Category Archives: Link Love

Link Love: 2.27.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Elvis Presley

• The internet is big on capitalizing on our thirst for nostalgia.

• It often takes until your 30s for big professional breakthroughs to happen.

• The 5 biggest freelance headaches and how to solve them!

• Are your color choices making or breaking your website?

These Phillip Lim totes are…totes amaze.

• DIY your very own copper coffee table!

• Learn to be more observant.

• 10 awesome white wines that ring in at under 20 bucks!

• These citrus shortbread cookies sound delicious.

• This 4 year old’s mother makes her paper dresses and they just keep getting more extravagant!

• Here’s how to photograph in low light.

5 creative ways to wear green on St. Patrick’s Day.


Photo: Elvis Presley archives.

Link Love: 2.20.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Bjork by Ian Jennings

• 10 steps to redesigning a brand identity.

• I love these DIY shelves. Super simple and practical.

• Here’s a beautiful and practical guide for house plants.

• 5 ways to fail gracefully.

• Lookbook Cookbook is full of stylish ladies posing with a killer selection of vegan recipes. Need I say more?

• 8 simple tips to edit your own blog.

• Roger Angell talks about what life is like at age 93.

• Hilariously outdated advice from Seventeen Magazine in 1967.

• Good things come to those who work hard.

• Homemade Nutella crepes? Yes, please!

• 50 free Photoshop actions that will help you create tons of different effects.

• How to blow dry your hair like a stylist, for real.

• What’s your model name?

• Print 101: Here are some of the different mediums.


Photo: Bjork by Ian Jennings.

Link Love: 2.13.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Harper's Bazaar Australia

40 great examples of WordPress websites.

• Bloggers, even if your comments have gone down, your readers are still there. Make an effort to talk to them.

• Here’s how to find and work within your passion.

• Words to live by: underpromise and overdeliver.

• I love the idea of having a remote for your iPhone camera. No more awkward, outstretched arms when you’re taking a selfie!

• Is another mass extinction in our near future?

• Jasmine Star shares some really helpful social media tips.

• Part of the experience of living abroad is learning to be okay with being alone.

• My design studio, Branch has been hard at work on a few different projects for Kitty Cavalier and we just sneak peeked her business cards. Much more to come soon!

• A recipe involving ombré carrots? Yes, please.

5 things you must do when applying to art schools.


Photo: Harpers Bazaar Australia.

Link Love: 2.6.14

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Link Love | National Geographic

• When it comes to blogging, a lot of shifts have happened in a relatively short period of time.

• Here’s what I wish I’d known when starting my business.

• Yes, there’s such a thing as an Instagram-based cooking show!

• 10 creative rituals you should steal.

• Megan shares 5 things she does to stay healthy while kicking ass at work.

• Here’s 5 badass lady textile designers you should know about.

• What would it look like if the Winter Olympics were plopped down in the middle of Manhattan?

• Are you addicted to stress?

• There’s a Tumblr for everything including the art of the rap logo.

• There are 4 million songs on Spotify that have never been played! Now, you have the chance to get them off the dreaded list.

• Materialism is eating us from the inside out.


Image: California, 1940. By J. Baylor Roberts for National Geographic.

Link Love: 1.30.14

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• A logo should tell a story.

• Should small business owners help each other?

Being lonely and drifting: the flipside of traveling the world.

• Highly entertaining: a shopping list compiled from an 1897 Sears catalog!

• The most popular and pointless new years goal.

• It’s interesting to see side-by-side comparisons of U.S. and U.K. covers for the same books.

• The New Yorker digs into the anxiety phenomenon.

• A 1920s tourist guide to New York City etiquette!

• Winter equals dry lips. Here’s a roundup of the most moisturizing lip balms.

• 20 songs written by women that will turn 20 this year.

• Thoughts on making things and the internet.

• Fast Company just rounded up the most creative people in business.

• Just because it’s almost February doesn’t mean that it’s too late to make big plans for your business.

• Yoga types explained.


Image: Josh Olins for U.K. Vogue.

Link Love: 1.23.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Steven Meisel

• I just did a little interview with FIDM in LA!

• Mandi just put together one of the best lighting tutorials I’ve come across. If you own a DSLR camera, this is an absolute must read!

• Who are your customers? Dig deeper.

• If you’re in the design industry, here’s what all those job titles really mean.

• Snoop Dogg is rocking some pretty fancy nails these days.

• Do you ever have those days where you want to shut everything down? How do you get past that feeling?

• Looking back, Cipe Pineles was a badass art director at top fashion magazines and broke many of the glass ceilings female designers faced at the time.

• Braun has always had some of the most classic design across its print materials. This gallery is a visual goldmine!

• Alexandra Franzen comes to the rescue and teaches us how to politely decline ridiculous, unreasonable requests.

• Make your own Valentine’s-themed paper flower wreath!

• This is one of the coolest Instagram experiments I’ve seen.

• Okay, now I really have to visit Bottega Louie when I’m in LA next month. Such a beautiful place.

• These kids think they’ve mastered hide and seek.


Photo: Emily Sandberg by Steven Meisel, Vogue Italia 2002.

Link Love: 1.16.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Patrick Demarchelier

• This thought-provoking article questions the modern day phenomenon of doing what you love. “DWYL is, in fact, the most perfect ideological tool of capitalism. It shunts aside the labor of others and disguises our own labor to ourselves. It hides the fact that if we acknowledged all of our work as work, we could set appropriate limits for it.”

• The latest artisanal food craze hitting San Francisco is toast. Yes, toast. Often at $3.00 per slice.

• Have you ever walked out of a job?

• Looking for stylish wallpaper? Check out this roundup for the best sources.

The most photographed places on Earth!

• 10 tax deductions for small business owners.

• A must-read: Life As A Blogger.

Nostockphoto allows you to search for images without all the annoying stock photo results!

• As a female, do you abide by the so-called girl code?

• The perfect gift for the world traveler in your life: airport tag pillows!

• Ruby Press is looking for a PR intern.

• For the last 40 years, Bob Mazzer has been photographing passengers of the London Underground.

• Robert Murphy shares what he learned from going on a six month spending freeze!

This pretty much sums up every cocktail bar menu ever.


Photo: Patrick Demarchelier.
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