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Inspiration for Design and Food

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Today I wanted to share one of my favorite design sites, NotCot. NotCot features an array of reader submitted pictures and stories featuring interesting design. The visual part is the hook, you won’t find any big blocks of text here, just interesting visual after interesting visual. If you want more information, each links to its source. Today, they’re featuring everything from art cars covered in toys to benches made from tennis balls.

Not only that, but they have two other sites with the same basic setup. notcouture.com is their clothing site (which is just getting started and really hasn’t found its feet yet) and tastespotting.com which focuses on food. This is a foodies dream, page after page of luscious food photographs.

If you work in a visual medium NotCot is a great place to start your day and a quick way to keep up with what’s going on.

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Liven up your hot dogs!

Screen Shot 2017-08-06 at 8.33.09 PM.png Tired of boring old hot dogs in a bun? The Nippon Meat Packers, an unfortunate translation of a company name especially in the context of manipulating hot dogs, have detailed instructions on how to sculpt them into sharks, flowers or elephants. They’ll still be unhealthy, but they’ll be far more aesthetically pleasing.

pic_winnyThey also have a great corporate mascot. At first I thought he was wearing an astronaut’s helmet, but it’s all just his huge misshapen head.
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