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23 hours ago

A postcard in the mail is its own kind of special. 💌⁣ ⁣ That’s why Yasmin Reddig and Sue Hiepler of the creative shop @mayandberry are teaching us how to make our very own postcard, complete with super-cute illustrations and easy-to-do calligraphy. ✨👌💕🙌⁣ ⁣ “Our artworks are a mix of illustration and hand-lettering,” Sue says. “We try to keep it fresh, modern and simple. Everything that has to do with floral motives, urban watercolor and colorful letterings.”⁣ ⁣ The duo founded their small business over three years ago after meeting at an art design market in Bonn, Germany. Now, as @mayandberry , they co-design postcards, prints and calendars, as well as conduct workshops and post tutorials online. “We are extremely grateful to call May & Berry our job,” Yasmin says.⁣ ⁣ Today, Yasmin and Sue are here to share their skills. To #TryThisAtHome , check out our story.⁣ ⁣ Video by @mayandberry


These cats are bananas. ⁣ 🍌🐈🍌⁣ Doll artist Anna Nazarenko’s ( @awesome_oso ) menagerie of handmade, hybrid creatures includes broccoli sheep and Milky Way cows, and yes, banana cats. “I love mixing different things and literally anything will become a cute creature if you add a kitty face on it 😊,” she says. “I take inspiration from various shapes but it’s dull to just sculpt a banana, right?”⁣ ⁣ “My creatures must bring joy and smiles. They must be pleasant to look at and they must not break easily.” #ThisWeekOnInstagram ⁣ ⁣ Photo by @awesome_oso

2 days ago

From puppies 🐶 and Colombian coffee, ☕️⁣ To meditating and making music, 🎶⁣ We’re at home with Maluma in Medellín, learning all about the things he’s most grateful for. “For me it’s been very, very important to keep creating music. I’m a musician. So it’s something that gives me a lot of happiness and tranquility.”⁣ ⁣ #TakeABreak with Maluma and see what’s keeping his days grounded and his spirits lifted.

2 days ago

Meet artist Pete Cromer’s ( @petecromer ) hand-painted “Druids.” Pete casts molds of pebbles and stones “borrowed from nature,” then re-creates them from concrete, resin and glitter.⁣ ⁣ “I’m drawn to the idea of materials, like stone, that last through civilizations like in ancient cultures. Some people believe stones hold certain types of energy. The Druids, in my case, hold positive energy,” he says.⁣ ⁣ “I started making the Druids shortly after I left my full-time job to pursue my artistic endeavors. I created them to place around my home, so I felt others were there with me, like a cheer squad — for support, warmth and happiness. They were reassurance that things were going to be OK,” he says. “I call them bright souls because they are all about positivity and making you feel happy.” ⁣ 😊🌈✨⁣ #ThisWeekOnInstagram ⁣ ⁣ Photo by @petecromer

3 days ago

Once special makeup artist Amazing JIRO ( @amazing_jiro ) realized he wouldn’t be applying makeup to others due to shelter-in-place rules, he came up with an inventive solution which was (literally ) close at hand: #onehandmonster .⁣ ⁣ “It’s a cheerful, fun art activity aimed at those who are unable to leave their homes,” says JIRO. “I hoped that I could improve their gloomy moods a bit, so I came up with the theme of monsters that eat gloomy feelings.”⁣ ⁣ “Using the motifs of animals everyone was familiar with was sure to evoke empathy, and I thought it would be even more interesting if I added a bit of imagination to turn these animals into new, original characters — a tiger with the markings of a hippo and a giraffe, a bird with the skin texture of a dinosaur,” he explains. ⁣ ⁣ “Even during times of hardship, we can cheer ourselves up and save ourselves by using imagination.” #ThisWeekOnInstagram ⁣ ⁣ Photos by @amazing_jiro

4 days ago

#HelloFrom a Futuro House. We’re dreaming of this out-of-this-world structure, tucked into the Caucasus Mountains. 🌼⁣ ⁣ Designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen, there is nothing supernatural about this flying saucer. Less than 100 of these prefabricated “portable” ski chalets were built in Finland, and this particular pod first landed on the Mussa-Achitara ridge in the 1970s. ⁣ ⁣ Today, you can find Futuro Houses around the world, and the one in Dombay is a functioning hotel.⁣ ⁣ Photo by @ted .ns

5 days ago

For Indonesian artist Imelda Adams ( @imeldaams ), her artwork is an opportunity for self-expression and to share inspiration for positive action.⁣ ⁣ “Every huge change ahead always starts with a small step,” she explains. “Something that may not matter to us may be meaningful to others.”⁣ ⁣ This #MonthOfGood , Imelda is spending her time painting at home and catching up with family. Share your moments of everyday kindness and good using the hashtag #MonthOfGood , then tag three people to do the same.⁣ ⁣ #EidMubarak ❤️⁣ ⁣ Photos by @imeldaams

5 days ago

PSA: extremely fun content ahead. Like a haircut plot twist 💇‍♂️a tennis ball cheers 🎾 and a baking trend you never saw coming 🍰⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Check out our story for more things that have us smiling 😊⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Videos by @chrisashley , @kevinbparry and @andreaanimates

6 days ago

Jump to it. Today’s #WeeklyFluff is Chester ( @beauandchester ), an energetic rescue cat who is determined to catch that reflection.⁣ ⁣ Video by @beauandchester

6 days ago

He’s got jokes, he’s got game and he’s definitely got awesome dance moves.⁣⁣ 🧡⁣⁣ Do yourself a favor and #TakeABreak with Elmo ( @elmo ). A ) He put on pants for this 🤣B ) He’s got what it takes to brighten up your day 😊☀️

1 weeks ago

Asian American Girl Club ( @asianamericangirlclub ) is the group Ally Maki ( @allymaki ) wishes her teenage self could join. “I wanted to redefine the narrative for myself of what belonging should feel like,” explains Ally, who founded AAGC in 2018. “My goal was to create something by girls that look like me, for girls that look like me.”⁣ 💌⁣ The club recently kicked off #AAGCLettersOfLove , a hashtag created for a 7-year-old girl named Leia who heard a classmate say “they didn’t like China or Chinese people because they started this quarantine” on a virtual meeting.⁣ 💌⁣ “Some of our girls asked if they could write an encouraging letter back to Leia. We thought this could be a beautiful way of letting her know she has a community of love who support her,” explains Ally. “It made me wonder how many other young people around the world are having similar experiences right now and not understanding why.”⁣ 💌⁣ The response = amazing. “It is a clear example of how love and support can change a narrative,” says Ally. “That’s the power of community in action.” #TEAMAAGC #APAHeritageMonth ⁣ ⁣ Photo by @allymaki

1 weeks ago

Don’t sleep on these posts... especially if you love kitties that want to be lions 🦁 relatable workouts 🤓 and New York City ❣️⁣ ⁣ Check out our story for more things that have us smiling this week. 😊⁣ ⁣ Videos by @thezenkitty , @jtfirstman and @design

2 weeks ago

Heavily influenced by her longtime obsession with manga and anime, multidisciplinary artist Nathalie Nguyen’s ( @spicy .obj ) creative output exists at the intersection of tech and fashion. “I’ve been an illustrator for most of my life, but the last two years I’ve committed to 3D art,” says Nathalie, who founded the project Happy99 ( @happy99 .online ) with Dominic Lopez ( @thedomsolo ).⁣ ⁣ A series of over-the-top virtual footwear designs first put them on the map. “It felt natural to create shoes in 3D because we just wanted to visualize our concepts without the burden of physical production,” says Nathalie. From there, Happy99 even put on a virtual fashion show. “The fashion show was an ambitious project to show the world that fashion can be consumed without physically owning it — which I believe is a pivotal concept in consumer cycles,” she says. #ThisWeekOnInstagram ⁣ ⁣ Images by @spicy .obj; video by @happy99 .online

2 weeks ago

Some good news! 💌⁣ Selena Gomez ( @selenagomez ) is here with a few of the activities that are providing support and helping her cope during these times. “I obviously know this is a hard time, and I just want to let everybody know who’s dealing with stuff that you’re not alone at all,” says Selena. 💕⁣ ⁣ #TakeABreak with Selena as she shares her new routine and talks about the importance of taking care of yourself. #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth

2 weeks ago

Welcome to Antireality ( @anti__reality ), a digitally constructed, alternative world that borders fantasy and reality.⁣ ⁣ “Antireality is characterized by the absence of limitations and standards,” says the creator, who makes this work independently and prefers to remain anonymous.⁣ ⁣ “I think of myself as an architect, but when I enter the world of Antireality, I adopt a much more artistic approach towards architecture. The landscape plays a big role in the design. Many of my structures appear to be hidden in some calm, mysterious reality surrounded by amazing animals and plants.” #ThisWeekOnInstagram ⁣ ⁣ Photo illustrations by @anti__reality

2 weeks ago

Fernando Magalhães’ ( @mglhs_com ) ever-evolving futuristic beings live in the Genesis HumanProject.Alpha, a computer-generated world he dreamed up at the end of 2018. The London-based Brazilian artist uses procedural modeling, a programming technique that creates 3D models and textures.⁣ ⁣ “I’m only able to see them [his characters] once the render is done — so it’s kind of like meeting somebody for the first time,” explains Fernando. “I love to see them and try to understand, to feel from where they came from, who they are, what they do and so on.”⁣ ⁣ “Today I’m working in this universe that I created, but my mind goes much further than that. Through my work, I hope people understand that art goes beyond what we know as art, there’s different paths, approaches and possibilities.” #ThisWeekOnInstagram ⁣ ⁣ Digital images by @mglhs_com

2 weeks ago

#HelloFrom the edge of volcanic lava fields in Landmannalaugar, Iceland. We’re dreaming of this view with Kýlingavatn Lake reflecting the clouds above and the Torfajokull glacier looming in the distance.⁣ 🌬🗻⁣ ⁣ Photo by @jasoncharleshill

2 weeks ago

It’s #Graduation2020 day and @oprah is here with a special message for the class of 2020 ✨⁣ ⁣ “Even though there may not be pomp because of our circumstances, never has a graduating class been called to step into the future with more purpose, vision, passion and energy and hope.” ❤️

2 weeks ago

Turn up the volume 📣 because @mileycyrus is here with a special performance for all the grads out there.❣️⁣ ⁣ #Graduation2020

2 weeks ago

Congrats, class of 2020! You did THAT. 🌟 And we’re celebrating your 💯 achievements by bringing you the graduation you deserve.⁣ ⁣ Turn your tassels as you watch some messages of love and support from your favorite people, including:⁣ @amyschumer , @ashleygraham , @awkwafina , @bensplatt , @bretmanrock , @cp3 , @damianlillard , @daviddobrik , @diplo , @djkhaled , @emrata , @haileesteinfeld , @iamcardib , @jennifer .garner, @jjwatt , @johnmayer , @kristenanniebell , @lanacondor , @lilly , @luisfonsi , @marshmellomusic , @melton , @officiallymcconaughey , @selenagomez , @sesamestreet , @simonebiles , @thehughjackman , @usher and @winnieharlow .⁣ ⁣ It’s all for you. 💕⁣ ⁣ #Graduation2020

2 weeks ago

For today’s #WeeklyFluff , we are proud to introduce Sammy ( @samtheminidood ), a mini goldendoodle who recently graduated his Canine Good Citizen training. ⁣ 🐶🎓⁣ “Sammy’s personality is very loyal and affectionate. He brightens the day of each person he comes in contact with,” says his human Lauren, who is graduating nursing school from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.⁣ ⁣ “Nursing school is a vigorous and stressful experience, but I always had Sammy to lean on during the hardest moments. He is the best at knowing how to cheer me up,” she says. “I don’t know how I could’ve gotten through the stresses of school without my best friend by my side the whole way through.”⁣ ⁣ Photo by @samtheminidood

2 weeks ago

And the senior award for “Most Likely to Do Big Things” goes to...⁣ The Class of 2020 🎓⁣ ⁣ Swipe to see some all-star grads, then learn how they got their superlative. 👇❤️⁣ ⁣ ✨✨✨✨✨⁣ Josee Matela ( @joseematela ) created a space to celebrate first-generation grads like herself. 🙌 ⁣ “So many times, there are statistics or adversity telling first-gen students they’re bound to fail. I wanted to create a way to celebrate the fact that we made it.”⁣ ✨✨✨✨✨⁣ Natalie Suvarnasuddhi ( @nataliesuv ) plays a mean sax. 🎷⁣ “Playing sax has transformed me from a kid who was too scared to talk into a girl who is able to flourish onstage and express her story with others.”⁣ ✨✨✨✨⁣ Matthew Burzec ( @matt_burzec ) discovered his knack for business. 📝⁣ “School helped me discover I like to create, market and sell things — whether it was iced tea or custom clothing, it helped me use my creativity.”⁣ ✨✨✨✨✨⁣ Michelle Mayhall ( @mshell_illustrates ) designs beautiful illustrations. 🎨⁣ “Illustrating lets me make new things and feel like I’m putting something unique, colorful and wonderful back into the world.”⁣ ⁣ #Graduation2020

2 weeks ago

Here’s what it’s like to be a senior in 2020, according to some hilarious humans 🎓 ⁣ ✅ @christines_snapss keeps it real about the big day 😂⁣ ✅ @joeymulinaro knows your classmates better than you do 🤣⁣ ✅ @quintab has the best fans in the stands 😭⁣ ✅ @averagefashionblogger shows you how to stand out at graduation 🤪⁣ ✅ @cameronjhenderson is all about senioritis 😆⁣ ⁣ #Graduation2020

3 weeks ago

To: Graduating seniors ⁣ From: @daquan ⁣ ⁣ Subject: A meme just for you ❤️⁣ ⁣ Email:⁣ Graduation or no graduation, you did it 🙏🏾⁣ You hustled hard and got it done 💪🏾⁣ Be proud of yourself for all the hours of hard work you put in to get that diploma 🔥 ⁣ ⁣ #Graduation2020