Design Crush: Constellations

Humanity’s fascination with the twinkly lights above hasn’t dimmed since time immemorial. The three wise men looked to a star to lead them to Bethlehem. Harriet Tubman followed the North star to lead her to Philadelphia and Lewis and Clark relied on celestial navigation in their expedition. If history has taught us anything, it’s perhaps that we should look up to the night skies to guide us when lost. Or metaphorically speaking, to seek inspiration from stars in moments of uncertainty. As Shakespeare mused in Julius Caesar, the fault is not in our stars, but in ourselves. 

I've noticed a trend of astro-inpsired goods across Pinterest. I'm keen on getting my hands on a few things, and I know I'm not alone.

I’ve collected a few of my favorite finds to feed our celestial appetites. First up to bat are a series of galaxy-inspired fonts compiled by June Letters Studio. The best part about this deal - all of the typefaces are absolutely free. Get crackin’ and fill up your Font Book with the freebies!

Graphic courtesy of June Letters Studio

Graphic courtesy of June Letters Studio

Next up on my space cadet must-have list is this foil-stamped and embossed map of Lake Superior. The words gorgeous and omg-how-cool come to mind when I look at the Studio MPLS original. Fawn over the map with me for a second, will you?

According to Studio MPLS, The Lake & Stars is an abstraction map of Lake Superior and its surrounding landmarks. It beautifully blends the Great Lake with a starry sky. How can you not fall in love with copper foiling on midnight blue paper? Get it for your wall here.

My last tip for a life lived more celestially is to incorporate stars into your beauty routine - specifically put stars on your nails. The trend has been seen on the catwalk in Jenny Packham's 2016 NYFW show and countless others. You can emulate the look by simply painting over actual star stickers on your nails with clear nail polish.