Dress Up Your Desk With Poppin’s New Colors Of Office Supplies

Nubby Twiglet | Poppin Office Supplies In Mint

It’s no secret that I am completely obsessed with office supplies. Considering how much time I spend sitting at my desk, I want my surroundings to look good.

Nubby Twiglet | Poppin Office Supplies In Mint

Nubby Twiglet | Poppin Office Supplies In Mint

I’m a big fan of Poppin’s shop by color feature which allows you to browse office supplies based on hue. I’ve been happily sporting their yellow setup for the last year in my office space and after using it nearly every day, I can honestly say that while their stuff looks good, it’s also completely functional and solid.

Nubby Twiglet | Poppin Office Supplies In Mint

As much as I’ve loved my yellow set, I was itching for a change so when Poppin let me know they were launching some new colors soon including mint and gray (very The Blogcademy appropriate, don’t you think?!) I was the first in line.

Nubby Twiglet | Poppin Office Supplies In Mint

My favorite Poppin items are their Signature Ballpoint Pens. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll notice that they make it into nearly every still life shot because they work great and add the perfect dash of color.

I don’t know about you but taking the time and care to dress up my workspace has made a world of difference when it comes to staying motivated. Poppin’s colorful accessories work as well as they look and I’m so excited to try out these new colors.

Nubby Twiglet | Poppin Office Supplies In Mint

P.S. If mint and gray don’t float your boat, navy and coral are also making a debut. I can’t wait to see someone rock a desk setup in coral!


All office supplies c/o Poppin. All opinions are my own.

The Week In Pictures: 7.18.14 | Hello From London!

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures London

Hello from London! I have spent the week staying in the attic of a 1930′s English manor with a massive back yard and garden. The weather has been absolutely beautiful. By day, I’ve been filming videos and by night, enjoying lively dinners with friends.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures London

This is my view from the kitchen every morning.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures London

I just finished filming a new Blogcademy Home School video all about still lifes. That meant packing up piles of ephemera to haul across the ocean. Haha. I’m really happy with how this module came together and will let you know when it’s available!

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures London

Filming gets easier every time around. My backdrop this time around was a tangled mix of greenery that felt like it went on forever.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures London

Our nights have been spent here with good wine and great friends, telling embarrassing stories and laughing until we’re crying. Just the way I like it!

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures London

I’m pretty excited to be checking out Gala’s Radical Self Love Salon this afternoon. My studio, Branch did the branding and this is her third-ever event. With that, I’m off to repack my suitcase and then heading off to a new place in Central London to teach the first of two workshops starting tomorrow morning.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Link Love: 7.17.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Andrew Jason Leung

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• Richard Branson discusses the right way to multitask.

• Here’s how to create bright and sharp images with your iPhone.

• Make some frozen raspberry champagne!

• 100 brilliant print advertisements.

• 5 types of original content that you can produce for your blog.

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Photo: Andrew Jason Leung.
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The Typofiles #136: Monster Children Guest Edited by Mike D

Nubby Twiglet | Monster Children Issue 43

I was at Barnes & Noble over the weekend and after flipping through the fashion and design magazines and not seeing anything that caught my eye, I moved on to the skate and surf section where I knew there was one safe bet: Monster Children. As usual, it did not disappoint. Issue 43 is guest edited by Mike D of the Beatsie Boys and has an additional 50 pages. And, I can assure you that those extra 50 pages are not just fluff and ads — the design and content are as solid as ever.

Nubby Twiglet | Monster Children Issue 43

The great thing about bringing in a guest editor is that they have their own unique flavor. They are given the freedom to choose the interview subjects and features, all while staying in the style and format of the magazine. Mike D obviously knows a whole cast of intriguing characters from the music, skate and art worlds so it’s pretty great to see things from his perspective. More magazines need to hand over the reigns!

Nubby Twiglet | Monster Children Issue 43

The design of Monster Children is always on point but this issue, with its colored stripes and play on the scale of type throughout is the best I’ve seen. I’ve worked on enough editorial print projects to have an idea of how much work this issue must have took to pull together and I am so glad there’s still people out there that believe in producing solid publications that marry unique design and content. There’s no boring celebrity profiles or watered down fashion spreads here. It’s real, it’s raw and it’s well designed.


Featured: Monster Children Issue #43.
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Follow The Rainbow in Vancouver!

Nubby Twiglet | Follow The Rainbow in Vancouver

Hopping, skipping and jumping through a rainbow crosswalk was a definite highlight during my stay in Canada.

Follow The Rainbow in Vancouver

Follow The Rainbow in Vancouver

Over its 35 year history, the Vancouver Pride Parade has grown to be the fifth largest in the world. In 2012, to commemorate Pride, temporary rainbow crosswalks were installed across the city.

They were such a hit that many have since become permanent. We visited the crosswalk painted at the intersection of Davie and Bute streets and it was an amazing site to behold.

Follow The Rainbow in Vancouver

Our photographers instructed me to do by best “Avedon hop” off the curb which seemed to entertain these onlookers. And, as if the colors streaming across the crosswalk weren’t enough, rainbow-hued picnic tables lined the side street as well. People constantly stopped to snap photos and enjoy the installation.

Follow The Rainbow in Vancouver

If you’re ever in Vancouver, take the time to visit it for yourself!


Photos: Diane + Mike.

Project Spotlight: Happily Ever After

Branch | Olivine Happily Ever After Course

Longtime Branch client Julie of Olivine Atelier just released a very special e-course called Happily Ever After! This class proves that keeping a positive attitude and holding yourself accountable on a daily basis can have profound effects.

Julie created this 28 day practice in gratitude first for herself and it worked so well that she’s now offering it publicly for the first time. Read more about the class and see more of the graphics Branch produced right here.

The Week In Pictures: 7.11.14

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures

How was your week? Mine was…very full, hence the late post! I’m heading out to Europe soon and while there’s going to be some pleasure mixed in, it’s mostly a business trip packed with four Blogcademy dates, a mixer party, filming new projects with two sets of videographers and squeezing in a few photo shoots. First up, London. Then, Berlin, followed by Amsterdam and finally, New York. Whew!

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures

With all that time away, there’s a lot of prep that comes with keeping businesses running like delivering client work and pre-scheduling a lot of blog posts. I love it, though. In between sitting at my desk, I’ve been going out to lunch every week with my grandparents (they’re the BEST people on the planet) and visiting ancient dive bars with my dad — my family always whisks me away on awesome, unexpected adventures.

Oh, I should point out the “You’re awesome” postcard in that top photo. My friend Sian just sent me a care package of goodies and she has the best handwriting. I wish mine looked like that!

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures

Packing, packing and more packing…trying to balance the fun with the practical. Always a challenge.

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures

This year hasn’t been easy but it’s been the best on a personal level. I’ve grown a lot and learned to push fear aside — I’ve never been more content just doing my own thing, choosing who I work with, hanging out with my family and traveling in between it all. My life now is very unconventional compared to the way it was but it feels right. Let’s be real here — I do still get those moments where my stomach drops and I ask myself what the hell I’m doing but they’re much fewer and far between now. ;)

Nubby Twiglet | The Week In Pictures

This isn’t the greatest photo but I had to share it! As I walked into the St. Paul Rodeo bar last weekend, I noticed that the taxidermy was covered in bras. Haha. Good times! Have an awesome weekend, everyone. I’m off to finish packing! xoxo