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Enon Avital (@e_known) reached for a bottle of honey, not an inkwell, when he wrote a message of good wishes for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. “At the beginning, I was doing traditional typography — just ink on paper, pencil on paper. Nothing like I’m doing now,” says the New Jersey-based designer and web developer. But eventually Enon looked to more unconventional materials — everything from kiwi to pencil shavings — and turned them into Hebrew typography. “I like the pieces I can eat at the end. That’s always fun,” he says.
Rosh Hashana begins this week and focuses on leaving the old behind and embracing the new. “We drop all negativity,” says Enon. “When the community as a whole asks for forgiveness and resets, we are all refreshed. That is what Rosh Hashana is all about.”
Photo illustrations from (in order of appearance) @babbym for @fashion_east, @halpernstudio, @susiebubble and @richardquinn1
Preppy uniforms, band Ts, combat trousers, Japanese prints — you name it, Susie Lau (@susiebubble) has worn it. “What phase haven’t I gone through?” says the London born-and-raised fashion blogger. “My interest in fashion really started when I was growing up in Camden, seeing how people expressed themselves through clothing,” she says. “I approached it in a really geeky way, reading up about costume and fashion history in the library and buying magazines, cutting things out to make inspiration collages. It was a form of escape.”
When she began her blog, Style Bubble, in 2006, Susie’s only intention was to keep it as her own personal hobby. “When I first started, it very much felt like I was an interloper, especially in fashion, which has always been so guarded and exclusive as an industry,” she says. But as the age of social media dawned, Susie’s blog remained at the forefront of the fashion world. “A decade on, fashion blogging has become an industry in itself,” says Susie. “It’s been good to witness that change gradually, and to know what my own niche is — which is namely discovering young talent.”
Watch our Instagram story now to join Susie behind the scenes — and in the front row — of London Fashion Week.
Photo by @allthatisshe
A family love for food and bicycles came together to create Dominique Davis’ (@allthatisshe) edible scene, using ingredients she’d just bought for their weekend away. “By asking the kids to get involved with the styling of the shot, we all got creative together,” says Dominique. “This image is about our family and was made by our family, with love.” 🚲 #WHPmadewithlove
Photo illustration by @ivvnwong
A toy taxi enters Manhattan’s fast lane in this #WHPmadewithlove submission from Ivan Wong (@ivvnwong). “I came up with a similar idea a year ago,” says Ivan. “I thought remaking this concept would reflect just how far I’ve come as a photographer. I wanted to put all my love into my second attempt.” 🚕
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
We’re heading to Brazil to spend the day with Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) at Rock in Rio (@rockinrio), one of the largest music festivals in the world. Watch our Instagram story with Justin as he gets ready for his headlining performance. 🕺
Photo by @kutovakika
Veronika Lindberg (@kutovakika) understands a true labor of love when she’s knitting a long scarf with her playful cat by her side. “[It’s a] project that requires a lot of yarn, patience and a bit of love,” writes Veronika in her caption. #WHPmadewithlove
Photo by @keepingwiththetimes
A cheerful burst of color was just the inspiration Alberta, Canada, blogger and photographer Barb Brookbank (@keepingwiththetimes) needed to create this beautiful wreath. “I stopped in a parking lot to gather my thoughts; before I knew it my eye was drawn to a few [tansies] peeking through a fence,” Barb writes in her caption. “September does that to me — everything becomes a little more precious.” #WHPmadewithlove
Photo by @kajeh
Creating love with light and a long exposure for #WHPmadewithlove.
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project.
Acting runs in the family for 17-year-old Yara Shahidi (@yarashahidi). “My mom is a commercial actress, so for most of my childhood I worked on commercials with her,” says Yara. “It was always like a playdate with one of my favorite people, so it never felt like work. That’s how I fell in love with acting.”
Fast-forward to today, and the young star of “Black-ish” is still honing her performance chops as she makes her second appearance at the Emmy Awards. “It’s a busy time on the carpet, but that’s overshadowed by seeing friends!” says Yara. “I’m excited to celebrate our TV community. We put in a lot of hours and dedicate a lot of time to create programming, so it’s fun to sit with everyone and just take a moment to smile.”
Tune into our Instagram story to hang with Yara at the #Emmys. ✨
Photo by @colbertlateshow
When “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” host Stephen Colbert (@colbertlateshow) was younger, comedy was his great love. “I had comedy albums that I would play over and over, like George Carlin’s ‘Class Clown’ and Steve Martin’s ‘A Wild and Crazy Guy,’” says Stephen. “I heard those guys and I was hooked. I wanted to be a part of it.” Long before he went into comedy professionally, Stephen had a loyal audience of one: his mother. “She was a great guide for my artistic interests and was the ultimate person to make laugh,” he says.
Stephen’s transition to “The Late Show” two years ago also changed his comedic path. “I’ve allowed myself to become sort of a pure performer now,” he says. “Coming out of ‘The Colbert Report,’ I wanted to go out there and do jokes for people. I wanted to be interested in my guests. That’s the only way I could reveal myself, to be myself for the audience.”
Tune in to the #Emmys this evening to see Stephen host the event — and share a joke or two.
#Boomerang by @made_by_helga
The lack of a real-life vehicle didn’t get in the way of artist Helga Stentzel (@made_by_helga) on her family vacation in Greece for this #BoomerangOfTheWeek. “My boys wanted to use their swim rings for wheels, and at some point Misha, my elder son, grabbed the third ring and started spinning it as if it were a steering wheel,” she says. “They wanted their car to have a roof, so I quickly drew it in ... in stories! It is truly fascinating how stickers and other tools enable you to blend reality and fantasy. So many possibilities and so much fun!” 🚗
Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your next #Boomerang — yours might show up here on @instagram.
Photo by @yuzooooo
Soap bubbles and sunlight came together for this moment at a #WWIM16💌 event in Tokyo, captured by Yuzo Arihara (@yuzooooo). ✨ #TheWeekOnInstagram