Monthly Archives: April 2009

Link Love: 4.30.09



1. Skelliewag explains that if we find our flow, the money will follow.

2. The New York City Transit Authority Graphic Standard Manual is so well designed! Of course, you can’t go wrong with a red binder stuffed with pages covered in Helvetica. (via draplin)

3. Tricia of bits and bobbins always gets us thinking! This week she wonders, Would you wear garbage?

4. See actual photos of all of the amazing finds that were up for sale in Michael Jackson’s Neverland Estate auction. Word is that at the last minute, he negotiated to have everything returned to him. I don’t blame him; this stuff is way too awesome to sell off! (via hannah)

5. Sally of Already Pretty discusses the importance of investing in quality shoes and how they can elevate any outfit. I’m honored that she chose to feature me alongside fellow shoe lover Jane Aldridge in the article!

6. Jazzi answers many intern-related questions and she should know since she’s done seven internships to date!

7. Learn more about the ampersand than you ever thought possible.

8. Exciting news! In the digital age, vinyl is making a comeback! According to the article, LP sales were up 89% in 2008. I’ve been collecting records since high school; don’t get me started on my WHAM! picture discs and the entire catalog of Journey albums.

9. Creative barcodes, anyone?

What are your favorite links of the week?




What I Wore: 4.29.09







I’m totally in love with this super basic Forever 21 tank dress. For some reason, I didn’t buy it when I saw it while vacationing in Honolulu and it’s been on my mind for the last two months. I finally tracked it down again at a random Portland mall and am digging the multiple ways it can be worn and mixed with layers.

Dress, Forever 21
Circle scarf, American Apparel
Studded belt, Forever 21
Tights, Hue
Boots, Mini Market
Bag, Miu Miu




The Typofiles #15

I adore vintage typography books. This type reference book from 1973 is by David Gates. Besides containing a glossary of basic type terms and examples, it also has samples of over 850 typefaces to peruse. Instead of being grouped by name, they are grouped by style category (serif, sans serif, old style, etc). This was especially helpful before the age of computers and font-based programs!

♥View The Typofiles set on Flickr here.




Flashback: Heat Of Summer, 2007

Heat of Summer was a quick collage series that I did on hardboard during the summer of 2007. In a way, it was a practice run before committing fully to Modern Baroque.







After the whirlwind that was three solo shows last year, I took six months off but have finally felt the urge to dive back into fine art again. I’m starting a new series next month that will perfectly merge fine art and graphic design more-so than my past work has. Stay tuned.




What I Wore: 4.24.09






This cat print top was one of the first things I ever bought at Forever 21 a few years ago and it’s perfect for the very summery weather we’ve been having here in Portland. And, the key necklace was a gift from Star. There’s only a few in existence and when you flash them, you get into places like Disneyland, VIP airport lounges, and hip nightclubs for free. Or, so I think…

Red cat top, Forever 21
Tee, H&M
Shorts, Forever 21
Key necklace, Star
Knee highs, Nordstrom
Watch, Nixon
Boots, Dries Van Noten
Bag, Miu Miu




The Week in Pictures: 4.24.09

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

Yes, dreams do come true. Yes, that necklace does say Helvetica. And, you can get your very own right here courtesy of Star.

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

The thrifting gods were very, very good to me this week. Besides scoring the amazing Galliano Gazette scarf, I found these Sigerson Morrison Rain or Shine rubber flats in my size for a few dollars!

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

My weekend was spent at Portland’s indie comics fest, Stumptown. Star and I shared a very color-coordinated booth and spent the entire time catching up. Even though she lives in San Francisco, we always manage to be in the same city at least once a year, whether that be Portland, New York or LA.

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

We had quite the spread consisting of jewelry, shirts, posters, art prints, postcards, stickers and more.

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

My favorite thing at Stumptown wasn’t comics related at all. It was the Wordstock booth, featuring tons of red and white Helvetica covered merchandise. The pencils were so cool; I also got a white one that says Shut up and write. A perfect match for my beloved Helvetica Moleskine!

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

While taking a leisurely stroll through my neighborhood earlier in the week, I spotted the best bumper sticker of all time.

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

Lee thinks it’s weird that I like this mug. But, I think the typography is cool in a retro 70s sort of way. What do you think? Am I creepy for using a mug emblazoned with Grandpa?

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography