NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #19 is here from our friends at Design Within Reach! With so many lustworthy design icons for every part of your home, as well as new designs perfect for gifting, there’s lots to browse! And this season i’ve been loving the Kaleido Trays by Clara von Zweigbergk for Hay. “Perfect for gifting, this hand-picked set comprises three extra-small trays in red, brown and mint, two small trays in yellow and apricot, one medium tray in aubergine and one extra-large tray in grey.” These fun powder coated steel trays are modular, stackable, nestable, and ready for just about anything, from a tray to collect your bits and bobs, to serving trays, to simply decorative splashes of color and more!
THE GOODS: A set of seven Kaleido Trays by Clara von Zweigbergk for Hay.
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing what you would put in the trays by 12/16 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See more details and a video on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Miyon in Elliniko, Greece!
This week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org includes Isaac Newton vs. Rube Goldberg, a kindergarten in an airplane, and both parrots and dogs that drive! To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #18: wejetset! I must say, from the beginning, wejetset has always been amazing with outfitting NOTCOTters with everything they need for an adventure. This year you have the chance to win all you need from rolling luggage to backpack to toothbrush, plug adapters, headphones, notebooks and more! So the real question is… where would you go?
THE GOODS: A bundle consisting of Hideo tarp luggage, Qwstion washed grey backpack, Aiaiai track headphones, Field Notes notebooks (pack of 3), Ohso travel toothbrush, flat pack universal travel plug, and Baggu packing aid.
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing where you would take off to with this bundle by 12/15 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
Check out close ups of the bundle as well as a coupon to help with your holiday shopping on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Omar in Brooklyn, NY!
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #17 comes from our old friends at A+R (if you’re in or passing through LA, you have to go check out their new store on La Brea! It’s huge!) For this year’s giveaway, they are giving one lucky winner, a new Vers 1Q wooden bluetooth cube of a speaker. This fun little speaker has a great origin story… have you seen its kickstarter? To continue their line of wooden speakers, Vers turned to kickstarter, and when looking for $10,000 in backing, they ended up with nearly $200,000! And one of the fun bonses, is that with the kickstarted, project, you can see peeks behind the scenes of the production process!
THE GOODS: A Vers 1Q Bluetooth Sound System
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing your favorite crowdfunded project (i.e. kickstarter, indiegogo, etc) by 12/14 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See more pics and a coupon on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Christi in Tulsa, OK!
For NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #16 - 5 winners will get their pick of the fun Blik x Carnovsky wall stickers that are quite a trip. Each sticker comes with three colored glasses - red, blue, and green - and when you look at the stickers through them, these animal mandalas come to life, each color exposing a different group of creatures. You’ve seen ours on the ceiling around a pendant light… it’s such a fun splash of color to the room! Duo Francesco Rugi and Silvia Quintanilla out of Milan are behind Carnovsky!
THE GOODS: Each our five winners can choose Carnovsky sticker of their choice.
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing where you’d put a Blik x Carnovsky sticker by 12/13 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See more details and a coupon on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Cody in Hastings, MN, William in Los Angeles, CA, Kyra in Hawthorne, CA, Shane in Des Moines, IA, and Andrea in Palatine, IL!
Wishing i were in Chicago tonight! The Rotofugi opening looks awesome - Shag’s Goin’ Places toy release and art exhibit have a dozen amazing Shag Skeletons (with pets and drinks) in classic cars! They are making me swoon… (and of course they all got reserved within moments) The cars in the line up? Rolls, XKE, Beetle, Roadster, Lead Sled, Flairbird, Citroen, Nine Eleven, Avanti, Vette, Morgan, and Benz. Take a peek at all of the cars and the show on the next page!
Ooooh this is a fun one! NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #15 is from our friends at Upper Playground - i’ve loved their goods, artists, and walrus for ages, and lived a few blocks from them in lower haight years ago… it’s always fun to check out the murals, artwork, and endless variety of tshirts they have! So for the super bundle, you have a chance to win Jeremy Fish Skin & Bones Dominoes, Upper Playground: Up 10 Years Book, Jeremy Fish Wisdome Patch Hoodie, Upper Playground x Blik Sam Flores Costumes decals, and a t-shirt of your choice!
THE GOODS: A bundle including Jeremy Fish Skin & Bones Dominoes Set, Upper Playground: Up 10 Years Book, Jeremy Fish Wisdome Patch Hoodie, Upper Playground x Blik Sam Flores Costumes wall stickers, and a t-shirt of your choice!
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing your favorite piece of street art (links to pics are welcome!) by 12/12 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
More pics and details on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to David in Cincinnati, OH!
Vietnamese games, horseback-riding services in London and a gourmet guide to food in Mexico all feature in this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each destination, click on its individual image.
Joey Roth will always be the first NOTCOT reader i ever met in person - and that was probably around 6 years ago in NY. From our posts about his work back in 2005 to the big Sorapot launch in 2008 and such precise, beautiful products since… this year he is generously giving two winners awesome prizes! The first winner will receive a pair planters (one terracotta and one gray) - these planters are easy to water, and will pull the water as they need them (thus, great for travelers or absent minded plant owners). The second winner will receive a super bundle of his ceramic speakers and subwoofer! Joey’s iconic speakers have been updated this year by the addition of a stunning ceramic subwoofer!
TO WIN: Musical green thumbs, leave a comment here sharing the song you think plants will love to grow to by 12/11 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See more pictures on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Patrick in Costa Mesa, CA and Amanda in Toronto, ON!
I think it’s impossible not to find a delightful surprise for anyone on your list at Uncommon Goods. They really have such a variety of awesome stuff, it’s hard to sift through it all at times (but i usually start with the This Just In section!) - so for this giveaway, we’ve created a fun bundle that you can easily share/regift if you win… OR keep it all for yourself, decking out your place, keeping hydrated, feeding the birds, throwing a molecular mixology mojito party while growing your own greens, pinning where you’ve been and/or want to go on the cork map, playing with marble tracks on the fridge, punching your own guitar picks, corkcicle-ing the wine, and so much more…
THE GOODS: A bundle including a Cork Map, Molecular Mixology Mojito Kit, Footed Bowl, Eau Good Water Bottle, Micro Green Veggie Kit, Soda Bottle Bird Feeder, Pick Punch, Corkcicle, Extreme Stunt Wall Coaster, and Salts of the world test tubes.
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing what you’re stuffing stockings with this year by 12/10 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See all of the goodies you can win in more detail on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Eric in Syracuse, NY!
Just spotted this Built NY Origami Wine Tote over at Crate and Barrel. “Its unique folds aren’t just visually-appealing—they actually help safeguard your bottle from bumps in the road. This wine carrier also compresses flat and secures with handle for compact storage. Each Origami Wine Tote comes with a to/from tag so it needs no wrapping to make a great presentation.” It reminds me of the Veuve Clicquot Clicq’Up Origami Ice Bucket that collapses so nicely… This tote comes in Wine Tote and Champagne Tote - the perfect reusable gift bag! See more pics on the next page…
Holiday Giveaway #12! Our friends at Incase have come up with another stellar bundle of goodies for you guys this year! This time filled with tons of black and white travel goodness - Duffel, Sonic headphones in white, Heathered Protective Sleeve for MacBook (13” or 15”), Origami Jacket for the iPad, and Pro Slider Case for the iPhone 5. Everything you need for your teched out adventures! The duffel is part of their stunning new EO Travel Collection - my favorites are definitely the Duffel and Hardshell Roller! Take a look at all of these and more Incase goods on their site.
THE GOODS: An entire black and white themed Travel Prize Pack containing a Duffel, Sonic headphones in white, Heathered Protective Sleeve for MacBook (13” or 15”), Origami Jacket for the iPad, and Pro Slider Case for the iPhone 5.
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing where you’d head with this Travel Bundle by 12/9 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See more details about the goodies as well as a coupon on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Marc in Stoneham, MA!
Phew* today we’re getting double NOTCOT Holiday Giveaways since a major installation we NOTlabs was working on disappeared my last few days! But today’s two are especially awesome! First up we have QOOQ! Have you heard about this kitchen proofed (think splash proof mineral slab, protected wiring, slip proof legs, etc), French made, Linux based tablet focused on changing the way you COOK? It comes with 1000 recipes included (and a subscription will allow you to buy/download more) from top chefs, all types of food, and walk through videos to really show you how to execute them. Fascinatingly, it even allows you to do menu planning and it will help create a shopping list (organized by aisle apparently) - or on the flip side, tell it what you have in the fridge, and it will tell you what you can make!
As for the specs - it has a 10.1” capacitive TFT LCD touch screen, is 10.63”x6.3”x0.9”, weights in at 1.8 lbs, with a ARM Cortex A9 Dual core 1 Ghz, 8GB, runs on Linux/QT, has wifi and ethernet as well as an SD slot and USB, speakers, and a rechargeable battery. And beyond cooking - you can still browse, check email, play music, look at pictures, and all the usual stuff…
THE GOODS: The winner will receive a QOOQ Tablet (English version) and a 3 months subscription to QOOQ to download recipes.
TO WIN: Leave a comment here telling us what you’ve always wanted to learn to cook (but perhaps been too scared to try?) by 12/9 midnight PST for a chance to win. Winner will be notified by email.
See more details of the QOOQ as well as video to see it in action on the next page!
CONGRATS to Diana in Chatsworth, CA!