Daily Archives: July 22, 2016

The Week + Links: 7.22.16

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This has been a really long week and I spent most of it in a deliriously tired state but with the downs, there are always ups on the other side — tonight’s plans involve plenty of packing for a trip to Vegas that’s mostly business (but with plenty of pleasure thrown in!) with my two BFF’s. Looking forward to the good times that await.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week + Links

Yesterday, a few hours before Joey was supposed to board a flight, one of the main pipes in our house decided to break and after some frantic ticket re-booking and searching for ancient parts, things are okay…but it’s a reminder to expect the unexpected when you have an older house. They’re worth it for the charm though, right? Haha!

Rocky also hurt his foot and my poor little guy has been limping around. I stayed home from work today to give him extra cuddles and Chubs is sitting here next to us. Awww.

One fun thing that happened this week is that my brother found an 8 foot tall cactus on Craigslist and a sweet 85 year old woman had been growing it for 25 years! She’s transitioning into an assisted living home but I’m excited to keep this beautiful masterpiece going strong in her honor.

Finally, if you missed it, here’s Chubs eating a plum. It’s almost his birthday. Yay!

Nubby Twiglet | The Week + Links

Have a great weekend!

Images: 1. Longtime reader Jamie knows about my love for Michael Jackson and llamas and sent me this photo. Yesssss! 2. One of my new favorite Portland hangouts is Americano. It specializes in Italian coffee by morning and Italian drinks by night. 3. This is the Craigslist cactus that’s now in the corner of our living room — it’s a giant!


• I didn’t know this existed! The New York Public Library has 9 librarians that serve as a human Google, answering totally random questions. Need to know the answer to the question “How many British monarchs have been left-handed?” They can help!

• Always make your own rules.

• 5 ways to set yourself up for vacation success as a freelancer.

• Watch the first ever Sony Walkman commercial from 1981. This is hilarious!

• Esmé dives into the trouble with blogging and the comments are also worth a read.

• When you feel like nobody knows who you are, show up and be

• What do you think about changing your last name when getting married?

• 9 ways to keep your flowers fresh.

• So interesting! The Secret Emotional Life of Clothes features 7 different stories about how clothes have the power to transform us.

• Taking a nap is like letting Marie Kondo loose in your brain.

• Tips to plan your best vacation ever.

The Typofiles: Domino Magazine

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: Domino Magazine

Domino is one of those magazines I’ve been a fan of from the first issue so when they cut back their publishing schedule a few years ago to quarterly, I was pretty disappointed. But, what I didn’t realize at the time was that each issue would be about double the thickness with content that went way deeper than the originals with even more pages of personal interviews and house tours.

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: Domino Magazine

If you’re not familiar with Domino, it’s a home and lifestyle magazine with an emphasis on being able to shop the issue. The sources are always clearly listed and they do curated picks from each issue that you can buy online. Here’s the Summer 2016 selection.

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: Domino Magazine

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: Domino Magazine

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: Domino Magazine

The cool thing about these quarterly issues is that they tend to follow a design theme throughout — this time, it’s all very airy with a ton of soft pink which thanks to Pantone, is right on trend.

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: Domino Magazine

This issue has some amazing wallpaper picks, a feature on neon signs, an editorial shoot focused on all pink foods (random but totally works — see the popsicle image), a feature on watercolor flower art and a lot of themed product roundups crammed into nearly 200 pages without an ounce of filler.


With the content bar set so high, I’m happy to only have 4 new issues a year. I wanted to scan another 20 or so pages to show you when I was at work last night…but I think these give you a good idea of how awesome the issue is. You can subscribe here.

Nubby Twiglet | The Typofiles: Domino Magazine

As much as I love reading interiors blogs and scrolling through Pinterest, I find myself revisiting old issues of Domino again and again for new ideas as we remodel our house. Just last night, I found the most perfect wallpaper inside for our bathroom in-progess and I’ve never seen it anywhere else.

I don’t know how they’re able to source so many unique items that haven’t already been saturated with coverage…but whatever they’re doing, it’s working.