UCSD Researchers Create Living 'Neon Signs' Composed of Millions of Glowing Bacteria, E. coli 'biopixels'.

VIDEOUCSD Researchers Create Living 'Neon Signs' Composed of Millions of Glowing Bacteria, E. coli 'biopixels'.

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Here's a beautiful project to start your year from Stockholm-based photographic duo Inka Lindergård and Niclas Holmström.

Here's a beautiful project to start your year from Stockholm-based photographic duo Inka Lindergård and Niclas Holmström.

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Zadok Ben David's Blackfield installation at the Tel Aviv Museum consisting of a field of cut steel Victorian botanical illustrations.

VIDEOZadok Ben David's Blackfield installation at the Tel Aviv Museum consisting of a field of cut steel Victorian botanical illustrations.

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Paul Smith's The Isle Of Man Stamp Collection, a compendium of stamps and postcards to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games for the Isle of Man Post Office.

Paul Smith's The Isle Of Man Stamp Collection, a compendium of stamps and postcards to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic Games for the Isle of Man Post Office.

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Peter Zumthor's Steilneset Memorial in Vardø, Norway.

Peter Zumthor's Steilneset Memorial in Vardø, Norway.

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Almedahl's beautifully patterned Scandinavian textiles.

Almedahl's beautifully patterned Scandinavian textiles.

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Renault commissions a musician, a chef, a fashion designer and a product designer to give their take on the Twingo's interior.

Renault commissions a musician, a chef, a fashion designer and a product designer to give their take on the Twingo's interior.

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Beautiful Ice Typography installations by environmental artist Nicole Dextras. Their ephemeral quality emphasize the collective physical and psychological experience of flux and change.

Beautiful Ice Typography installations by environmental artist Nicole Dextras. Their ephemeral quality emphasize the collective physical and psychological experience of flux and change.

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Not Just A Label with NOUIO makes 3D (red/blue style) clothing...

Not Just A Label with NOUIO makes 3D (red/blue style) clothing...

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Karin Akesson Sweet Dreams Pillow cases - birdies say 'Tomorrow something wonderful will happen' and 'Tomorrow will be a great day'.

Karin Akesson Sweet Dreams Pillow cases - birdies say 'Tomorrow something wonderful will happen' and 'Tomorrow will be a great day'.

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Love the Girl told by Fabq.

Love the Girl told by Fabq.

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The 24 Hours of Nürburgring Experience is Drive TV's 1st video. See what really happens at the world's most grueling and epic sportscar endurance race.

VIDEOThe 24 Hours of Nürburgring Experience is Drive TV's 1st video. See what really happens at the world's most grueling and epic sportscar endurance race.

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3M Whiteboard Eraser for Permanent Markers and Whiteboards - these are amazing and magic eraser like ~ just saved my whiteboard (just add water!) from super old residue...

3M Whiteboard Eraser for Permanent Markers and Whiteboards - these are amazing and magic eraser like ~ just saved my whiteboard (just add water!) from super old residue...

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The Sugar House bar serves craft and classic cocktails to thirsty Detroiters.

VIDEOThe Sugar House bar serves craft and classic cocktails to thirsty Detroiters.

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The Joanneum Museum extension in Graz, Austria by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and eep architekt.

The Joanneum Museum extension in Graz, Austria by Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and eep architekt.

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Blinking City stencil. Pattern based on a collage of several Hutong neighbourhoods of Beijing, stenciled onto a wall of a dilapidated courtyard house in Xianyukou district, located in the core of the city.

Blinking City stencil. Pattern based on a collage of several Hutong neighbourhoods of Beijing, stenciled onto a wall of a dilapidated courtyard house in Xianyukou district, located in the core of the city.

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Teresa Wozniak's fun new year's resolution poster.

Teresa Wozniak's fun new year's resolution poster.

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Get a free Shepard Fairey #OCCUPY Sticker from the folks at Stickerobot.com

Get a free Shepard Fairey #OCCUPY Sticker from the folks at Stickerobot.com

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"Good Design is a tough Job" – Germany's graphic design agency Strichpunkt gives you 20 theses about good design in this absolutely gorgeous book.

"Good Design is a tough Job" – Germany's graphic design agency Strichpunkt gives you 20 theses about good design in this absolutely gorgeous book.

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Amazing custom Munny Set by Huck Gee for a private collector. Introducing the Sushi Chef and Octo Samurai. Makes me think of Andrew Bell's Sushis.

Amazing custom Munny Set by Huck Gee for a private collector. Introducing the Sushi Chef and Octo Samurai. Makes me think of Andrew Bell's Sushis.

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DesignBoom asks designers about their New Year's Resolutions!

DesignBoom asks designers about their New Year's Resolutions!

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On gallery shows to watch for ~ Thinkspace's ‘Picks of the Harvest 2012’ is coming March 3rd, and this teaser pic of Scott Listfield 'RV Dusk' is awesome!

On gallery shows to watch for ~ Thinkspace's ‘Picks of the Harvest 2012’ is coming March 3rd, and this teaser pic of Scott Listfield 'RV Dusk' is awesome!

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DAMN GOOD ADVICE (for people with talent!) - How to unleash your creative potential by america's master communicator. by George Lois looks like it should be a fun book.

DAMN GOOD ADVICE (for people with talent!) - How to unleash your creative potential by america's master communicator. by George Lois looks like it should be a fun book.

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Sounds intriguing: IKEA to switch from wooden palettes to cardboard ones!

Sounds intriguing: IKEA to switch from wooden palettes to cardboard ones!

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An ABC memory game with beautiful fonts. Play with your kids, and inspire them. No comic sans here!

An ABC memory game with beautiful fonts. Play with your kids, and inspire them. No comic sans here!

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A peek back at 2011 NOTCOT.org style in 100 of the most popular posts...

FEATUREDA peek back at 2011 NOTCOT.org style in 100 of the most popular posts...

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Daniel Bjugård designed this great pop-out and assemble greeting card/ornament for awesome watch makers, MB&F! Photoetched aluminium card where their battle-axe-shaped rotor transforms into a Christmas tree ball.

Daniel Bjugård designed this great pop-out and assemble greeting card/ornament for awesome watch makers, MB&F! Photoetched aluminium card where their battle-axe-shaped rotor transforms into a Christmas tree ball.

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WOW. Yayoi Kusama's Obliteration Room in the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane... a fully furnished COMPLETELY WHITE room... and then little kids are given thousands of colored dot stickers to go nuts with...

WOW. Yayoi Kusama's Obliteration Room in the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane... a fully furnished COMPLETELY WHITE room... and then little kids are given thousands of colored dot stickers to go nuts with...

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Elizabeth Frison's Furoshiki inspired bread packaging for Bread Kingdom.

Elizabeth Frison's Furoshiki inspired bread packaging for Bread Kingdom.

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Present&Correct's Cut Out Number Calendar.

Present&Correct's Cut Out Number Calendar.

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'Centre d’accueil du Pôle International de la Préhistoire' in Les Eyzies de Tayac by W-Architectures.

'Centre d’accueil du Pôle International de la Préhistoire' in Les Eyzies de Tayac by W-Architectures.

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Augmented Structures v1.1: Acoustic Formations / İstiklâl Caddesi. An interdisciplinary art and architecture project

Augmented Structures v1.1: Acoustic Formations / İstiklâl Caddesi. An interdisciplinary art and architecture project

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Parasite module for the spatial occupation - Parasite 2.0 Lab

Parasite module for the spatial occupation - Parasite 2.0 Lab

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Multifunctional lyinglandscape.

Multifunctional lyinglandscape.

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Incidence installation by Patrick Bérubé at Montreal's Gallerie SAS. Beautiful installation that looks like  just a small toy boat on the gallery floor until you notice that the wood has been modified to mirror the wake behind the ship.

Incidence installation by Patrick Bérubé at Montreal's Gallerie SAS. Beautiful installation that looks like just a small toy boat on the gallery floor until you notice that the wood has been modified to mirror the wake behind the ship.

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The Party Hat in art. 16 contemporary painters and sculptors, from Jeff Koons to Kathi Olivas, incorporate the party hat into their works.

The Party Hat in art. 16 contemporary painters and sculptors, from Jeff Koons to Kathi Olivas, incorporate the party hat into their works.

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Bubble in Paris, the new champagne bar in Hilton Arc de Triomphe hotel's garden.

Bubble in Paris, the new champagne bar in Hilton Arc de Triomphe hotel's garden.

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London based Cathy Azria creates art for the fireplace. This one is called Bonfire.

London based Cathy Azria creates art for the fireplace. This one is called Bonfire.

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Creating structures which are recognizable, not through form, but through new lifestyles. 'New Memories' by Studio Up.

Creating structures which are recognizable, not through form, but through new lifestyles. 'New Memories' by Studio Up.

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VRZ 1. is a track bike frame with 3d printed stainless steel lugs glued together with carbon fiber tubes. Allowing quick custom frames and you can change the geometry easily since the lugs are software generated.

VIDEOVRZ 1. is a track bike frame with 3d printed stainless steel lugs glued together with carbon fiber tubes. Allowing quick custom frames and you can change the geometry easily since the lugs are software generated.

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A year of NotVentures! So many beaches and mountains and cities to explore ~ here are 100 of the top posts from 2011! Excited to see what 2012 will bring!

FEATUREDA year of NotVentures! So many beaches and mountains and cities to explore ~ here are 100 of the top posts from 2011! Excited to see what 2012 will bring!

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A choice collection of dazzling international mid-century shop window displays from the 1950s and 1960s.

A choice collection of dazzling international mid-century shop window displays from the 1950s and 1960s.

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On the balcony of Hotel Avalon, Gothenburg, you can find these horses from Moooi, designed by Front. In the winter they have a nice warm throw.

On the balcony of Hotel Avalon, Gothenburg, you can find these horses from Moooi, designed by Front. In the winter they have a nice warm throw.

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Wieden + Kennedy take Honda off the grid in a street-view style online exploration.

Wieden + Kennedy take Honda off the grid in a street-view style online exploration.

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Painting by Numbers, a poster show at London's Transport Museum includes inforgraphics about the London Underground, like this poster from 1923.

Painting by Numbers, a poster show at London's Transport Museum includes inforgraphics about the London Underground, like this poster from 1923.

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Revolver shelf system design by Henny Van Nistelrooy. Made out of wood and steel.

Revolver shelf system design by Henny Van Nistelrooy. Made out of wood and steel.

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The Topographic Projections and Implied Geometries Series by Jim Sanborn.

The Topographic Projections and Implied Geometries Series by Jim Sanborn.

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An infographic on Santa's carbon footprint.

An infographic on Santa's carbon footprint.

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The 2012 Times Square New Year's Eve ball is set to dazzle with more than 32,000 LED lights!

The 2012 Times Square New Year's Eve ball is set to dazzle with more than 32,000 LED lights!

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Citeology from Autodesk Research looks at the relationship between research publications through their use of citations.

Citeology from Autodesk Research looks at the relationship between research publications through their use of citations.

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The stunning Nykredit bank headquarters in Copenhagen by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architecture.

The stunning Nykredit bank headquarters in Copenhagen by Schmidt Hammer Lassen Architecture.

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Stephen Fitzgerald and Nathan Deceasar created this stop motion origami Christmas card to accompany the song by Christmas Is Free by Grant Harold.

VIDEOStephen Fitzgerald and Nathan Deceasar created this stop motion origami Christmas card to accompany the song by Christmas Is Free by Grant Harold.

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Lumarca is a volumetric display, allowing visitors to experience digital animations in true three dimensional space.  The largest installation to date will be on display at Eyebeam from Jan 12 - Feb 4.

Lumarca is a volumetric display, allowing visitors to experience digital animations in true three dimensional space. The largest installation to date will be on display at Eyebeam from Jan 12 - Feb 4.

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90 Degree bathtub for the Roca Competition by designer Ethan Lai stands vertically to fit in compact bathrooms

90 Degree bathtub for the Roca Competition by designer Ethan Lai stands vertically to fit in compact bathrooms

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“A ream of paper scatters in a gust of wind, soaring high into the black winter night, every sheet glowing bright, against a backdrop of the most exquisite 17th century architecture." - the Bourrasque installation by designer Paul Cocksedge.

“A ream of paper scatters in a gust of wind, soaring high into the black winter night, every sheet glowing bright, against a backdrop of the most exquisite 17th century architecture." - the Bourrasque installation by designer Paul Cocksedge.

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Craftsman are coming to NAIAS with Cadillac of Lawn Tractors, named as CTX.

Craftsman are coming to NAIAS with Cadillac of Lawn Tractors, named as CTX.

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Clipp, an easy to install table leg from DLF which can be attached to nearly every kind of table top.

Clipp, an easy to install table leg from DLF which can be attached to nearly every kind of table top.

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The 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar.  12 Months of fantastically unique paper creations by Japan-based artist Patrick Gannon.

The 2012 Cut Paper Art Calendar. 12 Months of fantastically unique paper creations by Japan-based artist Patrick Gannon.

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Take a look at this new concept called 'rEvolution' by Czech Republic designer Martin Jakobsen.

Take a look at this new concept called 'rEvolution' by Czech Republic designer Martin Jakobsen.

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Lovely illustration by Joel Benjamin.

Lovely illustration by Joel Benjamin.

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A light weight tensegrity structure makes the bulbs of Brendan Ravenhill's Cord chandelier appear to float.

A light weight tensegrity structure makes the bulbs of Brendan Ravenhill's Cord chandelier appear to float.

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A sneak peek at The Great Barrier Reef, a new BBC wildlife documentary that starts on New Year's Day.

A sneak peek at The Great Barrier Reef, a new BBC wildlife documentary that starts on New Year's Day.

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The entrance to Private House by Rui Grazina, a home in Barcelos, Portugal.

The entrance to Private House by Rui Grazina, a home in Barcelos, Portugal.

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Tom Haugomat and Bruno Mangyoku's tribute to Drive.

VIDEOTom Haugomat and Bruno Mangyoku's tribute to Drive.

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An easy to expand shelving system by German design studio DLF.

An easy to expand shelving system by German design studio DLF.

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Homeless, an short film by Yevgeni Krachak, a student at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, which combines cg with live footage.

VIDEOHomeless, an short film by Yevgeni Krachak, a student at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, which combines cg with live footage.

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Sonic Arboretum, a collaboration between Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller.

Sonic Arboretum, a collaboration between Andrew Bird and Ian Schneller.

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How To Lead A Creative Life, the infographic. Fast Co's complete guide to making your inner genius your greatest on-the-job asset by Jason Feifer.

How To Lead A Creative Life, the infographic. Fast Co's complete guide to making your inner genius your greatest on-the-job asset by Jason Feifer.

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Bytesize Science takes an animated look at the science behind champagne.

FEATUREDBytesize Science takes an animated look at the science behind champagne.

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Bananafish Books have expanded their online store to an actual physical location in the northeastern port town of Dalian. It is the first indie publication bookstore in China.

Bananafish Books have expanded their online store to an actual physical location in the northeastern port town of Dalian. It is the first indie publication bookstore in China.

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Strawberry Sparkle ~ A great video showing how to make a fresh drink to celebrate New Year's Eve!

FEATUREDStrawberry Sparkle ~ A great video showing how to make a fresh drink to celebrate New Year's Eve!

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Olive and Sinclair: A bean to bar chocolatier in Nashville, TN. "Made with single origin cacao beans, slow roasted and stone ground with only pure brown sugar for a robust flavor unique to Souther Artisan Chocolate." Delicious + beautiful labels!

Olive and Sinclair: A bean to bar chocolatier in Nashville, TN. "Made with single origin cacao beans, slow roasted and stone ground with only pure brown sugar for a robust flavor unique to Souther Artisan Chocolate." Delicious + beautiful labels!

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Ultimate Survival Technologies SaberCut Saw - Another option for a hand-operated chain saw which cuts and clears in both directions, so every stroke eats through whatever you need cut.  It has self-cleaning cutting teeth and a custom carrying case.

Ultimate Survival Technologies SaberCut Saw - Another option for a hand-operated chain saw which cuts and clears in both directions, so every stroke eats through whatever you need cut. It has self-cleaning cutting teeth and a custom carrying case.

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These rainbows are not what they seem. Lee Baker used ten thousand meters of acrylic yarn to create Refractive Monolith, a piece commissioned by The Future Tense.

VIDEOThese rainbows are not what they seem. Lee Baker used ten thousand meters of acrylic yarn to create Refractive Monolith, a piece commissioned by The Future Tense.

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IR (hand gestures) controlled speaker docking system made for iPod and iPhone

IR (hand gestures) controlled speaker docking system made for iPod and iPhone

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Thicket, an audiovisual playground for the iPad that allows anyone to create beautiful sounds and pictures from simple finger touches.

VIDEOThicket, an audiovisual playground for the iPad that allows anyone to create beautiful sounds and pictures from simple finger touches.

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RCR 917 Replica houses a 12 hours of Sebring slot car race track inside

RCR 917 Replica houses a 12 hours of Sebring slot car race track inside

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Bohn’s ‘Visions of the Future’ Ads from the 1940s.

Bohn’s ‘Visions of the Future’ Ads from the 1940s.

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Ball of cards - Thirty cards are required, and each is slotted as in the template below. To build your own, simply copy this pattern onto thirty cards, cut on the red lines, and assemble as in the image.

Ball of cards - Thirty cards are required, and each is slotted as in the template below. To build your own, simply copy this pattern onto thirty cards, cut on the red lines, and assemble as in the image.

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The pocket chainsaw can fold up and fit in a pocket, but is also strong enough to cut 3" think limbs.

The pocket chainsaw can fold up and fit in a pocket, but is also strong enough to cut 3" think limbs.

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So many tempting libations at Liqurious in 2011 ~ here are the top 100!

FEATUREDSo many tempting libations at Liqurious in 2011 ~ here are the top 100!

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When standing within the cavernous expanse of Norway’s new Vennesla Library one is almost transported to the inside of a blue whale, looking up at the arched, ivory ribcage....

When standing within the cavernous expanse of Norway’s new Vennesla Library one is almost transported to the inside of a blue whale, looking up at the arched, ivory ribcage....

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"The Story of Gardens," a mini-comic by Kuba Woynarowski.

"The Story of Gardens," a mini-comic by Kuba Woynarowski.

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Fulton's Clip Joint Playing Cards from Dan & Dave. Inspired by "...a time and place where men were men, women were dames, and the next deal could be your last."

FEATUREDFulton's Clip Joint Playing Cards from Dan & Dave. Inspired by "...a time and place where men were men, women were dames, and the next deal could be your last."

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A test of the Non-Pneumatic Tire by Resilient Industries.

VIDEOA test of the Non-Pneumatic Tire by Resilient Industries.

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Stephen Wildish's 80's film alphabet.

Stephen Wildish's 80's film alphabet.

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Famous Red Enamel Steel Cups from Best Made Company.

Famous Red Enamel Steel Cups from Best Made Company.

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Rimowa x Moncler go on holiday... the result? A chimera of a carry-on...

FEATUREDRimowa x Moncler go on holiday... the result? A chimera of a carry-on...

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Scottish artist David Mach's 'Matchheads' are made up of thousands of matches, then burned, leaving a charred, yet still impressive, sculpture behind.

Scottish artist David Mach's 'Matchheads' are made up of thousands of matches, then burned, leaving a charred, yet still impressive, sculpture behind.

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A great find in New Orleans, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.

A great find in New Orleans, the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum.

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Heavy Equipment Calendar 2012!

Heavy Equipment Calendar 2012!

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A large sphere kit from Ikoso, a build your own 30″ diameter geodesic sphere with glow in the dark connectors.

A large sphere kit from Ikoso, a build your own 30″ diameter geodesic sphere with glow in the dark connectors.

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Drone Station for Mac ~ you can now fly your AR Drone with your mac combined with various controllers (xbox/ps3, logitech joysticks, wii and more!)

Drone Station for Mac ~ you can now fly your AR Drone with your mac combined with various controllers (xbox/ps3, logitech joysticks, wii and more!)

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Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira creates sculptures of tree trunks, making them look like they burst through the walls of the galleries.

Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira creates sculptures of tree trunks, making them look like they burst through the walls of the galleries.

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Division of's holiday card ~ a cute laser cut acrylic ruler/stencil and letterpressed card filled with holiday cheer and fun cheeky mustaches, speech bubbles and more!

FEATUREDDivision of's holiday card ~ a cute laser cut acrylic ruler/stencil and letterpressed card filled with holiday cheer and fun cheeky mustaches, speech bubbles and more!

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Feast of Fiction ~ A new weekly web cooking show takes on fictional foods from video games and movies. From Skyrim Sunlight Soufflé to Harry Potter's Butterbeer...

FEATUREDFeast of Fiction ~ A new weekly web cooking show takes on fictional foods from video games and movies. From Skyrim Sunlight Soufflé to Harry Potter's Butterbeer...

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Look out! FPV (video piloted) flight with my 60'' Zephyr in Sunny South Florida.

VIDEOLook out! FPV (video piloted) flight with my 60'' Zephyr in Sunny South Florida.

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Stranger & Stranger's Spirit No. 13 is here! And the packaging is beyond lustworthy ~ so detailed... from the ads on the brown paper bag... to the apothecary inspired label!

FEATUREDStranger & Stranger's Spirit No. 13 is here! And the packaging is beyond lustworthy ~ so detailed... from the ads on the brown paper bag... to the apothecary inspired label!

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Santa’s Digital Workshop, Bucharest, University of Architecture&Urbanism 'Ion Mincu', explored the possibilities of advanced algorithmic design with elements of interactive design to create an array of geometric ornaments.

Santa’s Digital Workshop, Bucharest, University of Architecture&Urbanism 'Ion Mincu', explored the possibilities of advanced algorithmic design with elements of interactive design to create an array of geometric ornaments.

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Cute packaging for Sardines by Zuchna.

Cute packaging for Sardines by Zuchna.

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