Sérgio Odeith’s (@odeith ) murals uniquely inhabit the urban environments where he creates art. “Since I was really young, I was always fascinated with realistic paintings,” says Sérgio, who started as a graffiti artist, then changed up his style. “My work is all about light shadows and a correct perspective.”
Photo by @odeith
#DoYouFollow makeup artist @sweetmutuals ? Incorporating real flowers into her makeup designs is just one example of her vibrant and creative looks.
In our new series #DoYouFollow , we’re diving deep into some of Instagram’s most popular interests and the people who make them awesome. Learn more about @sweetmutuals on IGTV, and see lots more looks from the dazzling #makeupart community on today’s story.
Photos by @sweetmutuals
Catch a glimpse of some bright and bold looks with makeup artist @sweetmutuals on our new series #DoYouFollow , which dives deep into some of Instagram's most popular interests and the people who make them awesome. 💛
“Nature is my playground, and I have to deal with it,” says beach artist Jehan-Benjamin Tarain (@jbenart ). “I work only at low tides when the fine, wet sand is very compact. The large-scale 30- to 100-meter pieces take between three to four hours to make, using simple tools like rakes and ropes, and remain for only a few hours before the wind or the sea come to erase them.”
Photo by @jbenart
Artist Evgeny Ches (@ches_ches ) paints realistic animals and street graffiti on cellophane canvases stretched between forest trees to bring urban art to the natural world. “It’s an easy and fast way to create a surface to paint right where I need to,” he says. “I really like how the paintings fit in to the environments, because of the transparency of the material.”
Photo by @ches_ches
#HelloFrom the Westfjords in Iceland. “This is the only house for miles, sitting in a beautiful landscape, surrounded by mountains and sheep,” says photographer Oveck Reyes (@oveck ). “When I woke up, the first thing I noticed was how my window served as a picture frame to the beauty outside.”
Say #HelloFrom your part of the world. ❤️ Please submit your own photos and videos to the project using the #HelloFrom hashtag. Any tagged visual shared with the hashtag is eligible for the project and, if selected, to be featured.
Photo by @oveck
Sixteen-year-old self-taught baker Heber Clawson (@cakesbyheber ) constantly bakes up colorful creations to share on Instagram. There’s also the added bonus that he shares his cakes IRL with local friends in his small Utah town. 🎂🎂🎂
This weekend, he’s in NYC for the very first time for the #NYTFoodFestival . Heber will be taking part in two live demos to show off his skills. “I’m most excited to be in the atmosphere of a big city,” he says. “I’m also super excited to meet new people that are interested in the same things I am.” 🗽
Photo and video by @cakesbyheber
Today’s #WeeklyFluff is Harlso (@harlso_the_balancing_hound ), a 5-year-old dachshund pup with a head for... you’ve guessed it... balancing. 🍋🙄
“One day, we were playing fetch, and I decided to place the toy on his head to see if he could balance it,” says Harlso’s human Paul. “That’s when his hidden talent was unearthed! Since then he has gone on to balance all sorts of different items with great success.”
Harlso even helped Paul to propose to his wife Jen by balancing the engagement ring on his head. “Jen said yes, but I guess I’ll never know if it was to me or to Harlso,” says Paul. 🐾
Photo by @harlso_the_balancing_hound
Today, Facebook is launching Threads from Instagram, a new camera-first messaging app that helps you stay connected to your close friends. Threads is a stand-alone app designed with privacy, speed and your close connections in mind. You can share photos, videos, messages, Stories and now statuses with your Instagram close friends list. You are in control of who can reach you on Threads, and you can customize the experience around the people who matter most.
We hope that Threads can bring you a little closer to the people you care about. Threads launches today and is available for download on both iOS and Android.
Artwork by @fiance_knowles
Meet Kechi Okwuchi (@kechiofficial ). After being one of two survivors in a plane crash, she discovered her voice, through music and in advocating for other burn survivors. “If I’m constantly giving out the impression that I’m very self-conscious about how different I look, or that my scars make me uncomfortable, or I’m always focused on my appearance, I feel like that’s all other people will see about me — because that’s all I’m projecting out there,” explains Kechi. “I feel like being my authentic self is a way for me to help other people feel comfortable with me.”
For National Bullying Prevention Month, we partnered with Teen Vogue (@teenvogue ) to share the stories of amazing #Advocates who are taking a stand against bullying. Learn more about Kechi on IGTV right now.
“Out of 109 people aboard that plane, only two survived, and I was one of those two people. And that has to count for something.” Today, 14 years later, singer Kechi Okwuchi’s story inspires us all to remember we are so much more than our “scars,” visible or invisible. 💕
In honor of National Bullying Prevention month, we’ve partnered with @teenvogue to share stories of #Advocates who are taking a stand against bullying and sparking positive global change. ✨
See what life’s like for model Adut Akech (@adutakech ) at Paris Fashion Week. ✨ On today’s story, follow along as Adut preps for the big Valentino (@maisonvalentino ) show. 💖 👠
Photos of @adutakech by @winnniy (Adut’s sister!)