Monday Modern Nature: Wendiland

It’s Monday, so time to share a little Monday Modern Nature inspiration. Today I wanted to share a few things from Wendiland, a shop that carries modern home and garden decor design items. If you follow this blog regularly, you’ve noticed I have a special place in my heart for japanese inspired decor, nature, and minimalist design so it’s not surprising I’d be drawn to these items. These would be perfect ways to add some zen style to your home, and peaceful things to put in your environment.
Whimsical Cactus Lost In Zen III, $35, by Wendiland

Marimo Water Terrarium Pet, $21 by Wendiland


Monday Modern Nature: Eclipsed by Nature

It’s Monday, so time to share a little modern nature with you. Right now I’m seriously coveting the gorgeous modern, organic wall art by Eclipsed by Nature.

This one, measuring 48″ by 24″ is made in a rich ebony wood. I love that a photo silhouette was used as the model, since that’s one way my work is inspired. It’s stunning, and reminds me of something you’d find in Crate and Barrel, Arhaus or an even higher end home furnishings store, though it’s handmade! What a great way to give a nod to nature, while keeping the work fresh and simple.

Natural Modern Wall Art, $250, by Eclipsed by Nature

Monday Modern Nature: JJDL Jewelry Art

Yes, it’s Tuesday and this post is a day late. Forgive me since it’s the holiday season, as I’m operating on a different schedule (if not a different planet, perhaps even!)

Today I wanted to feature a piece from a lovely lady I met at a show just this week. I like how she thinks and creates, as her jewelry has a lovely organic style to it and is priced very reasonably for the work involved.

The sweet little charm necklace I’m featuring today is almost pure silver. She melted it until it flowed then stamped it with the cutest posy flower design. You can find it for $25 at JJDL Jewelry Art

Monday Modern Nature: 22pages

I love functional art. I love nature. I especially love when the two things are combined. 22pages manages to do both with a shop full of glassware and china such as teapots, platters and votives adorned with handmade illustrations.

As if the lovely art isn’t enough, there’s the bonus that purchases are lovingly wrapped with sustainable materials before shipping. Excellent!

Monday Modern Nature: White Earth Studio

This week the modern nature feature is incredibly elegant and stunning in design and form. The artist, Nancy Monsebroten, is a veteran porcelain artist who hails surprisingly from Wisconsin. Though, she has an impressive and extensive education that has led her through numerous locales and countries. Online you can find Nancy’s work under the shop name “White Earth Studio“. I believe the following images should be all the impetus you need to visit her shop to view more of her gorgeous, organic porcelain. I myself will be filling my piggy bank and putting several items on my own personal wishlist.

Monday Modern Nature: The Birds are Chirping, Bring on Spring!

Normally I like to feature other items besides my own in the Monday Modern Nature series, but this week I wanted to share my bird series with you as I am so delighted that the level of bird songs from park is greatly increasing. I think more and more of the delightful critters are returning, and I can’t wait for Spring when I can finally throw open the windows. Usually all Spring and Summer we’re woken up to the sounds of birds frolicking in the tree right outside our window and I love it!

Both necklaces can be found at

Monday Modern Nature: Andrew’s Reclaimed

A few weeks ago I went to our local Home and Garden show and I was distinctly unimpressed. One can only look at so many bath refurbishers, leaf guard, window and roofing companies. I wanted to find some truly beautiful garden items for inspiration!

Thank goodness for the internet though as it can help us discover treasures we may not be able to find otherwise. Through the Flickr Modern Design Group I was able to come in contact with Andrew’s Reclaimed. Operated by husband-and-wife team Andrew and Melissa, the pair create and sell a variety of home and garden items made from wood sources such as fences, piers and barns that would otherwise be demolished. I love how incredibly eco-friendly their practices are. Moreso, I love how beautiful their work is!

Leafcutter Bee Nest Block from Recycled Wood, $19

Reclaimed Wood Planter Box, $60

Nexus Trellis in Cedar or Driftwood, $125 (That is such an AMAZING price!)

Monday Modern Nature: Jewelera’s Dreamy Cotton Jewelry

Today’s spotlight was another discovery on flickr and I immediately invited her to join the Modern Nature Design photo group. Jewelera creates very dreamy jewelry including anything from upcycled materials and organza butterflies, but I was completely bowled over by her use of cotton. I love it when an artist manages to use organic materials in a new, unique way so Jewelera was certainly a delight to discover.

Cotton Pod Icicle Brooches – Feel the Winter Chill, $37 by Jewelera

Cotton Field Stacked Bracelets, $25

If you have modern, nature-inspired art consider joining the Flickr Modern Nature Design Group for consideration on Art Addict.

Monday Modern Nature: Photohale

Today I want to share the photography of Susan of Photohale. She has unique photographic perspective and many of her compositions would look beautiful on the walls of a modern, nature-inspired home.

Birdhouse, Prague 4X6, $8

Wallenstein Palace Leaf Relief 8X10, $30

Monday Modern Nature: The White Mole, making vintage new again!

For today’s Monday Modern Nature, I want to showcase how vintage doesn’t have to mean old, musty or even shabby chic. Vintage goods can be ever so earthy, naturally styled yet still modern and fresh. The White Mole carries lots of really cool retro/modern goods. Today I’m going to showcase a few that have a touch of natural style as well!

Even more exciting, is that the White Mole has agreed to offer all Art Addict readers 10% of their purchase for ALL of 2010! All you need to do is enter the code “artaddict2010” in the notes to seller at checkout. Thanks for the fabulous deal!

Vintage Ceramic Bottles, Made in Portugal $48.00

Ceramic Owl Lantern, $9.00 (seems like a steal at that price!)

Don’t forget, buying vintage is a great way to live a more sustainable life, as the products you are buying aren’t wasting any new resources.