Category Archives: Link Love

Link Love: 6.5.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Fashionable Selby

• Yes, I unfriended you. Don’t take it personally!

• Take the time to repurpose old content from your blog. Here’s why you should.

• An interesting look at the Meatpacking District’s past life before the fancy restaurants and boutiques took over.

• Take back your weekend. Sundays are for fun!

• Make over your vintage aluminum lawn chairs!

• Getting fired may end up being the best thing ever.

• Preach on, sista! Embrace imperfection.

10 professional resume templates that you can customize and make your own right away!

• How to make waffled donuts. Just because.

• If we were picking out company cars for The Blogcademy, I’d be tempted to indulge in this pair of vintage Fiats.

• 6 key terms that every graphic designer should know.

• I had no idea that anything like this even existed! Behold the fake rooftop towns of World War II.

• I love these closet organizing tips.

• The best parts of Leonardo da Vinci’s resumé.

• Really, how many froyo places do you really need in one city?!


Image: Fashionable Selby.

Link Love: 5.29.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Julia Noni Photography

• When you’re jonesin’ for likes, it’s hard to stay sane on the internet.

• Photojojo is now offering engineer prints measuring a massive 3 x 4 feet for just $25.00 with free shipping! Print out your favorite photos jumbo-sized!

• Looking for super cool color palettes? The Day’s Color is for you.

• Check out these early prototypes of Apple computers!

• Makeshift Society just opened their Brooklyn location inside a former pencil factory. This has to be the coolest coworking space EVER.

• New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has just made 400,000 pieces of its collection available for high-res download.

• Need to get organized? This family check-in center is the coolest thing ever.

• Remember that everything is marketing.

• Looking for your next employment opportunity? 50 ways to get a job can help.

• Ice cream cones, pencils and paper airplanes?! I am in love with these enamel pins!

• Have you ever been told that you dress weird? Read this post and feel confident with who you are!

• Rappers with puppies. Need I say more?!


Photo: Julia Noni.

Link Love: 5.22.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Josh Olins

• Should you ever work for free in exchange for exposure?

• Learn how to make your own custom built-in desk!

• Here’s how the neighborhoods of Manhattan got their names.

• When you’re working on new offerings for your audience, create little miracles.

• 5 calligraphers to follow on Instagram.

• What does your ideal day look like?

• As a blogger, what can you do to create a sense of community?

• Everything you never knew about Naomi Campbell.

• Here’s a cheat sheet of compliments you can give someone that aren’t about physical appearance.

• The coolest New York City beach motel has just been revamped in Rockaway Beach.

Life is good. Sometimes, you have to slow down down and just enjoy where you are.

• How to make decisions.


Photo: Josh Olins for CLM.

Link Love: 5.15.14

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• What’s the difference between a font and a typeface?

7 guidelines for writing emails that people actually want to read.

• Iconic designer Massimo Vignelli has fallen ill but you can mail him a letter.

• Take a visual tour of some of California’s most beautiful art deco cinemas.

• Some blogs are saturated with a nonstop rotation of giveaways. What are the benefits and downsides?

• Erin Jane shares her story about how she became a freelance graphic designer.

• What’s the benefit of using a pseudonym in place of your real name online?

• An honest look into the topic of whether people are really brands in themselves.

• 101 things to love about New York, a list from NY Times Magazine circa 1976!

• Web designers, this is a must read: 6 ways to make your developer happy to open your files.

• Tips and tricks for your email newsletter.


Photo: Audrey Hepburn by Howell Conant.

Link Love: 5.8.14

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Nubby Twiglet | San Francisco

Hello from San Francisco!

• Top designers share their 3 favorite typefaces at the moment.

• Want to be famous, successful and booked ’til forever? Alexandra Franzen tells you how.

• 271 years before Pantone, this artist created an 800 page book of swatches.

5 ways to nail your social media branding.

• This is amazing: an online gallery of 118 subways stations in Manhattan.

• Taking a closer look at images, what does it mean to be Pinterest perfect? How is this skewing our reality?

• As a designer, discovering your process is a huge part of your success.

• 4 ways to use Pinterest for your business.

• Learn all about prime lenses and focal lengths to take your digital photography to the next level.

• I always appreciate a good Courtney Love interview. Never a dull moment!

• Octopuses are smarter than you think.

Moulin Rouge for kids in 1950s Paris!

• 6 superpowers that actually exist!


Image: Airows.

Link Love: 5.1.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Tim Walker

• Are you in a blogging slump? Here’s what to do.

• Hold yourself accountable by following the punk rock take on the four agreements.

• If you’re feeling jealous of an industry peer, this advice can help.

• Stop playing the numbers game when it comes to your website’s traffic and social media stats. It’s a vicious cycle.

• Since we still have another bathroom in our house to remodel (it never ends!), I like these alternate patterns for subway tile.

• A Beautiful Mess shares their take on sponsored posts.

• Sam Polk wrote a sobering account of his addiction to wealth. “In 2010, in a final paroxysm of my withering addiction, I demanded $8 million instead of $3.6 million. My bosses said they’d raise my bonus if I agreed to stay several more years. Instead, I walked away.”

• Planning a trip? Here’s an awesome list of tools and tips.

• Rejection letters sent to famous people.

• Behind the scenes of America’s textile industry.

• If your hair is bleach ravaged, here’s how to rescue it!


Image: Tim Walker.

Link Love: 4.24.14

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• Naming your product or service can be so incredibly difficult and frustrating. Alexandra Franzen is here to help!

• Are you deathly afraid of success? What’s holding you back?

• Photographer Luke Copping shares more about his newsprint project that my studio, Branch designed.

• 5 quick grammar tips to improve your writing.

• Your first idea is not always your best.

• Learn how to make your own hand-stamped necklace.

• How did famous creative people spend their days?

• A Tumblr dedicated entirely to vintage French photos? Yes, please.

• I want a copy of Holiday so bad. A travel magazine published from 1946-1977, it’s just been reintroduced!

• When it comes to your life choices, there are shoulds and musts.

• Starting a blog is not the right choice for everyone.

• Stop downsizing your joy.


Photo: Suvi Kesäläinen.