Wild About: July 20, 2012

Personal notecards by Ellinée

The endlessly talented Ellinée team (who work in one of the most breathtaking studio spaces) recently relaunched their site and have filled it with numerous nature-inspired designs. I’m currently smitten with their summer party invites in vibrant colors and exciting designs that are sure to be the talk of the neighborhood and town.

summer party invitations by Ellinee

I’m also head over heels about their thank you cards, too, particularly the ones in cooler colors, refreshing in the heat of the summertime.

thank you cards by ellinee

For further inspiration, visit Ellinée’s fantastically redesigned shop and blog that’s filled to the brim with inspiration and DIY ideas.

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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: May 25th, 2012

Photo by Kevin Russ


Next party I have, I’m making sure to suspend things from trees. Kevin Russ’s cupcakes and polaroids hanging from branches had me at “hello, amazing”. I think the idea of hanging polaroids from a tree branches also makes for a neat backdrop for an engagement shoot, wedding, or family photo shoot — a physical, natural and unique spin on a family tree anyone?

photos by Kevin Russ

Head over to Kevin Russ’s tumblr and flickr stream to catch more of his brilliant work.

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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: May 18th, 2012

Cloudy Days and Sunny Thoughts by Fiona Watson

It’s been nearly an entire month since my last Wild About post and it’s not that I haven’t been wild about anything these past four weeks — quite the opposite, I’ve been wild about everything that’s been posted on the blog and other findings across the web. This week I wanted to share the works of Fiona Watson, who does a tremendously inspirational job of combining art and nature. I’ve been wild about her work since before the launch of Dearest Nature and I’m sure you can see why.

artful arrangements by Fiona Watson

Check out more of her artful nature arrangements in a set called “playing with the pieces” from her flickr stream.

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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: April 20, 2012

Bonnie Forkner’s bedroom / Photo by Bonnie Forkner

Be still my beating heart! Bonnie recently shared photos of her beautiful home in California, a former barn that includes a hay loft where house guests can sleep. A swoon-worthy place, Bonnie did a stellar job of photographing her inspirational home — it’s like something I could see in an issue of Better Homes & Gardens.

A couple of my favorites from  her home are her creative spaces and her outdoor space. Be warned, you might have to pick your jaw up off the floor!

Bonnie Forkner's home

Such a gorgeous space! Bonnie’s outdoor space looks so relaxing, especially with the hammocks. It’s a nice retreat in the comfort of her own outdoor space.

Be sure to check out Bonnie’s original post to see additional photos and information.

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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: April 13, 2012

Photo by Donaville Herrick

The instant I received Janine Vangool’s latest issue of her publication Uppercase Magazine, I did a little happy (rain) dance. I fell in love with the theme of the issue, since it’s centered around something we don’t have very often in Southern California: rain. In it, you’ll find a feature with the cover artist Eloise Renouf, a guide to using the forces of nature to affect or

create art and craft, a plethora of rain-inspired art, products, photos, and much much more.

This is issue #13, a number that’s often thought to be unlucky. The number thirteen has been one of my favorites (I have two others: 42 and 23) because I was born on a Friday the 13th in July.

Have a look at some of my favorite features from issue 13 of Uppercase Magazine:

The Abecedary

Uppercase Magazine / Issue 13 Abecedary

see p 20 - 21

 

The term ombrophobia immediately caught my eye as I took a cursory glance at the issue. Truth be told, I was expecting it to be a fear of ombre, the graduation of colors I’ve seen a lot lately in fashion and hairstyles, but it’s actually a fear of rain.

Cloudy Days

cloudy days in Uppercase Magazine

see p 34 - 41

 

Numerous artists and makers from around the world submitted their rain/cloud inspired works. Some favorites of mine are works by Florence Boudet, Joy Charde, and Rachael Smith.

Seasons of Sketches

Seasons of Sketches in Uppercase Magazine

see p 82 - 83

 

A peek at the works in progress of artist Olena Ostrohlyad.

Pick up a copy or subscribe online if you aren’t already a subscriber. To learn more about issue 13 (from pre- to post-production) check out Janine’s blog.

Other highlights around the internets

  • Person: I’ve currently got a design crush on Megan Gilger. Check out her inspirational weblog and her spectacular portfolio.
  • Place: Ellie Snow’s studio space. Every inch of her space is beautiful and functional and I love how she displays botanicals throughout her studio.
  • Thing: Bonnie Forkner of Going Home to Roost has a fun DIY involving driftwood.

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.