Monthly Archives: January 2011

The Typofiles #76: Evolutia Corporate Identity


typofiles typography


This corporate identity for a company called Evolutia by Blok Design is one of my all-time favorites. I discovered it a few months back when I picked up Letterhead and Logo Design 11 and have had it marked with a neon sticky note ever since. What I like most is that while the designers incorporated type all over in the design, it still manages to not overwhelm because of the natural toned paper and spacing between treatments.


typofiles typography

typofiles typography


What more is there to say? I absolutely love this.


What I Wore: 1.22.11 // Salute!

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


The sun actually came out this weekend and it was close to 50 degrees — a miracle! I love military-inspired garb like this jacket so much but I always have to give it my own spin. And these Dries Van Noten gray patent wedges are still probably my all-time favorite shoes.


what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


I loved everything from this Miu Miu collection but after a few months, ended up settling on the most basic, classic piece — the Vitello Turnlock bag. Of course I immediately fell in love with it when I realized that the lock formed a red cross. In a way, it’s my modern take on an old fashioned doctor’s bag.


what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


I Wore:

Jacket, Troy Smith (Urban Outfitters)
Dress, Forever 21
Scarf, H&M
Hat, Forever 21
Bag, Miu Miu
Wedges, Dries Van Noten
Cheapo Tights


what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


nubby twiglet signature

Link Love: 1.20.11

link love typography


link love

Image from Elle Russia.


• I can’t believe that Pantone Chip Cookies actually exist! It’s like my dreams came true!

Time saving and educational resources for web designers is beyond indispensable.

• Cary Tennis to the rescue, once again. What do you do when you’re in a tough, tough, really tough spot?

• Graphic design throughout the decades: the 00’s.

• Ha! Five emotions invented by the internet.

• I really enjoyed reading about the lost work of Vivian Maier, a talented street photographer that took thousands of photos in Chicago and New York during the 60’s and 70’s.

• Krist Atomic is obsessed with yellow & orange. So cheery!

• Seems that other people love silhouettes too!

Email etiquette for the super busy is full of helpful tips!

• A very rare 1770 map of New York City has just been restored.

The Photoshop Etiquette Manual for graphic designers.

• Until today, I had no idea that Lifestreaming was a viable career.


P.S. I have quite a few projects due so I am taking tomorrow off and will return Monday. xoxo!

What I Wore: 1.15.11 // Leather & Lace

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


I’ve always admired the craftsmanship and and presentation of Luxirare’s work so when I spotted this lace shirt / dress from her collection in her online store, I was really excited. Though I love the look of lace, I usually pass it up altogether because most of the time, it can look downright cheap. When I saw the graphic pattern of this beautiful lace and the simplistic, versatile shape, I knew it was time.


what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


When I opened the package, I was completely blown away. The little details, the craftsmanship, the packaging…everything was absolutely perfect. The nude mesh lining makes the top fairly transparent so I layered it over a thin black tank to make it more appropriate for day wear.


what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit

what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


Though this isn’t quite as easy to throw on as, say, a t-shirt I am still going to make a huge effort to wear it regularly. It’s too beautiful to just hang in my closet.


what i wore nubby twiglet fashion style outfit


I Wore:

Lace Shirt / Dress, Luxirare
Belt, Zana Bayne
Jeans, Silence + Noise
Heels, Dries Van Noten


nubby twiglet signature

Dangerous.

osborn spike shoes


How could something so basic and practical transform into something so sinister? It all started out innocently enough.


osborn spike shoes

osborn spike shoes


A few months back, Osborn offered to send me a pair of plain canvas lace-up shoes to D.I.Y. in any way I wanted. I fully admit to not being very hands-on with these types of projects but Joey had an idea. Soon after, on his recommendation, I ordered a bag of spikes and he got to work, painting and studding these standard-issues.


osborn spike shoes


Armor for my feet? Why not! Over the last year, I’d eyed studded Miu Miu flats in New York and tiny spiked Louboutin lace-ups in Vegas but they were still very prim and polished. I wanted these to look like they were ready for battle.


osborn spike shoes


What better to wear with mega studs than mega sequins? What can I say, it’s the Michael Jackson in me. Tough & feminine, my favorite fashion combination. Speaking of the King of Pop, he always loved wearing things that reflected light when he danced. These would have been perfect for that purpose…or for his leisurely tree climbing.


osborn spike shoes


Practicing my moves. You never know when you’ll be challenged to a dance-off.


osborn spike shoes


Take a walk on the wild side.


osborn spike shoes


Sometimes you just need a pair of casual lace-ups for laid back evenings of television watching. Something unassuming and cozy.


osborn spike shoes


A huge thanks goes out to Joey for coming up with the concept and then studding these baby armadillos for two days. His thumb is still sore, but my feet are happy. Needless to say, these are fairly heavy and not super comfortable. I love them, though. Thanks to Osborn as well. It’s been fun. Okay, I’m off to sashay through the streets of Portland!


osborn spike shoes