Mag Rouge – The Harvest Issue

Photo by Elizabeth Messina for Mag Rouge

I love thumbing through new issues of Mag Rouge. Their latest issue — the Harvest Issue — is teeming with inspiration from cover to cover. Have a peek at what I’m loving the most from this issue:

tablescape in Mag Rouge issue 13 / featured on dearestnature.com

How cute are those teensy orage trees as centerpieces?

Be sure to check out the rest of the magnificent online publication.

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.

Yours, Roxanne

Birds by Roxanne Daner

I’ve been meaning to share the amazing talents of Roxanne Daner for quite some time. She has the name of what sounds like a rock star and hails from Los Angeles, CA (not too far from my stomping grounds!) working as the design director for Ludlow Kingsley, a design firm widely recognized for its ability to create some of the most sophisticated and sleek websites on the internet.

I first caught sight of Roxanne’s work via dribbble and fell in love with her textured, retro style. I believe it was this shot that struck me with awe. Oh, those clouds!

Here’s a sampling of other works by the lovely miss:

Yours, Roxanne / 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.

Whale of a Tale

Arctic stamp set by INK+WIT

Whales have been on my mind a bit lately, ever since we featured these colorful whale totems by le animalé and Jessica Swift a couple weeks ago. They are such majestic gentle giants, aren’t they? Though I think I’d probably get the goosebumps if I was ever in close proximity to one, you know like in the whale scene from Castaway.

roundup of whales / 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.

Roost Tribe

Images via Going Home to Roost

One of my favorite bloggers and all-around inspiring women, Bonnie Forkner of Going Home to Roost recently launched a neat membership program over at her blog. For only $5 a month, Bonnie is offering a wealth of goodies including:

  • Graphic design resources: free patterns, tutorials and more — especially handy for those of  you looking to give your blog a unique look
  • A printable greeting card and matching gift tags
  • Desktop and iphone calendars
  • A seasonal, whole-foods and plant-based recipe
  • Coupons and discounts
  • And much more!

Swing by Bonnie’s beautiful blog to check out the full details and faq and catch a sneak peek at what she’s offering this month.

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.

Jeff Friesen

Flight by Jeff Friesen

It’s easy to fall in love with the work of Nova Scotia photographer and artist Jeff Friesen. His fine art photos and illustrations are spellbinding, to say the least. You’ll find a wide variety of neutral beauts that elicit a certain sense of hope and peace in Jeff’s shop, Follow the Raven.

Featured in publications such as Communication Arts, National Geographic Adventure, Popular Photography, and a host of others, Jeff’s inspiration behind the photos in his shop occurred while spending time exploring  and studying the outdoors with his daughter. He writes: “One autumn day we were sitting amongst fallen chestnut leaves and I was struck by their resemblance to Frank Gehry’s architecture. We gathered some leaves and brought them to my studio. I propped up the leaves by planting their stems in clay and photographed them from a low angle using window light bounced off of tin foil for a metallic effect. In the camera’s viewfinder the fading leaves became *wabi-sabi towers and temples.”

Find out more about Jeff’s inspiration and journey into discovering his passion for photographing nature over on his profile on Etsy.

fine art photography and illustration by Jeff Friesen / 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.