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.

Obsolete Delete

Manual typewriter by David Ellingsen

I recently came across these hauntingly beautiful installations by photographer David Ellingsen. The photos are from part one in a series entitled Obsolete Delete, which David describes is “the speed of technological obsolescence, the environment, and the collision of the two.”

It’s amazing how rapidly technology has changed within the past twenty years. Casette tapes? CRTs? Those are things my children will probably never use when they’re grown. The only technology from my childhood that I still keep with me is a VCR and VHS tapes, mostly a collection of Disney Classics that my little dearests watch on occasion, so VHS tapes aren’t something are foreign to them. But technology from my parents and grandparents past? Those are historic relics in my childrens eyes.

obsolete delete by David Ellingsen / featured on dearestnature.com

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.

Domatoma

The horse by Domatoma

Made from French bamboo, cotton, and English wool and embroidered with a vintage cotton thread, these charming animals from Domatoma are truly one of a kind and perfect for the little ones in your life.

All of the items in the shop are handmade by French artist Maryia Ramanava whose pieces are unique, limited editions and are made with only “recycled and/or fair trade organic fibres from all over the world.”

They’re also an adorable gift to give to parents-to-be.

crocheted animals by Domatoma / featured on dearestnature.com

 

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.

Monstrous Fun from Quill & Fox

Lochness postcard by Quill & Fox

The brilliantly talented Portlander illustrator Yas Imamura of Quill & Fox strikes (genius) again! Yas, whose terrarium cards were featured on our blog a while back by Eva Black, recently unleashed some of the most clever and fun paper goods, ripe for the picking and sending.

A favorite of mine? Big Foot! I love the way his leg swoops down into his name on the postcard.

Quill & Fox monsters / featured on dearestnature.com

Legendary beasts never looked so good! Be sure to check out the rest of the new items over at Yas’ 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.

In a Word: Geode

I’ve been fascinated with geodes for as long as I can remember, which dates back to the time I visited Palm Springs when I was in seven or eight years old and the only thing I remember from the trip was climbing into a life-size dinosaur that housed to a gift shop in its stomach. At the time I always thought the insides of a dinosaur would look much different.

I love the organic, warped patterns created by geodes, like a marbling effect.

geodes / featured on dearestnature.com

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.

Flower Constructions

flower constructions by Anne ten Donkelaar

This one’s for all of you mixed-media lovers out there. Behold the impressive flower constructions that I spotted over at Trendland today, made with pressed paper cutouts, dried plants and leaves by Netherlands-dwelling artist Anne ten Donkelaar. They’re a fusion of two of my favorite things: paper (relaunching in September) and nature.

Encased in a frame, these lovelies are held together in place by long stems and pinned down at varying heights against a blank white canvas.

flower constructions by Anne ten Donkelaar / featured on dearestnature.com

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.