#InstaLOVE – September 2019

@charlottegainsbourg

It’s September, but there’s still some pre-fashion-month time left…

I’m an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my three recommendations of the month!

@thomaslohrstudio / Thomas Lohr is currently one of my favourite fashion photographers. I love his raw, simple, yet eye-catching vision. Whether it’s Małgosia Bela gone hi-tech for 032c, a serene scenery for Jil Sander or a moody shot of an XXL moth, his visuals are incredible. Follow his account for new works.

@johnderian / You might know John Derian for his company, which does decoupage and home decorations with a vintage feel since 1989 and has home-shops in New York’s East Village, a tiny outpost on Christopher Street, and a seasonal shop in Provincetown. But I completely lost my mind for Derian’s personal account, which is lately all about his Provincetown house. It’s so beautiful. And oh my, the flower bouquets from his garden look like heaven with the floral wallpaper in the background. If you have a moment, read about his place in this great T Magazine feature. And follow John!

@charlottegainsbourg / Charlotte Gainsbourg needs no introduction in the music and film industry. And there’s no surprise she’s talented in another field: photography. Her spontaneous portraits and film stills caught during her tour this summer are intimate and share a glimpse into her elusive world.

AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?

#InstaLOVE – December 2018

@suzannekoller 

I’m an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my December recommendations!

@thomaslohrstudio / Thomas Lohr’s photography seems to be simple at a first glance, but then, you’re struck with its sophistication. Whether we’re speaking of Małgosia Bela’s mugshot for Daniel Lee’s Bottega Veneta or robotic Kiko Mizuhara in a new 032c editorial, Lohr captures both, real reality and subserved reality, in his work. Follow him to be up to date with all of his amazing projects.

@flower_lore / This account makes me feel super Christmas-y, especially with its colourful, folklore mood! There are Bulgarian kukeri, vintage festive postcards – and fairies, as well. Plus, the the founder of this page, Bethany Van Rijswijk, seems to love edgy, medieval miniatures as much as I do.

@suzannekoller / I’m quite sure I picked Suzanne Koller in my #InstaLOVE edit before. But, I caught myself on bookmarking nearly each post of her to my ‘saved’ file on the ‘gram. So that’s very right to place her here again, even for the 13838292th time. The Paris-based stylist does incredible direction for M Le Magazine Du Monde and Self Service, and her Parisian life reported in her tongue-in-cheek stories is equally absorbing. A must follow!

@hollygolightlydk / After visiting Holly Golightly’s eclectic store in Copenhagen this October, I felt in absolute love with the place. The brand selection here is as good as the interior, while the occasional vintage drops will surely make you drool. It’s worth checking out their Insta, since it’s filled with outfit posts that truly, truly inspire.

@shona.heath / Shona Heath is a London-based set designer, who’s behind some of the most incredible fashion show venues (like the bed settling at Marni last season). But also, she collaborates with Tim Walker on every editorial, creating some of the most fantastically abstract visual scenarios that you’ve ever seen. Once you click that blue button, you will enter her world and never really come back.

AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?

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#InstaLOVE – October 2018

@katerinajebb

I’m an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my October recommendations!

@griegst / Fine jewellery coming straight from Copenhagen. Griegst was founded back in 1963 by the Danish goldsmith and artist Arje Griegst (1938-2016). His jewellery is sought after by collectors all over the world, and among his prominent customers is the Danish Queen H.M. Margrethe II. Arje was a goldsmith who thought like a sculptor. Inspired by the Baroque and the Orient, his free sculptural form was a contrast to rigid modernism. Using his own customised cire perdue techniques he was able to sculpt pieces that vibrate with sensual energy in an almost hallucinatory alternate universe. In his hands, solid materials were rendered almost in their liquid state across jewellery and collaborations on tableware, flatware, glassware, chandeliers and sculptures. Today, the brand continuous to prosper with its fantastic goods that are inspired with Arje’s original designs. Their Instagram account is worth following, because a) those pieces make you day-dream, and b) the archive throwbacks are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S.

@ndreaskronthaler / No, it’s not a typo! That’s Andreas Kronthaler’s Instagram. If you will cherish a picture of Vivienne Westwood (his wife) in Tyrol, standing next to a bunch of festively dressed cows, click that blue button right away. I did.

@cbnvintage / Another one from Copenhagen. Caroline Brille Brahe, the model (you might still know her as Brasch Nielsen), opened up her vintage wardrobe and it’s all about tie-dye Moncler puffas (already snatched by Ana Kras), 90s Versace Jeans Couture, Yves Saint Laurent beaded jackets and rare Hermès t-shirts. Insta-shopping is welcome. If you’re in Copenhagen, make sure to visit her (and her friends’) pop-up store at Atelier September (which by the way is her husband’s restaurant).

@vinccioslo / It’s getting quite Scandi in here. Vincci, a multi-brand store from Oslo, certainly loves the old Céline (and all the delightful details that appeared in the autumn-winter 2018 collection). Their regular pics of the last pre-Hedi pieces are candy for the eye.

@katerinajebb / Lately, I’m truly obsessed with Katerina Jebb’s works. In 1991 she was involved in a car accident which paralyzed her right arm – to resolve the inability to hold a camera, Jebb began to employ machines to make life-size images, primarily self-portraits lying herself down  on a high-resolution scanning machine. Progressively, she diversified, posing subjects and objects, exploring the medium in parallel with the expanding possibilities in digital technology. Jebb proceeded to remove parts of the scanner to facilitate maximum extension of the subject. The duration of each passage of the scanner echoed early photographic principles, being seven minutes long, therefore demanding of the sitter to lie motionless for 28 minutes. She created some of the most captivating portraits: think Michele Lamy, Marisa Berenson (dressed in Comme des Garçons) and Tilda Swinton. Recently, Jebb was commissioned by The Met to photograph some of the most incredible pieces from “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibition. I caught myself on adding each of her posts to my ‘saved’ folder.

AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?

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#InstaLOVE – August 2018

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@establishmentny

I am an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my August recommendations!

@apollo_bar / It’s not only the local fashion week that makes me want to visit Copenhagen so badly. It’s also Frederik Bille Brahe’s restaurant, Apollo Bar. The place serves breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners and cocktails in its simple, but chic space. Even if I’ve never been to the place, I know the menu visually. From oysters and artichokes to octopuses and various scallops, Apollo really, really makes you drool over everything. Plus, the delicious photos from this restaurant’s Instagram tempt as well.

@establishmentny / If you want to know the models of the seasons to come, follow this New York-based agency. From the well-known names, like Adwoa Aboah and Edie Campbell, to new-comers (like Adesuwa), Establishment sets the most brilliant model castings. Love their backstage pics from fashion weeks, too!

@missmellowwarsaw / Warsaw’s hottest cake and dessert shop. Brioche toasts to meringue tarts, Miss Mellow is a sweet treat, that’s for sure. I’ve got that matcha cake on my radar for a while…

@stella_vonsenger / Stella Vonsenger is the antidote to all those serious influencers, it-girls and bloggers that are all over the ‘gram. Whether in a candy-cotton pink Cecilie Bahnsen dress or front-row, Stella radiates with so much joy and care-free energy. Expect the most unobvious outfits from this Berliner.

@sssuerose / Whoever this person is, I love him / her. The daily dose of sweetness, coming straight from Korea’s best patisseries, is my daily obsession. I would indulge myself in every single bite of that peach cake… just like in all that matcha goodness. This Instagram account makes my day, like, everyday.

AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?

 

 

#IntaLOVE – July 2018

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@davidluraschi

I am an Instagram maniac and I openly confess that I spend too much time on filtering my feed. But it’s irresistible, when you have so many great accounts to follow! If you are ready for a dose of beautifully curated walls, inspiring photos and delightful shots – see my July recommendations!

@loljacobs / Lolita Jacobs is the Paris-based creative director and stylist, whose Instagram feed is like a livestream mood-board consisting of Françoise Hardy looks and Irving Penn’s still life photographs. But also, once you click ‘follow’, be prepared for having your wedding goals levelled up. The pics of her’s and Jean-Baptiste Talbourdet-Napoleone’s St. Tropez wedding, that took place this month, are heaven. Especially, when your bridal looks consist of custom Jacquemus and Alaia.

@davidluraschi / You might know David Luraschi for his work for Jacquemus – think the spring-summer 2018 campaign photographed on the volcanic beaches of Lanzarote. His latest editorial for Vogue, starring the incredible Adut Akech, placed the talented photographer even further in the spotlight. Keep this guy on your radar.

@maryamkeyhani / With Maryam Keyhani’s feed, you’re entering a fantastical reality of, as Vogue puts it, sculptor, painter, wife, mother, surrealist, and dreamer; but hat lady is certainly near the top of a list. Maryam is based in Berlin and she’s about to launch her headwear line in autumn. Expect the most marvelous headpieces you (or rather she) can imagine. Other than hats, it’s vintage clothing and the way she styles it that makes Keyhani’s account so… addicting. I mean, wouldn’t you wear a huge ball-gown in front of a Louis Bourgeois installation?

@pppiccioli / There are many reasons why you should follow Pierpaolo Piccioli on the ‘gram. First snaps from Valentino campaigns (lately done by Juergen Teller); backstage moments from the shows (think the latest haute couture collection and that ecstatic feather gown Kaia Gerber wore); postcards from designer’s trip to Morocco. Do you really need more to be convinced?

@luncheonmagazine / Luncheon Magazine calls itself a ‘cultural serving’. Well, there’s no other more precise way to describe it. From the magical spread featuring the photos of Renata Litvinova by Gosha Rubchinskiy, to a detailed text on Euan Uglow by Paul Smith (yes, this Paul Smith), the latest issue of Luncheon is a feast. In all aspects: visual and intellectual. Check out Luncheon’s Instagram for some delightful teasers and peeks at their London events.

AND, if you want to follow one more account on Instagram… why don’t you follow, ta-da, @designandculturebyed?