Category Archives: Link Love

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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Link Love: 10.9.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Philippe Salomon

• 10 tips for Instagram overachievers is full of helpful apps, lighting and composition recommendations!

• I loved scrolling through Victoria’s guide to LA. There’s so many great, well-designed spots in this roundup.

• If you’re on the fence about growing your business bigger and it’s not sitting right with you, that’s okay! Bigger isn’t always better…for you or your clients.

• Never underestimate the power of networking. It really does have the ability to change your career.

• If you’ve ever wondered how to take a full screenshot of a website, not just what’s showing on your screen, this post can help!

• Embrace your creativity and try new things, even if it leads to falling flat on your face.

• A place that’s still on my must-see list is Marfa, Texas. Such a beautiful, otherworldly town.

• What makeup should you probably throw away?

• Designers, Breanna Rose has some fantastic advice for streamlining your process.

• Ready to redesign your site? Review this article of the top hidden costs of webs projects!

• OMG. Finally, cooking with a sense of humor! Check out Thug Kitchen. Because, well, cooking is definitely more fun with F-Bombs.

• We shared a lot of different creative resources at Designer Vaca this year and Becky Murphy has kindly rounded them all up!

• Blogging means something different to each of us. Cassie of The Veda House shares what blogging means to her.

• Don’t work for free or even cheap for rich people.

• I wish I could have experienced this supermarket completely made up of vending machines!

Photo: Philippe Salomon.
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