I’d been on the hunt for a basic side table for our living room for ages when I came across this version by Plum & Bow. Up until this point, the tables I’d found lacked style or were just overpriced for such a small, basic piece.
This table only had one review on the Urban Outfitters site but it was good enough to convince me to add it to my cart. It arrived today and though it’s not quite as bright of a yellow as the photo on the site suggests, it was easy to put together, fairly sturdy and let’s be real — the dipped legs add that extra dash of charm I was after.
I think it would be great as a bedside table, too. It’s the right size to hold a stack of books and an alarm clock. And if pale pink is more up your alley, they have you covered there, too.
Featured: Plum & Bow side table in yellow.
When I recently stayed in Venice, I spent my first five days engaging in the usual touristy stuff: visiting the boardwalk, window shopping along Abbot Kinney and dining at Gjelina Takeaway. But sadly, I was clueless about the true gem of Venice until my final day there: the canals.
I had been to Venice a handful of times before but nobody had ever mentioned this beautiful area, tucked away from all the hustle and bustle. Why?! Everyone had assumed I already knew about it. The second I laid eyes on the tiny bridges, colorful houses and narrow pathways surrounding the canals, I was in heaven.
The Venice Canal Historic District originally had manmade canals built by the developer Abbot Kinney to recreate the look of Venice, Italy in Southern California. The area featuring the canals was once about four times larger than it is now but many of the canals were filled in the 1920s to create roads. The rest were mostly abandoned until the early 1990s when renovations started. I am so glad the city finally realized what a treasure this place is!
If you ever find yourself in Venice, skip as much of the tourist traps as possible and head over to this magical pocket for an afternoon walk.
All photos: Shauna Haider
I’m pretty excited to have a brand new media kit available for Nubby Twiglet. It’s only been about…five years?! I’ve been preaching about the benefits of media kits for ages but personally, I always felt like I was in a state of flux, somehow unable to commit what I was all about to (digital) paper.
But then I realized it was just an excuse — I was being commitment-phobic because writing about yourself and what you do is difficult! It’s easy to procrastinate because there’s always something else you can do instead, like penning a new blog post. 😉 This weekend, I finally powered through, putting together an 18 page media kit about myself and this blog. It feels great to finally have it done and ready to go!
The big news is that I’m offering advertising packages again. I’ve had various forms of advertising on Nubby Twiglet since the very beginning but last year, leading up to the launch of Branch I cut it all to put my focus 100% over there. In the meantime, I’d been filing away dozens of requests, many from creative, independent companies I had immense respect for and finally felt it was time to reintroduce sponsorship options. If I can help you get the word out about your offerings, that’s fantastic.
Packages now include banner ads, sponsored posts and giveaways. Preference for ad slots is given to small businesses and creatives.
Let’s Work Together
If you’re interested in partnering up on a campaign, please email me at studio @ nubbytwiglet.com and I’ll forward you my media kit which includes rates and packages.
Thank you for your continued support of this blog and for adding your voice to the conversation both here and on social media. Here’s to another seven years! -Shauna
Photographer David McNeil was the first-ever wedding industry client I had the opportunity to work with many years ago and we bonded immediately over the fact that he didn’t want a traditional, cookie-cutter website and branding. No pastels or frilly type in sight! Branch just revamped his website with a more modern, inviting format and I’m sharing more about the outcome over there. Click through to view the project!
Nothing beats this time of year in Portland. I spent so much time this week wandering the streets of my ‘hood with friends and here are a few snippets of what I saw and did:
Hot cocoa sipping at Stumptown Belmont. • Admiring cherry blossoms in every corner of Portland. • Beautiful urban art near 34th and Belmont. • Pastry obsessing at Saint Honoré Boulangerie on S.E. Division. • Pizza eating at Roman Candle. • New / old cardigan purchase at Buffalo Exchange. • Flower sniffing all over S.E. • Finishing hot cocoa and remembering how awesome Stumptown’s saucers are.
It’s been good to get out, walk for miles alongside friends and remember why I love this city so much but now, it’s time to get back to work. Have a beautiful, inspiring weekend!