*NOTCOT in design -

COLOUR ONE for MINI by Scholten & Baijings

mini1.jpg On completely awe inspiring emails that just arrived ~ Serina just sent over an overwhelming number of awesome pictures of the installation and making of the COLOUR ONE for MINI installation by Scholten & Baijings that is currently running in Milan as part of design week. “This work by the internationally renowned Dutch design duo explores the design of a MINI One by examining its composition down to the smallest details and, in so doing, dissecting the design process per se. The upshot is a thought-provoking and inspiring new interpretation that draws on the familiar stylistic devices of Scholten & Baijings - colour and material - to query the rules of automotive design and shed new light on them.” The installation and process looks beautiful ~ see more on the next page!

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*NOTCOT in wearable -

Hippy Tree

hippytree0.jpg On fun inspiration discovered at Adventure 16 ~ with a fun display with art and stickers and pins around a bunch of fun graphic tees, board shorts, hoodies and more… HIPPY TREE!!! And they are super local, right out of socal! Take a peek at more of the fun designs i love on the next page ~ i love their octopus! (And how cute are their sticker packs?)

p.s. Not sure if their webstore is having problems, but tried to place an order and it threw some errors… waiting to see if it gets sorted out!

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*NOTCOT in travel - 04.14.12 -

NotVentures Roundup

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Festivals of flowers, treetop resorts and incredible hotel libraries are all part of this week’s roundup from NotVentures. Find out more about each destination by clicking on its individual image.

*NOTCOT in food+drink -

Stanley Nineteen13 1-Handed Water Bottle

stan1.jpg There seems to be an endless assortment of water bottle designs… and while i’ve played with everything from traditional Nalgenes and Camelbaks to KORs and Bobbles… i’ve yet to find the right bottle… until perhaps this Stanley Nineteen13 1-Handed Water Bottle. The design details of the whole Stanley Nineteen13 Collection is a nice modern twist on sleek metallic containers and canisters. The 1-handed water bottle in particular has a simple push button spout which can be drunk from 360 degrees, a nice rubbery ring and loop to attach to a bag, etc ~ and it even fits in bike cages and car cup holders. Take a peek at the water bottle details on the next page!

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*NOTCOT in food+drink - 04.12.12 -

Tasteologie + Liqurious Roundup

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Easter egg brownies, tactical bacon and coconut raspberry mojito jello shooters are all part of this week’s delectable roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

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A Dickensian Dinner For Two with Hendrick’s Gin and the Young Turks

maintenbell.jpg The latest culinary adventure from our resident zoologist and London-based editor, Justine Aw. I never knew i needed tea cups with wine glass stems until now… see what she has to share about her adventure below!

Last night we were invited to a delectable feast of most unusual nibbles and tipples at the pop-up Dickensian dining room above the Ten Bells pub overlooking Old Spitalfields Market in East London. The feast was brought to us by Hendrick’s and The Young Turks, a culinary collective of James Lowe, Isaac Mchale and Ben Greeno. See more photos of the delightful pop-up dining room and our sumptuous meal and cocktails on the next page.

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*NOTCOT in nature -

Behind the Scenes at the Horniman Museum

mainhorn.jpg The latest dose of natural inspiration from our resident zoologist and London-based editor, Justine Aw.

I am privileged to give you a glimpse behind the scenes at the Horniman Museum. I’ve been volunteering behind the scenes with the Horniman’s natural history department for the better part of a year now and never cease to be amazed by the depth of the collections that extends far beyond the specimens on display to the public.

For those not familiar with the museum, the Horniman is a true South London gem that combines stunning gardens with an outstanding range of collections including anthropological artifacts, musical instruments, natural history collection and aquarium. Though it seems to be missed off the typical London museum list, it’s definitely worth a trip south of the river. Where else can you find so many incredible collections under one (architecturally gorgeous) roof? But I digress! today’s look at the Horniman isn’t about the parts typically on display to the public (though you should definitely check them out). instead, it’s a glimpse at the Horniman’s off-site Study Collections Centre, which is only occasionally open to members of the public during tours, but a place I’m lucky enough to get to work! Take a peek through loads of pictures behind the scenes on the next page!

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*NOTCOT in design - 04.10.12 -

NOTCOT.org Roundup

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Dogs with monocles, ants in a scanner and a water drop for a macro lens are all part of this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*NOTCOT in tech - 04.09.12 -

Incase DSLR Sling Pack Camera Bags

camera0.jpg The perfect camera bag is hard to find. I even have categories of them ~ functional for travel (hand carry and/or check in) ~ perfect incognito bag (usually a big purse!) Lately i’ve been needing a good solution for the travel/hand carry side of things. Something padded to carry my usual amount of tech and basic purse essentials when paired with a roller carry-on for quick (or efficiently packed) trips. Intrigued by the Incase Camera Collection, i was also overwhelmed and baffled by the sizing and options… when narrowing it down, most alluring were the DSLR Sling Pack and DSLR Pro Sling Pack. But was the Sling big enough? Was the Pro Sling too big? The pictures on the site were hard to decipher for sure… SO ~ the kind folks at Incase sent both over for me to compare and share! Take a peek at the sizes and how they seem as i cram things into them on the next page!

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*NOTCOT in food+drink - 04.08.12 -

Happy Easter: Skittles Easter Eggs!

skittles0.jpg What’s more appropriate on Easter than ~ Easter Eggs? Of all kinds… Skittles just sent over a fun Easter basket full of Skittles and a teaser of Digital Easter Eggs hidden amongst their hilarious (and slightly creepy) “Skittles Touch” videos on youtube. See a peek at the hidden easter eggs to be found on the next page…

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NotVentures Roundup

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Discover top spots for high tea in London, exploring the diverse habitats of Chile and the picturesque town center of Bodrum with this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*NOTCOT in design - 04.05.12 -

Dunlop Tortex Pick Stickers

tortex1.jpg Tortex picks have been my favorite since long before i strummed a guitar. When the nice men at guitar stores would find me wandering around waiting for my dad and staring at all the picks and offer me one, i always picked Tortex. The turtle logo is just adorable! And that nice matte feel… and fun colors!

Well apparently Jim Dunlop Tortex Picks are turning 30 this year, and Lovely Package has some awesome picture of the new packaging that highlights the logo and turns it into a sticker! Take a peek at more pics on the next page as well as a fun “Tortex: More Than A Pick” video!

p.s. Have you see this packaging in person yet? I want to find some!

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*NOTCOT in tech - 04.04.12 -

TaylorMade R11S and RocketBallz

taylormade0.jpg I have to admit it’s been a while since i’ve swung some golf clubs… but a recent turn of events seem to have me landing at the driving range/golf course more! As i catch up on what else is new in the golf world, naturally the design/technology advances have been catching my eye… TaylorMade just sent over their fully customizable R11S driver and hilariously named RocketBallz metal woods. Both clubs have a beautifully bright matte white club head, and with the provided torx key you can adjust the Loft (with Flight Control Tech), Face Angle (with Adjustable Sole Plate Tech), and Flight Path (with Movable Weight Tech) of the R11S driver. Take a peek at the design details (and the R11S’ little skull) as well as a video on the naming of Rocketballz on the next page!

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Tasteologie + Liqurious Roundup

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Watermelon kegs, Blue Persian Salt Caramel Sauce and art in food waste are all part of this week’s roundup from Tasteologie and Liqurious. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.

*NOTCOT in nature - 04.03.12 -

Animal Inside Out at the NHM with Body Worlds

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The latest dose of natural inspiration from our resident zoologist and London-based editor, Justine Aw.

As soon as we heard about a new exhibition that would bring Body Worlds to animals, I knew we had to see what the fuss was all about. This morning we had our chance to check out Animal Inside Out, the awesome new temporary exhibit at the Waterhouse Gallery of the Natural History Museum in London that gives visitors a look beneath the skin of some of nature’s most spectacular animals. The exhibition is adapted from Gunther von Hagens’ Body Worlds and jointly presented by Body Worlds and the Natural History Museum. More photos of the exhibit and more details on how plastination works on the next page!

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