Color Crush: Rust

Here’s a current color crush of mine that can best describe the heat of the summer right now: rust. It’s been in the 90′s in my neck of the woods, with a few random rain and thunderstorms here and there the past few weeks. I’m not usually a fan of red, but I love it combined with oranges and browns. These colors of rust make me yearn for fall, though fall the heat often seems to rise a bit higher in September and October.

rust color crush

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 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.

Roxy

Though it’s been nine years since I was a teenager, my inner surfer-girl feels like it’s ready to be awakened. I recently spent a night in San Clemente and drove up the Pacific Coast Highway on my birthday/anniversary this past weekend with the Mr., and for part of the time I daydreamed of strolling down the beach streets on a little cruiser skateboard. It’s probably not a look I could pull of nonchalantly, especially with three little ones in tow (unless they had their own skateboards, too!), but the idea does sound fun.

Speaking of fun, check out this ensemble I put together while perusing Roxy/Quiksilver — a brand I was obsessed with in middle school and high school.

roxy quiksilver

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.

Perpetumobile

Musically, I’ve been on a bit of a Landon Pigg kick as of late and I think that possibly, maybe I’ve fallen in love with the beauty that is Perpetumobile, a shop based out of Hungary by Zsófi Tóth, whose life is comprised of “dreaming, imagining, listening, wandering, [and] creating.”

In Zsófi’s shop you’ll find a goldmine of beautiful dreamcatchers which far outshine any attempts I ever made at my sixth grade science camp back in the mid ’90s and a handful of spectacular origami cranes in some of the most dazzling of colors to add a dash of pop and pizazz to your home.

origami cranes by PerpetUMobile

I was completely riveted by  product shots, which hone in on the majestic details of the dreamcatchers.

dreamcatchers by PerpetUMobile

Can you feel the beauty radiating from these photos?

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.

The Sunflower Stand

Nothing says outdoorsy like jute and burlap. I love the boutonnieres and bouquets created by Amber Steffe of The Sunflower Stand. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, Amber crafts angelic (with a hint of magic) accessories that are beauties fit for a nature-inspired or LOTR-inspired wedding. They’re the sort of things you’d keep on display in your home years into wedded bliss.

Here are a few pieces tickle my fancy:

wedding accessories from The Flower Stand

Which ones delight your eyes?

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.