#WWIM16💌 is the weekend of September 8-10. Find an InstaMeet near you:
Photo by @emiibook
“A day without seeing any books is a sad day for me,” says Emilie (@emiibook), a 21-year-old French student and bibliophile. After discovering her passion for reading just a few years ago in — where else? — a bookstore, Emilie was hooked. “What I love about books is that they transport you to another world,” says Emilie. “You can live an extraordinary experience all while laying on your couch. I am never the same after reading a book.”
Whenever she finishes a new tome, Emilie creates a photo inspired by the story, highlighting her favorite parts and using props like stamps, postcards, paint, plants and dolls. “I have a whole world in my head and I try to express it through my photos.” 📚 at Lille, France
Video by @ziggythebird
Hello, world! It’s time to meet today’s #WeeklyFluff: Ziggy (@ziggythebird). Described by her human as “trouble making, curious and cuddly,” green-cheeked Ziggy is a conure, a type of parakeet named for its beautifully hued plumes. A very social bird, Ziggy is always on the lookout for the next head scratch — when she’s not bathing or preening, that is. Follow @ziggythebird to keep up with her every move. 💚
Boomerang by @toshadaa
Whatever mood she’s in, model and entrepreneur Toshada Uma (@toshadaa) can find a way to express it. “I try to look at my identity as a piece of art I’m creating — and hair, makeup and styling are my tools,” says the 18-year-old, who lives in her hometown of Mumbai, India. At 4’9” (1.4 meters) tall, Toshada is also focused on defying expectations in the fashion world. “I really hope I can create more acceptance for the body type in the industry,” she says, adding, “I have always been a confident person, but on the days I don’t feel so good, I always know that playing around with some outfits is definitely going to make me happy.”
Watch our Instagram story to see some of Toshada’s favorite looks. at Mumbai, India
Photo by @amybethellice_
When Amy-Beth Ellice (@amybethellice_) needs a bunch of lavender wisteria draped across a table or a handful of raspberries to decorate a freshly baked cake, she doesn’t have to go far. “Growing up in the countryside, I’ve always been inspired by our garden and flowers at home,” says the 19-year-old baker and party designer from Essex, England. Just a toddler when her mother introduced her to the kitchen, Amy-Beth was soon taste-testing her own recipes; from there, she published her first cookbook at just 16 years old.
Often planning and throwing dinner parties for friends and family, Amy-Beth’s tips for romantic English place settings, pretty flower arrangements and rustic desserts all boil down to one thing: “Use fresh ingredients,” she says. “I just love using things from the garden. As long as I think everything looks beautiful and tastes great, that’s what I really enjoy for the table.” 🍰
Photo by @alittlescotch
Small but mighty Scottish terrier Winston Aloysius (@alittlescotch) prepares for bath time with two even smaller rubber duckies. 🐥 #WHPmini
#Boomerang by @christyyeee
Architect Christie Tan (@christyyeee) was motivated by #WHPmini to finish this tiny model of an old, local coffee shop — pictured just behind it — over the weekend. “Heritage buildings tug at my heart,” she says. “I like that this model is recognizable as the old shop, yet not exactly the same. I’ve reinterpreted the build.” ☕️ at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Photo by @alef79
Drones have a knack for making everything appear small.
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPmini.
Video by @theharperwatters
Harper Watters (@theharperwatters) says he’s been “a constant mover” ever since he was a child, dancing in styles from modern to hip-hop, jazz to African dance while he was growing up in New Hampshire. After moving to Texas to pursue his dream of becoming a professional dancer, Harper, now 25 years old, has since realized that dream as a demi-soloist with the Houston Ballet.
“It’s my goal to highlight the ballet world and bring it to different audiences,” says Harper, an extremely active voice in the social media dance world. “I want to show that we have our own interests and likes.” To accomplish this, Harper frequently films photos and videos he calls “The Pre Show,” showing himself and his fellow dancers preparing for performances, and creates viral videos of himself in bubblegum-pink heels — dancing, vogueing and walking on the treadmill. “These are expressions of my personality and extensions of what I love to do,” says Harper. “I want to create a space for people to be comfortable in who they are, where it’s possible to love Beyonce and RuPaul, and you can wear a pair of pink heels and still call yourself a classical ballet dancer.” 👠
Watch our Instagram story now to take a look into Harper’s ballet world. at Houston, Texas
Photo by @pattischmidt
For Patti (@pattischmidt), mini is “when you’re a whole lot smaller than your 6’4” brother.” #WHPmini 👶
Photo by @rosaiyoo
“Yellow rain boots for a rainy weekend,” writes South Korean paper artist Rosa Yoo (@rosaiyoo). ☔️ #WHPmini
Video by @dyllonwolf
A recurring appearance from this tiny, leaping frog inspired Dyllon Wolf’s (@dyllonwolf) #WHPmini submission. 🐸
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
Video by @deivitt
Computer engineer David Moreno Garcia (@deivitt) got to unleash his playful side while building this #myinstagramlogo with Lego bricks. Always on the lookout for bright materials to make logos, it took David 45 minutes to record this Hyperlapse at his home in Barcelona, Spain. “I love being part of a community so colorful,” he says. at Barcelona, Spain
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