Love the clean design and packaging of the D&A Guitar Stands and Wall Hangers! Their GigStands fold up sleekly to slip into a guys back pocket (they didn’t quite fit in mine), but when opened become a pop up guitar stand! There are two models, one for electrical, and a deeper one for acoustics. The way it opens and closes is brilliant! There are also two Guitar Hangers, one passive and one active. The the Grip Wall Hanger is the passive model which hangs elegantly. The active Headlock Wall Hanger is open when there is no guitar weight on it, but when you put the guitar down it auto-closes. There are thoughtful designs to all of the models, from great grip to keep your guitar pristine, as well as plate covers to cover the screws in the wall mounts. Take a peek at it all up close on the next page!
A LEGO Santa Claus mech, 3D printed Christmas cookies Martian crates and more this week at NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #34 is from Toy Boarders! Here’s a fun last minute stocking stuffer (or new year’s surprise! perfect to fit in crackers)… like the plastic little green soldiers of the past… only SKATEBOARDERS! And this fun series two even has a girl… and camera man… and more!
THE GOODS: 5 winners will receive a pack of Toy Boarders Series 2
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing your new year’s resolution by midnight 12/29 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See more pictures of all the goodies on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Rosie in Santa Monica, CA, Clare in Lafayette, CO, Ryan in Vancouver, BC, Angela in New Columbia, PA, Gary in Cornelius, NC.
Stranger & Stranger, you’ve outdone yourselves once again. Following their Holiday Spirits of the past few years, “to celebrate the year we broke out of our alcohol comfort zone and designed premium olive oils, fine foods, luxury luggage, and just plain crazy new stuff, we teamed up with the amazing Dan & Dave to create this, our Ultimate Deck.” And broke out of their alcohol they did! Previously, anyone who asked me for suggestions on alcohol packaging, i undoubtedly told them, Stranger & Stranger! Well it sounds like it has been quite the year for the incredible design group… and these cards (no surprise) are STUNNING, down to the tiniest of details! From the matte black magnetic box… to the velvety pouches… to the festive ambigram… to the seal on the deck… to the gilded edges of the deck… to the artwork adorning each card… it’s a magnificent deck of cards! And the quality is incredible, as are all Dan & Dave cards (like the awesome Fulton’s Clip Joint Playing Cards we wrote about previously)… take a peek at all the incredible details of Stranger & Stranger’s Ultimate Deck on the next page!
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #33 is from Oakley! They let you customize so much now ~ from glasses to bags to goggles and more! For this giveaway you have the chance to customize your own classic Oakley Frogskins! Choose the frame color, lens color, and lens text etching (you know, where they usually say the brand or polarized, you can put a message/name!) - as they say about them, “In pop culture, it was a time like no other. Ronald Regan was in the White House, “The Terminator” was in the box office, and Run-D.M.C. was in certified gold. It was also the time when Oakley created a one-of-a-kind sunglasses called Frogskins. We resurrected the original tooling from the early ’80s giving you a chance to own a piece of history.”
THE GOODS: Your own customized Oakley Frogskins!
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing your favorite thing from the 80s by midnight 12/26 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See more pictures of all the goodies on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Felicia in Austin, TX.
Wintry driving school, grand mosques in Brunei and the beaches of Rio all feature in this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #32 is here! And this time we have more goodness from Triple Aught Design! This bundle is like a Triple Aught Design starter set that is just as ready for your hardcore adventures as urban day to day life… in fact, Shawn is currently cooking us breakfast in his cozy Flux Hoodie as i write this! This bundle includes the ridiculously flattering and comfortable Flux Hoodie with mesh lining on the torso that’s like basketball short material, making it easy to slip on and off, and temperature regulating Merino wool throughout, all covered in a sleek abraision-resistant nylon shell of awesomeness that will hold up (unlike all those hoodies in your closet that break down to get comfy)… the Merino Scarf in a match-with-anything Charcoal Heather Grey to keep you cozy… there’s the fun K9 Velcro Patch, which when you think about it, is versatile beyond sticking just to jackets/bags (i personally love mine to mark cameras in my bag wrapped in Domke protective velcro wraps)… and lastly, there’s the Fisher Space Pen 400 TAD Edition, a pen icon that is known for withstanding just about ANYTHING… with its pressurized cartridge you can write upside down and anywhere (no bursting while traveling!) and it hides in its sleek portable tiny size, but opens into a full sized pen.
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing why you’re an urban adventurer by midnight 12/25 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See more pictures of all the goodies on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Rossi in Deland, FL.
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #31 is from Bittersweets NY! I always get a pang of nostalgia when it come’s to Bittersweets NY. I’ve been writing about the beautiful jewelry since 2006, and Robin was one of the first folks i met as NOTCOT was growing rapidly, and she helped open my eyes to so many things back then that seem like second nature now - so, thank you, Robin! And my Silver Sword necklace (yes, it’s a silver version of the plastic cocktail swords i’m sure you’re picturing) has helped me to never forget the beginning of all things NOTCOT and amazing people i’ve met along the way! It has also been one of the most asked about pieces i’ve worn… so, for a million different reasons, i’m so excited we’re giving one away to a lucky reader!
THE GOODS: A Silver Sword necklace with chain
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing an item that holds a special value to you by midnight 12/25 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
For your shopping pleasure, there’s also a coupon on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Jon in Northfield, IL!
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #30 is here from our close friends, super mom/dad, and entrepreneurs, Anna Corpron and Sean Auyeung. From their amazing design work (and awesome blog!) at Sub-Studio, to her jewelry line, Brevity, to their beautiful line of prints focused on art + charity, The Working Proof - i don’t know how they do it all! When she was setting up her NYIGF booth, we helped laser cut a bunch of wood frames for the display, so for this giveaway, we thought it would be fun to have a fun combo giveaway of Anna’s many talents! So here’s your chance to win the 24k Gold Aztec Necklace from Brevity and the Animal Medley, by bee things print from The Working Proof with a one of a kind laser cut decorative wood frame designed by Sub-Studio and made by our own NOTlabs!
THE GOODS: Brevity 24k gold-plated Aztec Necklace and Animal Medley, by bee things print from The Working Proof with a one of a kind laser cut decorative wood frame designed by Sub-Studio and made by our own NOTlabs!
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing what your dream job would be by midnight 12/24 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 Madoc in Murrieta, CA!
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #29 is from Geneva Sound Systems. I fell for these gorgeous, shiny sound systems when i first ran into them years ago in Copenhagen walking past a shop when the gloss of the red one pulled me into a shop… They are beautiful objects, and produce great sound! For this giveaway, two winners will get a super Special Gold Edition Model S. You can connect iPod/iPhone, use it as a digital radio, and even use it as your alarm clock. This little guy is the smallest true hi-fi system in the Geneva family, and features patented technology for true stereo imaging, wide frequency range and exceptional audio qualities. It includes the optional table stand as well as a remote control. With the iPhone/iPod you can also use the TouchLight controls instead of having to navigate on the iPhone itself.
THE GOODS: 2 winners will receive a Special Gold Edition Model S
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing your favorite song of the moment by midnight 12/24 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See more details on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Dave in Oconomowoc, WI!
Ooooh while i love all of the giveaways every year, there’s something about Fred & Friends that is always such a joy to shop through to create an awesome bundle for you guys! NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #28 is here from Fred & Friends, filled with more playful, cheeky, terribly useful goodies! You can clip books and chips and more with Gator Clips; check yourself (and what’s going on behind you) with the Sideview Mirror; chill drinks with adorable Abominable Ice Tray or the big octopus like Coolamari Tray; Everything… Is the new black pencils; these Sprout bookmarks are an adorable way to keep your place; who doesn’t love mustache finger sandwiches with the Crustache Crust Cutter; you can eat and play with the Drumstick Chopsticks; keep your cords in check with Great Balls of Wire; and every kitchen needs a good Whisked Off!
THE GOODS: A bundle consisting of Gator Clips, Sideview Mirror, Abominable Ice Tray, Coolamari Tray, Is the new black pencils, Sprout bookmarks, Crustache Crust Cutter, Drumstick Chopsticks, Great Balls of Wire and Whisked Off.
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing the silliest thing in your kitchen by midnight 12/23 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See all of the goodies up close on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Cianan in Atlanta, GA!
This post is presented by MasterCard. When they reached out to us about sharing some fun Grammy inspired posts, naturally, i turned to our NOTlabs director and music lover, Shawn Sims. First he shared a bit of what we’ve been listening to around the lab in our Winter Inspiration Mix. Now he’s got a bunch of inspiring music videos for us!
Whether its the toy octopus from Wax Tailor’s Time To Go, the never ending panorama shot in The Peach King’s Lonely, OK GO playing music with a car, or the cast of Fraggle Rock making a cameo for Ben Folds Five, there are plenty of surprises in these videos to keep you inspired. Some are simple animations and others highly detailed computer graphics. There are some videos that are shot beautifully and others are packed with high-tech wonders. Bell’s video for Chase No Face is an entire video of projection mapping onto the singers face using the Microsoft Kinect to sense movements and custom software that controls the graphics on her face. Take a look on the next page for all that and more, including dancing ghillie suit people!
This week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org includes cranberry wakeskating, baking cookies on an AMG, pencil sculptures and more. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #27 is from Photojojo! Perfect for all your unexpected photography needs - and lots of awesome stocking stuffers too! In this giveaway bundle we have a 4GB Eyefi that is perfect for posting/backing up your photos wirelessly from camera; an adorable the Cell Lens Pouch (pouch w/ three lenses) which are macro, wide angle, and super fish eye; the Easy Macro Lens Band is perfect for slipping over smart phones; a Seat Belt Camera Strap for your real camera; you can play on your fridge with Photoshop magnets; and a fun Light Paint Can to light write!
TO WIN: Leave a comment here sharing your favorite photography gadget by midnight 12/23 PST for a chance to win. Winner will be contacted via email.
See more details of the goodies and a coupon on the next page!
UPDATE: Congrats to Ethel in Portland, OR!