#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 – November 2018

@johnnydufort

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 November recommendations!

@raquelcayre / Raquel Cayre is a furniture advisor, collector and curator based in New York. Her work has been featured in Vogue, Architectural Digest and others. If you love very, very good design, make sure to follow her. I can’t thank her enough for posting pics from Paul Rudolph’s Heritage Foundation – the multi-storey townhouse filled with plants, glass and art. Also, those captured moments from Azzedine Alaïa’s Apartment! OH MY!

@johnnydufort / Raw, subversive, disturbing, strange – this is how you can describe Johnny Dufort’s photography. Especially, when his editorials feature styling from Lotta Volkova. That’s a match made in (an upside down) heaven. Big love.

@mondomondoshop / Mondo Mondo (which I wrote about right here) has just opened its store in Los Angeles. Those who might find the distance quite a barrier to visit Natasha Ghosn’s spot should click the blue button of her store-dedicate account. The way she displays her goods is so, so fresh.

@cixous72 / Cixous72 is a curated boutique and arts collective providing a platform for creators to market and exhibit their work. They offer jewelry, accessories, garments, and limited-run prints and publications through their subsidiary press, 72 Press. A place to visit when in Brooklyn (by appointment!). Obsessed with their gram, which is an endless inspiration scroll.

@seanewyork / Another brand-slash-store! Sea can be shortly described as the New York-based A.P.C. – but then, it’s different. Gorgeous knits, chic pencil skirts, even more great sweaters. Adore their Christmas decor at their flagship boutique.

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

 SSENSE

#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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#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?

 

#InstaLOVE – May 2018

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@botticelliceramics

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 May recommendations!

@thepopmag / I LOVE POP MAGAZINE. It’s such an incredible outlet of the industry’s biggest creatives! From the editorial sneak peeks to quite very humorous captions, following Pop on the daily is… mandatory.

@florence / While we’re all waiting for Florence + The Machine’s upcoming album, Hunger, seeing some of the signer’s latest outfits is a treat. Adore her.

@teget / I guess Ana Kraš is one of the most beloved girls on Instagram, simultaneously being the ultimate ‘anti’ of a basic Insta girl. The artist’s daily pics of textures, colour combinations and people that surround her are inspiring, even if that sounds cliché. But really, I enjoy her snaps wholeheartedly. So, if you still don’t follow her…

@pleasuregardenmagazine / Pleasure Garden Magazine is my latest discovery. Fully devoted to the beauty of nature (and everything that is focused on flowers), the magazine commissions different photographers to capture the greens in such places as Morocco or Portland. Watch out for some emerging top florists, too!

@botticelliceramics / Botticelli Ceramics proves that some of the most incredible things can be found right here, on Instagram. I’m dying to get my hands on one of those very limited edition, one-of-a-kind ceramics coming straight from Marc Armitano Domingo’s studio (he’s Ryan McGinley’s boyfriend, you can often see the two on the photographer’s account).  “Inspired by art, Wunderkammer, and music from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries”, Marc creates plates and mugs with 3D flowers, bees, boobies and eyes. And not only. Too obsessed with those artworks. You can buy them here.

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

#InstaLOVE – April 2018

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@anothermagazine

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 April recommendations!

 

@doxpeter / With his emerging, New York-based label and an eye for Céline goodies, Peter Do is really worth following. I adore his daily behind-the-scenes stories from the Peter Do HQ, as well as outfit pics starring his friends. Lots to love in here.

 

@lilynova97 / Lily Nova is the baby face you might know from Miu Miu and Gucci runways. During fashion weeks, it’s fun to follow her!

 

@harleyweir / Harley Weir’s photography is often disturbing and dark, yet still – they are  so captivating. Whether we’re talking of her personal project in Senegal or slightly more glossier works for Pop Magazine, Weir is one of the most intriguing individuals in the contemporary photography scene and leads the growing pack of female image-makers.

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

SSENSE

#InstaLOVE – March 2018

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@charlieengman

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 March recommendations!

 

@maryam_nassir_zadeh / And again, I’m writing about Maryam! Her fashion is as captivating, as her feed, filled with those tiny day-to-day details, showroom moments, Moroccan souks and occasional outfit pics (they’re the best).

 

@benjaminbruno_ / Benjamin Bruno is the stylist behind brands like Loewe and some of the best editorials in e.g. Self Service. Don’t expect anything usual from him – those are visuals to love for days.

 

@miragemagazine / Another cold, grey day? Well, the summer mood captured by Mirage Magazine is here to cure your winter-ish spring melancholy.

 

@charlieengman / In his photography, Charlie Engman captures reality, which in fact isn’t that usual. Some of those pictures will make you feel uncomfortable, while others – like the one with the deer – will keep you staring for a long time!

 

@adrienchenel / Adrien Chenel is not only an antiquaire, but an antics collector who takes photos of his ancient finds in a very chic, Parisian way. With a drink, with a cigarette or with a beautiful friend. You want one of those Roman hands right away.

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

#InstaLOVE – February 2018

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@avedonfoundation

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 February recommendations!

@___joanneburkejewels____ / Based in-between Rome and London, Joanne Burke’s beautifully rare jewellery is like wearable art. Inspired with Ancient forms and motifs, the designer works with bronze and gold to create one-of-a-kind charms, earrings and necklaces. Note that her editions are very limited in stock – so if you want to put your hands on one of those charming, whimsical pieces, be fast! And, of course, her feed is equally dreamy.

@fjura_ / Fjura was stablished in 2005 by Simone Gooch in Sydney, and ten years later moved to London. The florist (who can fittingly be called an artist) is known for creating seasonal flower arrangements, whether in form of hand delivered bouquets or floral installations. Those are the most mesmerizing flowers out there. Can’t get enough.

@avedonfoundation / There’s no need to introduce Richard Avedon, one of the greatest photographers of humankind. I’m so glad Avedon Foundation exists on Instagram – it’s always a pleasure to revisit the master’s visuals, whether it’s Lauren Hutton in PVC or an unseen outtake.

@sarahandelman / Even thouh the cult Parisian concept store, Colette, closed its doors in December, it’s good to see through the eyes of Sarah Andelman, the co-founder. What is she up to next? Where will she go? I need to know.

@rarebookparis / I wrote about Rare Book Paris once… but it isn’t enough. The vintage books and magazines seller shared those incredible shots from an Issey Miyake catalogue recently. Too good.

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