Latte artist takes it to the next colorful level

Most latte art is a monochromatic palette of rich browns and creams. Korean art professor Kangbin Lee has taken his Creamart works into the rest of the spectrum. Read the rest

Supercut of Instagram travel photo clichés

Filmmaker Oliver KMIA was traveling in Rome where he noticed the throngs of tourists surrounding the Trevi Fountain all trying to get the same photo of themselves with the monument. "I couldn't secure a picture of the Trevi Fountain for my Instragram account but I still had a very nice time in Italy," he writes. And when he got home, he was inspired to make this video, "Instravel - A Photogenic Mass Tourism Experience."

"I'm basically making fun of something I'm part of," he writes. "The irony is strong."

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Photographer shows how similar tourist's Instagram travel images are in 'Instatravel'

Miami photographer Oliver KMIA edited together Instatravel, a "Photogenic Mass Tourism Experience" that rapid fires other people's Instagram travel images. By doing so, he shows their undeniable similarities.

He writes:

I came up with this idea last year while traveling in Roma. I wanted to take a look at the popular Trevi Fountain but I never managed to get close to it. The place was assaulted by hundreds of tourists, some of them formed a huge line to get a spot in front of the Fountain. Needless to say that I was very pissed by this sight and left for the not less crowded Pantheon.

I was shocked by the mass of people walking all around the city, yet I was one of them, not better or worst. Like all these tourists, I burned hundred of gallons of fuel to get there, rushed to visit the city in a few days and stayed in a hotel downtown. Then, I remembered a video I watched a few months earlier from the artist Hiérophante (vimeo.com/151297208). I decided to make this kind of sarcastic video but with the focus on travel and mass tourism. Hiérophante admitted that his video was "cliché" and that he got inspired by other videos. So I'm basically making fun of something I'm part of. The irony is strong.

While the era of mass world tourism and global world travel opened up in the 60s and 70s with the development of Jumbo Jets and low cost airlines, there is a new trend that consists of taking pictures everywhere you go to share it on social networks.

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In-depth investigation of the Alibaba-to-Instagram pipeline for scammy crapgadgets with excellent branding

Artist Jenny Odell created the Bureau of Suspended Objects to photographically archive and researched the manufacturing origins of 200 objects found at a San Francisco city dump; last August, she prepared a special report for Oakland's Museum of Capitalism about the bizarre world of shitty "free" watches sold through Instagram influences and heavily promoted through bottom-feeding remnant ad-buys, uncovering a twilight zone of copypasted imagery and promotional materials livened with fake stories about mysterious founders and branded tales. Read the rest

Photographer Nan Goldin now has an Instagram account

Following the move by Cindy Sherman (previously), iconic photographer Nan Goldin now has an Instagram account for her studio. Read the rest

Outdoors enthusiast makes fun of highly improbable campsite photos

Stock photography is always good for a laugh, as artistic license often gets in the way of reality. Instagrammer @YouDidNotSleepThere, aka Luisa Jeffery, finally got fed up and started cataloging the most staged campsite images. Read the rest

Short film made entirely of Instagram posts of the Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa Selfie compiles just a fraction of the images taken by the six million annual visitors to the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Read the rest

Impressive golf trick shot involves trusting friend

Garrett Clark & Micah Morris post a lot of cool trick shots, but the between-the-legs ricochet shot below is a testament to their friendship. Read the rest

Art made from intricately hand-cut leaves

Kazakhstani Instagrammer Kanat Nurtazin creates whimsical art that he superimposes onto outdoor scenes. What's especially cool is that the art is often hand-cut from leaves. Read the rest

Artist Cindy Sherman took her Instagram public

Cindy Sherman is posting publicly on Instagram as _cindysherman_ after having her account set to private under a different account name. Many recent images use distortions and filters. Read the rest

'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. #ChrisCaseyArtSlice . . . #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 #chriscaseyartbrv

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🍲 #ChrisCaseyArtThrowing

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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

A post shared by Chris Casey (@chriscaseyart) on Jun 14, 2017 at 9:16am PDT

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 #tropicallylina #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. #tropicallylina #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?

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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

A post shared by Foodbites (@foodbites) on May 24, 2017 at 4:49am PDT

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

A post shared by Foodbites (@foodbites) on Jun 4, 2017 at 11:33pm PDT

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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