If you’re as much of an Instagram addict as we are, chances are you visit the popular social network for more than just selfies and sunsets. Instagram contains a plethora of inspiration from design, to home decor, to DIY. We especially love the combination of the latter two — specifically when you’re trying to maintain a budget while redecorating. We’ve gone on the hunt for some of the best Instagram accounts when it comes to DIY home decor. Here are some of our favorites!
When it comes to communicating these days, most people rely on their smartphones. While these devices do facilitate conversation and communication, how helpful exactly are they? Do they really help us connect with others or are they just distracting us from meaningful interactions?
Shiyang He, a designer at Ogilvy, designed a set of ads that show the negative effects smartphones can have on human interactions. His work highlights how iPhones and Samsung Galaxy phones act as a barrier of connecting with one another.
The ads, which were created for the Shenyang Center for Psychological Research, showcase individuals in … Read more
Photographer Sebastian Magnani traveled all across Switzerland to meet with a number of cat lovers and capture the striking resemblance they share with their pets.
The series, which Sebastian dubbed “Undercats”, used Photoshop extensively to showcase a variety of anthropomorphic cats. Throughout Undercats, these furry pets are shown wearing everything from hats to motorcycling gear and even earrings.
To capture the similarities, Magnani would photograph portraits of the furry felines and their owners in the same pose. Once the perfect shots were taken, he would then splice together the head of the cat and body of the owner … Read more
Ever since drones first appeared on the scene, they have been heralded as game changers for experiencing the world around us. They allow people to connect across long distances, explore new territory, and even capture landscapes otherwise inaccessible.
Dronestagram, an app dedicated to drone photography, has created a community of artists who use these aerial vehicles to photograph the world from dizzying heights. During their 2nd annual International Drone Photography Contest, Dronestagram received over 5,000 photo entries that show how much cooler the world looks from above. The entries, as you can imagine, are phenomenal and do an … Read more
We’re sure you’ve got some great summer vacation plans on the horizon, and you’ll want to be prepared to preserve those memories before you go. The best way to remember a trip is through photography, but taking some share worthy photographs is not always the easiest. The folks over at Lifehacker have shared their top 5 tips that have you taking better vacation shots in no time!
1. Keep a close eyes on the corners and edges of your frame — you don’t want anything obstructing the photo. This can take away from the subject you are capturing. This will … Read more
Hailing from Brooklyn, designer Victoria Siemer captures the world around her through photography and uses photo manipulation techniques to create a sense of surreality. Her art starts off as breathtaking photos of natural landscapes, such as mountains, forests, and city streetscapes. She then uses geometric fragments to create a unique sense of symmetry.
Siemer, who also goes by the alias of Witchoria, says her work focuses on the visual and emotional fragmentation that exists within all of us.
The key to producing the feeling of symmetry is the Brooklyn-based designer’s composition of each photo. Her photos effectively employ the rule … Read more
These stunning and unique long-exposure shots were captured by artist, Joseph Michael. Believe it or not, they are of glowworms native to a 30 million-year-old cave on North Island in New Zealand. The images make the caves look like an ethereal, alternate universe that we can’t stop admiring!
Of his photos, Michael explains: “The exposures varied on the cave and how close I could get. 5 mins for the close ups. 30 mins or 1hr for some of the wider ones. There was a bit of experimentation involved. Getting the ISO / f stop mix right. The blue … Read more
As the FIFA Women’s World Cup inches towards its final game, soccer fever is at an all-time high! After beating Germany and England respectively, the American and Japanese teams are slated to compete for the chance to hoist the coveted gold trophy.
Each and every single game has been an intense and exciting watch, with the national teams proving their elite status on the turf. The road to the finals has been a spectacular journey to watch and we’re recapping some of the tournament’s monumental moments through photos.
Canada vs. Switzerland – Round of 16: Team … Read more