*NOTCOT in design - 05.14.10 -

Mr. Brainwash in NY

brainwash0.jpg It’s 3am. I’m tired, but i felt like i needed to share before the backlog built up and my excitement wandered off… what a day its been, so much #OBJECTHUNT fun ~ so many supportive folks having fun at design week this year between workaholicking. And between it all i stumbled upon Mr. Brainwash’s takeover of the boarded up construction ~ mixed with scrawls about what a hack he is ~ only to turn across the street to see all his art also inside at a huge gallery show… and it was filled with classic designer chairs… so, i couldn’t help myself, the mix of spray paint art, pithy statements and quotes, elephants-kangaroos-snoopy made of tires, a life size NY taxi packaged in matchbox packaging with a toys r us price tag… so say what you will about his work ~ i just had to take and share some pics! See it all on the next page…

TO PAGE 2 of "Mr. Brainwash in NY"! ----->

*NOTCOT in gratis -

#OBJECTHUNT Hints…

OHstickers6a.jpg Want some proof that #OBJECTHUNT is real and lots of stickers are starting to pop up around NYC? Well here are some peeks at a few that went up yesterday… see if you can find them all… and far more to come as the weekend unfolds! Close ups on the next page…

If you spot one ~ Take a Pic! Tweet it with #OBJECTHUNT! And you’re entered to win the Puppy, 2 Nights at Standard LA, and tickets to Dwell on Design ~ all the details here!

TO PAGE 2 of "#OBJECTHUNT Hints…"! ----->

*NOTCOT in wearable -

Notcouture Roundup

notcouture #6360 notcouture #6373 notcouture #6361 notcouture #6372 notcouture #6318 notcouture #6366 notcouture #6317 notcouture #6354 notcouture #6352 notcouture #6351 notcouture #6342 notcouture #6338 notcouture #6357 notcouture #6340 notcouture #6333 notcouture #6337 notcouture #6330 notcouture #6362 notcouture #6320 notcouture #6348 notcouture #6364 notcouture #6355 notcouture #6324 notcouture #6319 notcouture #6370

Gorgeous rings, sunglasses, blazers and more from Notcouture this week. Click the images to find out more.

*NOTCOT in gratis - 05.13.10 -

#OBJECTHUNT NY Design Week CONTEST

ohcontest1.jpg #OBJECTHUNT begins! What began as a random idea, quickly turned into a citywide Twitter Sticker Scavenger Hunt with the help of my amazing, fun, design blogger friends: Sub-Studio, Apartment Therapy, Design Milk, Moco Loco, The World’s Best Ever, Cool Hunting, and Design Glut! With all the running around NY for Design Week, decided to add another layer of playfulness to it by hiding #OBJECTHUNT stickers around New York City (some near design events ~ others may show up who knows where?)…

If you are keen enough to spot one…TWEET A PIC OF IT with hashtag #OBJECTHUNT to be entered to win the Ultimate Design Getaway package courtesy of The Standard hotel, NOTCOT and Dwell:

  • 2 Nights Stay at The Standard, Downtown LA in a “huge” guest room with a deep tub and daily breakfast for two.

  • 2 Home Tour tickets to Dwell on Design in LA, June 25-27; includes a weekend pass and a choice of a Eastside or Westside tour. Courtesy of Dwell on Design, a preeminent modern design show for the design trade on the West Coast.

  • A PUPPY! That is, an adorable classic Eero Aarnio designed toy puppy from the Magis ‘Me too’ children’s collection, courtesy of NOTCOT.

UPDATE ~ Cool Hunting will be picking a second winner… for an iPAD!

See all the official details at Object Hunt! So far a few stickers are up… and more will be popping up at some of our favorite design events throughout the weekend… Let the #OBJECTHUNT begin! HAPPY HUNTING!!!

p.s. HUGE thanks to The Standard hotel for being such an enabler of fun. [HINT#1: they may be a good place to start hunting… HINT#2: more hints will be tweeted by all of us through the weekend!]

*NOTCOT in wearable -

The Standard Ltd Ed Scarves

scarf0.jpg Popped by the adorable store at the Standard NY Store today and got a peek at the new limited edition artist scarves in person. They are adorable, feel so soft and perfect to brighten up your day ~ a perfect pairing to the stunningly sunny day in NY today! A follow up to their artist t-shirts collaboration last year, The Standard has commissioned three artists representing LA, NY and Miami—Thomas Campbell (for CA), José Parlá (for Miami), and RoStarr (for NY) to design art printed on a limited edition run of silk-cashmere scarves (100 pieces of each produced). While they aren’t in all the Standard Hotels’ stores yet ~ they can also be purchased online! Perhaps i shouldn’t be surprised anymore that the California ones seem to always be my favorites… take a peek at the beautiful scarf display in the NY store, how they wrap it if you purchase it there (adorable tote graphics!), and more scarf details on the next page!

TO PAGE 2 of "The Standard Ltd Ed Scarves"! ----->

*NOTCOT in tech - 05.12.10 -

Incase iPad Convertible Book Jacket

incaseipad.jpg Firstly, Incase ~ THANK YOU. (They were so incredibly nice, and while i was chatting with them about ipad cases and where all this touch goodness is heading, upon hearing my ipad might travel naked to NY/London, they just messengered over a sample Convertible Book Jacket case to help protect it before tonight’s flight!)

Secondly, this case is awesome! (I posted it as the most tempting case i’d seen so far on notcot.org earlier.) Feels great, super solid quality of course ~ and their signature topographic pattern in the microfiber lining! Best part of all, is after having the ipad around for a bit. i’ve found its great to leave around the house and in the kitchen when friends stop over and either need toys to play with, or start talking about some website ~ so much easier to have them use that to pull it up, rather than hand over my laptop or try to view it on a tiny phone… only problem has been not having a nice way to tilt it ergonomically to share and poke at it simultaneously, so definitely needed a case that allowed for the different viewing angles! While it does add a little heft to the ipad, i actually like it better with the case, versus how it feels naked, its just so slippy and uncomfortable to hold/use in most situations! Anyhow, need to pack and get to the airport soon, but take a peek at close ups of the Incase Convertible Book Jacket for iPad on the next page!

p.s. while preparing for #ObjectHunt ~ and cutting sooooo many stickers the last few days, couldn’t resist adding a little NOTCOT one to the spine of the jacket!

TO PAGE 2 of "Incase iPad Convertible Book Jacket"! ----->

*NOTCOT in home+decor -

SWARM for Council by Mike and Maaike

mm1.jpg Got to love a good room divider, and often they are not nearly as fun as they should be! Enter ~ SWARM for Council by Mike and Maaike! In playful, happy colors with a chaotically orderly pattern… and apparently there is even a large installation of it outside the ICFF Theater! “Swarm is a space divider that offers great flexibility in density and scale, enabling the creation of light-filled, intimate spaces within open environments. The term Swarm describes an aggregation of animals (insects, fish, birds and microorganisms) of similar size and body orientation, generally cruising in the same direction. The Swarm space divider displays a similar behavior, softening spaces, fading in and out, creating texture and motion. The self-standing units blend together when arranged in groups.” See more pics on the next page!

TO PAGE 2 of "SWARM for Council by Mike and Maaike"! ----->

*NOTCOT in home+decor - 05.11.10 -

CASAMANIA’s “Philippe I” coffee tables

barontable1.jpg Still working my way through lots of milan pics, and had to share this one ~ aren’t they lovely? Sam Baron, the current Art Director of Fabrica (Benetton Group) has created the beautiful Philippe I coffee table for Casamania, made of lime-wood, MDF and walnut finished in white lacquer with transparent glass top/black lacquer with mirrored glass top. Sweet and reminiscent of Jaime Hayon’s style legacy at Fabrica…. take a peek at more pics on the next page!

TO PAGE 2 of "CASAMANIA’s “Philippe I” coffee tables"! ----->

*NOTCOT in design -

NOTCOT.ORG roundup

notcotorg #30656 notcotorg #30607 notcotorg #30612 notcotorg #30600 notcotorg #30631 notcotorg #30654 notcotorg #30649 notcotorg #30587 notcotorg #30576 notcotorg #30568 notcotorg #30619 notcotorg #30638 notcotorg #30501 notcotorg #30569 notcotorg #30538 notcotorg #30535 notcotorg #30528 notcotorg #30510 notcotorg #30623 notcotorg #30504 notcotorg #30503 notcotorg #30521 notcotorg #30582 notcotorg #30560 notcotorg #30646

Another stunning week on NOTCOT.ORG means this roundup is especially gorgeous. This week’s picks include beautiful exteriors, interiors, artwork and more. Click on the images to find out more.

*NOTCOT in home+decor - 05.09.10 -

Fritz Hansen’s NAP chair by Kasper Salto

napmain.jpg Spotted across the street when we were in Milan ~ Fritz Hansen had an incredible display not only showcasing the new NAP chair by Kasper Salto… but the whole process, from inspiration boards to prototypes to failed tests and more! It’s an inspiring way to see how much work and testing goes into a product that ends up so simple, functional, and beautiful. See the full walk through on the next page!

TO PAGE 2 of "Fritz Hansen’s NAP chair by Kasper Salto"! ----->

*NOTCOT in playful - 05.08.10 -

Shin Tanaka’s Baggies

baggies1.jpg Shin Tanaka is indisputably one of the paper toy design masters of our generation… and his Baggies are adorable! And just in times for mother’s day for those kids out there looking for a fun way to customize a cute little something to spruce up your gift, how about making one of these your 3D gift card dancing upon the gift box? See some examples on the next page… and print one of his 3 patterns or the blank to customize yourself here!

TO PAGE 2 of "Shin Tanaka’s Baggies"! ----->

*NOTCOT in food+drink - 05.07.10 -

Liqurious Roundup

liqurious #4197 liqurious #4188 liqurious #4199 liqurious #4202 liqurious #4205 liqurious #4212 liqurious #4230 liqurious #4192 liqurious #4195 liqurious #4189 liqurious #4221 liqurious #4214 liqurious #4182 liqurious #4229 liqurious #4183 liqurious #4215 liqurious #4217 liqurious #4227 liqurious #4222 liqurious #4210 liqurious #4204 liqurious #4207 liqurious #4200 liqurious #4213 liqurious #4234

Quench your thirst with this week’s roundup of posts from Liqurious. Click on the images to find out more.

*NOTCOT in playful - 05.06.10 -

Oakley x Mambo Antix Up Close

oakleymambo0.jpg When i visited the Oakley HQ a few months back, one of the things i quickly became obsessed with was this artist edition Antix Oakley collaboration with Mambo. Yes, its from fall 2009 ~ but how did i never notice? And how did no one tell me about 1) how amazing the concept is and 2) how cool the packaging is~ particularly in how it opens! It’s fun enough i even had to make a little video for you on the next page so you can understand what i’m talking about! But first, back to 1 ~ the concept! Why do i not have more toys that serve a higher purpose… like holding my sunglasses on my desk and looking pretty cool while doing it? With details down to certain toes being lifted up, thumbs to hold it in place, a little red tongue… It’s a stunning toy. And a mind blowing glasses holder. And we haven’t even gotten to the beautiful art work adorning all sides of the box, the sunglass’ sleeve, and the sides of the glasses themselves. See more of Flavien Demarigny, franco-hungarian artist, born in Santiago, aka Mambo’s work here. As for the details i can’t stop gushing about on this stunning Oakley artist collaboration… see the pics and video on the next page!

TO PAGE 2 of "Oakley x Mambo Antix Up Close"! ----->

*NOTCOT in design - 05.04.10 -

NOTCOT.org Roundup

notcotorg #30372 notcotorg #30424 notcotorg #30356 notcotorg #30379 notcotorg #30410 notcotorg #30320 notcotorg #30318 notcotorg #30360 notcotorg #30403 notcotorg #30296 notcotorg #30376 notcotorg #30452 notcotorg #30377 notcotorg #30397 notcotorg #30340 notcotorg #30288 notcotorg #30289 notcotorg #30298 notcotorg #30287 notcotorg #30324 notcotorg #30313 notcotorg #30388 notcotorg #30380 notcotorg #30325 notcotorg #30413

A particularly stunning week! Here’s selection of our favorite posts this week over at NOTCOT.org. Click the images to find out more.

*NOTCOT in home+decor -

Agape bath fixtures + bathtub

gillette1.jpg This post is a sponsored series that takes a fun peek at the gorgeous details of modern life. The irresistible design details that enhance our lives… Gillette is the sponsor… but, as always, the post and ideas are 100% NOTCOT.

Found at Agape’s showroom at this year’s Salone was a interesting combination between modern rustic and stylized high tech, Patricia Urquiola’s 2008 design “Vieques” bathtub and Gwenael Nicolas’s recent addition to his “Sen” faucet program created also in 2008 for the Italian company, which will be finally opening an Agape store in NY May 17th during design week! It’s absolutely breathtaking the way the faucet functions… and would be a perfect match with the matte black japanese “tools for men” featured earlier… even though first out in 2008, seeing it in person just made me want it that much more… take a peek at close up images of this beautiful line on the next page!

TO PAGE 2 of "Agape bath fixtures + bathtub"! ----->

PREV |  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9  |  10  |  11  |  12  |  13  |  14  |  15  |  16  |  17  |  18  |  19  |  20  |  21  |  22  |  23  |  24  |  25  |  26  |  27  |  28  |  29  |  30  |  31  |  32  |  33  |  34  |  35  |  36  |  37  |  38  |  39  |  40  |  41  |  42  |  43  |  44  |  45  |  46  |  47  |  48  |  49  |  50  |  51  |  52  |  53  |  54  |  55  |  56  |  57  |  58  |  59  |  60  |  61  |  62  |  63  |  64  |  65  |  66  |  67  |  68  |  69  |  70  |  71  |  72  |  73  |  74  |  75  |  76  |  77  |  78  |  79  |  80  |  81  |  82  |  83  |  84  |  85  |  86  |  87  |  88  |  89  |  90  |  91  |  92  |  93  |  94  |  95  |  96  |  97  |  98  |  99  |  100  |  101  |  102  |  103  |  104  |  105  |  106  |  107  |  108  |  109  |  110  |  111  |  112  |  113  |  114  |  115  |  116  |  117  |  118  |  119  |  120  |  121  |  122  |  123  |  124  |  125  |  126  |  127  |  128  |  129  |  130  |  131  |  132  |  133  |  134  |  135  |  136  |  137  |  138  |  139  |  140  |  141  |  142  |  143  |  144  |  145  |  146  |  147  |  148  |  149  |  150  |  151  |  152  |  153  |  154  |  155  |  156  |  157  |  158  |  159  |  160  |  161  |  162  |  163  |  164  |  165  |  166  |  167  |  168  |  169  |  170  |  171  |  172  |  173  |  174  |  175  |  176  |  177  |  178  |  179  |  180  |  181  |  182  |  183  |  184  |  185  |  186  |  187  |  188  |  189  |  190  |  191  |  192  |  193  |  194  |  195  |  196  |  197  |  198  |  199  |  200  |  201  |  202  |  203  |  204  |  205  |  206  |  207  |  208  |  209  |  210  |  211  |  212  |  213  |  214  |  215  |  216  |  217  |  218  |  219  |  220  |  221  |  222  |  223  |  224  |  225  |  226  |  227  |  228  |  229  |  230  |  231  |  232  |  233  |  234  |  235  |  236  |  237  |  238  |  239  |  240  |  241  |  242  |  243  |  244  |  245  |  246  |  247  |  248  |  249  |  250  |  251  |  252  |  253  |  254  |  255  |  256  |  257  |  258  |  259  |  260  |  261  |  262  |  263  |  264  |  265  |  266  |  267  |  268  |  269  |  270  |  271  |  272  |  273  |  274  |  275  |  276  |  277  |  278  |  279  |  280  |  281  |  282  |  283  |  284  |  285  |  286  |  287  |  288  |  289  |  290  |  291  |  292  |  293  |  294  |  295  |  296  |  297  |  298  |  299  |  300  |  301  |  302  |  303  |  304  |  305  |  306  |  307  |  308  |  309  |  310  |  311  |  312  |  313  |  314  |  315  |  316  |  317  |  318  |  319  |  320  |  321  |  322  |  323  |  324  |  325  |  326  |  327  |  328  |  329  |  330  |  331  |  332  |  333  |  334  |  335  |  336  |  337  |  338  |  339  |  340  |  341  |  342  |  343  |  344  |  345  |  346  |  347  |  348  |  349  |  350  |  351  |  352  |  353  |  354  |  355  |  356 | NEXT
Copyright NOTCOT INC 2005-2019 - Privacy Policy - Work In Progress! Please be nice!