Category Archives: Link Love

Link Love: 11.27.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Dries Van Noten

• My friend Sian just launched an awesome website called The Change Makers. If you’re in need of a designer, developer or just some really great creative resources, it has you covered. I’m so excited to have Branch listed in design and Nubby Twiglet listed in inspiration alongside some truly great company.

• 10 success stories of people who refused to quit pursuing their dreams.

• Having retainer clients can help you stabilize your income.

• Teach people how to treat you by writing clear policies for your business and life. Brilliant.

• Why don’t you rent a llama for your wedding?!

• It’s amazing to see the work that went into retouching famous photographs long before the era of Photoshop.

• Can you believe that 4 million songs on Spotify have never been played?

• How do you come up with ideas for blog posts?

7 pieces of wisdom that will change the way you work.

• I couldn’t stop laughing at this collection of awful library books!


Image: Dries Van Noten.

Link Love: 11.20.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Superfried

• Do you need a business plan?

• I can’t believe these photos exist. Just another day of giving a kangaroo and llama a bath…in New York City?!

• How can you create a clear brand and message when you do so many different things?

• Stay motivated and reach your goals by setting up an awards system.

• Behold the art series quotes on shit.

• I really want to stay in this apartment built inside of a plane. Oh, and it has 8 bathrooms!

• When is the right time to go freelance?

• The relative scale of the planets in our solar system can best be summed up with pieces of fruit.

• If you’re curious about how to overlay lettering on an image, June Letters has a great tutorial.

• Who really designed the Virgin logo?

• What happens when evolution meets Photoshop? Haha!

• I love the idea of making oversized photo booth prints on a budget.


Image: Superfried.

Link Love: 11.13.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Antigirl

• What’s it really, truly like to feel the effects of burnout to the point that you have to quit your job and avoid the internet?

• Dealing with competition (and learning to be okay with it!) can be tricky. I’m loving Promise’s 5 part series on the subject. If you’re a small business owner, it’s a must read!

• When you’re trying to stay motivated, list making really does do wonders.

• 6 stretches for people who sit at desks.

• Did you know that there’s now an Ivy League college course called Wasting Time On The Internet? Haha.

• Now is a good time to start thinking about what you’re devoted to creating in the new year.

• This DIY slat wood bench looks like an expensive mid-century modern piece when finished!

• If you’re in need of a good laugh, check out when panorama photography goes wrong.

• Sorry I murdered everyone, but I’m an introvert.

• 5 ways to grow your blog without relying on Google traffic.

• I LOVED this podcast with Jen Gotch of Ban.Do. So much great business advice!

• How to backpack….without looking like a backpacker.

• The 3 most valuable traits that leaders have.

• These photos are so strange! See for yourself: the hidden mothers of the Victorian era.

• If you’re interested in scrapbooking as a way to record your memories, it’s not as expensive as you might think. Here’s a realistic list of supplies.


Image: Antigirl | Tiphanie Brooke.

Link Love: 11.6.2014

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Brian

• Jessica Hische shares some thoughts on productivity and creating the ultra-schedule.

• What’s the best way to get through resistance and take action?

• Cassie just shared a roundup of valuable resources for freelancers.

• 25 famous women discuss getting older.

• The amazing history of the to-do list…and better yet, how to make one that actually works!

• A look back at The Berlin Wall, 25 years after the fall.

• Kathleen has some fantastic advice on how to feel like a creative expert.

• The 10 greatest changes of the last 1,000 years.

• Buffer openly shares its formula for calculating employee salaries. So refreshing for a company to be this transparent!

• Your business is a reflection of you.

• We all deal with the dreaded time crunch but Mandi decided to step back and reevaluate her priorities.

• Three rules for a happy designer.


Image: Brian “Doc” Reed.

Link Love: 10.30.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: World Cup Stamps

• If you read just one thing this week, make it this: Kate quit social media cold turkey for a full week. Here’s what happened.

• How should you deal with clients that you’re not keen on working with any longer? Amanda has some helpful scripts.

• I’m the boss. I’m not bossy. TRUTH.

• Sian lays it on the line when it comes to escaping the death spiral of consumption and I love her handy chart.

• Really, what does it mean to be constantly busy? Why does our society place such a high value on it?

• I love this New York Times piece about folks in their 80s who refuse to retire — in fact, they’re at the top of their game.

• 3 ways to define what your blog is about.

• Marketing authenticity: when branding gets personal.

• 10 ways to answer the dreaded, “Can I pick your brain?” question.

• So cool: famous album covers come alive!

• What happens when you’re labeled an “It Girl” by the media? It’s impossible to live up to it and a completely unfair marker.

• Sure, I have a pet squirrel. But, a pet lion?! That’s on another level.

• I really hope someone awesome buys up this ghost town and restores it!

• It’s hard to imagine how one man actually counterfeited more than $200 million in U.S. currency.

• When Sheila E. met Prince: I stared up at the poster and told him, “I’m gonna meet you one day.” And then, it actually happened.


Image: World Cup Stamps.

Link Love: 10.23.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Cocolia

• Behold the motherlode of free assets! This site is packed with sources for stock images, videos and vectors!

• I love that NARS isn’t just using models for his makeup campaigns — Tilda Swinton looks so beautiful here.

• The secret to bouncing back stronger after failure.

• Someone strapped a GoPro camera onto an eagle flying over Paris and here’s the video!

• Kathleen shares how to build your creative tribe.

• Emma shares money lessons she learned in her 20s and they’re worth a read at any age!

• 10 Skillshare classes for bloggers.

• This tutorial on how to create a watercolor effect logo is really great.

• Lisa explains why turning off comments on her blog was a good decision for her.

• I miss the days of personalized letterhead. It’s so cool seeing what styles celebrities used.

• 5 tips for the soon-to-be self-employed.

• The 50 best book to movie adaptations.


Photo: Cocolia.
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Link Love: 10.16.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Ciara Phelan

• Designers, if you’re wondering how much you should charge for a project, click here to find out!

• A must read: 10 things you need to learn to start living the life of your dreams.

• I love this simple DIY project: turn your kid’s scribbles (or even your own!) into modern art.

• Ever wonder how typefaces get their names? Tobias Frere-Jones explains it all.

• I’d somehow never heard of Morganna, baseball’s infamous kissing bandit!

• If you couldn’t be at Designer Vaca this year, Jaymee made a great little video that captures the experience perfectly.

• Holly Becker gives us her perspective on the New York Times When Blogging Becomes A Slog article.

• I love the idea of not having to carve pumpkins and these decorating ideas are great.

• Remember how relaxed life seemed before the pressure of social media and sharing everything online came along?

• Getting organized when you’re running your own business is essential. Kathleen shares some tips and resources for email, project management and time tracking.

• Garance Doré weighs in on Instagram vs. real life.

• Have you seen Norway’s new banknotes? Mini pieces of fine art!

• If you need to make flowers from the deli look expensive, here are a few fool-proof tricks.

• Megan shares her guide to Palm Springs which is also full of beautiful photos.


Photo: Ciara Phelan.
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