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.

Deidre Lynn Photography

Brandon + Lee Ann After Session by Deidre Lynn Photography

My favorite time of the day to shoot photos is during the golden hour, an hour or two just before the sun sets. Photographer Deidre Lynn does quite an impressive job of capturing golden light, no matter what time of day. Take a quick glance at her photos and you’ll see what I mean, and truth be told, if I could sum up Deidre’s photography in one word, it would be golden.

I’m head over heels about the way Deidre incorporates nature in her photos, like the tree branches above that frame the beautiful couple. It’s one thing to photograph people in nature, but to have them interact with it as if nature is as much the spotlight as the people is a marvelous sight.

Woodland maiden photos shot by Deidre Lynn Photography

Armed with her camera and creative spirit, Deidre states that her aim is for her photos to “speak for themselves — loudly and clearly.”

The Wandering Princess shot by Deidre Lynn Photography

The Golden Woods shot by Deidre Lynn Photography

“When create an image of a couple in love, I hope to be creating a piece of art – a painting in light, love and a forever relationship.” — Deidre Lynn

Wedding Photography by Deidre Lynn Photography

For further inspiration, visit Deidre Lynn’s portfolio, though be warned that time might slip away from 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.

Marius Wathne

Student work by Marius Wathne

I love visiting botanical gardens and arboretums whenever I can, mostly due to my nonexistent green thumb. It’s an opportunity for me to get up close and personal with flowers that don’t bloom around my yard or neighbors’ yard and a chance at avoiding awkward glances from my neighbors — you know, say if I want to study a flower outside their front window. Am I creeping you out yet?

Oftentimes I’ll keep pamphlets for reference, but rarely do they ever resemble freelance graphic designer Marius Wathne’s remarkable design concept for the Royal Botanic Garden in Melbourne, Australia. Read more about the project on Marius’ portfolio.

The Waterwise plant guide for the Royal Botanic Garden in Melbourne, Australia by Marius Wathne

Marius’ design and execution is enchanting. The entire piece is oozing with beauty, from the artistic typography, to the stunning photography, and the smartly-designed layout. This is information design at it’s finest.

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.

Eva Juliet

Choose Joy by Eva Juliet

On the prowl for a lovely and unique gift for a bride- and groom-to-be? Nothing says unique like a personalization. Check out a few lovely wall decor ideas (a couple of which can be personalized for the recipient, like a poppy wedding tree print) from Canadian artist Eva Juliet.

prints by Eva Juliet

Visit Eva’s shop for additional personalized items, perfect for bestowing upon newlyweds or anyone looking to bring dashes of warmth and beauty in to their home.

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.

Neve/Hawk

Photo by Leslie Ryann McKellar for Neve/Hawk

As a web/graphic designer, I often peruse sites like dribbble and The Best Designs to keep current with the latest design trends and to discover new-to-me graphic/web designers. Once upon a time ago, I happened upon the work of Bob Galmarini on dribbble,

 where I followed a link back to his clothing company called Neve Inspired, also owned and operated by his wife, Kris. I instantly fell in love with the site’s design, and even more so, the site’s products. Bob and Kris carry a line of fun wearables for children, like t-shirts that

feature Clumsy, a font created by artist and illustrator Kyle Steed.

Everything Bob and Kris create is illustrated, hand-sewn, and hand-screen printed in their home in Charleston, South Carolina.

Kris and Bob recently released a new line of clothing called Neve/Hawk (named after their two children) this year and successfully received funding through Kickstarter to debut the line at Playtime New York last month. Everything about the line is playful, stylish, and most importantly comfortable.

Neve/Hawk Fall & Winter 2012

Be sure to check out more pieces from the Fall/Winter 2012 line in Neve/Hawk’s lovely lookbook.

Fight for Creativity

We love to imagine and create, and at neve / hawk we get to turn that into something real. This privilege of ours comes after a lifetime of being encouraged through school arts education programs — to explore our creativity through art, dance, music, illustration, and theater.” — Bob and Kris Galmarini

Bob and Kris’s purpose behind creating the line is an admirable one, too. They are committed to keeping the arts alive and thriving in public schools, so with every sale, they are donating a portion to fight for creativity.

Learn more about their passion for creativity.

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.

Organic Type

Organic Type by Neuarmy

This week’s Type Tuesday is brought to you by Neuarmy, a design company based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The project, which has been featured on We Love Typography, was created using different kinds of natural elements like flowers, animals, insects, fruits, plants, dirt, etc.

organic type by Neuarmy

I like how some of which look photorealistic (like, the dirt on the letter “G” and the tree bark on the letter “R”).

To view more of Neuarmy’s fantastic work, visit their portfolio and shop.

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.