Category Archives: Link Love

Link Love: 10.30.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: World Cup Stamps

• If you read just one thing this week, make it this: Kate quit social media cold turkey for a full week. Here’s what happened.

• How should you deal with clients that you’re not keen on working with any longer? Amanda has some helpful scripts.

• I’m the boss. I’m not bossy. TRUTH.

• Sian lays it on the line when it comes to escaping the death spiral of consumption and I love her handy chart.

• Really, what does it mean to be constantly busy? Why does our society place such a high value on it?

• I love this New York Times piece about folks in their 80s who refuse to retire — in fact, they’re at the top of their game.

• 3 ways to define what your blog is about.

• Marketing authenticity: when branding gets personal.

• 10 ways to answer the dreaded, “Can I pick your brain?” question.

• So cool: famous album covers come alive!

• What happens when you’re labeled an “It Girl” by the media? It’s impossible to live up to it and a completely unfair marker.

• Sure, I have a pet squirrel. But, a pet lion?! That’s on another level.

• I really hope someone awesome buys up this ghost town and restores it!

• It’s hard to imagine how one man actually counterfeited more than $200 million in U.S. currency.

• When Sheila E. met Prince: I stared up at the poster and told him, “I’m gonna meet you one day.” And then, it actually happened.


Image: World Cup Stamps.

Link Love: 10.23.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Cocolia

• Behold the motherlode of free assets! This site is packed with sources for stock images, videos and vectors!

• I love that NARS isn’t just using models for his makeup campaigns — Tilda Swinton looks so beautiful here.

• The secret to bouncing back stronger after failure.

• Someone strapped a GoPro camera onto an eagle flying over Paris and here’s the video!

• Kathleen shares how to build your creative tribe.

• Emma shares money lessons she learned in her 20s and they’re worth a read at any age!

• 10 Skillshare classes for bloggers.

• This tutorial on how to create a watercolor effect logo is really great.

• Lisa explains why turning off comments on her blog was a good decision for her.

• I miss the days of personalized letterhead. It’s so cool seeing what styles celebrities used.

• 5 tips for the soon-to-be self-employed.

• The 50 best book to movie adaptations.


Photo: Cocolia.
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Link Love: 10.16.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Ciara Phelan

• Designers, if you’re wondering how much you should charge for a project, click here to find out!

• A must read: 10 things you need to learn to start living the life of your dreams.

• I love this simple DIY project: turn your kid’s scribbles (or even your own!) into modern art.

• Ever wonder how typefaces get their names? Tobias Frere-Jones explains it all.

• I’d somehow never heard of Morganna, baseball’s infamous kissing bandit!

• If you couldn’t be at Designer Vaca this year, Jaymee made a great little video that captures the experience perfectly.

• Holly Becker gives us her perspective on the New York Times When Blogging Becomes A Slog article.

• I love the idea of not having to carve pumpkins and these decorating ideas are great.

• Remember how relaxed life seemed before the pressure of social media and sharing everything online came along?

• Getting organized when you’re running your own business is essential. Kathleen shares some tips and resources for email, project management and time tracking.

• Garance Doré weighs in on Instagram vs. real life.

• Have you seen Norway’s new banknotes? Mini pieces of fine art!

• If you need to make flowers from the deli look expensive, here are a few fool-proof tricks.

• Megan shares her guide to Palm Springs which is also full of beautiful photos.


Photo: Ciara Phelan.
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Link Love: 10.9.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Philippe Salomon

• 10 tips for Instagram overachievers is full of helpful apps, lighting and composition recommendations!

• I loved scrolling through Victoria’s guide to LA. There’s so many great, well-designed spots in this roundup.

• If you’re on the fence about growing your business bigger and it’s not sitting right with you, that’s okay! Bigger isn’t always better…for you or your clients.

• Never underestimate the power of networking. It really does have the ability to change your career.

• If you’ve ever wondered how to take a full screenshot of a website, not just what’s showing on your screen, this post can help!

• Embrace your creativity and try new things, even if it leads to falling flat on your face.

• A place that’s still on my must-see list is Marfa, Texas. Such a beautiful, otherworldly town.

• What makeup should you probably throw away?

• Designers, Breanna Rose has some fantastic advice for streamlining your process.

• Ready to redesign your site? Review this article of the top hidden costs of webs projects!

• OMG. Finally, cooking with a sense of humor! Check out Thug Kitchen. Because, well, cooking is definitely more fun with F-Bombs.

• We shared a lot of different creative resources at Designer Vaca this year and Becky Murphy has kindly rounded them all up!

• Blogging means something different to each of us. Cassie of The Veda House shares what blogging means to her.

• Don’t work for free or even cheap for rich people.

• I wish I could have experienced this supermarket completely made up of vending machines!


Photo: Philippe Salomon.
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Link Love: 10.2.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Palm Springs by Shauna Haider

• This article about blogger burnout and the shifting culture surrounding blogging in the New York Times was such a fascinating read.

• 3 rules for emailing a busy person.

• I’m a grown woman…and I can do whatever I want!

• 10 tips to write great blog post titles and email subject lines.

• It only makes sense that big dreams require big dreamers.

• A total guilty pleasure: The Coveteur reviews celebrity workout videos! I want them all.

• 7 ways for bloggers to be more productive.

• Here’s how to support the bloggers you love.

• After reading about his many, many eccentricities, I have a whole new appreciation for Nicolas Cage.

• These bird’s eye views show how much New York City has grown over the last 350 years.

• Do bloggers make more money than editors?

• The secret to success is to keep your overhead low.

• If you want to have great adventures, be curious.


Photo: Shauna Haider.
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Link Love: 9.25.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love

Nubby Twiglet | Jacques Dequeker

• How can you tell when a piece of writing is finished?

• What is it really like to blog about your home?

• All the comments on every single recipe blog pretty much go like this.

• What is your signature word?

• 5 unique ways to increase your blog traffic.

• Have you ever sat next to someone on an airplane that did something so disgusting that you couldn’t believe your eyes?! Well, now there’s a place to submit your photographic evidence. Behold Passenger Shaming.

• 10 foreign words that we need in English!

• You’re never too old for the internet.

• I’m hopeless at giving up sugar for good but it’s interesting to see how it affects the brain.

• A blog I’ve been enjoying a lot is Oh So Pretty. The layouts are so beautiful.

• I’ve shared these photos before but they’re just too good to not share again: sightseers throughout America in the 1970s and 80s.

• Blogger and former magazine editor Joanna Goddard shares 10 things she’s learned in her career.

• Have you seen the design concept for a five-story house that hangs off the edge of a cliff?!

• It’s so fascinating to take a look around this abandoned train station in Paris.

• Before you start writing, these four practices can get you focused.


Photo: Vogue Brazil by Jacques Dequeker.
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Link Love: 9.18.14

Nubby Twiglet | James Elliott

• The death of adulthood in American culture.

• The difference between riches, wealth and success.

• Want to make a statement with your feet? Blue Q socks are hilarious. My picks: “Men ruin stuff” and “I have mood swings.”

• Preserved moments of historical sass. This post is everything.

• The motherlode of vintage logos.

• The difference between “I did it!” and “It was worth it.”

• The blog is dead, long live the blog: Rachel Hills’ observations about the state of blogging.

• Check out these minimalist Instagrammers.

• What do you still wish to do in 2014?

• The essential rules that most salespeople forget.

• A ghostwriter applies at a wealthy white lady’s lifestyle blog.

• 9 startling things you might not know about Bettie Page.


Photo: James Elliott.
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