How was your week, friends? I impressed a big dinner party by bringing a sweet potato/blue
cheese pie with a bacon lattice (!), had a great Solution Session with a branding guru I admire, and then roadtripped to Jackpot Junction with friends to see an Elvis impersonator. I'm fairly sure I won at life this week.
Enough about pie and Elvis. Allow me to introduce you to some awesome links!
Well, these look delicious.
Sage advice about jump-starting your career.
Let’s be honest here — people care more about you, your online presence and your portfolio than where you live. I met a number of designers ... that don’t live in big, bustling cities yet they have hugely successful freelance businesses. It’s all about talent, personality and work ethic. You can be anywhere and make that connection.
This blog post made me slap my desk and shout "Yes!"
This line of clothing and lookbook is breathtaking. 12 outfits upcycled from secondhand clothing found in Jinzhou, China and shot in rural mountain village. Gorgeous!
My girl Alex nails it - as per the usual. The Most Annoying Question Ever (and why it raises my hackles.)
Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite writers of all time. Here are eight of his tips for writers.
The writing style which is most natural for you is bound to echo the speech you heard when a child ... I myself grew up in Indianapolis, where common speech sounds like a band saw cutting galvanized tin, and employs a vocabulary as unornamental as a monkey wrench. […] I myself find that I trust my own writing most, and others seem to trust it most, too, when I sound most like a person from Indianapolis, which is what I am. What alternatives do I have? The one most vehemently recommended by teachers has no doubt been pressed on you, as well: to write like cultivated Englishmen of a century or more ago.
I love old-fashioned housekeeping tips. Hence, I love this.
You probably want to build a rainbow igloo, right? I know I do.
You know when you read a blog post and have an epiphany? That's how I felt about this post. "Oh! I made my hobbies my job. So that means I should probably get new hobbies!"
If you appreciate my taste in links, I share my favorite read of the day every night on Twitter. Just sayin.'