taiwan, hot spots, shopping, weather, etc. came across these cute little “REAL nozzles”. It’s an interesting way to pay hommage to the spray paint cans that enable graffiti and much street art everywhere. Ok, and there’s that cute appeal for some reason. See some other random goods at X-Large

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