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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

*notcot - 04.02.05 , 02:54 - 1 Notes

Garden Geta

frontiso.jpgI’m a flip flop girl. Admittedly these have less flips and flops, and more plink plunk type sounds… but i love this image. Another woody wonder by Joey Roth.

●These geta are modeled on a traditional Japanese design, and form a rough circle when viewed from above. ●The finish is sandblasted so that the wear that comes from using the geta while gardening only adds to their beauty. ●Both geta are carved from the same piece of wood.

Pretty to look at, are they not?

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*notcot - 03.31.05 , 04:26 - 0 Notes

Not Your Mother’s Apron

apron.jpgIt’s a little bit nostalgic, a little bit trendy, and a nice remake of something that’s still useful. It’s not your I Love Lucy Apron, but certainly reminds you of the look, only with a twist. Some great designs, a fun idea, actually makes me want to pull away from my world of tech to bake a batch of cookies.

Featuring lively colors in flirty patterns and cuts, Jessie Steele’s hostess aprons are driving a forward-looking trend in domesticity, yet also hearken back to the romantic aesthetics of 1940’s and 50’s women… It all began with Helena’s vintage apron collection. The mother counterpart of the mother daughter team behind Jessie Steele, Helena had been collecting 20th century vintage aprons for years. She regarded these aprons as beautiful relics of a by-gone era, but lamented that these amazing pieces were largely forgotten today, and longed to bring them back into the fashion and consciousness of today’s markets. Imagination led to inspiration when Helena realized that who better than she could actually affect this dream of a domestic goddess revival.

Take a look at the Jessie Steele collection.

*notcot - 03.30.05 , 04:40 - 0 Notes

Bling Bling*

bling.jpgFollow this for a visual story… ENGAGEMENT: “the ultimate reverse settingnothing is stronger or sharper than this killer ring. also perfect for tagging any surface… WEDDING: “hidden diamond ringwho else should care?… BACHELOR PARTY: “money padpeel as you go, 100 real american singles bound with peelable notepad glue and cardboard backing… PARTY FAVORS: “silver pills24 hours of pure silver leaf. Resulting in sparkly poo.

pointed in this direction by We-Make-Money-Not-Art

*notcot - 03.25.05 , 18:54 - 0 Notes

DemTags

demtagsbig.jpgI know these are a bit late, but i just found them, and i’m kind of sad i missed out during election time. It’s a new idea, i could see these taking off like those sillicon bracelets? Maybe? And they have that great black and white appeal which you know i’m a fan of. Based in NY, founded by American Design Company, Homecrest, and an attorney’s joint inspiration this was the result.

They noticed that campaign buttons have virtually disappeared from New York City’s landscape, and decided to give them a new and fashionable twist. DEMTAGS, as they’ve come to be known, are a collection of black and white dog tags, two per chain, with pro-Kerry/Edwards images, slogans to get out the vote, and quotes ranging from notable Americans ranging from Albert Einstein to Barbara Bush.

So take a look at Demtags and get some ideas for the next big thing.

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*notcot - 03.24.05 , 23:37 - 0 Notes

70Six Tees

70six.jpgThere’s an interesting blend of Japanese, Chinese, and Cali mixed into the 70six designs that gives them that uncommon edge in its designs. I personally love the twist on Hokusai’s Wave and how its created a visual V-wave across the girly-T. Also news to me was that the adorable car you see is the “soob 3sixty: subaru’s first car. at 360cc it’s no impreza but you gotta start somewhere.” (site quote)

Chudo Loo wrote us (after we inquired about the inspiration behind 70six) and informed us to keep our eye’s out for the 70six site update coming this weekend! Chudo is a web designer/developer full timer with a passion for heritage as seen through design. (And anyone with the guts to quit being a software developer and fulfill the dream of starting a tshirt line is worth helping out in my books!)

*notcot - 03.23.05 , 21:54 - 1 Notes

Everything Will Be Ok

men_cowsweat_13.gif I’m sure you’ve picked up on today’s trend… a little pick me up for an overworked stressed friend. And there’s something heartwarmingly comforting about this graphic, and also as the red girly hoody print, and men’s and women’s shirts. Also take a look at some of the other retro cali feeling shirts by No Star.

*notcot - 03.22.05 , 22:41 - 0 Notes

La Fraise

tees.jpg By now most people are familiar with Threadless, but not nearly as many reference some of the fun submit-art tees at La Fraise. The prices aren’t too bad, the art is fresh, and the site is pleasantly refreshing with eye-catching icons.

P.S. Did you find the hidden headphones on their page linking to a soundtrack for secret agents on the prowl? And don’t fret about your french skills, if needed, do like i did and have your resident francophile help you register so you can vote and purchase happily. (more of my favs post jump)

P.S.S Great blog on the site as well, with some images of behind the scenes of your home run online art tee shop.

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Cuffed by Time

watch.jpg Today is a Mixko OO (object oriented) day. I love this idea, of changing the way people see both high end branding (Gucci) and the linear approach to time ruling your life… they are ultimately handcuffed to you, or you to them rather. Poetic. Deserving of a post of its own to make you think.

*notcot - 03.18.05 , 14:57 - 0 Notes

Readers

Bored Frustrated PinkCiao Ciao. Welcome all the readers who have been frequenting this newbie site. Just wanted to take a moment to fill you in on who we are and what’s going on. This is the graphic that got us going to start this site, (from ShadeElaine )… so trial hand t-shirt print starting soon kind of a tribute to our state of being/ideas.

but just out of curiosity, let me know if there’s any interest in others wanting shirts as well, i assume it can’t be too hard to pop a shirt in the mail to people. ~notcot

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*notcot - 03.16.05 , 13:53 - 1 Notes

UnZip Me.

diesel.jpg Ahhh, jeans. Ok ok so Diesel is practically like the Gap at a certain point, or at least spending enough time in Italy where the stores are around every corner… but admitedly they are daring with the artwork/media/design and do come up with some pretty fun collections (as hit and miss as they can be). And definitely some amusements.

Like this bracelet. What more can i say, it just makes you stare, and want to touch it.

Few more images along this theme after the jump… They also make interesting use of the rivets (?) jeans have.

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*notcot - 03.15.05 , 04:48 - 1 Notes

Kissable Belly-Button

P60333_hero.jpg A Sephora To-Go Bestseller, i kid you not. It seems crazy at first, yet strangely curious as well… Spring has sprung (almost) bikini’s are back (well as soon as the sun is consistent enough for a good tan)… so why not make your belly-button tantalizing?

Deliciously Kissable Belly Button Love Potion Fragrance A provocative new concept in scent for the new frontier in erogenous zones … the belly button! Daring, seductive, and deliciously kissable, this roll-on fragrance is fully charged with sweetness that guarantees instant attraction. Simply pick your favorite potion: French vanilla and smooth caramel (Creamy), silky, or juicy, and berry sweet with a subtle hint of crisp green bouquet (Juicy). So irresistible, it’s Ok to double dip …
*notcot - 03.10.05 , 21:45 - 2 Notes

Year of the Cock

2005 Year of the Rooster, throw that in Hollywood, around the time of the Oscars, and naturally i suppose you end up with the Year of the Cock. Found this one at a Sassy Chicks Sample Sale up at Highlands, aussie woman and two friends designing them in LA. They also have a line of cheeky fortune cookie based shirts, and babies wear… see FortuneTees. Very LA, and as a designer i must admit it’s a gorgeous graphic. I could resist. She also mentioned they were given out in all the Oscars Presenters goodie bags (not sure if thats a good thing, but some people go for that). And as a sucker for packaging, they use chinese take-out boxes and even the extremely flimsy plastic bags you’d get take-out food in. Bonus points for thoroughness? Amusing find none-the-less.

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Sleeve Scarf

indigopeople_sm.jpg A random and brilliant idea over at Hint Fashion Magazine’s shop, a hybrid of wearable objects to keep you warm, it can transform between being literal sleeves to keep your arms warm (not a far reach from those tiny sweaters that are really just connected sleeves) and a scarf wrap around to give your neck a very bizarre looking hug to onlookers… a twist on the old… or a new take on recycling?

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Fashionable Depression

Devastee’s a french duo of sketch based artists takes on the depressive nature of fashion, or the fashionable nature of depression… creating some interesting art pieces and shirts worth taking a look at.

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