Tag Archives: Link Love

Link Love: 5.22.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Josh Olins

• Should you ever work for free in exchange for exposure?

• Learn how to make your own custom built-in desk!

• Here’s how the neighborhoods of Manhattan got their names.

• When you’re working on new offerings for your audience, create little miracles.

• 5 calligraphers to follow on Instagram.

• What does your ideal day look like?

• As a blogger, what can you do to create a sense of community?

• Everything you never knew about Naomi Campbell.

• Here’s a cheat sheet of compliments you can give someone that aren’t about physical appearance.

• The coolest New York City beach motel has just been revamped in Rockaway Beach.

Life is good. Sometimes, you have to slow down down and just enjoy where you are.

• How to make decisions.


Photo: Josh Olins for CLM.

Link Love: 5.15.14

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• What’s the difference between a font and a typeface?

7 guidelines for writing emails that people actually want to read.

• Iconic designer Massimo Vignelli has fallen ill but you can mail him a letter.

• Take a visual tour of some of California’s most beautiful art deco cinemas.

• Some blogs are saturated with a nonstop rotation of giveaways. What are the benefits and downsides?

• Erin Jane shares her story about how she became a freelance graphic designer.

• What’s the benefit of using a pseudonym in place of your real name online?

• An honest look into the topic of whether people are really brands in themselves.

• 101 things to love about New York, a list from NY Times Magazine circa 1976!

• Web designers, this is a must read: 6 ways to make your developer happy to open your files.

• Tips and tricks for your email newsletter.


Photo: Audrey Hepburn by Howell Conant.

Link Love: 5.8.14

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Nubby Twiglet | San Francisco

Hello from San Francisco!

• Top designers share their 3 favorite typefaces at the moment.

• Want to be famous, successful and booked ’til forever? Alexandra Franzen tells you how.

• 271 years before Pantone, this artist created an 800 page book of swatches.

5 ways to nail your social media branding.

• This is amazing: an online gallery of 118 subways stations in Manhattan.

• Taking a closer look at images, what does it mean to be Pinterest perfect? How is this skewing our reality?

• As a designer, discovering your process is a huge part of your success.

• 4 ways to use Pinterest for your business.

• Learn all about prime lenses and focal lengths to take your digital photography to the next level.

• I always appreciate a good Courtney Love interview. Never a dull moment!

• Octopuses are smarter than you think.

Moulin Rouge for kids in 1950s Paris!

• 6 superpowers that actually exist!


Image: Airows.

Link Love: 5.1.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Tim Walker

• Are you in a blogging slump? Here’s what to do.

• Hold yourself accountable by following the punk rock take on the four agreements.

• If you’re feeling jealous of an industry peer, this advice can help.

• Stop playing the numbers game when it comes to your website’s traffic and social media stats. It’s a vicious cycle.

• Since we still have another bathroom in our house to remodel (it never ends!), I like these alternate patterns for subway tile.

• A Beautiful Mess shares their take on sponsored posts.

• Sam Polk wrote a sobering account of his addiction to wealth. “In 2010, in a final paroxysm of my withering addiction, I demanded $8 million instead of $3.6 million. My bosses said they’d raise my bonus if I agreed to stay several more years. Instead, I walked away.”

• Planning a trip? Here’s an awesome list of tools and tips.

• Rejection letters sent to famous people.

• Behind the scenes of America’s textile industry.

• If your hair is bleach ravaged, here’s how to rescue it!


Image: Tim Walker.

Link Love: 4.24.14

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• Naming your product or service can be so incredibly difficult and frustrating. Alexandra Franzen is here to help!

• Are you deathly afraid of success? What’s holding you back?

• Photographer Luke Copping shares more about his newsprint project that my studio, Branch designed.

• 5 quick grammar tips to improve your writing.

• Your first idea is not always your best.

• Learn how to make your own hand-stamped necklace.

• How did famous creative people spend their days?

• A Tumblr dedicated entirely to vintage French photos? Yes, please.

• I want a copy of Holiday so bad. A travel magazine published from 1946-1977, it’s just been reintroduced!

• When it comes to your life choices, there are shoulds and musts.

• Starting a blog is not the right choice for everyone.

• Stop downsizing your joy.


Photo: Suvi Kesäläinen.

Link Love: 4.17.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Slim Arrons: Poolside Penthouse

• If you’re feeling a case of blogger’s block creeping in, here are 50 ways to kick its ass.

• 5 practical tips for evaluating a business idea.

• An accurate peek into what Spring Break looked like in the 80s.

• Don’t be perfect, just be good.

• Jessica Hische weighs in on how to pull off non-creepy networking at parties.

• The notion of busyness seems to mean that the busier you are, the more important you appear. It’s time to redefine our outlook.

• 43 crucial Facebook button additions. Haha.

• 6 lessons for writing attention grabbing blog post headlines.

• I always enjoy a good deal on stylish home stuff and these picks for $20 and under can dress up any space.

5 hand lettering artists to follow on Instagram.

• 10 vintage trailers that are for sale just in time for your summer road trip!


Image: Penthouse Pool by Slim Aarons.

Link Love: 4.10.14

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Nubby Twiglet | Link Love: Valentino 2014 RTW

• Fellow graphic designer Tara Victoria just featured me in her Wildly Talented column. I chit-chat about my childhood idol, the best part about working for myself and much more!

• Tired of waiting? Great. Start creating.

• 15 common mistakes that designers make.

• Is your business stuck in neutral? Use this post as motivation to get out of the funk.

• Here’s some great advice on how to deal with that little voice in your head that says you aren’t doing it right.

• Sian shares her 3 new favorite business apps.

• Wow! A 3D newspaper ad.

• Google Street View just got a whole lot better. Now you can take a romantic evening stroll through Paris.

• Interested in writing a book? A Beautiful Mess just launched an e-course that details how to write and pitch a book proposal!

• This post really makes me want to check out Miami Beach.

• What should you do when a client threatens to badmouth you?

• This is an interesting read about the brand behind Beyoncé.

• Even if you work in a shared office space with an open floor plan, you can still dress things up.

• An ex Google exec is inventing a better way to buy bras.

• I didn’t want to believe this was real but it most definitely is: human Barbie dolls.


Photo: Valentino Fall 2014 RTW.
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