Category Archives: Link Love

Link Love: 2.5.15

nNubby Twiglet | Link Love: Anna Danilova

• Your life is a hot date. Now show up.

• If you’ve found your workload lightening up over the winter months, use it to your advantage and work on personal projects.

• Luke Copping just wrote 10 more ways NOT to become a successful photographer which is based on his original (and super popular) article. Most of the advice applies to other creatives, too — read up!

• It’s always good to have a reminder that the perfection presented on social media isn’t the full story.

• There are USB sticks hidden in walls across the world!

• It’s now possible to outsource nearly everything in your life. I hadn’t heard of half of these services before!

• I loved this flashback of popular teen beauty brands. I pretty much used every single one of these, what about you?!

• No really…that’s just how my face is.

• This article is a great primer on laying out the pros and cons of whether you should travel alone or in a group.

• Life hacks that anyone over 50 should know.

• Wow! I had no idea that there was a penthouse apartment constructed inside the Eiffel Tower.


Photo: Anna Danilova

Link Love: 1.29.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Reserve Sevigne Typeface

• Having it all is very, very complicated.

• Amazon compiled a bucket list of 100 must-read books.

• No-bullshit business advice from the best boss ladies around.

• ”In the middle of my writing day, I sometimes take a Facebook break. I know I shouldn’t do this.” A memoir is not a status update.

5 myths about creating digital products.

• Pretty much the best Instagram discovery as of late: Skellie.

• As a creative, what’s your purpose?

• An interesting read about changing consumer tastes: The Shake Shack Economy.

• I’m a big fan of tile in bathrooms and here’s 4 tips for getting the mix of styles right.

• 6 questions you should stop and ask about a company’s culture before you accept the job.

• 24 things no one ever tells you about the publishing industry.


Photo: Sevigne Typeface by Reserves.

Link Love: 1.22.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: J. Crew

• It doesn’t matter how poorly your day has gone….today isn’t over yet.

• I love a good vintage car and the weirder and more obscure, the better. Here are 5 of the rarest cars in the entire world!

• The funniest thing I’ve read in ages: ship your enemies glitter!

5 awesome tips to help you save money while traveling.

• A tortoise was recently fitted with a Lego wheelchair to help him move around. Amazing!

• To fall in love with anyone, do this.

• To fall out of love with someone, do this.

• 16 quotes to make you feel amazing, just the way you are.

• Richard Branson spills the beans on how to run two businesses at once.

• Ha! A mid-90s infomercial spoof for The Facebook actually features AOL’s number.

• A laughable collection of one star reviews!

• Scrolling through these beautiful beaches in Greece makes me want to go back for another visit badly.


Image: J. Crew.
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Link Love: 1.15.15

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Vogue Brasil

• Here’s some fantastic advice on how to find a great job when you have no time.

• When you don’t know what to write about, Braid has some super helpful tips to get the words flowing.

• Learn from the best: 28 steal-worthy tips from the most productive people on the planet!

• In need of some new tunes? NPR rounded up the top 50 albums of 2014.

• Is it time? 8 signs that you’re ready for a rebrand.

• The lives of millennial career jugglers: “Unlike the legions of Americans who work several jobs out of necessity, these young people elect to stretch themselves thin. While one job usually pays the bills, another gig provides a more creative outlet.”

• Here’s how to clean and care for your leather boots in winter.

• I love the internet because of gems like this: an illustrated guide to every David Bowie hairstyle from 1964 to 2014.

• Here’s how to set goals that you’ll actually keep.

• Looking for some new reading material? Here’s a roundup of the best books of 2014.

• If you’re a graphic designer looking for a job at a startup, here’s how to negotiate your salary.


Image: Fabio Bartelt for Vogue Brasil.

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.