Star Wars now has an Instagram account

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Wednesday 11 December 2013

Last December 2, an awesome thing from a galaxy far, far away happened. Star Wars finally launched its own official Instagram account, to the delight of fans around the galaxy. In just two days since launch, it already has 86,801 followers.

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Instagram photos printed on marshmallows

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 7 December 2013

Know what you could do with those Instagram photos of you and your ex? Have them printed on marshmallows and burn them on an open campfire! Then eat them with murderous delight! *Insert maniacal laugh* UK-based Boomf has created a way for Instagrammers to send them their photos via connect feature and have them printed on a 4cm x 4cm marshmallow.

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Crowdsourced short-film about stitched together Instagram clichés

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in Video on Tuesday 3 December 2013

Instagram can be a place that’s not only about selfies and what people had for dinner. Take for example what French art director, Thomas Jullien, did with 852 different photos from 852 different Instagram users. He created a crowdsourced short-film about stitched together Instagram clichés. It begins with an alarm clock going off then quickly […]

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Beware: Nic Cage is taking over Instagram

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Thursday 28 November 2013

A new web app appropriately called ‘Feeling Cagey?’ is out where random Instagram selfies turn into the lovingly handsome face of Ghost Rider himself, Nicolas Cage! Created by Josh of the marketing company Gamaroff, the app was constructed using ‘OpenCV software, which performs facial recognition on a live feed of selfies’.

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Chinese artists will handpaint your Instagram Pic

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Trends on Friday 22 November 2013

If you think you’ve got an Instagram pic worthy of wall space, pixeli.st might be for you. This company offers handmade oil paintings from your face Instagrams and photos, with the tagline ‘your pixels, our paint’. It’s really quite amazing how realistic their paintings are.

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Historical events as told by Instagram

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in New Photography on Saturday 16 November 2013

You’re either a fan of Instagram or you want nothing of it, but hey, it’s here to stay. And imagine if Instagram had been created years before, when historic events were taking place: the moon landing, the first Apple computer, Rosa Parks sitting on a bus seat. Imagine the classic captions caught at such moments! […]

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Selfies at Funerals

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Wednesday 6 November 2013

Sometimes you just need to take selfie. And sometimes you really need to get a selfie with your grandmother’s casket in the background. This shouldn’t be a real Tumblr. But I’m kind of glad it is. Can we just take moment to notice the hashtag use here? “#photoof theday”? Really?

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Breathtaking Instagram photos by Ben Schuyler

Abby Yemm Contributor

By Abby Yemm in New Photography on Friday 1 November 2013

Need something cool and inspirational to add to your Instagram addiction? Follow Ben Schuyler. Not only does this Pacific Northwester take breathtaking photos, he writes rich, poetic narratives to accompany each post. It’s voyeurism for the intellect: learn a little about different regions, trades, music choices and outdoor spaces while keeping up with Schuyler and […]

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Does David Guttenfelder have the world’s best Instagram account?

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By Alexander Hotz in New Photography on Wednesday 23 October 2013

David Guttenfelder is the Associated Press’ chief Asia photographer. Currently he has the impossibly cool gig of being being the world’s literal window into North korea. Guttenfelder posts some of his coolest snapshots on Instagram. If you’re not following him you are failing at life. Do it now.

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22-carat gold toilet paper for just US$1,376,900 per roll

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Products on Friday 11 October 2013

I used to resort to a cheesy joke about using 20 dollar bills instead of 100s as toilet paper. But I think someone at Toilet Paper Man beat me to my punchline. These guys sell a roll of 22-carat gold TP for just US$1,376,900 per roll. Don’t believe me? Apparently Instagram celebrity Kelly Wearstler found a roll and […]

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Celebrity selfies: Neil Gaiman, Tilda Swinton and more

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Wednesday 7 August 2013

So, selfies, these ubiquitous self-portraits that everyone takes on their cellphones. It’s such a huge phenomenon that The Guardian asked some celebrities to share their take on the selfie. Looking at Tilda Swinton’s selfie, it looks like she may well be an avid Instagramer.

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Figure 1 is like Instagram for doctors

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in Tech on Thursday 27 June 2013

This is probably the most educated form of social media I’ve come across. It’s a sort of Instagram for medical professionals. Known as Figure 1, the app invites doctors to take pictures of ailments and fellow doctors can give feedback and suggestions on their post. This app isn’t for casual socializing and flirting like most […]

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Artist Tweets everything he eats

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in Cool Websites on Thursday 20 June 2013

Dutch-Brazilian visual artist Rafaël Rozendaal has a Twitter feed which he updates religiously with tweets of what he eats. It’s perfectly mundane and perfectly fun. Actually, it comes across as showing up the ridiculousness of all these food Instagrams that choke the Internet highway every second.

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Projecteo: a tiny projector for your Instagram photos

Rebekah Rhoden Contributor

By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Wednesday 5 June 2013

Every Instagram user knows that you can use the built-in filters to give your photos that vintage feel, but now you can take that retro obsession to a whole new level. Introducing Projecteo, a tiny projector that lets you bring your favorite Instagrams to life. It’s about the size of a matchbox, and each wheel […]

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Around the world in 80 Instagrams

Annie Churdar Contributor

By Annie Churdar in New Photography on Monday 13 May 2013

Do you dream of floating down the Nile river and gazing on the Great Pyramids? Do you fantasize about strolling beside Stonehenge and picnicking in its shade? Thanks to the power of Instagram, you don’t have to take a year off from work to see all the sights and wonders of the world. This cool Google Earth map comes […]

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