Design archive for 2012-03-06

The Cloudy House

(7 years ago)
Etonnante réalisation du studio d’architecture et de design japonais Takao Shiotsuka Atelier, un petit coup de projecteur sur la très originale « Cloudy House », une surprenante habitation aux faux airs de hangar en aluminium construite dans la banlieue de Oita-City

Operation Window Seat: Helicopter in Rio

(7 years ago)
As this adventure comes to a close (about to head to the airport in a few for a day of GIG-JFK-LAX, hopefully home by weds afternoon) ~ had to share the views from helicoptering around Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ~ i’ve already shown you the aerial views of beaches and the Sambodromo… and there were SO many mesmerizing ones left, i’ve had the hardest time narrowing them down… so before i hop on my next plane, i leave you with a bunch of them to explore on the next page! It was AMAZING. I wish i could do it again ~ and again ~ and then heli-tour every city! But Rio was especially beautiful seen this way… so many incredible buildings and favelas mixed into the luscious greenery of Brazil… and the Corcovado! You can really see it just about everywhere! Take a peek on the next page… and perhaps i’ll add more details when i get back…TO PAGE 2 of "Operation Window Seat: Helicopter in Rio"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

NOTCOT.org Roundup

(7 years ago)
The world’s smallest chameleon, robotic monolithic bees and solar plasma tornadoes all feature in this week’s roundup from NOTCOT.org. To find out more about each post, click on its individual image.(Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Carnaval Sambodromo Veuve Clicquot Style

(7 years ago)
From 9pm to around 6am various scuolas perform hour long samba-filled parades rallying up the crowds down the Sambodromo for Rio’s Sambe e Carnaval - not one, but TWO nights in a row! As you’ve seen, our friends at Veuve Clicquot brought us to Rio to experience it their way… which included everything from the helicopter tour to VIP seats to watch these incredible parades! (Yes, all. night. long!) While pictures and videos can barely do the experience in person justice… also fascinating is the Sambodromo! I can’t stop staring at the pics comparing our helicopter fly over of the space to the hours of samba parade/dancing spectating we did! Take a peek at the fly overs, the viewing spaces, and a few random samba parade pics on the next page! p.s.According to wikipedia - “The Sambadrome (“Sambódromo” in Portuguese) was designed by Oscar Niemeyer and built in 1984. It consists of 700 m stretch of the Marquês de Sapucaí street converted into a permanent parade ground with bleachers built on either side for spectators.”TO PAGE 2 of "Carnaval Sambodromo Veuve Clicquot Style"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Rio Carnaval Beach Madness

(7 years ago)
Still cleaning up photos (out of hundreds) between Rio madness with Veuve Clicquot… the beach during carnaval is insanity. So here’s a quick peek of pics of Ipanema from HELICOPTER… Hotel Fasano ROOFTOP… then from ON the beach. SO many people! And red umbrellas. And gorgeous weather… see it on the next page!p.s.WAY more to come on the helicoptering. Absolutely stunning views which lead to FAR too many pics to figure out how to sort so far…TO PAGE 2 of "Rio Carnaval Beach Madness"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Red and Blue Water

(7 years ago)
I’ve been obsessed with the adorableness of these little waters all over the hotel here in Rio. Aguas Ouro Fino ~ adorable nearly spherical little water bottles… reminiscent of the

Rio Carnaval with Veuve Clicquot: Part I

(7 years ago)
Apparently i didn’t even realize i needed a break until i landed in Rio after a long flight from NYC. And immediately we’re surrounded by music, fun, and incredibly happy people everywhere… not to mention endless Veuve Clicquot awaiting us at the Santa Teresa Hotel which will be home for the next few nights. Though i’ve only been here for a few hours… take a peek at the lovely room complete with hammock on the patio… and poolside drinks/lunch. The official launch party at the Copacabana is tonight, so i’d best run off and prepare… but had to share the relaxing fun and a peek down at remnants of street parades passing by next to us first! See it on the next page…TO PAGE 2 of "Rio Carnaval with Veuve Clicquot: Part I"! -----> (Want more visual goodness? See NOTCOT.com + NOTCOT.org)

Manifest Destiny!

(7 years ago)
Floating curiously, high above the hustle and bustle of downtown San Francisco – almost like a human-sized birdhouse – Manifest Destiny! is a charming, yet provocative, statement on the arrogant perseverance of the city’s early… Continue Reading »


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