Discover the Rice Field Terraces of Yunnan, the perfect wave in Indonesia, Tokyo’s Tsukiji Fish Market and more in this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each adventure, click on its individual image.
On beautiful ways to brew the ultimate cup of espresso, i’m so excited that the OTTO Espresso is now available (after 3 years of development!) ~ and they are generous enough to give away one of their first units… and they are even including the stunning Induction Cooktop! (Which can be used for non espresso uses as well… but is also perfectly designed to brew your OTTO Espresso.) These are truly a work of art! (And i envy the winner already!!!)
From their website: “OTTO is a Stove Top Espresso Maker, combining Giordano Robbiati’ classic Italian style of the Atomic with unprecedented functionality. Meticulously engineered and crafted, “the little guy” offers inspirational ergonomics and delivers superb coffee. OTTO is made almost completely of stainless steel promising you a lifetime of satisfaction from this modern international design classic. Recognised for excellence, the ‘Little Guy’ won the Australian Design Mark at the prestigous 2008 Australian International Design Awards and was a finalist in the International Design Excellence Awards in America (IDEA).”
For a chance to win the OTTO Espresso Maker and Portable Induction Cooktop from OTTO Espresso, leave a comment with your favorite coffee spot (and what city it’s in!) before midnight PST on Dec 27th, 2011 and we’ll notify the winner by email! See more pictures of this beautiful setup on the next page!
CONGRATS to our winner, Peter in Seattle, WA!
The team at Fred always has way too much fun ~ I can’t imagine how inspiring and amusing it must be to work over there ~ they come up with the most playful twists on functional objects for your everyday. So once again, they’ve come up with a really fun bundle of goodies for you guys ~ Yum Bots, Letterpress Cookie Cutters, Dream Light, Food Fighters Toy Soldiers, a Doomed Crystal Skull Shot Glass, a Gym Glass Sports Bottle, Paper Airplane Door Stop, and Dishplay Gloves! Can you believe we’re already at Giveaway #27?!?!
For a chance to win a bundle of new goodies containing, Yum Bots, Letterpress Cookie Cutters, Dream Light, Food Fighters Toy Soldiers, a Doomed Crystal Skull Shot Glass, a Gym Glass Sports Bottle, Paper Airplane Door Stop, and Dishplay Gloves from Fred, leave a comment with your new year’s resolution before midnight PST on Dec 26th, 2011 and we’ll notify the winner by email!
CONGRATS to our winner Sarah in Fremont, CA!
“As Above, So Below” stunningly beautiful projection mapping by Light Harvest at the DUMBO Art Show - including stop motion animation, and the suspension of over twenty performance artists from fly wires at sixteen feet off the ground. The results are beyond mesmerizing… See the video!
Giveaway #26!!! We’re down to the final 5… Here’s a fun one from our old friends at Baggu who branched their reusable bags in to leather this year! Whether for groceries, a makeshift purse, a random carry-all, a backpack and more… Baggu has you covered in quite the rainbow of colors and patterns… for this giveaway they are giving one lucky winner: a Backpack, a Daypack, an Original Baggu, and a black M Leather pouch!
For a chance to win a set containing a Backpack, a Daypack, an Original Baggu, and a black M Leather pouch from Baggu, leave a comment with what unexpected thing you have in your bag before midnight PST on Dec 25th, 2011 and we’ll notify the winner by email! See more pics and a coupon on the next page!
CONGRATS to our winner Jeremy in Brooklyn, NY!
This post is part of NOTCOT Having Fun In The Dark series sponsored by Canon Powershot’s Your Second Shot While taking pictures in the dark often means standing super still, you may still end up with more graininess than usual… armed with Canon’s low-light HS SYSTEM, you can trust the tech to help you capture the perfect shot the first time!
I love a good breakfast… and somehow its even more fun when it’s breakfast for dinner. While exploring holiday lights ~ we got hungry ~ and while joking around about breakfast for dinner holiday style ~ the challenge arose to Jackson Stakeman, our Tasteologie editor, to cook us a holiday breakfast for dinner… on his grill! Rising to the occasion he created a delicious variation of Steak & Eggs… and pancakes! All gift wrapped with a bow… and holiday lights! Take a peek at the delicious fun on the next page…
This week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org includes holiday yetis, random QR tattoos and a LEGO year in review. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.
Happy Monday! For giveaway #25 ~ PACT has 10 $50 Gift Cards for 10 lucky winners… which can be used on anything from their designer underwear for a cause… to tees and tanks… and even socks now! Eco conscious ~ their socks are even made with wind power! “Beginning with the farmers and ending with the final package arriving at your door, PACT strives to be as environmentally and socially responsible as possible.” Meaning everything from organic cotton to heavy metal free inks and dyes, 100% rapid-biodegradable plastic bag to 100% compostable shipping bags. They are incredibly comfy basics ~ and it’s been fun to watch this start up evolve over the last few years!
For a chance to win one of the 10 $50 Gift Cards from PACT, leave a comment with your favorite environmental cause before midnight PST on Dec 24th, 2011 and we’ll notify the winners by email! See more pics on the next page ~ as well as a coupon!
CONGRATS to our winners: Natalie, Walter, Wesley, Tony, Peio, Erin, Charlotte, Sid, William, and Amy!
Nothing like the magical combination of gorgeous art and music! For Giveaway #24, ISO50/Tycho has a whole bundle of audio/visual/wearable goodness to inspire you ~ the new Tycho album, Dive, (in Deluxe LP, CD, and download), the Dive lithograph, the ‘Sun’ tshirt, and your choice of a Thermal Tee and Giclee Print!
For a chance to win the new Tycho album, Dive, (in Deluxe LP, CD, and download), the Dive lithograph, the ‘Sun’ tshirt, and your choice of a Thermal Tee and Giclee Print from ISO50/Tycho, leave a comment with your favorite music video before midnight PST on Dec 23rd, 2011 and we’ll notify the winner by email! See more pics as well as a coupon on the next page!
NOTCOT Holiday Giveaway #23 time already ~ as we head in to our final week of giveaways, yesterday things got a bit crazy, so today we’ll double up! Here’s an awesome pack of pixelated goodness from one of my favorite web comics ~ Diesel Sweeties! We’ve decided to give away some playful culinary themed shirts ~ I Loaf Bread shirt, a Pixel Siracha shirt, a Bacon is a Vegetable shirt ~ as well as a super pack of pixel socks and two books - Crush All Humans! and Pocket Sweeties Volume 1. Between the pixelated robots, delicious wearables and socks ~ the winner can easily share the winnings, or have some fun outfits to themselves!
For a chance to win a super pack of pixel socks, an I Loaf Bread shirt, a Pixel Siracha shirt, a Bacon is a Vegetable shirt, and both the Crush All Humans! and Pocket Sweeties Volume 1 books from Diesel Sweeties, leave a comment with a food related pun before midnight PST on Dec 23nd, 2011 and we’ll notify the winner by email! See details of each on the next page ~ as well as a coupon!
CONGRATS to our winner, Matthew in McKinney, TX!
I can’t even tell you how much this giveaway from Skip Hop makes me wish i was a little kid. From Jonathan Adler accessories to some of the most adorable animal inspired bath toys… we’re giving away quite a bundle of their latest products for Holiday Giveaway #22! This one is perfect for some new parents!
For a chance to win a bundle of new goodies containing a Jonathan Adler for Skip Hop Duo Diaper Bag, a Jonathan Adler for Skip Hop Pronto! Changing Station, a Soapster foaming soap dispenser, a Moby bath kneeler, a Ducky spout cover, an Octopus ring toss, a Starfish stay-put stacker, and a Turtle Island play set from Skip Hop, leave a comment with your favorite animal before midnight PST on Dec 21st, 2011 and we’ll notify the winner by email! Close up peeks at all the products on the next page!
CONGRATS to our winner, Erin in Des Moines, IA!
Firefly forests, Svalbard seed banks and Bohemian romance are all part of this week’s roundup from NotVentures. To find out more about each destination, click on its individual image.
Happy Holidays! We’re up to Holiday Giveaway #21 ~ To make drinks like Eskimo Kisses, Golden Lions, Black Phantoms, Irish Pears, French 65s, and more… which you can pair with delicious Squid & Chorizo, Shiso-Ponzu Fluke, or Yuzu Razor Clam Ceviche… Daniel Boulud’s Cocktails & Amuse-Bouches, For Her & For Him duo from Assouline have you covered.
For a chance to win the Daniel Boulud’s Cocktails & Amuse-Bouches, For Her & For Him from Assouline, leave a comment with your favorite drink or amuse bouche before midnight PST on Dec 20th, 2011 and we’ll notify the winner by email! Take a peek inside the books on the next page!
CONGRATS to our winner, Christina in Warwick, RI!
Remember those fun wooden magnetic blocks you can build “anything” with? Well, now Tegu has WHEELS! Their new mobility set includes wheel sets, silhouettes, and blocks with special car styling pieces. The wheels themselves are wooden (in varying shades) and magnetic… so they too are just as fun to use as fridge/cube/bulletin board magnets you can spin and play with at your desk/studio/etc as well as in a kid’s pile of toys! Take a peek at the packaging and a few sets from the new line on the next page!
p.s. There’s a Tegu Coupon in the Holiday Coupons!