Instagram Gems | August

say hi to_ Instagram Gems | August

Looking for a bit of new inspiration inspiration in your newsfeed? Here is founder, Kristen's monthly roundup of her favourite multidisciplinary instagrams to make you drool.

August's roundup is a mix of playfully saturated and humourous digital work to wake up with and with luxurious and cool product and decor design to end the summer nights with.


Kristen de la Vallière

August 7, 2016

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say hi to_ Calico Wallpaper | Furniture Design


If you are in the decor design world than you are probably already well acquainted with the work of Calico Wallpaper or alternatively you may remember them from our interview and studio visit with them back in May. Needless to say, I am definitely already a huge fan of their beautiful wallpaper but also of their instagram.

They perfectly balance a beautiful portfolio of their work with inspiration photos of furniture and design that fits perfectly into their aesthetic. I've found many a new designer and inspiration from their daily updates!

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say hi to_ Hayley Eichenbaum | Photography


We've featured Hayley Eichenbaum on our instagram a few times now as we simply can't get enough. It's difficult to stand among the crowd as a photographer on instagram, but Hayley's saturated diary of life in L.A .has us dreaming of trading in our Parisian atelier for the colourful and warmer Californian landscapes.

Her photos are somewhere in-between L.A. cinematic and colorful dreamscape. It's hard to believe these places really exist! A must follow.

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say hi to_ Muy Thai Food Club Digital Art


Sometimes with naked girls, sometimes with pokémon, sometimes animated, sometimes with hilarious captions and always with great colors and a punch of playful nostalgia. I seriously love Muy Thai Food/Fight Club which finds it's inspiration from 90's Japanese video games.

It brings me back to my pixelated childhood playing pokémon and mario party in my best friend Kelley's basement, eating dominos pizza and googling (probably more like Ask Jeeves) anime porn for the first time. Yet this feels somehow slightly more sophisticated.

I love his style, colors, subjects usually mixed with good beats. Always a playful and cheerful way to start the day.

say hi to_ Frank Hülsbömer | Berlin | Photography

say hi to_ Lauren Faye | Fashion


say hi to_ May not be very fashion focused, but I do still love a daily dose of fashion inspiration for those meeting days and design events. Lauren Faye, or instagram alias, C__L__O's taste is impeccable. Modern, fresh, androgynous and undoubtedly cool - I check C__L__O anytime I am needing a little bit of morning outfit inspiration. All hail the queen!


A photo posted by CLO (@c__l__o) on

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say hi to_ Laura Callaghan | Illustration


The last time I was in London a few months ago I stumbled upon the shop and agency KK Outlet where they were doing an exhibition of Laura Callaghan's watercolour illustrations. I instantly fell in love with the playful colors, attention to detail and raw and real subject matter. Laced with humour and contemporary cultural references, Laura's work is definitely worth a detailed look.

She updates with hand draw/painted and digitally painted illustrations showcasing her army of fun, bold and feminist babes.

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say hi to_ Maison Nue Wild Card


Maison Nue, a creative agency in our base city of Paris, has a carefully curated Instagram feed perfectly balancing with greek ruins, blurry nude women, mod outfits in beautiful color palettes and luxe interiors. If you're in need of a bit of rough luxe, bold and minimal visual inspiration - Maison Nue's Instagram feed is for you.


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