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GrowShelter, winner of the Schuylkill Environmental Education Center Sustainable Design/Build Competition designed by Brooklyn-based design collaborative XLXS, Julia Molloy and Taka Sarui. *Julia XLXS

GrowShelter, winner of the Schuylkill Environmental Education Center Sustainable Design/Build Competition designed by Brooklyn-based design collaborative XLXS, Julia Molloy and Taka Sarui.

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Escher like tessellating concrete mold... so awesome! *NOTCOT

Escher like tessellating concrete mold... so awesome!

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Beginning June 20th 2009 is the Recess Lawn Series, a trio of monthly events, derived from the ideology that ‘play can draw up future visions and define realities. *MikeGusto

Beginning June 20th 2009 is the Recess Lawn Series, a trio of monthly events, derived from the ideology that ‘play can draw up future visions and define realities.

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Adorable Measuring Snails - 39 Inch Snail
Designed by Ototo *NOTCOT

Adorable Measuring Snails - 39 Inch Snail
Designed by Ototo

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Close up with The Dragon Scout and his Girl Scout... Love this new series from Amanda Visell and Switcheroo! Take a peek at the tiny details! *NOTCOT

featured post Close up with The Dragon Scout and his Girl Scout... Love this new series from Amanda Visell and Switcheroo! Take a peek at the tiny details!

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Wishing this Push Me Pull You Tote wasn't sold out ~ it would definitely make for an awesome tote bag throw pillow! *NOTCOT

Wishing this Push Me Pull You Tote wasn't sold out ~ it would definitely make for an awesome tote bag throw pillow!

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BRAINY echidnas?  check out this NYT article on recent research on monotremes. *rugenius

BRAINY echidnas? check out this NYT article on recent research on monotremes.

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The High Line opened today. If you are near be sure to check this new and unique park. *shmeksi

The High Line opened today. If you are near be sure to check this new and unique park.

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Oskar Zieta, designer of ‘Plopp’ and collaborator at the ETH Zürich, presented together with ETH students, an advanced design of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT), which was developed using the same ‘FIDU’ technology. *Dailytonic

Oskar Zieta, designer of ‘Plopp’ and collaborator at the ETH Zürich, presented together with ETH students, an advanced design of a Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT), which was developed using the same ‘FIDU’ technology.

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Beach! Sometimes its stepping out of the madness of city life helps you figure out what you should be doing! This weekend relaxing at the beach house in CT was totally inspiring ~ you've got to see the full moon! *NOTCOT

featured post Beach! Sometimes its stepping out of the madness of city life helps you figure out what you should be doing! This weekend relaxing at the beach house in CT was totally inspiring ~ you've got to see the full moon!

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"Jardins Jardin, Paris’ largest and chic-est gardening fair just opened in the Tuileries Garden" and The Horticulturalist has a nice look at some of the innovative displays! From grassy hybrid pillows to this gorgeous lamp! *NOTCOT

"Jardins Jardin, Paris’ largest and chic-est gardening fair just opened in the Tuileries Garden" and The Horticulturalist has a nice look at some of the innovative displays! From grassy hybrid pillows to this gorgeous lamp!

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Beautifully designed website for the Canadian documentary Waterlife. If you think you know water, think again... *outatime

Beautifully designed website for the Canadian documentary Waterlife. If you think you know water, think again...

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Wild Kingdom: Menagerie Bottle Openers ~ adorable!!! Woody animals with etched stainless steel openers ~ *NOTCOT

Wild Kingdom: Menagerie Bottle Openers ~ adorable!!! Woody animals with etched stainless steel openers ~

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Radical Cartography by Harold Fisk, 1944. Tracing the Mississippi. *LawOfficesof Johnston&Johnston

Radical Cartography by Harold Fisk, 1944. Tracing the Mississippi.

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The rainy season in Japan brings forth a glimmering phenomenon. Hundreds of fluorescent mushrooms grows in tree trunks and covers the ground with a blanket of little green lights. This rare specie was only discovered recently. *ellergy

The rainy season in Japan brings forth a glimmering phenomenon. Hundreds of fluorescent mushrooms grows in tree trunks and covers the ground with a blanket of little green lights. This rare specie was only discovered recently.

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Discover the "Floating Garden" concept, the first ecological aquarium ! *trendsnow

Discover the "Floating Garden" concept, the first ecological aquarium !

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Just released, this stunning image shows remarkable and mysterious details near the dark central region of a planet-sized sunspot in one of the sharpest views ever of the surface of the Sun. *ellergy

Just released, this stunning image shows remarkable and mysterious details near the dark central region of a planet-sized sunspot in one of the sharpest views ever of the surface of the Sun.

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Gold ADDY winning mailer for Dale Chihuly's Glass exhibition at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. *torero04

Gold ADDY winning mailer for Dale Chihuly's Glass exhibition at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona.

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A star-shaped mushroom, called the ‘Devil’s Cigar’ (Chorioactis geaster) is one of the worlds rarest fungi. This fungi had been detected only in central Texas, two remote locations in Japan, and most recently in the mountains of Nara. *ellergy

A star-shaped mushroom, called the ‘Devil’s Cigar’ (Chorioactis geaster) is one of the worlds rarest fungi. This fungi had been detected only in central Texas, two remote locations in Japan, and most recently in the mountains of Nara.

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Beautiful Saturday of picnicking and Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic watching... the views and weather were absolutely stunning ~ inspiring to see the manhattan skyline from that perspective! *NOTCOT

featured post Beautiful Saturday of picnicking and Veuve Clicquot Manhattan Polo Classic watching... the views and weather were absolutely stunning ~ inspiring to see the manhattan skyline from that perspective!

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Grain Surfboards in Maine developed a truly eco-friendly surfboard  that is hollow and made from sustainable white cedar.  *fmmodzelewski

Grain Surfboards in Maine developed a truly eco-friendly surfboard that is hollow and made from sustainable white cedar.

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Absolutely wonderful ceramic bird houses from Denver based artist Michael McDowell. *nickpapageorgia

Absolutely wonderful ceramic bird houses from Denver based artist Michael McDowell.

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The Kingdom Animalia: wooden animal silhouettes by enormouschampion. *enormouschampion

The Kingdom Animalia: wooden animal silhouettes by enormouschampion.

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NatGeo has a pretty awesome slideshow of "Glowing Animals: Pictures of Beasts Shining for Science" *NOTCOT

NatGeo has a pretty awesome slideshow of "Glowing Animals: Pictures of Beasts Shining for Science"

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Suck UK's Bungee Bird Feeder! "It’s more or less fact that squirrels and sparrows are huge fans of extreme sports, so what better way to treat them than to this bungee jumping feeder." designed by Mitchell Robinson *NOTCOT

Suck UK's Bungee Bird Feeder! "It’s more or less fact that squirrels and sparrows are huge fans of extreme sports, so what better way to treat them than to this bungee jumping feeder." designed by Mitchell Robinson

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The Age of Stupid is a  film is a drama-documentary-animation hybrid with an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching archive footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance? *KateAndrews

The Age of Stupid is a film is a drama-documentary-animation hybrid with an old man living in the devastated world of 2055, watching archive footage from 2008 and asking: why didn't we stop climate change when we had the chance?

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Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party - William Castleman has created this amazing timelapse video of the Milky Way rising in Texas. *qwux

video post Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party - William Castleman has created this amazing timelapse video of the Milky Way rising in Texas.

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Beautiful swallow installation at the Museum Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro - Primavera - Pedrita at Ermida Belem *NOTCOT

Beautiful swallow installation at the Museum Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro - Primavera - Pedrita at Ermida Belem

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Sunset as i flew into LAX was gorgeous through the fog ~ and the color palette was stunning, and these lens flare-y orange orbs that appeared are kind of amusing tonight! *NOTCOT

featured post Sunset as i flew into LAX was gorgeous through the fog ~ and the color palette was stunning, and these lens flare-y orange orbs that appeared are kind of amusing tonight!

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Meet Ida, the small 'missing link' fossil that created a big media splash and will likely continue to make waves among those who study human origins. *buchino

Meet Ida, the small 'missing link' fossil that created a big media splash and will likely continue to make waves among those who study human origins.

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louis vuitton commissioned jeremy deller to produce a temporary urban garden at their london store - gorgeous! *marshawjs

louis vuitton commissioned jeremy deller to produce a temporary urban garden at their london store - gorgeous!

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MoMA's "Into the Sunset" exhibit takes a look at the photographic legacy of the American West...and digs up some amazing pics in the process. *getkempt

MoMA's "Into the Sunset" exhibit takes a look at the photographic legacy of the American West...and digs up some amazing pics in the process.

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a ring so delicious looking you could eat it. oh wait, you actually can! sliced dried fruit mixed with silver (no added preservatives!) makes lovely wearable and edible rings. *csquad

a ring so delicious looking you could eat it. oh wait, you actually can! sliced dried fruit mixed with silver (no added preservatives!) makes lovely wearable and edible rings.

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Montreal now enjoys North America's first large-scale bicycle sharing system. The bikes are computer-chip based, solar-powered and WiFi-enabled, with LED headlights and taillights! *ksincl

Montreal now enjoys North America's first large-scale bicycle sharing system. The bikes are computer-chip based, solar-powered and WiFi-enabled, with LED headlights and taillights!

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Another vertical garden variation ~ POT WALL! Love this installation at the Valcucine + Surface party ~ also the new sustainable kitchen is gorgeous ~ and the slow food was delicious!!! *NOTCOT

featured post Another vertical garden variation ~ POT WALL! Love this installation at the Valcucine + Surface party ~ also the new sustainable kitchen is gorgeous ~ and the slow food was delicious!!!

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totally awesome new exhibit called Extreme Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History.  and incredible coverage by the new york times!  check out the interactive! *rugenius

totally awesome new exhibit called Extreme Mammals at the American Museum of Natural History. and incredible coverage by the new york times! check out the interactive!

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Woody A Renne!!! by FAKIR *NOTCOT

Woody A Renne!!! by FAKIR

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In between working for Nike and GNU Snowboards, Adam Haynes somehow fits in enough time to create stunning paintings of his own... he has a show that opens on the 16th at POVevolving Gallery.  *POVevolving

In between working for Nike and GNU Snowboards, Adam Haynes somehow fits in enough time to create stunning paintings of his own... he has a show that opens on the 16th at POVevolving Gallery.

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GIVEAWAY!!! NOTCOT is lucky enough to giveaway one of the 100 limited edition laser etched Mark Hoppus/Fall Out Boy Octopus USB Keys!!! You know you want it ~ it also turns into a shirt (kinda) and is filled with goodies... *NOTCOT

GIVEAWAY!!! NOTCOT is lucky enough to giveaway one of the 100 limited edition laser etched Mark Hoppus/Fall Out Boy Octopus USB Keys!!! You know you want it ~ it also turns into a shirt (kinda) and is filled with goodies...

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The ultimate way to recycle: Christelle Boulé's paper urns have a biodegradeable cap filled with oak seeds. Bury the urn and the ashes of the deceased nourish the seedling. *BenignObjects

The ultimate way to recycle: Christelle Boulé's paper urns have a biodegradeable cap filled with oak seeds. Bury the urn and the ashes of the deceased nourish the seedling.

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It was very interesting to listen to Mitchell Joachim explain the concept of Terreform's Soft Cars to Stephen Colbert... *designer

It was very interesting to listen to Mitchell Joachim explain the concept of Terreform's Soft Cars to Stephen Colbert...

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Hands on with a full bodied Cardboard Rhino from Cardboard Safari (the guys who make the animal head trophies)! They come flat and perfectly laser cut for your build it yourself pleasure. Definitely a fun gift for most ages... *NOTCOT

featured post Hands on with a full bodied Cardboard Rhino from Cardboard Safari (the guys who make the animal head trophies)! They come flat and perfectly laser cut for your build it yourself pleasure. Definitely a fun gift for most ages...

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Another interesting look at Vertical Gardening! Lots of edibles grown in italy... awesome slide show *NOTCOT

Another interesting look at Vertical Gardening! Lots of edibles grown in italy... awesome slide show

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Azul’s simple packaging to wrap pieces together. The walnut bird perch separate from the seed container,wrapped with a simple belt of paper. The food packaging has a  bird shaped window. *Sylvain Allard

Azul’s simple packaging to wrap pieces together. The walnut bird perch separate from the seed container,wrapped with a simple belt of paper. The food packaging has a bird shaped window.

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But it's not just her tail that's curly. Elizabeth is a queen of her species - a rare Austrian Mangalitza Gilt - and one of only a handful to thrive in Britain. This is the real deal, no photoshop involved! *ellergy

But it's not just her tail that's curly. Elizabeth is a queen of her species - a rare Austrian Mangalitza Gilt - and one of only a handful to thrive in Britain. This is the real deal, no photoshop involved!

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A mesmerizing eucalyptus leaf collage by Australian visual artist Janine Mackintosh. *Janine Mackintosh

A mesmerizing eucalyptus leaf collage by Australian visual artist Janine Mackintosh.

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