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Link Love: 10.16.14

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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

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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

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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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Link Love: 9.11.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Hiroyuki Kubo

• We’ve all been there: why did those clients hire someone else?!

• Once you’ve established yourself as a freelancer, it’s time to get your finances in order!

• This realization is so powerful: who is living your dream?

• Here’s how Crayola crayons are made.

• Do you feel like you have a strong social circle? I love Jessica’s thoughts on the girl group she never had.

• Photos comparing sites across the East Village from 1984 to now. Wow.

• I can’t believe how bright, airy and colorful this studio is. Looks straight out of a magazine!

• It’s easy to say no if you love something.

• New Yorker music critic Sasha Frere-Jones recently compiled a series of five playlists on Spotify of “perfect” songs for your listening pleasure!

• Wikipedia has pulled together a list of common misconceptions. Now you have some new content for small talk at parties.

• So cool: a rock and roll club in the middle of the desert!

• Remember, like attracts like.


Photo: Hiroyuki Kubo.
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Link Love: 9.4.14

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Nubby Twiglet | The Motivated Type

• 10 of the most fantastical Burning Man creations!

• Is the traditional office workspace on the verge of extinction thanks to technology?

• Women, we’re all girl bosses now.

• When you’re surrounded by negativity, how can you protect your energy?

• Steve Pavlina’s advice on selecting projects wisely is spot on. “Sometimes people dive into new projects because they really want to make some money or to “get something going.” They put pressure on themselves to start a project mainly for the sake of trying to create some forward momentum. While forward momentum can be a beautiful thing, I would actually recommend against this approach. Usually when I see people try to motivate themselves like this, their projects fizzle out within a matter of months, if they can complete them at all.”

• Jasmine Star has some goal setting advice.

• Why is it impossible to make plans these days?!

• Evernote is a must-have for a lot of creatives I know. If you want some tips on how yo put it to use for client projects, this is a great guide.

• Vin Diesel can sing. And, he does so by himself quite often, filming the performances for your listening pleasure.

• Basic but powerful advice: trash the “too” from your vocabulary.

• Molly Crabapple was interviewed over at The Great Discontent and it’s brilliant. “I suggest you focus in on your weirdness, your passions, and your fucked-up damage, and be yourself as truly as you can. Express that with as much craft, discipline, and rigor as you can; work as hard as you can to build a career out of that, and then you’ll create a career that you love and that’s true to yourself, as opposed to doing what you think other people want and burning yourself out when you’re older.”

• 50 essays that are guaranteed to make you a better person.

• Sea Of Shoes is one of my favorite fashion blogs (I’ve adored Jane’s style since 2008) and now, she’s partnered up with her boyfriend to create a food blog called Thyme & Temp. The photography is absolutely beautiful, check it out!

• The coolest closed down diner: Johnie’s Coffee Shop in LA.

• There is such a thing as a popcorn covered car.

• If you’ve ever gotten stumped on what certain photography terms mean, this glossary is a must-read.


Image: The Motivated Type.
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