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Portuguese architects Grau.Zero have completed a stunning house in Santo Tirso, near Porto, where one end peels up from the ground. House SGLight consists of two rectangular volumes that have been ‘bent' horizontally and skyward. *rugenius

Portuguese architects Grau.Zero have completed a stunning house in Santo Tirso, near Porto, where one end peels up from the ground. House SGLight consists of two rectangular volumes that have been ‘bent' horizontally and skyward.

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A ‘Catio’ Enclosures Protect Cats Outside. Great NYtimes slideshow investigating how some New Yorkers who would never let their cats roam free outside have created enclosed spaces at home that allow them to share the great outdoors. *rugenius

A ‘Catio’ Enclosures Protect Cats Outside. Great NYtimes slideshow investigating how some New Yorkers who would never let their cats roam free outside have created enclosed spaces at home that allow them to share the great outdoors.

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The Club is Ministry of Design’s latest high design boutique hotel offering in the uber chic Club Street conservation area of Singapore with 22 distinctly unique rooms, a rooftop skybar with alfresco deck and a destination F&B venue. *rugenius

The Club is Ministry of Design’s latest high design boutique hotel offering in the uber chic Club Street conservation area of Singapore with 22 distinctly unique rooms, a rooftop skybar with alfresco deck and a destination F&B venue.

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The Strathwood Portable Folding Hammock eliminates the need for trees. Its powder-coated steel frame folds up  into its carrying case and the textilene fabric sling, suspension chains, and removable pillow keep you comfy. *rugenius

The Strathwood Portable Folding Hammock eliminates the need for trees. Its powder-coated steel frame folds up into its carrying case and the textilene fabric sling, suspension chains, and removable pillow keep you comfy.

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Some of hundreds of species of moths and butterflies whose caterpillars or chrysalises display false eye and face patterns of predators. The NYtimes has compiled a fantastic slideshow of these remarkable creatures. *rugenius

Some of hundreds of species of moths and butterflies whose caterpillars or chrysalises display false eye and face patterns of predators. The NYtimes has compiled a fantastic slideshow of these remarkable creatures.

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What a gorgeous week of post’s we’ve had here at NOTCOT.org. This week has a little bit of everything from flaming ipads to electric wellies. *rugenius

featured post What a gorgeous week of post’s we’ve had here at NOTCOT.org. This week has a little bit of everything from flaming ipads to electric wellies.

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Stick with me baby. Pimp your Macbook with these great stickers from Herraizsoto&co. *rugenius

Stick with me baby. Pimp your Macbook with these great stickers from Herraizsoto&co.

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Cashback by Vincent Jacquier, part of the 'give me more' exhibition at DMY Berlin. A bill placed on the cashback glass reveals, a stripper who begins his/her provocative dance moves. The higher the note's value, the more 'content'. *rugenius

Cashback by Vincent Jacquier, part of the 'give me more' exhibition at DMY Berlin. A bill placed on the cashback glass reveals, a stripper who begins his/her provocative dance moves. The higher the note's value, the more 'content'.

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Laurie Anderson’s Lighting the Sails projects gorgeous colors and patterns onto the Sydney Opera House. Lighting the Sails remains on view at the Sydney Opera House through June 20th. *rugenius

Laurie Anderson’s Lighting the Sails projects gorgeous colors and patterns onto the Sydney Opera House. Lighting the Sails remains on view at the Sydney Opera House through June 20th.

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Frackenpohl Poulheim designed the humanoid
robot 'Myon', which was created by the neurorobotics research laboratory at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin within the framework of the european research project Alear. *rugenius

Frackenpohl Poulheim designed the humanoid
robot 'Myon', which was created by the neurorobotics research laboratory at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin within the framework of the european research project Alear.

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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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