Category Archives: Link Love

Link Love: 7.30.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Elisabeth Heier

• How to figure out what you really want to do in life.

• Can you still make a living as a blogger?

• These are officially the coolest city guides I’ve ever seen. Total designer eye candy!

• Get more stuff done in 90 minute chunks.

• How to do anything.

4 ways to retrain your brain to handle information overload.

• 5 things that you should know about applying for design awards.

Blog trend predictions for 2016.

10 quick tips to improve your design portfolio.

• This person started responding to spam email. So funny!

You don’t have any credibility…yet.

• If you ask someone new to get coffee, everything you’re afraid of might happen.

4 reasons you are more qualified for your dream job than you think you are.

Image: Elisabeth Heier.
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Link Love: 7.23.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: 7.23.15 | Pommel Lane

• 10 unsung graphic design visionaries you should know.

• I love this new business model for fine artists which connects them directly with their fans.

• The next time you have an idea that gets rejected, read these emails.

• 12 TED talks on how to be a great leader.

• The secrets of budgeting as a freelancer.

• It’s totally possible to win your dream clients.

• A look back at the glory days of Fiorucci.

• 14 girls explain why women should learn to code.

• Door Sixteen just got a fabulous makeover!

• 15 stories from people who unexpectedly found their dream jobs.

• If you’re on the lookout for some solid copywriting tips, these are the 6 roles of a great communicator.

• 5 stress management tips from the pros.

• Have a $1,000.00 day in Paris for a tenth of the price!

• 8 ways to strengthen your password.

Image: Pommel Lane.
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Link Love: 7.16.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Stella McCartney

• Kelsey shares how to schedule your time when you work full-time and freelance on the side.

• Workweeks should be limited to 32 hours and this is why.

• 6 natural ways to avoid the dreaded afternoon slump.

• Caitlyn Jenner has her own website and has started answering reader submitted questions. I’ve loved reading her responses so far.

• The 50 best book covers of 2014.

• I’m completely obsessed with the Oh Happy Day shop of party goodies. You can even sort by color!

• Jasmine Star explains why you should send your clients gifts.

• Here’s how to get people to trust your product.

• My dreams have come true: there’s a hotel in Japan where you can rent an alpaca to be at your wedding!

• My studio, Branch is undergoing a brand refresh.

• Behold tiny objects matched with Pantone swatches.

• Hossein Derakhshan makes his case for saving the open web.

• What’s the longest possible NYC subway ride?

• Not sure what to bring to a Summer party? How about a monochromatic fruit salad?

• If your website is flash-based, now is the time to make the switch.

Image: Stella McCartney via Modelmoiselle.
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Link Love: 07.09.15

Nubby Twiglet | Essingtonbee Designs

• 200 essential resources for entrepreneurs building a business! Damn, son!

• Bre just shared a really insightful post on the importance of brand strategy.

• Austin Kleon has gathered a multitude of ways you can graciously say no to anyone.

• If your oldest friend has stopped evolving, should you move on?

• How can you take the shame out of self promotion?

• RuPaul is a master at building brand loyalty. What can you learn?

• Expensive wine is for suckers.

• Alex shares how to get back on track with a goal when you’re backsliding.

• Would you ever consider revamping your Instagram profile and making it more themed?

• Ariana Grande wants to remind you that she does not belong to anyone. Preach!

• My cosmetics brand of choice MAC is opening its first makeup studio!

• 25 powerful commencement speeches by women.

• A great reminder: 15 golden principles of visual hierarchy.

• Why is America obsessed with perfect teeth?

Image: Essingtonbee Designs.
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Link Love: 7.2.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Xavier Esclusa

• Working a day job can actually make you a better entrepreneur.

• When your friend is going through a difficult time, it can be hard to know how to comfort them. What’s the right thing to say and do? Alex is here to help.

• Becoming your own boss brings on its own set of challenges. Here are 5 things Geneva has learned since taking the leap.

• If you love a good Instagram challenge, Gala Darling just put together Radical Self Love July to get you inspired and motivated. The prompts are so much fun!

• Check out how the American home has changed over the last 115 years.

• Just in time for Summer: 7 ways to travel on a budget.

• If you have 20 minutes to spare, tune into this inspiring talk, Purpose is the New Bottom Line.

• We’ve been repainting our house dark gray with black trim and Anna’s post of black houses reminded me of how much I love a dramatic look!

• Yara shares 7 things she’s learned in 25 years.

• Virgin just opened the coolest airport clubhouse I’ve ever seen at LAX. So colorful and mid-century modern!

• 10 times when it’s okay to be lazy.

Image: Poster Shanti by Xavier Esclusa.
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Link Love: 6.26.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Solar Sisters

• As a designer, you don’t have to follow the same path as everyone else just because it looks good on paper. Bre explains how she figured out what worked best for her.

• Tell someone that you’re proud of them and make their day.

• June Letters just released the most beautiful line of hand-poured candles.

• How do you punctuate around emoticons and emoji?

• Simplify your offerings and in return, they’ll be more powerful.

• Staying on schedule when you’re freelancing can be difficult. Corina shares some tips to keep your process running smoothly.

• The 10 most controversial films of all time.

• A husband and wife have worn the same outfits for 35 years.

• 27 apps designers can’t live without.

Image: Solar Sisters.
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Link Love: 6.18.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Isabel Marant

• 30 things to do before you turn 30.

• Here’s how to Instagram like it’s your job.

• Sheryl Sandberg wrote the most beautiful post about grieving — definitely worth a read.

• Not everyone is motivated in the same way. Understanding the six types of motivation can work wonders for keeping you on track.

• Can design change the world? That’s definitely up for debate!

• Writing social media updates in batches can save you tons of time.

• Made me laugh: sea is for cookie.

• I’m always on the lookout for fresh art prints to liven up my workspace and these are an especially fun batch.

• Check out the 10 best SkillShare classes for content marketing.

• It’s easier to get work done if you understand the 4 types of productivity styles.

• What you say in your email sign-off definitely matters.

• 10 business tips that photographers can learn from Taylor Swift.

• Anna always unearths the best stuff and I love this roundup of planters.

Image: Isabel Marant.
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