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

michelle

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

Amber

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

Chris

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

Liza

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

Jessica

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

Stephanie Warner

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.

Rachel

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!

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