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Jean Aw is the design addicted, shopaholic, tech-loving founding father of the NOTCOT design lifestyle web sites — jokingly referred to as the NotEmpire by relations — the web sites embrace the weblog NOTCOT.com, and curated shopper submission web sites NOTCOT.org, NotCouture.com, and Liqurious.com, along with random experiments (a couple of of which might be housed in NotLabs.com — others likelihood is you will hear sneak peeks of at @NOTCOT) In a one liner, NOTCOT is about Visible INSPIRATION! Consider it as your digital muse of varieties. It’s filled with Concepts + Aesthetics + Amusements hoping encourage passion and creativity, or a minimum of make you smile.
Whereas at current based in her hometown of Los Angeles, CA, Jean could possibly be very mobile, hopping throughout the nation and all through the globe, entrenching herself in worldwide custom and their respective design hotspots. She sometimes finds in all probability probably the most unimaginable points in in all probability probably the most unlikely of places and loves bringing them to her readers, leaving them questioning whether or not or not the treasure was of their existence or of their discovery.
When selecting my Friday 5 ~ understand that every one I write/publish about all through the NotEmpire web sites (NOTCOT, NOTCOT.org, NotCouture, and Liqurious) are points that encourage and amuse me! So all of these picks are points I’m notably obsessing about over there in the meanwhile ~
M. Manymals ~ I’ve been a bit obsessive about my Bat the previous couple of weeks ~ it’s been my necklace of the second for the previous couple of travels (i have a tendency to get lazy and pack B-P favorites for quick journeys!). The load is SO good ~ the Bat is just pretty, however edgy/eerie enough ~ and it seems like clear liquid silver… And the packaging! OMG, you should see/actually really feel the packaging, I can’t bear to throw it out regardless that I’ve utterly no use for it. At the least once I do its recycled and recyclable!
P. Puma Penguin Military! Any NOTCOT readers will already perceive how smitten I’m with these little guys… they’re lovable ~ however on a regular basis actually really feel like they could be scheming one factor up! Puma had them of their window exhibits for the holidays. I first observed them in Stockholm, then was utterly giddy to see them in Santa Monica too. I couldn’t help taking pics of them every time I obtained right here all through them. Then buddies started sending me pics of them too. I desperately needed one. Then Puma despatched 20 over. It made my trip season. I’m nonetheless not over it. They encourage me to no end!!! See the unboxing and pics of the army proper right here.
And last night time time… we couldn’t help it, and decided to examine spray painting gadgets of the broken one… the purple man you see above may flip black. It’s unsure however. However he does look pretty creepy on this assortment of pics as he sneaks up on us, creates superior shadows, and spray paints away.
O. Secret Yakuza!!! These confirmed up on NOTCOT.org yesterday and I can’t get them out of my ideas. How worthwhile (however ass kicking?) are these illustrations by Stasia Burrington? See the other image proper right here.
A. I’ve a assume for film/TV credit score rating intros that use water colors so fluidly correct now…check out this one from the model new current Human Goal. I gained’t even get in to how annoying the current could also be, or the horrible music used DURING, nevertheless the credit score make me glad! Watch it proper right here.
H. English Pubs have probably the greatest and typically most ridiculous names. Received to love that about them… and for my future meals/drink web pages or establishment I keep toying with the considered using their naming conventions. Discovered this cute little English Pub Identify Generator (these frogs merely make me utterly glad too) ~ they often have some pretty obscure animal names thrown in there…