one of the funny things about people these days is that they're all about DIY ("do it yourself") projects but also so ADD that no one really watches content that's more than five minutes long. enter leaftv.
leaf is getting a lot of this right. leaf is a lifestyle resource that creates all kinds of great how-to videos. they include anything from how to chop an onion to how to wallpaper your room. the videos are never longer than 90 seconds and so well done!
leaf also creates instagram versions of many of these videos that are an abbreviated 10-15 second version. the amount they can get into these 10 second videos really makes you think about how to be deliberate with your content.
have you seen any good video content lately?
more from leaf over here.
lately, i am finding a lot of inspiration - and discovering so many exciting designers - on instagram. i thought i would share a few in case you are looking to diversify your instagram feed from sunsets and selfies. the thing i love the most about instagram is that it gives you a window into how a creative person sees the world in the ordinary moments of their day. it allows you to see beauty and design and interest where you might not on your own.
i also appreciate that instagram is a space where artists can explore in a more casual way. i’ve mentioned two artists i follow (justina blakenly in this post and dschwen in this post) who started side projects for fun on instagram that became incredibly successful and took them to new, unexpected opportunities.
take a look at some of my favorite sources of inspiration on instagram below and don’t forget to follow @thebossaesthetic for a window into where i see design.
(note: hover over the images for info and see below for links!)
@happymundane, because color, line.
@kitato, because he showcases people is such pretty ways.
@julieskitchen, because she plays with food (but not in the “here’s a delicious pie i ate” kinda way) and makes the prettiest patterns.
@littlecoal, because his photos always make me pause. and on instagram (scrollscrollscroll) that means a lot.
@macroe, a study in landscape and simplicity.
@huxsterized, because COLOR.
@maxwanger, a study in proportion and scale. definitely a favorite.
@paperfashion, because she sees her art (#shadowdancers) everywhere.
@palomaparrot, because her images have such a consistent point of view: thoughtful, clean, bright.
am i missing any of your favorites? email me or leave a comment below!
i love this project, called #facethefolliage, by justina blakeney. it started out as just a personal project on instagram but evolved into kind of a movement with her followers. eventually, recently, it led to a partnership with vogue. i love watching projects of bloggers/designers i follow evolve into something much, much bigger. she also sometimes has little stories with each image (in the captions below) - such a perfect, creative use of instagram.
and here's the vogue partnership (which is gorgeous).
i love the simplicity, playfulness and creativity of this series by dschwen, a creative studio based in minneapolis led by david schwen. like the #facethefolliage project by justina blakeney, i love seeing how creative personal side projects (that often start on instagram) take on a life of their own.