Color Crush: The Sea

The ocean and some of its inhabitants have been making quite an appearance on the blog lately, hasn’t it? Ever since I started planning my daughter’s ocean-themed birthday party, I’ve been kind of obsessed with various shades of greens and blues, the kind that can only be purely produced by the ocean.

colors of the sea / 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.

Saruyi’s World

Mixed media fiber art by Saruyi (photo by Joseph Webb)

I can’t stop marveling at the astounding work of Saruyi, an artist who has relocated from Japan to Australia to Romania and now Portland, Oregon says she’s been artist for as long as she can recall.

Saruyi’s art installation Urban Aquarium, which began in the Spring of 2009, is an ongoing project that “explores the concept of being ‘out of context’ and ‘displaced’ by recreating a jellyfish aquarium in places where you least expect” throughout the city of Portland. Portlanders, if you have a suggestion for where the Urban Aquarium should sprout up, you can let her know via email on her contact page of her website.

Saruyi's World / featured on dearestnature.com

I bet you won’t be able to stop marveling at these beauties now that you’ve seen them!

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.

Peachy Keen

My favorite fruit as of late has been peaches. They have the perfect blend of sweetness and tartness and add a bit of awesome to foods I would regularly eat without peaches: bread, pancakes, pie — mostly breads, I suppose.

Here’s a smattering of mouthwatering peach recipes worth trying or at least feasting your eyes on:

peach recipes / 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.

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.