'Weird Box' is a cool interactive film starring your Instagram photos

This. is. awesome.

Go to Noah Levenson's Weird Box site and enter your Instagram handle. Then sit back and enjoy the ride.

Mr. Levenson, respect.

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An incredibly soothing pottery-centric Instagram account

If you need a break from the stress of the world, just sit back and watch these relaxing pottery videos from Chris Casey Art. You can learn more and purchase Casey’s pottery on his website.

Flossers are not only good for your teeth, they also work better than a needle tool or a cutting wire to level off the rim of a pot. Plus they're CHEAP. Like a pack of 100 for $3! That's basically a couple lifetimes supply or you can give them to every potter you know :D They can be reused many, MANY times! Not a one time use thing. . . . #potsinaction #pottery #ceramics #ceramic #satisfying #خزف #tools #keramik #contemporaryart #陶器 #céramique #cerámica #陶瓷 #howitsmade #도예 #spiral #cropcircles #Albuquerque #newmexico #керамика #sgraffito #ceramicartist #dash #cerâmica #clay #ceramiche #instaart #کوزه #howto

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🌊 . . . #potsinaction #pottery #ceramics #ceramic #satisfying #خزف #tools #keramik #contemporaryart #陶器 #céramique #cerámica #陶瓷 #howitsmade #도예 #spiral #cropcircles #Albuquerque #newmexico #керамика #sgraffito #ceramicartist #dash #cerâmica #clay #ceramiche #instaart #کوزه #radial

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A few people have asked about centering so here's a bit on how I approach it while throwing a vase. First step! Centering is easiest if you START out with something that is already ball shaped (for small things like cups) or cylindrical (for larger things like vases) This is a vase, so my clay starts out looking like a football (roughly cylindrical) Since you're trying to end up with a round object at the end, it doesn't make sense to start with an object with corners (such as a cube of clay), so squish those corners in!

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These aesthetically pleasing “fruit cards” look good enough to eat

On her Vegan-themed Instagram account Tropically Lina, Lina Saber uploads a delightful series called “fruit cards” where she arranges produce on paint card-style displays. I find these immensely satisfying to look at.

Which fruit card would you like? Only 2 fruits here have a ridiculously high amount of antioxidants compared to all the others, can you guess the two? ✌🍏🍌🍇🍈🍑 Will post answer here later. Answer for the other is now posted. Happy Sunday! 😊 Answer: Blueberries & blackberries. Blueberries: 9621 Blackberries: 5905 Pomegranates: 4479 Green Apple: 3898 Apricot: 1110 Banana: 795 Dragon Fruit: 760 Cantaloupe: 319 Cucumber: 232 ORAC Units (Antioxidants level) as of 2017 Source of the antioxidant level: Superfoodly #plantpantone

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Which fruit card would you like? Only 2 fruits here are currently in season for the month of May, can you guess the two? ✌🏼️🍋🍊🍓🍍🍒🍇 Happy Friday! 😊 Answer: Pineapple & cherries in the USA But many of you brought up an excellent point: it really depends on which part of the world you are in. And usually fruits are categorized by season vs. month, so strawberries are also in, but best in summer in the USA. #plantpantone

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Which fruit card would you like? Only 2 fruits here have an incredibly high amount of vitamin C compared to all the others, can you guess the two? ✌🏼️🍉🍓🍍🍈🍊 Will post answer here later.

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Foodies, live vicariously through this gorgeous Instagram account

With a keen eye for presenting fresh food in tantalizingly ways, the Foodbites Instagram account is a food-lover’s dream.

❤️Fruit Cones seem the right cure for this Mondaze, what's your pick?❤️ . . . . #foodstyling #thatsdarling #sweatwithkayla #foodphotography #healthychoices #beautifulcuisines #gloobyfood #thechalkboardeats #happyandhealthy #bbg #glowlean #onthetable #organicmoments #colouryourplate #eattherainbow #wholefood #feedfeed #foods4thought #lovefood #fruits #organicfood #sundlivsstil #madglad #nemmad #deldinmad #sundmad #økologisk #strawberries #cherries

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🌟🍉Watermelon star-ters 🍉🌟 . . . . #foodstyling #thatsdarling #kiwi #foodphotography #healthychoices #beautifulcuisines #gloobyfood #thechalkboardeats #happyandhealthy #bbg #glowlean #onthetable #mango #colouryourplate #eattherainbow #wholefood #feedfeed #foods4thought #lovefood #glutenfree #organicfood #sundlivsstil #madglad #nemmad #deldinmad #sundmad #økologisk #watermelon

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Weekend Rainbow Waffles🎉 . with yogurt, mascapone and maple syrup cream, fruits and sprinkles. Because they requested sprinkles. Bucketloads. 🤣We settled with a sprinkle.😅😅 . Do you eat different things when it's the weekend? . . #foodstyling #thatsdarling #sweatwithkayla #foodphotography #healthychoices #beautifulcuisines #gloobyfood #thechalkboardeats #happyandhealthy #bbg #glowlean #onthetable #organicmoments #colouryourplate #eattherainbow #wholefood #feedfeed #foods4thought #lovefood #glutenfree #organicfood #sundlivsstil #madglad #nemmad #deldinmad #sundmad #økologisk #foodbitescolours

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💚Kiwi discs with melted dark chocolate, chocolate chips and quinoa pops. What's your favourite fruit to dip in chocolate?💚 . . . 💕A big thanks to @letscookvegan @thrivemags @mantramagazine & @originmagazine for the very generous features 💕 . . #foodstyling #thatsdarling #sweatwithkayla #foodphotography #healthychoices #beautifulcuisines #gloobyfood #thechalkboardeats #happyandhealthy #bbg #glowlean #onthetable #organicmoments #colouryourplate #eattherainbow #wholefood #feedfeed #foods4thought #lovefood #glutenfree #organicfood #sundlivsstil #madglad #nemmad #deldinmad #sundmad #økologisk #kiwi #chocolatechips

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This Tuesday needed a ❤️💛💚💙💜fruit platter.

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A vending machine in a Moscow shopping mall sells Instagram likes

Journalist Alexey Kovalev is in Moscow, whence tweeted this picture of "a vending machine in a mall for buying Likes for your Instagram pics." Read the rest

How this teen's life changed after deleting all social media

Corey Alexander estimates he spent about three hours a day on social media, almost 5,000 hours since he got a phone at age 13. He lists the seven changes he's noticed since going cold turkey and deleting all of it three months ago: Read the rest

Instagrammers reveal the difference between a posed body and a relaxed one

I stumbled across this great Hello Giggles post highlighting a trend in which body-positive Instagrammers reveal just how different their bodies look in posed vs. relaxed photos taken moments apart. The side-by-side photos serve as an important reminder of just how manufactured our culture’s idea of “perfection” is. As Bodyposipanda puts it, “We sure as hell don't need to compare ourselves to anybody's highlight reel, after all, the model in the magazine doesn't even look like the model in the magazine most of the time.” Some of my favorite photos are below and you can see the rest on Hello Giggles.

Same girl, same day, same time. 💛 Not a before and after. Not a weight loss transformation. Not a diet company promotion. 💛 I am comfortable with my body in both. Neither is more or less worthy. Neither makes me more or less of a human being. Neither invites degrading comments and neither invites sleezy words. 💛 We are so blinded to what a real unposed body looks like and blinded to what beauty is that people would find me less attractive within a 5 second pose switch! How insanely ridiculous is that!? 💛 I love taking these, it helps my mind so much with body dysmorphia and helps me rationalise my negative thoughts. 💛 Don't compare, just live for you. There is no one on this planet who's like you and that's pretty damn amazing don't ya think. The world doesn't need another copy, it needs you.

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A book on how to up your Instagame

With over 4.3 million followers, Aimee Song is certainly the Instagram expert. Her debut book, Capture Your Style, aims to teach readers how to transform their Instagram photos, showcase their life, and build the ultimate platform.

Whether you’re into snapping stylish outfits, delectable food, awe-inspiring architecture, or wanderlust-inducing travels, this book covers them all. With sections about editing photos, hashtags versus geotags, curating the ultimate grid, working with brands, and pricing (just to name a few), Song’s publication is the all-in-one guide for those wanting to ‘up their Instagame’.

Add-in pages upon pages of beautifully curated photographs from Song’s own Instagram feed and you’ve got yourself a publication that isn’t just educational, but pretty inspiring too.

This is a must-read for individuals interested in pursuing the platform more seriously, particularly those who are bloggers or wishing to become social media influencers.

– Melanie Doncas

Capture Your Style: Transform Your Instagram Photos, Showcase Your Life, and Build the Ultimate Platform by Aimee Song Harry N. Abrams 2016, 208 pages, 8.0 x 0.5 x 8.1 inches, Paperback $12 Buy on Amazon Read the rest

Smooth chihuahua Nana has the derp game on lock

Instagrammer Edamame114 is proud biographer of Japan's derpiest superstar chihuahua Nana. Follow Nana's adventures wearing hats, going to local landmarks, and eating treats. Warning: you may make audible sounds while scrolling. Read the rest

Instagram celeb weirded out by follower who matched all her shots

It's easy to see why someone would want to emulate Instagram power couple Jack Morris' and Lauren Bullen's globetrotting adventures. One follower got a little carried away, though, matching locations and shots so meticulously that it started to feel pretty unsettling. Read the rest

World's longest Instagram tour: Toronto's Graffiti Alley

Heritage Toronto has curated a cool Instagram account (graffitialley.to) that documents Toronto's Graffiti Alley. It works best on a phone, but it's OK on other screens if you don't mind turning your head 90 degrees. Read the rest

Instagram for Windows 95

Misha Petrick reimagined the Instagram app if it had come out 20 years earlier in Windows for desktop. Be sure to scan that .exe file for viruses! Read the rest

Instagram announces anti-harassment tools, overtaking Twitter

Twitter's openness is its strength, and also its weakness: the ease with which new accounts can be created makes it into an amazing tool for free expression, and also a perfect venue for vicious harassment (see also); but Instagram (a division of Facebook, the home of the walled garden) has announced a suite of anti-harassment tools that seem like they'd be compatible with Twitter, raising the obvious question: why hasn't Twitter already deployed them? Read the rest

Instagram now allows videos up to a full minute long, up from 30 seconds

Instagram just increased the time limit on user video uploads to a full minute long.

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Instagram is a dialup BBS

JWZ reminds us that all social media is some variation on the walled garden strategy, designed to lock you in and lock value away from the open, interoperable Web into a silo where it languishes and rots. You know, AOL. Read the rest

The thankless life of an Instagram husband

Instagram husband is related to Instagram parent of a teenage daughter. Read the rest

This webcomic about a Polish girl is actually an Instagram account

Regina, or 1995Regi, as she calls herself on Instagram, is a Polish girl who likes selfies, science fiction, and Drake. She's also the creation of artist Katarzyna Witerscheim, who dreamed Regina up as a cross between a slice-of-life webcomic and a roleplaying game, which you read and interact with through her illustrated selfies on social media.

The details of Regina's life can be gleaned not only from the images Witerscheim creates, but also the interactions she has with followers as Regina. Shortly before Halloween, for example, "Regina" took a poll on what costume to wear; later, in a photo taken at a Halloween party, we see her dressed as the people's choice: Sailor Moon.

Meet my date! Teddy is my Tuxedo Mask! #halloween #trickortreat #sailormoon My costume is made by @kairiincosplayland !!! 🎃🎃🎃

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In another image, we see Regina kissing a handsome boy named Sasha, and answering questions about where they met. A week later she Instagrams a picture of her tear-stained face: They're broken up. She posts a screenshot of Adele's melodramatic ballad "Hello," playing on her phone. The responses from fans are serious and sympathetic: "Treat yourself kindly and surround yourself with people who love you!!" says one.

"I thought the project would be great to be interactive," Witerscheim told The Daily Dot. "You can write to her, you can talk to her, you can say to her about what she should do. Read the rest

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