current obsessions: constellation mania

For a while now, the entire D*S team has been under a constellation spell. It’s seeped into our homes and wardrobes and is now playing a central role in our office makeover projects (and the geometric vibe is running through all of this morning’s posts, too). So it’s no surprise that when I took to Etsy to look for personal projects this weekend (marble shelves — no luck), I ended up with a huge link list of constellation artwork. Whether you’re into the stories behind astrological signs or just like maps of the night sky, these products might be for you. If you’d rather make than buy, stay tuned for some DIY ideas from our office soon, but until then, these pieces above and below are my favorites. Virtual high five to all my fellow Geminis . . . xo, grace

Image above: Mount Olympia Constellation Print, $35

Leather Constellation iPhone Sleeve, $25


Vintage Ursa Major Print, $15

Constellation Print, $50+

TEN more constellation designs continue after the jump (including not one but two cat constellations, my fave) . . .

Vintage Zodiac Print, $40

Bird Constellation Print, $35

Bear Constellation Watercolor Print, $10

Cat Space Galaxy Scarf, $50 (I know . . . but I seriously love it)

Galaxy Cat Constellation, $14

Full Moon and Constellation Bandana, $18.50

Hand-Stitched Constellation Collage, $35

Hand-Pulled Zodiac Print, $24

Best Friend Astrological Map Print, $18 (combine any two signs or choose an individual sign print)

Vintage Constellation Print, $12

  1. Cara says:

    Constellations are everywhere right now! I love these constellation necklaces by One Little Star on etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/OneLittleStar

  2. michelle says:

    Did not realise this was so in vogue right now; thank you for sharing! I love the silk scarves, they are gorgeous! Michelle from The Design Fairy

  3. Jen O says:

    I will also contribute a link: Here’s a selection of awesome ‘galaxy/nebula’ fabric at Spoonflower (the skies the limit with this stuff) http://www.spoonflower.com/spelunks?type=&q=galaxy+nebula&x=11&y=7

  4. Amber says:

    I love this trend! My favorite take on it is the gorgeous zodiac constellation jewelry by Julie Nolan. So minimalist but just beautiful! I ordered an Aries brass bracelet in honor of my son who was born in April. It’s a cool way to honor him without something so obvious as an initial or photo jewelry. Here’s her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/JulieNolan

  5. julia says:

    a beautiful trend, I especially like the top constellation print.

  6. Chris says:

    Lots of really creative ideas, especially the the hand stitched constellation collage.

  7. Amy says:

    There’s a constellation vibe to this print of mine, although entirely invented. I used white ink to connect the bubbles in the black inky water. Enjoy!
    http://amysacksteder.com/media/546

  8. Meghan says:

    Constellations and astrology are so inspiring – Taextile’s shop on Etsy has some watercolor fashion illustration prints based on signs of the zodiac. Sagittarius is my fave! http://www.etsy.com/shop/taextile?section_id=6000179

  9. Thanks for highlighting our Moon Bandana!

  10. Liza says:

    Haha! I just love that you followed up the cat galaxy scarf with “I know… but!”. That made me giggle. It is totally fabulous.

  11. Anna says:

    Really creative ideas. I love stars and have therefore designed a calendar: http://www.etsy.com/shop/minudesign

  12. rory says:

    My husband wanted a large star chart for his home office last Christmas, and I found one from this little company: http://www.municipalprints.com/product/constellation-explorer-compass-to-the-northern-sky It’s the one thing everyone comments on when seeing our place for the first time. It’s a tad pricey but I couldn’t find anything else as techie and big to fill the wall.

  13. Andrea says:

    I got the Greater Dog/ Canis Major on my ribcage back in February so count me in ;)

  14. Liz says:

    I fell in love with the constellation trend too. I DIY’d a custom iPad case with felt for $1 … super easy. Punch out your favorite constellation and the light from the screen lights up the constellation! http://beinggeekchic.com/post/25200482895/diy-weekend-constellation-ipad-case-video

  15. Jessica says:

    What is it about constellations? I’ve been contemplating constellation-themed embroidery designs lately … maybe I should get onto that.

  16. Yay, great post! In addition to this great trend I love being a part of the revival of antique art like the Ursa Major print featured in this post. Thank you for the shout-out.

  17. Rachel says:

    Oh my, I hadn’t realized my cat space scarf had made it onto Design*Sponge. I’m seriously flattered, even with the “I know, but….” I’d be the first to admit that it’s totally ridiculous (in an awesome way, I think). :-)

    Thanks so much, Grace! I really love the rest of your picks, too!

  18. Melinda says:

    I love constellations! I found these embroidered constellations which I thought everyone might also enjoy : http://dananddianahulme.blogspot.com/2011/04/constellation-embroidery.html

  19. Melinda says:

    I absolutely love constellations! Here’s a blog post I found on embroidered constellations that I thought you and your blog readers would enjoy:

    http://dananddianahulme.blogspot.com/2011/04/constellation-embroidery.html

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