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Joshua Targownik

reformschool1.jpgJoshua Targownik has left me speechless. This guy emails in saying "I am a professional photographer who shoots products for Reform School. I recently shot the exterior and interior for Los Angeles Magazine. Take a look and see if you'd like to use a better image for your post." (referring to NOTCOT.org #6732)... and at first i'm thinking, wow, no one's ever really written in to suggest a better picture before, and first thing in my mind is "uh oh, i wonder if the picture up is REALLY bad!" OR... "maybe this guys images are better,... or he just wants us to look at his portfolio?" YES i'm a bit jaded these days, people send some weird stuff to try and get written about ~ some are quite shameless. BUT. Joshua Targownik's images are GORGEOUS. Reform School looks like this picture perfect dollhouse filled with goodness. And instead of trying to justify why i'm posting them, even though Reform School is already linked on .org... well look how pretty he made it? I couldn't help myself? The images are so inspiring. So, i'm thinking... next time we need to shoot things in LA, we may have to call up Joshua and beg him to help us look pretty.

Also the Reform School's redesign is really beautiful in that playful collagey way that we love so much ~ so thrown a screenshot of that below as well. And it figures that it was designed by ALSO ~ who also did Design*Sponge's new site and all the Busy Beaver stuff i love.

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View At...

View At... is an incredible collection of panaoramic/google map mashups that JuanK just shared over at NOTCOT.org. And they are breathtaking... suddenly feeling the travel bug again, and just clicking through these (with their great ability to navigate and float through these worlds), i almost feel like i'm an arm chair traveler bouncing across the globe. As you can see, you can even embed them... so click and drag to explore Collioure - Chapelle St Vincent: "Famous as one of the most beautiful village in France, Collioure welcomed Van Gogh and Matisse who enjoyed the light and the colors of this place." A few more random screenshots and panoramas i love below, but for the full experience, you must go see View At.org. Also try clicking the full screen icon on any of these panoramas, they will be a nice little escape between all the working... also don't forget to tilt up and down, not just left and right... (i.e. you can see the feet and the tip of the eiffel tower below!)

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*notcot in tech - 22 Notes

Camera Bag?

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Question of the day i'm posing to all readers: What camera bag do you use for your dSLR? The reason i ask? I got a new lens for my "much overdue for an upgrade to the 40d" digi-rebel, and it got me hunting again for camera bags. What IS the nicest, most elegantly designed camera bag? I couldn't find any. I went through every camera store online, and then the brands official sites from there, and even trailed around through all the randomness on amazon. The nicest looking options really are going the messenger bag route which moves you away from screaming "there's a camera in here" slightly. But the issue i'm having is, i want the protection for the body and lens, but i dont want to have to sacrifice needing to schlep yet another bulky thing around (usually i've just been sticking it in whatever purses i have that it barely fits in). So i'm curious what you use or recommend?

My solution of the moment is my Botkier Bryant "Camera bag" Satchel. just wide enough to fit it nicely (as well as all the other contents of my purse, which usually include my smaller digicam and huge wallet, etc)... and i'm thinking of making a light foam insert for the bottom and around the lens. So i'm just curious, am i the only one who doesn't treat my dslr with the loving care i know it deserves and just sticks it in my purses? Isn't it about time someone designs some bags for those of us who take our camera everywhere with us, but don't want the hardcore photographer look? (I'm no photographer, but i do love taking the random snapshots at gallery openings and such for here) Ok i'm done griping... time for solutions!

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*notcot in tech - 4 Notes

Bubblescope

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Bubblescope... bringing the 360 degree omni cam into the hands of any and everyone! This on brings me back to my UCSD HCI Lab days, where we had our omnicam strapped to the top of Infiniti Q45, capturing 360 degree video data of subjects' drives... which were then used to process lane changes, driving behaviors, etc etc... fascinating stuff, naturally i was amused with watching the circular video footage both in circle form and after you stretch them back to normal.

But enough about that, the Bubblescope!= was over on Josh Spear and i hadn't had time to write about it until now (with all that iphone madness and what not)... Tom Lawton is turning this into a water bottle looking camera for everyone. Now we can ALL take 360 view images... its especially fun indoors as well as capturing vast expanses of fields, etc... really fun way to completely change your perspective of a space. Point and shoot panorama's anyone?

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*notcot in tech - 4 Notes

Canon TX1

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Introducing my latest tech impulse buy - welcome the Canon TX1 to my pile of purse gadgets. Still in NY for Design Week, but to be honest i've been completely spent mentally and physically... so today has been incessant posting and enjoying the hotel room, with a minor excursion - where on the way back i stopped by the legendary B&H which happens to be across the street. I've never been! And i was amazed and horrified with the crammed amount of technology and lines... it was like disneyland, with a line for EVERYTHING (to check in my bag, to talk to the digicam guys, then to pay, then to pick up the products, then to pick up my bag...) it felt like a super dense overly efficient fry's like technowonderland. And i've been quietly stalking and hoping to find a Canon TX1, which were supposed to be out this month, but no one has them! Even amazon is saying 1-3 weeks before shipping. So imagine my surprise when the guy behind the counter tells me he hasn't seen them yet, but will check. And they have 3! The clerk next to him says he just checked this morning and there are none... but NOW there are three. So i couldn't resist. (and yes, even the most serious of the B&H clerks were ready to drool over this incredible little piece of tech)

I don't think you understand till you play with this hybrid digital camera/video TX1... its about the size of the tiny elph cameras. It is 7.1 mgp for stills with 10x OPTICAL ZOOM... and it shoots HD video. and its new physical UI is a pleasure to use, and the automatic lens cap is brilliant. And rotating lcd (so no more purse scratches for me). Not to mention image stabilization, and up to ISO 1600. Now - if only i had managed to get this a few days ago, my purse would have been much lighter (been shooting with the Digital Rebel) - and there might have been some videos... well, there's still part of tomorrow left!

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*ShadeElaine in tech - 2 Notes

Lancaster Watch Camera

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We at NOTCOT love our tech and gadgets. We love Batman and James Bond because they're more or less just regular guys (however fictional... sigh) with awesome stuff. So what if they lived in, say, the 1880s? Perhaps they'd have this tiny pocket-watch camera (although it's actually a lady's watch... so maybe it's one for Batgirl?). For some reason this just totally amuses me to no end. I keep picturing two spies hanging out, and one has this super techy tiny digital camera with satellite link up or something, and the other one busts out this antique thing. But at the same time, I gotta say this looks beautiful and intriguing. I'm sure someone spent a lot of time making it, and someone spent a lot of money to acquire it... it recently sold at auction for £18,000!Via Boing Boing.

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*notcot in wearable - 6 Notes

Rasmus Mogensen

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This post goes out to RUGenius as an early bday card of sorts (she's turning the big 22 on thurs!) ~ and as the design loving, saver of animals, nearly phd having, fencer in my life... this fashion photo set by Rasmus Mogensen was too breathtaking not to feature. And there's something about swords ~ and fencing masks... dangerously playful perhaps?

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*notcot in playful - 1 Notes

Lomography Notebook

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The cult like world of Lomography ~ announces a notebook... and it looks great! (and no no don't compare it to moleskine already, since the elastic around is so standard these days, and its not as if they invented it)... there's something nice about a notebook that gives you your space to doodle and ruminate at will... yet also inspires you on every page with some little tips and tidbits and pictures. And everyone knows it can sometimes be hard to fill a notebook in one calendar year depending on your usage and how many you have... this one has calendars fro 2007-2010! As if they knew some of us like the plan ahead... as well as dialing codes and time zones, for us international types. Lomographic Notebook (more info and images below as well!)

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Leibovitz takes on Disney

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Breathtaking new ad campaign for Disney's Year of a Million Dreams', featuring photography by genius Annie Leibovitz, and Scarlett Johansson, Beyoncé, David Beckham, Lyle Lovett, and Oliver Platt. My favorite tagline "Where imagination saves the day." These photographs reignite my love of fairy tales, myths, fables ~ and are a great example of how universal these ideals are... who doesn't smile at the sight of them?

"Befitting a true princess, Johansson wears a stunning, one-of-a-kind Harry Winston tiara – a dazzling piece in platinum with more than 62 carats of sparkling diamonds and valued at $325,000. The dress worn by Johansson is a custom-made, Cinderella-inspired gown designed by Nicoletta Santoro." WOW. And when can you find these in print? "The campaign premieres as a special insert in the March issues of Vanity Fair, GQ, Vogue, W, The New Yorker, Conde Nast Traveler and Cookie."

Full images and a few behind the scenes shots below... and would you believe i first heard about this via Wii News Channel?

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Behind Kate Spade

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In light of all the foooood over at Tastespotting today, i've been both famished and inspired... especially in the photography realm. Often i find the most intriguing pieces to be the behind the scenes of catalog shoots, etc... take this Kate Spade set for example, the final shots are gorgeous! In a very surreal, retro, playful, glammed out sense... and then the behind the scenes shots manage to balance those same qualities, while adding another layer of realism to them. Basically, they just made me want to run out and take pictures... or start planning NOTed #2. (via love made visible)

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