Warning: These 20 Instagram Accounts Will Inspire Major Wanderlust
Instagram is one of the best places to scratch the travel itch. You can peer into worlds near and far with just a few swipes! For you today, we have 20 nomadic shutterbugs that don’t seem to ever sit still, moving from place to place and (thankfully for us) dragging their phones and filters along for the ride. Hide your credit cards, because these ‘grammers are going to make you want to buy a ’round-the-world ticket ASAP.
1. Mosey: Mosey is an app that helps you discover and share the best places in any city, and their Instagram account is a must-follow. They feature images from in-the-know locals regularly, so it’s like a little window into each locale featured, from Scotland to Hong Kong. This shot is from Cappadocia in Turkey. (via eeeekim and wemosey)
2. Cynthia D: ‘Grammer Cynthia D describers herself as a “flâneur,” which means idler. This lady likes to move though. Her photo adventures range from capturing London street style to navigating the Amazon River and Icelandic fjords. Our favorite snaps so far are from her snorkeling trip near Christmas Island, which included the stalking of adorable Australian marsupials. Oh, and then there was the time she was in Gibraltar, hanging with primates. (via jetsetcd)
3. Kristen Alana: We’re pretty sure photographer Kristen Alana spends more time in beautiful places than you do. It’s just a fact of life. Last month, she was hiking in the Cascades. Right now, she’s visiting temples in Bali. (via kristenalana)
5. Megan Gilger: That’s no ocean next to those dunes — it’s Lake Michigan. Megan Gilger is the Traverse City blogger behind The Fresh Exchange. Like a one-woman PR rep for the Great Lakes, she snaps the most stunning views of Midwestern lakeside life. (via megangilger)
6. The American Edit: Not gonna lie. We crush hard on Rita Mehta. Her blog The American Edit is a definitive guide to American-made everything. Her mission to discover new makers and brands takes her all around the U.S. Her recent travels to Europe make us want to pack ourselves in her suitcase. Take us with you, Rita! (via theamericanedit)
7. Jennifer Picard: Vancouver photographer Jennifer Picard is upping the road trip game with this gorgeous pastoral picture from the Oregon coast. Her entire feed is flush with amazing mountain hikes and ocean views. (via jennifertakesphotos)
8. Winning Me Over: From Russian cityscapes to gelato in Portland, this account asks people to share how their city is winning them over. Cologne’s pastel-painted buildings are certainly winning us over. (via kenziestroesser and winningmeover)
9. Cole Rise: If he hasn’t won all of them already, this professional escape artist deserves an award for this picture of the Wailua Falls in Hawaii. Judging from his ‘grams, he’d probably have to accept the award from Dubai or Tokyo or Oslo. (via colerise)
10. Megan Kathleen: On any given day, free-spirited yogi and globetrotter Megan Kathleen could easily be found doing back-bends on a still mountain lake, befriending locals in Honduras or lusting after VW buses on the way to the next music festival. (via omegankathleen)
11. Sarah Norris: Based in Southern California, this ‘grammer is a favorite of ours for Southwest road trip inspiration. One day she’s camping solo in Texas, the next she’s on the open desert road in Arizona and the next she’s sipping craft cocktails in San Diego. (via sarahknorris)
12. Gary Arndt: Gary Arndt has thousands of followers for good reason. He’s been to all seven continents (yup, Antarctica, too!) and over 100 countries, click-click-clicking his shutter all the way. (via everythingeverywhere)
13. Mali Mish: If you’ve ever thought about living a vagabond life, you might just commit to doing it when you start following this family of five. That’s right, this husband and wife team travel around the country with their three wee ones, schooling them along the way and then taking them to live out their lessons in real life. (via malimish_airstream)
18. Vaggelis Fragkakis: This Greek photographer has never met a white facade he didn’t like. We love that even when he’s in the most mind-blowing places on Earth, he finds the beauty in simplicity. (via vagfrag)
19. Murad Osmann: Moscow’s cutest couple roam the globe. The Internet applauds. This photographer shoots his destination snaps from his point of view with his girlfriend and her glorious head of hair leading him by the hand. Check out their hashtag #followmeto, as well. (via muradosmann)
20. Kevin Russ: The crazy thing about photographer Kevin Russ is that he only uses his iPhone for these Instagram shots. We love his North American wildlife collection so much that we actually bought a few of his prints last year. And looks like this fox is itching for a trip as much as we are. (via kevinruss)
Well, where are you going first? Let us know in the comments!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)