Les Merveilleuses De Ladurée is coming according to Fashion Press ~ yes. That Ladurée. The famous french macaron maker is branching out in to cosmetics. These will only be available in Japan, and are in collaboration with Albion Cosmetics ~ the collection will include blushes, foundations, and lip colors inspired by their sweets. Take a peek at the upcoming collection on the next page!
Been spending the start of the year setting up NOTlabs, so apologies for the quiet 2012 so far! Before we rush ahead into what 2012 has to offer ~ here’s a quick look back at 2011 in 100 of the top of NOTCOT.org ~ click the little pics to see the posts!
This was too pretty not to post when i was playing with our old posts ~ even reducing NotVentures post images to tiny tiles ~ all together they still make me want to escape to a tropical beach or go climb a mountain or wander a forest… click the tiny pics to take a peek at some of 2011’s most popular posts! I can’t wait to see where 2012 will take us!
Hard to believe 2011 is already coming to a close ~ as we gear up to celebrate the start of 2012, here are 100 cocktails and other tempting Liqurious posts from 2011! Perfect inspiration for what to sip and serve on New Year’s Eve! Happy nearly 2012! Click the little pics to explore!
Theses beautiful Fulton’s Clip Joint Playing Cards designed by Brad Fulton arrived from Dan and Dave’s. Take a peek at this video to get into the mood and world they evoke… The details on the box are stunning ~ and the joker cats will mesmerize you.
“Fulton’s Clip Joint Playing Cards celebrate our fascination with cinema, history, and the art of the grift. Taking inspiration from vintage Los Angeles and Film Noir, Fulton’s captures a time and place where men were men, women were dames, and the next deal could be your last. These limited edition playing cards feature original artwork by Dan Phillips and are beautifully encased in a linen box with embossed ornaments and foil stamping.”
See close-ups on the next page! (As well as a peek at the uncut sheet!)
It’s as if my Moncler jacket got eaten by my Rimowa suitcase… and somehow fused into a strange luxurious chimera of sorts… It doesn’t look the most functional ~ yet i can’t stop staring. And wondering what else it would transform into if we fed it some other branded goodness… my Macbook Air perhaps? Or Louboutins?
Here’s how Moncler describes it on their site: Rimowa x Moncler Go On Holiday “Moncler is travelling - with the new Moncler Rimowa costumized suitcase. The German travel case producer completely reinterpreted its classic cabin trolley ‘Classic flight’. The result is a light and functional case, essential in its design, versatile in its usage possibilities. Ultraresistant, chrome-plated aircraft aluminium exterior including a brushed Moncler logo, padded handles and a special Moncler address tag.The Moncler trolley comes with typical padded black laqué interior including a unique set of soft accessories: shoe bag, laundry bag, utility bag and a small beauty case. Roomy, handy and compact. Perfect, in its dimensions, as air travel hand luggage and with two TSA combination locks. The world of Moncler in a trolley case.”
See more images of the new suitcase on the next page. The soft accessory bags are tempting…
On holiday cards too good not to share ~ here’s one that just came from Division of ~ “a multi-disciplinary creative agency based in NYC.” The card reads “The peace, love, and joy we wish you this holiday season is immeasurable. Here’s a ruler for everything else.” Love the laser cut acrylic ruler and the letterpressed card (pressed by Dolce Press) it aligns so perfectly with for stencil commentary! Take a peek at the fun on the next page!
Leave it to the packaging geniuses at London/NY based Stranger & Stranger to manage to bottle up Holiday Spirit! Remember last year’s absolutely stunning No 12. Christmas Absinthe? (And they are also the design masterminds behind packaging like the Kraken!) This year they’ve taken to Spirit No. 13 ~ in proper brown bagged style, rubber band and all… and the ads are hilarious. And that’s before you even get in to the very detailed apothecary styled label inside! Take a look at all of the amazing details on the next page…
Windows for your pets, Matryoshka dolls and bioluminescent sea creatures all feature in this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org roundup. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.
I’ve never been sent a mountain in a box before. And amazingly, the creative folks at Eleven Inc. have attempted to do just this. Sun Valley, Idaho ~ in a box! “Maybe not all of it, but damn close… The films are on a flash drive tucked into a piece of wood. Beyond that we threw in everything short of bullets and bourbon (and only left them out for legal reasons).” Fun, right? In the wooden box is a carabiner, fly, bowling scorecard, leather bound mini book, postcards, and “fire on demand” (aka matches)… all on top of the burlap sack lining. It’s adorable, and a fun selection of objects to get your wanderlust going, and popping the wooden usb key into the computer unleashes a bunch of films and stories of the world of Sun Valley. Take a peek on the next page to see the curated items in the box as well as some of the films!
I’m not sure which part is more fun right now ~ the idea of a Pancake Plate (where, of course, the syrup flows down the slope into its special syrup reservoir to avoid over soaked pancakes!) or the Pirate Chef logo by John Wye, who designed the pancake plates. I could have used these when tackling these pigs in a blanket at the UncommonGoods exclusive ~ bummer that there aren’t any with the Pirate Chef logo on them ~ see more details (and other pirate chef goodness) on the next page!
AMAZING. It’s Christmas night, and i’m happily curled up, jetlagged, listening to music and browsing hundreds of vintage travel posters… and they are incredibly inspiring. Something about the mystery and wonder and playfulness they imply can’t be replaced by a photograph. They are filled with possibilities… i just browsed through all of the Boston Public Library Print Dept’s set and you can see my favorites on the next page!
Here it is ~ our FINAL NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway of 2011 ~ #30! And this one is from super local Los Angeles based Ignoble Bags ~ who is giving away their limited edition (only 325 of each made, and now out of stock!) Alternate Future Collection duo of bags: the Stilwin Seedpod Backpack, a sleek, compact daypack, and the Wonderly Canister Rucksack, a full featured, high capacity travel bag. “IGNOBLE Alternate Future bags emphasize unique, shape-driven design, clean aesthetics, and unobtrusive, function-centric features. Each Alternate Future release is conceived as an exploration of the characteristics that define a backpack. The results are a demonstration of how adjusting a small number of variables yields seemingly infinite possibilities.”
Fun facts ~ i love that Ignoble Bags only does black bags. They are self described as “a men’s brand focused on style-conscious, thoughtfully designed black backpacks.” Founded in 2009 by two brothers in LA “with shared passions for black fabric and intelligent design” ~ and all of their bags are “made in the U.S.A., hand assembled in small runs by a military-grade soft goods production facility.” And they feel amazing, great little details (like leather zipper pulls!), perfectly placed pockets, and a ruggedly sleek look that works from crazy travel adventures to urban errand running…
For a chance to win the Alternate Future Collection from Ignoble Bags, leave a comment with how you imagine your alternate future before midnight PST on Dec 29th, 2011 and we’ll notify the winner by email!
CONGRATS to our winner Greg in Burnaby, BC, Canada!
Ok foodies ~ this is one huge pile of food turned toys being given away by Kidrobot for our penultimate holiday giveaway! This insane set of YUMMYness contains 24” Yummy Pizza Plush, a 9” Yummy Pink Edition Cupcake Plush, a 13” Yummy Ice Cream Sandwich Plush, a 12” Yummy Brown Edition Donut Plush, five Yummy Dessert Keychains, and five Yummy Donut Enamel Zipper Pulls… it could instantly transform your play room, living room, kitchen, office, etc into quite the plushy/toy filled playground of sweets!
For a chance to win a YUMMY Set containing 24” Yummy Pizza Plush, a 9” Yummy Pink Edition Cupcake Plush, a 13” Yummy Ice Cream Sandwich Plush, a 12” Yummy Brown Edition Donut Plush, five Yummy Dessert Keychains, and five Yummy Donut Enamel Zipper Pulls from Kidrobot, leave a comment with your favorite sweet indulgence before midnight PST on Dec 28th, 2011 and we’ll notify the winner by email! You’ve got to see the pics on the next page for a sense of scale ~ the plushies are definitely bigger than i expected… and a coupon is waiting for you there as well!
CONGRATS to our winner Lea in Courtland, CA!