Link Love: 12.8.11

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• Illustrator Jessica Hische just wrote a fantastic piece on inspiration versus immitation.

• It’s true! Sephora and Pantone are collaborating on a makeup line!

• I think we’re all suffering from a little too much social media overload.

• H&M just admitted that it’s attaching real models’ heads to computer generated bodies on its website.

• Have you heard of Warby Parker? They make super stylish prescription glasses and sell them for only $95.00!

• Why not wrap your presents in paper that resembles a cheeseburger? It’s a surefire way to make the recipient laugh…and then laugh some more.

• I love the handmade wreaths over at Antigirl. So pretty!

•Buzzfeed has just compiled the 45 most powerful images of 2011.

• The new Apple store inside Grand Central Station was designed in a way that it looks like it’s been there forever. I’m impressed.

• Gala put together a super fun December activity guide and you still have plenty of time to get started!


What I Wore: 12.5.11 // Fun Chart

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what i wore fun chart


Reading charts is not supposed to be fun…but my new favorite sweater, emblazoned with HAPPY GO LUCKY in the style of an eye chart changes all that.


what i wore fun chart

what i wore fun chart


Okay, and onto the boots. Gala was raving about these during one of our shoots together in New York back in September and with most of my basic black shoes trashed, I’d been on the lookout for something stylish and sturdy. When Solestruck’s crazy 50% off (all sale prices!!) sale hit after Thanksgiving, I picked these babies up for less than 100 bucks. And they’ve turned into my go-to boots for nearly everything since.


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I Wore:
Eye Test Sweater, ASOS
Skirt, c/o Zara
Solid Striped Tights, American Apparel
AI for AI by Matiko Boots, Solestruck


The Week In Pictures: 12.3.11

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week in pictures


Wearing my favorite Topshop sweater. It’s covered in nubs!



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week in pictures


On Thursday night, I had my solo show opening at Sequential Art Gallery. It was surreal in a way, seeing so many friends, family members and coworkers all in one place. In a way, much of the night felt like a timeline of my life over the last 15 years, from my first week of high school in 1996 onwards. I kept my camera tucked away for most of the night and just tried to enjoy it. Thanks to everyone who made the trek and to those of you in other parts of the world who bought art!



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Some of my favorite pieces to make have always been the ceramic red crosses; this is my last batch of them so they’re extra sentimental!



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I called this shot my extended family because it was so awesome. From L to R: Liz (was my producer at Nemo), Kat (was my producer at Fiction), Pam (design partner in crime), Joey, me, Dad (peeking out the back), Grandma, Joey, Tana and Grandpa. Such a good group!



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Snugglin’ up to Bigfoot on my way to the mountain.


Over the weekend, we celebrated a late Thanksgiving at my grandparent’s cabin. On our way up, we pulled over when we saw some Bigfoot carvings on the side of the road. When we walked into the shop, we were met with about 50 sets of eyes; Bigfoots and bears everywhere!



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Going up to the mountain is always an adventure.



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My grandparent’s place is such a different world from where we live, an hour and a half away in the city.



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Everything is frozen in time.



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Nobody wanted to play us any tunes…



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Our music selection in the cabin was pretty good. Yes, my grandpa still has an 8-track player!



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We kicked up our heels with the relatives and had a few drinks.



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Mountain time was fun but I had to get back home to my office and finish the last piece of art for my show.



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On Sunday, I met up with longtime friend and collaborator Star who was in town visiting from San Francisco. We wandered the damp streets in Chinatown, located a photo booth and indulged in a platter of mac and cheese. I’m already begging her to come back!



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I took a TON of Instagram snaps this week and these are some of my favorites.



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I’m getting close to finishing a new project with one of my favorite clients, Luke Copping. He has the most stunning photography.



week in pictures


I’ve been so inspired by flipping through actual print magazines lately; this issue of LOVE was especially good. I’m gearing up for a few new editorial-based projects so I’ve been on the lookout for layout ideas. And with that, I’m off to get my weekend started. I have a terrible cold which serves me right after the nonstop excitement and lack of sleep this week!


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My Cross To Bear: Show Opening Tonight!

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My Cross To Bear opens tonight at Sequential Art Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Please stop by and join me from 6 to 10 pm!


Five years ago, I used to spend every night after work and school working on art. I was doing a few solo shows a year and art was my passion. But then, a week after graduation, I was hired full-time at an agency and my life became all about design. In the years that followed, I never had much of a break. Between freelancing at multiple agencies and working with a huge amount of personal clients, art was put on the back burner. Also, let’s be honest. We all need to earn a living and design, especially when you have constant work, pays much better (and more consistently) than art. The longer I put off making art, the harder it became to jump back into the process. That all changed when I set up a new show with Sequential Art Gallery; it was just the opportunity I needed to start creating again. When you have a deadline, there’s no procrastinating allowed. I knew it was time.

When you sit behind a computer for 10 hours a day designing for other people, stepping away and sitting on your floor with a pair of scissors, glue and a stack of scraps with no brief or precise goal, it’s incredibly therapeutic. Tonight, I’m super excited to meet some of you in person and to get back to sharing something that’s very personal and incredibly fulfilling: my new series, My Cross To Bear.


my cross to bear art


Below, you’ll find a list of available pieces from the collection. If you see anything of interest, please contact Sequential Art Gallery directly at sequentialart @ gmail.com. They’re based in Portland and can ship anywhere! Each piece is signed on the back and wired for hanging.


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1.
Full Circle, 2011
Collage and resin on wood
18 x 18 inches


my cross to bear art


2.
Type A, 2011
Collage and resin on wood
18 x 18 inches


my cross to bear art

my cross to bear art


3 & 4.
My Cross To Bear and Drown, 2011
Collage and resin on wood
18 x 18 inches


my cross to bear art


5.
The Arch, 2011
Collage and resin on ceramic
9 x 9 inches


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6.
Dark Truth, 2011
Collage and resin on ceramic
9 x 9 inches


my cross to bear art


7.
2, 2011
Collage and resin on ceramic
9 x 9 inches


my cross to bear art


8.
19, 2011
Collage and resin on ceramic
9 x 9 inches


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9.
Well Heeled, 2011
Collage and resin on wood
7.5 x 13.5 inches


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10.
After Dark, 2011
Collage and resin on wood
11 x 17 inches


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11.
Black Beauty, 2011
Collage and resin on wood
8 x 11 inches


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12.
B, 2011
Collage and resin on wood
11 x 8 inches


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13.
10, 2011
Collage and resin on wood
17 x 11 inches


Artist Statement

My Cross To Bear is a collection of 14 all new collage-based art pieces by Portland-based graphic designer and internet personality, Shauna Haider. After a three year hiatus from art, Shauna’s return is most notably marked by an abundance of black and white pieces which feature motifs bearing her trademark graphic style.

A visual continuation of the acclaimed 2007 series Black & White Graphic Insight, My Cross to Bear presents a more refined artistic direction, featuring typographic elements seamlessly woven with fashion magazine mash-ups. These themes are often merged with self-portraits to create a modern collage style that walks a fine line between graphic design and fine art.

On the surface, My Cross To Bear is an homage to the symbolism of the red cross which often plays a starring role in Shauna’s design work. On a deeper level, it also delves into the transformation that takes place when a shift from obscurity to notoriety begins to take hold. With much of our lives now splashed across digital mediums without a second thought, the line between what we consider our private and public selves is consistently blurred. In this evolving social landscape, nothing is considered sacred. This is our cross to bear.

Each piece of art is a Nubbytwiglet.com original and will be available exclusively at Sequential Art Gallery in Portland, Oregon beginning December 1, 2011.


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My Cross To Bear:
Sequential Art Gallery, Portland, OR

Opening Party:
First Thursday — December 1, 2011, 6 to 10 PM

Show runs from December 1st through December 29th.

Link Love: 12.1.11

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• The internet of yesterday and today is a great look back at what was popular on the web in 1996 compared to now.

• The New York Times rounds up its 10 best books of 2011.

• Typeverything is a goldmine of awesome type inspiration.

• The food photography over at What Katie Ate is beyond stunning.

• The Guardian UK has a great column called What I See In The Mirror where famous folks reflect on their personal appearance.

• I love this little list of 15 golden rules to live by while traveling the word!

• What’s the point of using trademark symbols?

• Remember, success is totally relative. So don’t be so hard on yourself!

• If the YSL runway is any indication, 2012 is going to be a great year for shoes.


The Office Tour

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home office


I recently moved all my shoes out of my office and brought my books back in. You’ll see where the shoes went soon!


I’m a firm believer that the place we spend the majority of our time should be a reflection of who we are. In a creative environment, having reminders of your favorite things (inspiration, objects and otherwise) around you is important because it adds a sense of comfort and familiarity. When I’m at home at Wolfgang Manor, I spend the majority of my time in my office. This is the one space in the house that is completely mine; I can close the door, escape and create. My computer, printer, scanner, flat files, inspiration board, personal library and other essentials are organized throughout and all within quick reach when I’m creating. Here are some fresh snapshots of my creative space.


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It’s only been in the last year that I’ve become a huge fan of fresh flowers. I love the dash of color they add to a mostly white space.


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I have an IKEA shelf installed above my desk to display a handful of my favorite things since storage space is low. I also like how it adds a sense of dimension.


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I tend to tack up magazine clippings and ads on my inspiration board on a regular basis.


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I have my makeup and a fancy mirror that I found at Target a few years back in my office as well.


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My two favorite perfumes of the moment as well as a mini Crystal Skull Vodka (a gift from my mom) rest on top of my flat files.


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Thanks for joining me on this mini tour! If you have any questions about where specific pieces of furniture or items came from, I can answer those in the comments.