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Gorgeous packaging by Acrobat for Whittaker of Chelsea. *rugenius

Gorgeous packaging by Acrobat for Whittaker of Chelsea.

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This week’s Notcouture  roundup oozes style. Gorgeous shoes, accessories and clothing for men and women. *rugenius

featured post This week’s Notcouture roundup oozes style. Gorgeous shoes, accessories and clothing for men and women.

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TEMPAPER is Temporary Repositionable Wallpaper from Lolliprops Inc and it comes in a number of really gorgeous designs. *rugenius

TEMPAPER is Temporary Repositionable Wallpaper from Lolliprops Inc and it comes in a number of really gorgeous designs.

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Ferg is gearing up to drop the first K11’s – a Midnight pairing of Spike and Spot. *rugenius

Ferg is gearing up to drop the first K11’s – a Midnight pairing of Spike and Spot.

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Acrobat designed this lovely packaging for Denby Pottery's 200th anniversary. *rugenius

Acrobat designed this lovely packaging for Denby Pottery's 200th anniversary.

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Zach Ludlow, Art Director for packaging at Skullcandy's latest creation. With treatments such as blind debossing, spot gloss varnish and a drawer to house the headphones, this packaging pulls out all the stops. *rugenius

Zach Ludlow, Art Director for packaging at Skullcandy's latest creation. With treatments such as blind debossing, spot gloss varnish and a drawer to house the headphones, this packaging pulls out all the stops.

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Cactus Chair from Deger Cengiz investigates the effect of visual data to the user's experience. The barrel cactus below causes temporary discomfort, despite the glass between it and the user. *rugenius

Cactus Chair from Deger Cengiz investigates the effect of visual data to the user's experience. The barrel cactus below causes temporary discomfort, despite the glass between it and the user.

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ChickenCribs are user-friendly coops with a modern look for urban farmers. Andreas Stavropoulos came up with the idea after spending three summers on an Italian farm. *rugenius

ChickenCribs are user-friendly coops with a modern look for urban farmers. Andreas Stavropoulos came up with the idea after spending three summers on an Italian farm.

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The Soho House Group will launch their latest addition in a former department store in Berlin's Mitte district this fall. The 40 bedroom members club boasts gorgeous interiors by Susie Atkinson and London-based Michaelis Boyd Associates. *rugenius

The Soho House Group will launch their latest addition in a former department store in Berlin's Mitte district this fall. The 40 bedroom members club boasts gorgeous interiors by Susie Atkinson and London-based Michaelis Boyd Associates.

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Eric Fischer created the Geotaggers' World Atlas showing the distribution of photos taken by tourists and locals in a number of cities. *rugenius

Eric Fischer created the Geotaggers' World Atlas showing the distribution of photos taken by tourists and locals in a number of cities.

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Montreal-based designers Thien and My Ta Trung's Pâté Chinois series is a concept centered around the beloved Quebec dish Shepherd's Pie. *rugenius

Montreal-based designers Thien and My Ta Trung's Pâté Chinois series is a concept centered around the beloved Quebec dish Shepherd's Pie.

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Looking for a new outdoor game for the summer? VKing, based on a centuries old Swedish Viking game, is simple and elegant. Use your Battle Axes to topple all of your opponent’s Shields; the first team to conquer the King claims the crown.
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Looking for a new outdoor game for the summer? VKing, based on a centuries old Swedish Viking game, is simple and elegant. Use your Battle Axes to topple all of your opponent’s Shields; the first team to conquer the King claims the crown.

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Belgian-Swiss-based design studio Big Game's  project 'shapes', explores the automobile
as an elemental component of our society's quotidian existence. *rugenius

Belgian-Swiss-based design studio Big Game's project 'shapes', explores the automobile
as an elemental component of our society's quotidian existence.

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Studio Printworks' Great Contemporary Artist series features Mark Fox's delicate script sculptures as a gorgeous wallpaper. *rugenius

Studio Printworks' Great Contemporary Artist series features Mark Fox's delicate script sculptures as a gorgeous wallpaper.

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This week's NOTCOT.org roundup is full of stunning installations alongside a great mix of architecture, gadgets and furnishings. *rugenius

featured post This week's NOTCOT.org roundup is full of stunning installations alongside a great mix of architecture, gadgets and furnishings.

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TrueCoffee coffee and bakery with high-speed internet in a cozy and modern atmosphere. When they expanded their range to include items like hot dogs, Subconscious co. reinterpreted the word ‘hot dog’ and created this lovely dachshund. *rugenius

TrueCoffee coffee and bakery with high-speed internet in a cozy and modern atmosphere. When they expanded their range to include items like hot dogs, Subconscious co. reinterpreted the word ‘hot dog’ and created this lovely dachshund.

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Super Nova, The Huggable Inflatable Light. Designed and developed by Cleanroom; Super Nova lights produce a soft ambient glow, bright enough to light up a room while calming and energizing the space. *rugenius

Super Nova, The Huggable Inflatable Light. Designed and developed by Cleanroom; Super Nova lights produce a soft ambient glow, bright enough to light up a room while calming and energizing the space.

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MACRO boasts a new wing. First opened in 1999 in the former Peroni factory, the building has been redesigned by French architect Odile Decq. The new MACRO building will be fully functional starting October 2010. *rugenius

MACRO boasts a new wing. First opened in 1999 in the former Peroni factory, the building has been redesigned by French architect Odile Decq. The new MACRO building will be fully functional starting October 2010.

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It’s definitely starting to feel like summer over at Liqurious. This week’s picks include a number of tantalizing summer cocktails. *rugenius

featured post It’s definitely starting to feel like summer over at Liqurious. This week’s picks include a number of tantalizing summer cocktails.

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Terrariums are making a real comeback, they even have their own article and slideshow in the NYTimes this week. *rugenius

Terrariums are making a real comeback, they even have their own article and slideshow in the NYTimes this week.

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Simon Spilsbury takes on the Lions of Bath project. Look out for 100 lions in public spaces around Bath this summer. Spilsbury's Lion ‘Killerbite’ sponsored by Backup Direct can be seen on platform 1, Bath Spa Station. *rugenius

Simon Spilsbury takes on the Lions of Bath project. Look out for 100 lions in public spaces around Bath this summer. Spilsbury's Lion ‘Killerbite’ sponsored by Backup Direct can be seen on platform 1, Bath Spa Station.

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The Little Horn Speakers turn the audio world upside down. They posses a life-like soundstage unlike anything ever heard. With the Little Horn Speakers, the soundstage gets bigger, the instruments spread apart, the stage unfolds.  *rugenius

The Little Horn Speakers turn the audio world upside down. They posses a life-like soundstage unlike anything ever heard. With the Little Horn Speakers, the soundstage gets bigger, the instruments spread apart, the stage unfolds.

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Baxter of California is commemorating their 45th Anniversary with a limited edition cut throat razor crafted by American blade manufacturer, Hart Steel. *rugenius

Baxter of California is commemorating their 45th Anniversary with a limited edition cut throat razor crafted by American blade manufacturer, Hart Steel.

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Dezeen have got together with New York architects WORKac  to give away five copies of the second edition of 49 Cities, their study into design proposals for utopian metropolises. *rugenius

Dezeen have got together with New York architects WORKac to give away five copies of the second edition of 49 Cities, their study into design proposals for utopian metropolises.

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London's edgy boutique Browns Focus has bedecked their windows with Christopher Raeburn's latest fantastically colorful collection made from re-deployed parachutes and military fabrics, Digital Rainbow. *rugenius

London's edgy boutique Browns Focus has bedecked their windows with Christopher Raeburn's latest fantastically colorful collection made from re-deployed parachutes and military fabrics, Digital Rainbow.

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Conservationists are in the Dominican Republic to save one of the world's strangest and most ancient mammals - the Hispaniolan solenodon. *rugenius

Conservationists are in the Dominican Republic to save one of the world's strangest and most ancient mammals - the Hispaniolan solenodon.

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Want to get closer to the world cup action? BSkyB are promoting HD by launching Eau de Stade, a unisex fragrance inspired by the scents of football and South Africa, endorsed by former pop star Rachel Stevens.

Sky+HD claims viewers who spray the special edition fragrance while watching high definition coverage of the tournament on TV will be transported to the terraces and be as close as they can possibly be to the football from their sofa.

Sky+HD claims viewers who spray the special edition fragrance while watching high definition coverage of the tournament on TV will be transported to the terraces and be as close as they can possibly be to the football from their sofa. *rugenius

Want to get closer to the world cup action? BSkyB are promoting HD by launching Eau de Stade, a unisex fragrance inspired by the scents of football and South Africa, endorsed by former pop star Rachel Stevens.

Sky+HD claims viewers who spray the special edition fragrance while watching high definition coverage of the tournament on TV will be transported to the terraces and be as close as they can possibly be to the football from their sofa.

Sky+HD claims viewers who spray the special edition fragrance while watching high definition coverage of the tournament on TV will be transported to the terraces and be as close as they can possibly be to the football from their sofa.

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Herman Lijmbach and Jasper de Leeuw's 'WKKR speaker' created under the moniker Lijmbach, Leeuw & Vormgeving. The speaker system that takes on the shape of an alarm clock. *rugenius

Herman Lijmbach and Jasper de Leeuw's 'WKKR speaker' created under the moniker Lijmbach, Leeuw & Vormgeving. The speaker system that takes on the shape of an alarm clock.

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Chalk is a great ping-pong table by studio Aruliden for Puma and ideal for the social athlete. Its chalkboard surface with many other possible uses, and the convenient compartment underneath safely stores your beverages. *rugenius

Chalk is a great ping-pong table by studio Aruliden for Puma and ideal for the social athlete. Its chalkboard surface with many other possible uses, and the convenient compartment underneath safely stores your beverages.

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Scott Snibbe writes beautiful apps for iPads and iPhones, including Gravilux, Bubble Haro and Antograph.  He combines painting, animation, art, science, and gaming. Gorgeous. *rugenius

Scott Snibbe writes beautiful apps for iPads and iPhones, including Gravilux, Bubble Haro and Antograph. He combines painting, animation, art, science, and gaming. Gorgeous.

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We’ve had a week full of playful design and vibrant color here at NOTCOT.org. This week’s picks include seed grenades, clever ice cube trays, edible crayons and more. *rugenius

featured post We’ve had a week full of playful design and vibrant color here at NOTCOT.org. This week’s picks include seed grenades, clever ice cube trays, edible crayons and more.

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Swiss studio Estragon have designed a camera for Swiss camera manufacturer ALPA. Called ALPA 12 TC, the compact square design operates as a 6×9 roll-film or 60 MP digital camera. *rugenius

Swiss studio Estragon have designed a camera for Swiss camera manufacturer ALPA. Called ALPA 12 TC, the compact square design operates as a 6×9 roll-film or 60 MP digital camera.

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The North Face Docking Station makes for a fine base camp. The 97 sq. ft. component offers room for six, with roll up walls, a perimeter floor and color-coding for easy setup, durable steel stakes, all in a duffel-style storage sack. *rugenius

The North Face Docking Station makes for a fine base camp. The 97 sq. ft. component offers room for six, with roll up walls, a perimeter floor and color-coding for easy setup, durable steel stakes, all in a duffel-style storage sack.

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Exploring the potential of food and design and the act of eating, Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang's 'mouth water spoon' is a utensil that is meant for stirring, not eating! *rugenius

Exploring the potential of food and design and the act of eating, Dutch designer Marije Vogelzang's 'mouth water spoon' is a utensil that is meant for stirring, not eating!

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Ligne Roset is celebrating their 150th anniversary with a trio of limited edition products, in a run of 150. First are two editions of of the Pumpkin chair by Pierre Paulin, one in red shades and one in blue shades. *rugenius

Ligne Roset is celebrating their 150th anniversary with a trio of limited edition products, in a run of 150. First are two editions of of the Pumpkin chair by Pierre Paulin, one in red shades and one in blue shades.

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The term “Devil’s Weed” was used by the Spanish Inquisition to discourage  the use of tobacco.  Based on this rich history, Rockit Science Agency took an old world approach to the design and development of this new cigar line. *rugenius

The term “Devil’s Weed” was used by the Spanish Inquisition to discourage the use of tobacco. Based on this rich history, Rockit Science Agency took an old world approach to the design and development of this new cigar line.

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It's been an incredibly well rounded week over an Notcouture, with lots to drool over for him and for her. Whether you’re after clothing, shoes or accessories, this week’s roundup has it all. *rugenius

featured post It's been an incredibly well rounded week over an Notcouture, with lots to drool over for him and for her. Whether you’re after clothing, shoes or accessories, this week’s roundup has it all.

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Over the past year, the HUGO Create contest received thousands of amazing designs from. To capture this greatness, they have put together a book featuring the top 100 designs from the first few rounds of the contest. *rugenius

Over the past year, the HUGO Create contest received thousands of amazing designs from. To capture this greatness, they have put together a book featuring the top 100 designs from the first few rounds of the contest.

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Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share by Ken Denmead. The ultimate DIY project guide for techie dads raising kids in their own geeky image. *rugenius

Geek Dad: Awesomely Geeky Projects and Activities for Dads and Kids to Share by Ken Denmead. The ultimate DIY project guide for techie dads raising kids in their own geeky image.

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Italian made monoblock and modular kitchens from Inoxpiù offer great flexibility and performance, giving the chance to choose the best solution for your exact needs. *rugenius

Italian made monoblock and modular kitchens from Inoxpiù offer great flexibility and performance, giving the chance to choose the best solution for your exact needs.

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Blended Soda Brands Bottle. Impressive cross-branded, hybrid soda. The Coke/Pepsi bottle is supposedly a ‘mistake’ or factory defect bottle. *rugenius

Blended Soda Brands Bottle. Impressive cross-branded, hybrid soda. The Coke/Pepsi bottle is supposedly a ‘mistake’ or factory defect bottle.

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The Association of Medical Illustrators has a great website and is a fantastic resource to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the field. *rugenius

The Association of Medical Illustrators has a great website and is a fantastic resource to anyone interested in pursuing a career in the field.

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Ferrari Art.Engine speakers from the DW Collection are gorgeous. The 47" speakers use dual speaker arrays composed of 18 drivers, four 200 watt digital amps, wireless signal input and a proprietary digital processing. *rugenius

Ferrari Art.Engine speakers from the DW Collection are gorgeous. The 47" speakers use dual speaker arrays composed of 18 drivers, four 200 watt digital amps, wireless signal input and a proprietary digital processing.

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Tired of seed bombs? These “Throw and Grow” flower grenades take guerilla gardening to the next level. Just be careful not to hit anyone; these babies would hurt. By Tony Minh Nguyen and Snowhome for Suck UK. *rugenius

Tired of seed bombs? These “Throw and Grow” flower grenades take guerilla gardening to the next level. Just be careful not to hit anyone; these babies would hurt. By Tony Minh Nguyen and Snowhome for Suck UK.

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Cool Hunting have been giving away iPads in incredible cases made in collaboration with Speck. The custom PixelShields sport a Cool Hunting green-gray palette, though each piece looks a little different. *rugenius

Cool Hunting have been giving away iPads in incredible cases made in collaboration with Speck. The custom PixelShields sport a Cool Hunting green-gray palette, though each piece looks a little different.

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For the Cite Goes America exhibition during NY Design Week, Stanley Ruiz introduced a perpetual calendar that will last  to eternity. Curated by Alissia Alissia Melka-Teichroew and Jan Habraken. *rugenius

For the Cite Goes America exhibition during NY Design Week, Stanley Ruiz introduced a perpetual calendar that will last to eternity. Curated by Alissia Alissia Melka-Teichroew and Jan Habraken.

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