Daily Archives: November 4, 2013

Tools of the Trade #13: DODOcase

Nubby Twiglet | DODOcase

When it comes to protecting your tech gear, who wants to sacrifice style? Since the day I bought my iPad, I’ve used a DODOcase to keep it safe. Handmade in San Francisco, DODOcase exteriors resemble hardcover books (which it seems these days, are going the way of the extinct bird). My version is a special Pan Am edition, which is quite fitting with as much travel as I do! There are dozens of options for iPhones, Kindles and more.

DODcases are super slim but really tough. I love how well-made they are and there’s no plastic in sight — the interiors feature a carved wooden frame to keep devices snugly in place.

Nubby Twiglet | DODOcase

Because a lot of you use iPads to tote around your digital portfolios, I like that DODO offers a customization service that can add your branding to your case. If colorblocking and bold, geometric patterns are more your style, try the customizer.

What do you use to protect your tech devices? Any other cool recommendations?


All images: DODOcase.
More Tools of the Trade posts can be found here.

What I Wore: Overdressed and Owning It in Santorini

Nubby Twiglet | Overdressed and Owning It in Santorini

When I’m working from home in Portland, my daily uniform always reverts to the basics: black skinny jeans, black ankle boots and t-shirts. Yes, it can be boring but comfort is key when I’m focused on getting work done.

Nubby Twiglet | Overdressed and Owning It in Santorini

Whenever I travel though, I use the opportunity of being in a new atmosphere to reinvent my sartorial style and create new characters. I embrace the chance to try out different looks and push myself outside of my comfort zone.

Nubby Twiglet | Overdressed and Owning It in Santorini

Nubby Twiglet | Overdressed and Owning It in Santorini

By nature, I’m drawn to modern, avant garde silhouettes but as I’ve gotten older, I’ve grown more comfortable with trying new things. I picked this dress up over the summer for a shoot in New York and part of the reason I chose it was because it was such a marked departure from my standard go-to looks. Fitted and romantic, it felt more Dolce & Gabbana than Rick Owens (my design idol).

Nubby Twiglet | Overdressed and Owning It in Santorini

As we wove through the rocky paths of Santorini early one morning right as the sun was rising, I felt completely overdressed — we joked that I was the Monica Bellucci of Santorini. But in a way, that was the beauty of it. I was playing a role very different from my daily existence and you know what? I had a great time owning it for a few hours…before reverting back to the uniform of a black tee and jeans.

Nubby Twiglet | Overdressed and Owning It in Santorini


I wore: Floral body-conscious dress, Paper Dolls and sandals, Moma.
All photos: Shell de Mar.