Category Archives: Latest & Greatest

Latest & Greatest #28: Red Lips

Nubby Twiglet | Red Lips

I’ve long loved red lips and I am so happy that they are making a comeback, adorning everything from clothing to bags to books.

With perfect timing, Alice Harris just dedicated an entire book, Blow Me A Kiss to the lips featured in famous art, fashion spreads and celebrity culture. Of lips, she says, “An icon of untold pleasures, they’re synonymous with style, sex, and even scandal. Whether pursed or provocatively parted, lips have an undeniable visual power, while lipstick remains a timeless symbol of glamour and sensuality.”

Nubby Twiglet | Red Lips

Featured items: ASOS Skater Dress, ASOS Crop Top, Lips Purse ℅ Bow & Drape, Blow Me A Kiss Book ℅ PowerHouse Books.

Nubby Twiglet | Red Lips

Your turn: What are you obsessed with at the moment?

Latest & Greatest #27: Summer Whites

Nubby Twiglet | Summer Whites

My life is a constant contrast between light and dark, including my wardrobe.

During the fall and winter, I revert to black layers but the second summer hits, I can’t wait to pull out my collection of bright whites. Now that it’s legitimately hot in Portland, I’ve traded in my black skinny jeans and sweaters for light layers and bare legs. I just found this linen dress at Buffalo Exchange and can’t wait to pack it along to Europe next month. Easy and breezy!

Nubby Twiglet | Summer Whites

A few other white items I have my eye on include: 1. House Of Holland sunglasses, 2. Giuseppe Zanotti wedge sneakers, 3. Lisa Perry beach tote, 4. New Look backpack, 5. Tomas Maier swimsuit, 6. Zara buckle heels, 7. Holiday Magazine shirt, 8. Sheinside leaf print tunic, and 9. Moschino belt.

Are there any summer wardrobe staples that you can’t live without?


Photo: Joey Maas.
I wore: Secondhand dress, Buffalo Exchange. Boots, All Saints.

Latest & Greatest #26: Notebook Obsessive

Nubby Twiglet | Notebook Roundup

I’m a self-proclaimed notebook fanatic and have three to four in use at any given time. Even with so much technology at my fingertips, I’m a fan of making handwritten lists and thumbnail sketches. I just discovered Studio Sarah notebooks and am loving the simplicity of the design paired with gold foil accents.

Nubby Twiglet | Notebook Roundup

If you’re on the hunt for a fresh notebook, these are a few of my favorites:

1. Studio Sarah, 2. Garance Doré for Rifle Paper Co., 3. P.S. 12, 4. Ogami, 5. Russell + Hazel, 6. Rifle Paper Co., 7. Tucker, 8. Julia Kostreva and 9. Magma.


Have an awesome Monday! I just got back to Portland this afternoon and am excited to get settled back in with Joey and Rocky.

Latest & Greatest #25: Boobs

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Vases. Totes. Tees. Breasts seem to be popping up on everything imaginable! I grabbed onto the coattails of the trend when I walked into the Kelly Wearstler store and spotted this top, based on one of her sculptures.

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Here are a few of my favorite boob-covered accoutrements to enrich your life: 1. Jonathan Adler Luciana Vase, 2. Gravel & Gold Boob Top, 3. Kelly Wearstler Pink Fountain Bust Tee and 4. Gravel & Gold Boob Tote.


What do you think of the trend? Yay or nay?

Latest & Greatest #24: Kaleido Trays

Nubby Twiglet | Kaleido Trays

I take nearly every photo on this blog and while my white dining room floor makes a good backdrop for most of them, it does get boring. To add some visual interest to my photos, I picked up a set of Kaleido Trays a few months back. They were definitely an investment but since then, they’ve been the perfect prop, whether I’m snapping a product shot or using them alongside my design projects.

Nubby Twiglet | Kaleido Trays

The thing to note about the trays is the quality — these aren’t flimsy, molded plastic. They’re powder coated steel. Designed in 2012 by Clara von Zweigbergk for HAY (aren’t all of their products awesome?!), I now find myself using them nearly every day, whether it’s to hold a vase of flowers, brighten up the guest room or be a catch-all near my desk.

Nubby Twiglet | Kaleido Trays

Nubby Twiglet | Kaleido Trays.

The great thing about Kaleido Trays is that you can buy singles or the full set. It’s up to you.


Keleido Trays are available at Design Within Reach.
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Latest & Greatest #23: Garance Doré For Rifle Paper Co.

Nubby Twiglet | Garance Doré For Rifle Paper Co.

I’m a big fan of sending thank you cards — no matter how much times change, nothing can replace the handwritten note. So when my favorite stationery line, Rifle Paper Co. partnered up with illustrator / blogger Garance Doré for an exclusive line, I was in heaven.

First off, the quality is amazing. All of the printed materials are U.S. made and very weighty. I also love the custom black angled belly bands — the little details really make this line.

Nubby Twiglet | Garance Doré For Rifle Paper Co.

I am a huge fan of Garancé’s art prints and had the idea to buy the Assorted Girls Set to frame as mini prints across our guest room wall. Her work is so chic and quintessentially French.

Nubby Twiglet | Garance Doré For Rifle Paper Co.

Trying to be conservative, I ordered a box of cards and set of notebooks the first time around but once I saw how nicely everything was made, I picked up some more cards. It’s impossible to feel guilty splurging on thank you cards — it feels so good sending out something this beautiful to people I care about.

Nubby Twiglet | Garance Doré For Rifle Paper Co.

I couldn’t buy everything (trust me though, I was tempted!) so here are a few more of my favorites pieces:

1. Cape Card, 2. Canary Thank You Card, 3. Oui Pocket Notebooks, 4. Thinking Of You Card, 5. Sunglasses iPhone Case, 6. Femme Card, 7. Friends Card, 8. On The Go Notepad, 9. Hello, Darling Card, 10. Graphic Notepad, 11. Le Glamour Card and 12. Bonjour Card.

Nubby Twiglet | Garance Doré For Rifle Paper Co.

I love it when two worlds collide and collaborations like this happen!

Are there any collaborations out there at the moment that you’re super excited about?


Photos: Shauna Haider
Product images: Rifle Paper Co.

Latest & Greatest #22: More Saturday Goodness

Nubby Twiglet | Kate Spade Saturday

Nubby Twiglet | Kate Spade Saturday

I’ve been loving the new goodies Saturday is rolling out for Fall. From snazzy dresses in bold hues to office supplies covered in op-art patterns, I can’t get enough! As much as I love Kate Spade’s main line, the mod feel of Saturday is much more up my alley these days.


Nubby Twiglet | Kate Spade Saturday

These are some of my Fall favorites: Above: positive negative blanket, 1. buckle-over dress, 2. accordion binder, 3. square satchel, 4. paper nesting boxes, 5. sticky notes, 6. stationery set and 7. double loop belt.


All items: Kate Spade Saturday.