It was a strong year for Instagram. From inspiring women to artists to DIY wonders, we found tons of amusement, information, and awesomeness in these fantastic accounts.
1. napkinapocalypse: Here is a fashion designer with dogs, hawks, and babies. Her posts are weird but oh-so-wonderful.
2. kellyoxford: Author Kelly Oxford’s Instagram continues to bring us daily joy, whether she’s showing us hilarious (seriously, so effing funny) moments with her kids, posting choice news clips, or wondering what her pets are thinking.
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4. seblester: Any time you’re feeling stressed, just watch some of these super calming calligraphy videos.
5. lefooding: Le Fooding is a French culinary group and their posts are straight-up gastronomical porn. While they re-gram many meals from Paris, they also feature delicious dishes from around the world.
6. carnivorr: Here’s another one for hungry eyes. This Barnard student posts fantastic pics of her food adventures in NYC and L.A.
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If you ask someone to bring you cookies for breakfast and they refuse, that person is probably your Mom. If they agree, that person is probably your best friend (or will be). And if someone brings you cookies for breakfast without you even asking, congratulations. You have officially tricked another human being into falling in love with you. On my last day in New York, I realized from the moment I woke up that I would be leaving behind an A+ boyfriend. Not only did Josh bring me breakfast in bed, but he had purchased the kind of sparkly, specifically themed cookies that most 22 year-old boys wouldn’t be caught dead with. As he sat down on the edge of the bed, he handed me a plate and grinned. “I called in sick to work this morning so that we can spend the day together. Today we’re going to do everything you’ve always wanted to do in New York, starting with–well, you probably already know.” And he winked. If my life were a rom com, I would have winked, too, and said something suave and conspiratorial, like “Are you thinking what I’m thinking…?” Then cue the 80s fun montage. Instead I just stared at him blankly. “Are there more of these Taxi cookies?” I asked. “Get dressed,” said Josh. “We’re going on an adventure.” To Be Continued #adventuregrams
8. drakeoncake: It’s exactly what it sounds like, and it is glorious.
9. petesouza: The name Pete Souza probably sounds familiar — he’s the official White House photographer. His Instagram manages to make presidential life feel familiar and intriguing at the same time.
10. quarterlifepoetry: Hilarious poems and illustrations about the mess that is twentysomething life.
11. jamieleereardin: This young fashion artist works for Dior and creates incredibly beautiful Tim Burton-esque illustrations.
12. jessronagrooming: Slow-motion dog grooming videos to brighten your day.
13. kimkardashian: Kim K’s Insta is a bit of a guilty pleasure for us but there’s definitely something to be said about a woman who posts honest admissions about her body, both when she’s embracing it and feeling down about it.
14. bleachlondon: Bleach is a London salon famous for their mastery of rainbow hair. Their feed is a treasure trove of hairspiration, whether you’re looking to make a change or not.
16. taylorswift: If you couldn’t score tickets to the “1989” tour, at least you could sorta experience it through Taylor’s Instagram.
17. studiodiy: The ultimate in DIY inspiration.
18. feministthoughtbubble: This Instagram artists draws “women who don’t buy into your casual sexist BS,” highlighting quotes from ladies making a difference. #righton.
Today’s #wcw is Alice Bowman, one of the scientists behind NASA’s recent Pluto flyby; she is the first female Mission Operations Manager of the Applied Physics Laboratoy at Johns Hopkins. The above quote is from an interview with CBS. Since she was a child, Bowman has been fascinated with space exploration; though she started out in the defense industry, she says that she has always known she would end up in the field like her childhood heroes from Star Trek and Lost in Space. Women make up 25 percent of the New Horizons mission responsible for the Pluto approach in July. idea credits to @janiewas.here !
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