8 Days in 100 Instagrams! Alberta, Canada: from the border to Waterton to Calgary to Canmore to Banff to Jasper to Beakerhead to Drumheller and more... the moments that excited me in real time in one big scroll!
Hotel Arts, Calgary makes the most artistic fruit + chocolate welcome treats! They also spoil your dog (biscotti, dog bed, + toy!)... and their newly redone interiors include some amazing design details - love the lamp/dressers!
Inspiration: Glacier Water BLUES ~ are unlike any blues i've ever seen. Exploring Banff and Jasper in Alberta, these amazing colors made us stop at every lake, creek, waterfall we could fit in. A new favorite color perhaps?
Beakerhead 2014 Calgary, Alberta - A smash up of art, science, and engineering! We experienced a discoball on a crane, an inflatable living room, interactive/3D printed Absolut installations, a rideable hippo, a flame shooting octopus and more…
The ANIMALS in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canda! We saw Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep (the horns!), Elk (unbelievable rack), Mountain Goats (babies!), Black Bears (cubs!), Canadian Geese, and some monster crows.
Sunwapta Falls in Jasper National Park, Alberta, Canada. That glacier blue water rushes down with such force around the island, down the drop off, and around the bend. See tiny Shawn + Bucky for scale! Also amazing tree roots!
The 'Adcetris' ball machine sculpture by Creative Machines depicts the journey of the antibody drug conjugate (ADC) through the bloodstream, its binding with a cell-surface receptor, and how it enters a cell to attack the cancer.
Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. WOW. I still can't believe the blue color of the glacier lake water. And the chipmunks are so friendly they even come right up to dogs. Beyond breathtaking!!!
Mount Engadine Lodge by the Spray Lakes in Alberta is MAGICAL! This swiss inspired chalet treats you like family, feeds you well, and isn't joking about the abundance of moose/wildlife sightings... and the perfect place to get snowed in.
Canmore, Alberta is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots so far. Especially their Quarry Lake Park with the Off Leash Dog Park. Look at the VIEWS. Amazing both in sun and snow... and such nice people and fun big dogs each time we go.
The Uncommons store in Calgary, Alberta. A must stop, i'm blown away by how much good local design is there in addition to a lot of NOTCOT favorites. Fun art, edibles, accessories, gifts, and more. See what caught my eye.
Inspiration exploring from LA to Yellowstone National Park to roadside bison to cocktail pasties to Glacier National Park to camping at Bowman Lake and cruising the magnificent Getting To The Sun Road... and everything in between!
Impossible. Despite the deep and complex chemistry of analog instant film, with new meaning, it has returned to our lives. Turning light into images, if not ingenious, is then the simple joy of watching magic develop.
The NOTFZJ80, Bucky, Shawn, and I are headed north to Alberta, Canada! to follow in real time, see the NOTlabs Instagram. So far thru NV, AZ, UT, ID, MT, WY, and now we’re back in Montana and heading up into Glacier National Park…
Chicago to Iron Mountain, MI - Quick weekend road trip for a wedding in the woods and getting inspired (and well fed) at Longman & Eagle and Honey Pie, trying a Yooper Pasty, finding Witch's Butter, deer, bunnies, and more...
NOTFZJ80 Project: Test Trip, Big Bear Part II - testing out the car off roading! From paved roads to dirt paths to more extreme rocky climbs, we put the Land Cruiser through the Forest Service Roads to see how it handles...
NOTFZJ80 Project: Test Trip, Big Bear! First part is testing out camping. From popping the rooftop tent, annex, and awning, to cooking a few meals and curling up under the stars we explore dispersed and yellow post camping.
Worst Idea Ever, Dude. Residing in a country with almost no waves and terrible weather, it seemed like an almost impossible dream, when Mathias, Bo and Simon decided to create the surf brand Oh Dawn in 2011. This is their story.
NOTFZJ80 Project: Part IV! It's back from the shop = new brakes, suspension, rear bumper, etc. And we've gotten the awning up, annex under the rooftop tent, snorkel drilled in, 20,000 lumen LED light bar up and rear bumper filled!