Tag Archives: Link Love

Link Love: 9.4.14


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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Link Love: 8.28.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Marta Dyks for Amica Magazine

• 10 vital WordPress security tips.

• The ups and downs of social media: quit Twitter before you’re hard, quit Instagram before you’re soft.

• What are the ways that you fuel your creativity offline?

6 great tips for creatives who work full time and also freelance.

• Why has there been such a sudden increase in food allergies? This may explain why.

• Writing a book is hard work. Here are some resources that can help.

• Real things haven’t changed.

• Make your own cake dome and cloche jars! So much more affordable to do this way!

• This guy lived alone in the woods alone for 30 years. The true story of the North Pond Hermit.

• It’s hard to stop comparing ourselves to others but absolutely necessary.

• Kandee Johnson shares 5 things she’d tell her teenage self.

• Raspberry crumble pancakes? Yes, please!

• This collection of color coded photography is so inspiring.

• Made me laugh: a collection of perfectly useless product designs!

Photo: Marta Dyks for Amica Magazine.
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Link Love: 8.21.14

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Nubby Twiglet | The Parker Palm Springs: Angie Silvy for Rue Magazine

• One of my favorite bloggers has been on an epic road trip and this isn’t your typical one, either. She’s driving down unmarked dirt roads, visiting ghost towns, stopping by abandoned hot springs…and sharing the whole experience!

• What happens when you like everything on Facebook?

• Such an insightful read: 5 questions for 100 designers.

• One of the trickiest parts of freelancing is when your clients go quiet. Bre has some great advice on how to chase them down and not be scary about it!

• 5 things you must do when applying to art colleges!

• I have a total crush on this perfectly executed ballpoint pen inspired script.

• This is one of the best bathroom remodels I’ve ever seen!

• What the heck is toothpaste, anyway?!

• I really enjoyed reading about Jenna Lyon’s beauty regimen. I hadn’t heard of about half the products she mentioned…but now I want to try them all.

• You’ve done a great job of being alive. Obviously, you deserve a medal.

• The expert guide to working from home.

• If your camera gear isn’t the best but you have a passion for photography, can you still make it work until you have the money to upgrade?

• This is how the sun sees you. A great reminder to wear sunscreen!

• A brief look at texting in movies.

Photo: The Parker Palm Springs by Angie Silyvy for Rue Magazine.
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Link Love: 8.14.14

Nubby Twiglet | Link Love

• When you overschedule yourself, there’s no time to think. How far are people going in our modern society to avoid introspection?

• To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its website, Microsoft recreated its original homepage from 1994. We’ve come a long way, baby.

• What I Instagrammed versus what was really happening. Or, my entire life is a lie.

• Feed your head + find your soul. “…the difference between people who are successful and not are that those who are successful seemed to know from the age of 7 or 8, maybe older, they’re very in tune with what they love.”

• Should unpaid internships be destroyed for good?

• Discover the saddest, most lonely tweets you ever tweeted.

• Wondering what Brooklyn looked like during the summer of 1974? Here you go.

• I don’t read many fashion blogs these days but the one I keep going back to for more is Micah Gianneli. This woman has a sense of style all her own. I love it.

• Kandee Johnson on what to do if you feel like a failure.

• The Instagram trend of the moment: statue selfies.

• Just what I need: a list of 5 hard to kill houseplants.

• When it comes to success, don’t forget to celebrate the little things.

• I’ve been obsessed with the Waffee branding (waffles + coffee = pure genius) since I spotted it in Melbourne last year. So good!

• I’d definitely go camping if there were handmade heart marshmallows involved.

• There’s a chart that catalogs hip hop artists with the largest vocabulary.

• If you’re not sure that blogging is a good fit for you, here’s a list of 35 alternatives.

• My favorite tribute yet: a few thoughts about Robin Williams.

Photo: Shauna Haider.
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Link Love: 8.8.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: NYC Disco Balls by Shauna Haider

• The world’s first and only completely honest graphic design resumé.

• 7 celebrities who you never knew were graphic designers!

• 3 SEO mistakes that you’re making and how to fix them.

• This place in Paris looked amazing; it was basically Studio 54 with a swimming pool and there’s plans for it to make a comeback!

• 6 ways to turn free work into paid work.

• An effective business plan isn’t simply to have a website.

• 5 basic secrets to success.

• In case you’re curious: here’s how ramen noodles are made.

• Startups and depression: the dark side of entrepreneurship.

• 15 awesome email marketing hacks.

• If you’re planing a kitchen renovation on a tight budget, this post can help!

• 3 ways to outperform your online competition.

• The Tucker: the unique three eyed car that never made it to dealerships.

4 ways to network like a cool kid.

Photo: Shauna Haider.
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Link Love: 7.31.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Camille Walala

• The simple truth about how to get booked up and sell stuff.

This typeface defined the 1980s…but you’ve probably never heard of it.

• A hilarious Pinterest board of things that don’t need to exist.

• Got a job interview coming up? Here’s 20 questions to ask or be ready to answer!

20 signs that you’re succeeding in life, even if you don’t feel like you are.

• Are you suffering from a case of internet outrage?

• I love this post: Everything is wonderful. Everything is terrible.

• Joy Cho shares her thoughts on the changing world of blogging.

• Between 1935 and 1938, Berenice Abbott snapped photographs of various streets and storefronts across New York. Check out what’s still intact today.

• If something isn’t working for you, stop torturing yourself. Just stop doing it!

• How to ride a bike in a skirt.

• The Fresh Exchange shares the tools that are in their blog’s productivity toolbox.

• For your next design comp, why not use social good ipsum and give it a compassionate spin?

• It’s time to kick those excuses to the curb.

• J. Crew recently introduced XXXS sizing. Is this vanity sizing at its most extreme or just a case of catering to new international markets?

• Female entrepreneurs offer advice on conquering 7 career roadblocks.

• The daily schedules of creative geniuses.

Photo: Camille Walala.
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Link Love: 7.25.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Kinfolk Magazine

• When you have too many ideas, what should you do with them?

• It’s possible to help people AND earn money.

• I was one of 22 young influencers interviewed about my thoughts on businesses marketing to millennials.

• 9 things designers do that they’d never admit!

• Sting isn’t leaving any money for his kids. Here’s his reasoning.

• 10 very harsh critiques of famous buildings!

• How to wire your own hanging modern lamp.

• 12 free fonts that work great for headlines and titles.

• How do you differentiate between taking risks with your life and career versus being reckless?

• How do you request the final payment you’re owed from a client?

• I was just interviewed by fellow blogger Allison and we chatted about juggling multiple businesses, life in Portland and much more.

• This is a great history lesson on how New York City cleaned up its graffiti problem on subway cars.

• Made me laugh: the essential guide to summer fruit.

• The most legendary pizza delivery guy in existence.

• Why is the internet so blue?

Photo: Mark Sanders for Kinfolk Magazine.
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