Category Archives: Link Love

Link Love: 1.8.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Chanel

• A bunch of designers (including myself!) just shared our New Year’s resolutions. Take a look…and get inspired!

• Elle UK underwent a major restructuring and now it more closely resembles a tech start-up than a fashion magazine. The lesson: don’t be afraid to shake up the old guard and challenge the way things have always been done. It’s necessary to evolve with the times.

• This teenager’s guide to social media is spot-on.

• Why is it still a good idea for young creatives to go to art school?

• Looking for a new podcast series to get you fired up about being a creative entrepreneur? Check out Being Boss.

• 15 things to remember to start the new year.

• The easiest path to happiness is to buy experiences, not things.

• 21 career tips from fashion power ladies!

• If you aren’t sure what your dreams and passions are, Heather is here to help you sort it all out! By the way, Branch designed her site — holla!

• Danielle Laporte dishes up 49 simple promo ideas.

• Some days, you have to let yourself melt and let it all out. It’s okay. It’s normal. It’s human.

• Instead of wanting more, more, more in every part of your life, streamline and embrace simplicity.

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

Image: Chanel.
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Link Love: 12.18.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Area X — The Southern Reach Trilogy

• 15 of the most creative Christmas trees of all time. So many great ideas!

• A step by step guide on how to chase your dreams.

• I don’t know about you…but I’m pretty desperate to own some Feliz Llamadad wrapping paper.

• Jessica Walsh has some simple advice on how to stay passionate in your career.

• The best book covers of 2014.

• Prioritize what you need to get done…so you can go live your life!

• What are the stories behind the products you use every day?

• The single biggest reason most entrepreneurs fail and more importantly, 5 things you can do to overcome it.

20 last-minute gift ideas for the designer in your life.

• The secret to the rise of the Uber economy is wealth inequality.

• How do you deal with chronic complainers?

• Freelancers, listen up: the best new workspaces might be tucked inside your local library.

• Find out how to deal with nightmare clients who think they can design!

Image: Area X — The Southern Reach Trilogy. Written by Jeff Vandermeer. Designed by Rodrigo Corral and Tyler Comrie.

Link Love: 12.11.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Untitled Paris

8 tips to improve client relationships overnight.

• What exactly does it mean to run a heart-centered business? And, how can you do it while still earning a decent living?

• If most of us were being honest, our home libraries would be color-coded like this.

• For the majority of millennials, owning a television set is so last century.

• We talk a lot about this subject at The Blogcademy and I’m interested in how the conversation keeps coming up. The new concept of being rich puts more value on experiences instead of possessions.

• The 40 most groundbreaking albums of all time.

• If you’re starting a new business but the basics of getting set up are weighing you down, read this and know that you’re not alone.

• Make your very own DIY flower vase on a tiny budget.

• If you’re overrun with ideas, here’s how to focus and actually get things done.

• Follow these 8 tips to get your blog posts read!

• How not to suck as a creative director.

Image: Untitled — Paris.

Link Love: 12.04.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Les Graphiquants

• The one thing that all successful people do.

• Check out these very questionable Newport cigarette ads of the 70s and 80s. Amazing.

• Before you launch a product on your blog, read this.

• It’s super easy to download a video from Youtube.

• The problem with problems.

• If you’ve got a black thumb, this chart of watering instructions can help!

• Molly Crabapple’s 15 rules for creative success in the internet age.

• It’s true that experts make what they do look easy.

• If you’re a fan of Burt Reynolds, it’s your lucky day. Check out all the amazing and (and odd) belongings he’s auctioning off!

• Instead of spewing negativity, make a positive difference.

• If you’re interested in attending a blogging conference in 2015, this list gives you a rundown of all the options.

• Emojiary asks you how you feel once a day…and you respond in emojis!

• Best friends are awesome. Check out these famous pairings.

Image: Les Graphiquants.

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.