About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Honeycomb

My soon-to-be four-year-old soaks up information like a sponge. She’s known her basic shapes and more (hexagons, pentagons, trapezoids, etc.) since before she was even three years old. I don’t know about you, but I’m pretty sure I didn’t know what a hexagon was before I entered elementary school.

Lately I’ve been inspired by geometric shapes and nature, especially naturally occurring geometric shapes: honeycombs. Here’s a slew of honeycomb-inspired jewelry, art, and more.

honeycomb roundup

I’m eager to try my hand at the DIY honeycomb shelves by Arrow & Apple, how about you?

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Giveaway from Winsome Green {CLOSED}

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Happy Monday everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. To kick off a brand new week, we’ve got a fabulous new giveaway from Christa of Winsome & Green where she sells a variety of organic products like lipbalm, cleansers, scrubs, vegetable seeds and more. One lucky Dearest Nature reader has a shot at winning $40 gift certificate to Winsome & Green and in addition to this giveaway, Christa is also offering a 15% discount with the following code at checkout: dearest15.

Here’s a few of the lovely products available over at Winsome Green, for full details on how to enter this giveaway, see below:

giveaway from Winsome Green

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About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Wild About: August 3, 2012

Birthday jewelry by Esther Yaloz

Colore me in love with the work of New York-dwelling artist and textile designer Esther Yaloz, whose birthday flowers made from satin fabric, metallic glass beads, and copper/silver chain are a thing of beauty. To me, they’re slightly reminiscent of creatures found in the deepest parts of the ocean, the ones that radiate the most brilliant of light and are as thin as strands of hair.

Esther wrote to me saying that “The the inspiration for the jewelry came from my love for wildflowers and wanting to preserve a moment\memory, so by collecting leaves and flowers that only grow and bloom in the spring and then ‘capturing’ them onto fabric they become timeless pieces. I really like the idea of elevating a wildflower into a piece of art.”

textile jewelry by Esther Yaloz

Be sure to check out Esther’s other artwork on her portfolio and her new shop on Etsy, where she might be selling some of her remarkable textile jewelry.

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About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

The Nature and Shape of Things

The dimensions of a volcano by Judy Kaufmann

One of my favorite subjects in math was geometry. I took a swift course in it during the summer before I entered high school and part of me wished to continue studying it, if only to play around with protractors, rulers, and colored pencils. It was the only math class I had up to that point that involved art! Who knew math could be so fun, right?

I recently went on the hunt for fun nature-inspired geometric art and here’s what I uncovered:

natural geometry

I admire the way these artists combined colors, shapes, and nature.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.

Garden Dub

I was poking around on Etsy today for a little inspiration and happened upon Garden Dub, a shop that I think could rival the likes of Anthropologie and Free People. I’m in awe of Toronto-based shop owner Jiorji’s keen eye for blending deep and vibrant colors together so beautifully. Jiorji’s bohemian style is growing on me exponentially thanks also in part to her styled product shots. Oh, the styling. So captivating and original and a great source of inspiration for any shops who want to improve their product photos.garden dub jewelry

Pop over to Garden Dub and spend a good party of your day perusing Jiorji’s shop for a load of other breathtaking jewelry, accessories, and clothing.

About Donaville Herrick

Donaville is the Founder of Dearest Nature and also Co-Founder and Creative Director of Hello Hello Hi. When visions of nature and web design aren't dancing in her head, she enjoys spending time with her three munchkins, baking cupcakes, and trying her hand at various crafts. Follow her on Twitter to stay updated with her day-to-day musings.