Collections from Sabine Timm

Swallows from Sabine Timm

Duesseldorf, Germany-dwelling artist and illustrator Sabine Timm has a mighty fine collection of items from nature that she picked up while on nature walks and objects inspired by nature. I love the variety of the bits of nature she’s collected; twigs, flowers, and other remnants nature has dropped on the ground.

nature collections from Sabine Timm

Hop over to Sabine’s flickr stream to see more from her vast collections.

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.

Collections from Alexandra Durao

Photo by Alexandra Durão

For this week’s Collections, we’re featuring beautiful things from nature collected and photographed by Portuguese artist and maker Alexandra Durão of Mi Mitrika, who owns a shop by the same name where she sells a myriad of crochet gloves, baskets, and other household items.

collections from Alexandra Durao

I love the way she arranged the shells in the second photo — so reminiscent of butterflies, no?

Head over to Alexandra’s Natureza | Nature set on her flickr stream to catch a glimpse of more of her natur collections.

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.

Collections From the Sea

Sand dollar and seashells photo by Scot Campbell

One of the things I look forward to when going to the beach, apart from soaking up the sun and building sand castles, is looking for seashells. I haven’t found too many in recent years and I have yet to find a sand dollar outside of a shop, so maybe it’s time to explore other beaches along the coast of California?

Take a peek at some lovely collections from various folks (links to original sources are below the photo).

seashells

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.

Collections from Anja Mulder

Photo and styling by Anja Mulder

Anja Mulder shares a last name with one of my favorite characters from one of my favorite television series of all time: Fox Mulder from The X-Files. I watched the show religiously when I was twelve, whereas my friends at the time tuned into Dawson’s Creek (I sneaked a few peeks at Dawson’s Creek from time to time and it paled in comparison to the epic grandeur of The X-Files).

Anja’s epically beautiful collections are a sight for sore eyes. Anja was recently interviewed by one of my favorite bloggers, Evie S., where she shared what art means to her: “… it is a personal experience, based on instinct, something that can be shared and enjoyed, the expression of the maker makes you feel, art work provokes emotions.”

Here’s just a small sampling of the beauty Anja creates with her collections:

Anja Mulder's collections

I’m fond of the donkey and the one with the feather the most, how about you?

Check out more of Anja’s excellent work and collections over on her weblog.

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.

Collections from Cozy Memories

Photo by Sonia Cantié

This week’s collection comes from Sonia Cantié of Cozy Memories, stay-at-home-mom to two boys from Montpelier, France. Sonia is a maker of many fashionable products including scarves, household items, and photographic prints. Like Eva of Tinctory (whose collections were featured on the blog a few weeks ago), Sonia also uses local natural dyes to produce her work.

collections by cozy memories

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.