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CULTURE: Instagram feeds to get you thinking

Being relatively new to the blogging world, I am devouring as much social media as I possibly can. An obsession that I am not shy of is Instagram – in fact I may have mentioned this before, ahem.

So, what are some of my latest finds? Well, being on the hunt for all things thought provoking and interesting, these ones have shot to the top of my favourite list!

1. French Words – @frenchwords

This, I will not lie ties beautifully into my newest obsession – all things French. I have no idea why this has kicked in recently. Perhaps it is my obsessing over Garance Dore, perhaps it is that Parisian’s seem so cool, calm, collected but entirely at a contradiction or perhaps it is simply that it is my yearning for summer (whilst I am writing this in winter!). Whatever the fascination, this feed is worth following with phrases that you would not only actually use, but the outrageous too.  Phrase’s like “Choixpeau magique – “Sorting Hat” – who wouldn’t want to drop that into casual conversation?!

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2. Samantha Lee – @leesamantha 

Ahhhhhh … All of my ‘likes’ (obsessions) are going to come out in this post so I may as well bite the bullet. Food. Samantha Lee has an Instagram feed that plays to the innocent imagination in all of us. Each of her meticulously arranged plates tell their very own magical story – seriously she is incredible. She started out trying to find a clever way to get her two young daughters to eat and has turned the simple dinner plate into art.

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3. Satiregram – @satiregram

Ok, so this one is gold. The minute you start reading each of the hand written quotes, you quickly smirk as you recall a particular image you may have come across. For every cliché photo that you have spotted (or posted!) there is a spot-on quote that can’t help but make you giggle. Perfect for when you don’t want to take yourself too seriously!

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4. Nitch –@_nitch

Going from one extreme to the next. Need a pick me up? Inspirational quotes? Inspirational people? From Madonna to Mother Theresa. From Prince to Grace Kelly. From Albert Einstein to Lauren Bacall and oh so more… This, quite simply is a daily dose of awesomeness! Who doesn’t want that??

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5. Eavesdropper – @_eavesdropper 

How many times have you overheard (eavesdropped!)a conversation and you wished you could remember it but at the time you were trying way too hard to keep a straight face? These are brilliant quotes overheard by Melbourne-born, Brooklyn-based designer Mete Erdogan who then turns them into beautiful typography artwork. Find something you love, well now. You can even buy the quoted pieces on a t-shirt, bag etc.

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6. Humans of NY – @humansofny

This is one that I have known about for a while but had to add in. Again, it is perfect when you need a cuppa and inspirational stories & quotes from NY’ers that will have you hard pressed not to think on.

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7. Cintascotch – @cintascotch 

Imagination? Check. Artistic flair? Check. Tiny little, tiny objects made into whimsical drawings? Check! Enough said really!

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