Not that long ago I would draw inspiration from books, urban art and creative websites. These days the whole social media thing has taken over and I frequently find myself lost in a vortex on Instagram, FB and Twitter.
Sometimes it’s not so good as I get totally distracted and waste precious time. But on the flipside, I have made some fantastic ‘virtual’ friends and it’s a constant source of inspiration.
Of all the platforms, Instagram is my fave – hands-down! It’s not just a sharing platform, it’s a community. I chat to people from all over the world every week and unlike FB, it’s a lot more genuine and you don’t have to play the frustrating ‘beat the algorithm’ game every time you plan a post. Fingers crossed it stays that way!
I follow over 700 accounts so it’s hard to keep up with everyone, but here are four of my faves.
1: Barbara Francesca @barbarafrancesca_
I LOVE her feed. The images are beautifully styled and paint a gorgeous picture of her love of food and coffee. Interlaced with lovely shots of her hometown of Brooklyn, NY (my fave city in the whole world), it’s a lovely insight into her life.
2: Radical Yes @radicalyes
I found this super cool shoe brand on IG and I’m so glad I did. Not only are the shoes amazing, unique AND comfortable – but the team behind the brand are awesome. They reposted one of my images for Mother’s Day along with some incredibly supportive words about me and the blog, and it made my day! If you love shoes that will make you stand out from the crowd, check them out here.
3: Pollen Floral Design @bostonpollen
This account run by Krissy Price, owner and lead designer, is just gorgeous. It’s always so nice to see their beautiful floral images in my feed, they just put a smile on my face. Combined with preparation shots for functions, travel shots, lovely textures and so much more, I always look forward to seeing their new posts.
4: Muokkaa @muokkaa
Based in Madrid, Alejandro López Becerro is an exceptionally talented designer and illustrator. Based on 3D typographic works, his creations are nothing short of brilliant. As a lover of typography, I’m so glad I stumbled upon his feed. (Please note: all images borrowed from Instagram and not sponsored in any way).
Hope you enjoyed my fave four and stay tuned for next month’s picks xo
(Please note: the images used in this post are not mine and have been taken direct from Instagram).