Monthly Archives: October 2008

What I Wore: 10.28.08

I found this vintage skirt at the Red Light this weekend. Judging from the belled cut, it seems to be 50s era. I’m on a total Bavarian style kick at the moment!

This is what I wore:

Skirt, vintage (no label)
Shirt, H&M
Cuckoo clock necklace, M8N4
Leggings, Forever21
Watch, Target
Heels, Zinda
Purse, Miu Miu Featured Columns

My goal is to post fresh content each weekday and here’s a quick overview of the most popular columns at

Our sartorial choices say a lot about who we are, where we came from and where we’re going. Color choices, patterns and textures all contribute to an overall vision of how we want to be perceived. I make no distinction between my art, my personal style of dress or my surroundings. They’re one big vision. Each week, I share a few of my favorite outfits and best of all, the label or origins of each piece!

Do you have a burning question? This is your chance to get answers on a variety of topics including art, design, fashion, business, style and anything else you can dream up! The question can be as simple as asking where I got a piece of clothing or what typeface I used for a project to something more in-depth about freelancing or running a business. This column is featured most Wednesdays and questions can be directed here.

The Decor Notebook is a collection of collages spanning five years. Images have been gathered from interior and decor magazines with the goal of injecting inspiration into your surroundings. The full set of collages can be viewed here.

Every Thursday, I whip up a list of links to the best design resources, inspiration and helpful articles from around the net. Do you have a tip or would you like to be featured? Email me!

Every Friday, I do my best to capture my surroundings and what it’s like being a designer and artist living and working in Portland, Oregon. New purchases, family gatherings and extensive travels all make their way into these posts.

Thanks for reading!

What I Wore: 10.24.08

This blazer has been one of my favorite pieces of clothing since early 2002 when I found it lingering all alone on the sale rack in the Pat Field boutique. It could definitely use a good dry cleaning! No, I’m not sure what it says…

Blazer, M+Z Michelle Zachs
Shirt, H&M
Belt, Wild & Lethal Trash
Knit pom-pom beret, H&M
2 necklace, Alex + Chloe
Pants, cheesy mall chain store
Boots, Dries Van Noten

The Week in Pictures: 10.24.08

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week in pictures nubby twiglet inspiration

Welcome to the Week in Pictures! This is some of the inspiration I keep posted above my home desk. Underneath all that imagery is a magnetic board by Three By Three.

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At Nemo, we just finished a project that’s stretched over the last few weeks. If you have the opportunity, I always advise working with people way more skilled and talented than you because you learn so much more that way!

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Tuesday was a bittersweet day as I said goodbye to my Grandma, but my Grandma & Grandpa from my dad’s side showed up and kept us company. Can you believe that they’re 80?! It totally blows me away.

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My brother and Grandpa showed up separately, both wearing black hats. Everyone calls my Grandpa ‘Sharky.’ He got the nickname back in the 80s on a plane ride to Reno!

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My Mom was in town from Phoenix so we got to spend a ton of time together. I’m looking forward to seeing her again in December. Sounds much more inviting that freezing to death in Portland!

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In other news, it’s been so nice walking down the Nemo hallway every morning with the walls covered in my art. I’ll be sad to see it go at the end of the month!

nubby twiglet art show nemo design portland oregon

Are you also addicted to the Polaroid Image Maker? I can’t stop…these are some of my favorites so far!

How was your week?

Link Love: 10.23.08

1. Do you wonder what some of your favorite blogs looked like back in their humble beginnings? Royal Pingdom covers a visual history of 11 successful blogs.

2. Smashing Magazine has the ultimate collection of useful Photoshop actions that can help save tons of your time! (An action is a recording of a sequence of commands and operations that you can save and then access later on.)

3. FreelanceSwitch has a helpful list of 50 ways to improve your productivity as a freelancer.

4. You MUST try out the amazing Poladroid image maker! I can’t believe how authentic my attempt looks!

5. Graphic designers and typography lovers rejoice at this collection of vintage posters!

6. I never realized that famous French lifestyle boutique Colette has a blog.