Can you find Marguerite on the streets of Seattle? (Hint: she’s a Russian nesting doll)

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 9 April 2015

Finding Marguerite is a very unique photo project from David Inden. A few years ago David came across a small Russian nesting doll and decided to name her Marguerite. After moving to Seattle, Inden decided to view his new home through the eyes of Marguerite, so he kept her with him at all times and takes pictures of her in various places in Seattle.

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There’s an Instagram account showing off cute guys on the Paris Metro… and it’s kinda creepy

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Monday 30 March 2015

It might be sexist. It also might be a tad (a lot) creepy. But if someone’s going to go to the effort and create an Instagram account and fill it with pictures of cute guys (Parisian guys at that!) on the Metro, I can’t help but support the cause.

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Rich Dogs of Instagram show us a thing or two about living the high life

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 28 February 2015

First there were the Rich Kids of Instagram that everybody hated. Now there’s the Rich Dogs of Instagram you kinda want to hate, but… dogs!

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London pigeons get their own Instagram account which details their daily life in the big smoke

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Monday 9 February 2015

We’ve seen plenty of amusing Instagram accounts in our time, but we’ve never seen a London pigeon Instagram account. The account, @pigeon_stories, was launched late last year and details the daily life of the ‘vermin of the sky’. Those poor pigeons get a bad rap.

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This illustrator sees everyday ordinary items differently from you and I

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By Kenny Ong in New Art on Wednesday 4 February 2015

Oh, to have the amazing eyes of Christoph Niemann, we would then see the exciting possibilities of the mundane everyday. A paper roll can be a pouting lip. An ink pot transforms itself into a camera.

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Fashion dads of Instagram pose like true style bloggers

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By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 16 January 2015

Oh, Dad. If only you knew you were Internet famous! Paired with the hashtag #BaeCaughtMePosing, pictures of dads at their most goofy have been uploaded to a very funny Instagram account called Fashion Dads. To get an idea of what the Instagram account is all about, just picture your dad and his favourite daggy outfit. Yeah, the whole account is full of these pictures.

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Have you seen ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’ who’s all of 8?

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By Kenny Ong in New Fashion on Thursday 8 January 2015

At eight, Kristina Pimenova has been dubbed ‘the most beautiful girl in the world’. Which, naturally, begs for intense debate. The Russian supermodel models for Armani and Roberto Cavalli and has been on catwalks since the age of three. She has well over 2.5 million fans on Facebook and almost 500,000 avid followers on Instagram.

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Shiba Inu gets a lift, shows us all how to swim in mid-air

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Sunday 4 January 2015

We can’t get enough of watching this Shiba Inu stoically trying to swim in mid-air, but just… can’t… reach the water with his woefully short legs. Thanks to this video by graphic designer Tommy Returntables on Instagram of his dog Maruko doing just that, our day has been made.

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If guys were social networks, this is what they’d look like

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Saturday 13 December 2014

Let’s face it, if you’ve had too much time on your hands, you’ve probably wondered a lot of strange things, and photographer Victorija Pashuta is no different. She’s created a new photo series called ‘If guys were social networks’ and used all our favourite websites to imagine just what the typical guy would look like if those sites were anthropomorphized.

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This instagram account shows guys taking on those famous ‘girly’ poses

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By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Friday 5 December 2014

Bros being Basic is any gal’s worst nightmare. It’s an Instagram account that features shots of guys trying to take on ‘girly’ poses, like many females exhibit in their social media pics. Sexist? Yeah. Funny? Kinda. Some shots see guys with hands on hips, pouting into the camera.

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A day in the life of a tourist in London, shown in over a thousand Instagram photos

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By Milo Sumner in Video on Wednesday 29 October 2014

Let’s face it, wherever they go tourists always end up doing the same thing. In London for example, tourists follow the same old beaten paths to take the same old photos and this video proves it. Created by filmmaker Lorenzo Antico, London In A Day is a collection of photographs from across Instagram put into a cool stop-motion video.

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Organize a family slide night with this tiny Instagram projector

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By Rachel Oakley in Tech on Tuesday 14 October 2014

Back in the seventies, there was nothing better than gathering the family for a slide night, but since new technology has taken over our lives, we never get to enjoy those evenings. Now, thanks to a tiny gadget called Projecteo, you can relive the cheesy nights of the seventies.

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Restaurant in Philadelphia serves a phone charger as one of its courses

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By Rachel Oakley in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 21 August 2014

Volver is an upscale restaurant in Philadelphia that’s unlike any other eatery out there. First, it’s run by Iron Chef Jose Garces. Second, diners need to purchase tickets to eat here. Third, the menu is referred to as a ‘performance tasting’ with everything from ‘milk & cereal‘ to Wagyu beef on the 14-course menu. And […]

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If Disney Princesses had Instagram in real life, they’d look something like this

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By Inigo del Castillo in Tech on Friday 25 July 2014

Ever wondered what lives Disney Princesses would lead if they were set in the real world? ‘Seventeen Magazine’ imagines exactly that by coming up with Instagram accounts for each princess. Here we see Elsa chillin’ at a beach, Pocahontas trading her canoe for a surfboard, and Snow White trolling Grumpy. Looking at these Instagram photos, […]

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Find out if you’re a try-hard when it comes to social media

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By Rachel Oakley in Cool Websites on Thursday 5 June 2014

Are you trying too hard on Facebook? Do you tweet too often? Are you looking like a loser to all your 1,200 Instagram followers? Now there’s a program that will ‘delve into your online persona, crunch the numbers, and form a comprehensive quantitative summary of your effort level in social media’. If you’re ready to […]

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