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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. 🕺

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 @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 @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.

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. ✨

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.

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.

#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

Photo by @yuzooooo  Soap bubbles and sunlight came together for this moment at a #WWIM16💌  event in Tokyo, captured by Yuzo Arihara (@yuzooooo ). ✨ #TheWeekOnInstagram 

Photo by @frederikschindler
Alone in the Swiss mountains, German filmmaker Frederik Schindler (@frederikschindler) waited for moody weather to settle in before heading out with his tripod and camera. “It was an exciting feeling to be there alone at this huge lake, witnessing the spectacle of nature,” he says. 🌲 #TheWeekOnInstagram

Photo by @frederikschindler  Alone in the Swiss mountains, German filmmaker Frederik Schindler (@frederikschindler ) waited for moody weather to settle in before heading out with his tripod and camera. “It was an exciting feeling to be there alone at this huge lake, witnessing the spectacle of nature,” he says. 🌲 #TheWeekOnInstagram 

Photo by @cadillacranchdressing
Working on a series of long-exposure photographs using medium-format film, this scene caught photography teacher Josh Sinn’s eye as he drove through the Baltimore suburbs. “The house and car were located on a somewhat busy street, so I had to wait for traffic to slow down in order to get the shot without any headlights or brake lights whizzing past,” he says. “The image suggests it was quieter than it really was.” 🏠 #TheWeekOnInstagram

Photo by @cadillacranchdressing  Working on a series of long-exposure photographs using medium-format film, this scene caught photography teacher Josh Sinn’s eye as he drove through the Baltimore suburbs. “The house and car were located on a somewhat busy street, so I had to wait for traffic to slow down in order to get the shot without any headlights or brake lights whizzing past,” he says. “The image suggests it was quieter than it really was.” 🏠 #TheWeekOnInstagram 

Photo by @hijadetumadreshop
What began as an expression of personal identity has transformed into a colorful business pursuit for Patty Delgado, founder of Hija de tu Madre (@hijadetumadreshop), an online apparel store. Back when she traveled a lot, Patty, who lives in Los Angeles, came across a sequin design of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City and put it on her denim jacket. “I felt like this was something that could really be picked up by a lot of other people who identify, like myself, as Chicana, Mexican-American and a child of Latino immigrants,” she says.
But the designs for Hija de tu Madre are about more than fashion for Patty they’re about creating community through inclusivity. “It’s something that I really value — being inclusive of different sizes, of different kinds of Latinos, because they’re not a monolith,” says Patty. “There are Afro-Latinos. There are queer Latinos. There are undocumented Latinos. Being inclusive is something that’s allowed me to be so successful because I’m creating a safe space that celebrates the diversity within my Latino community.”
This month, we’ll be sharing the stories of Hispanic-American community members in celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth, which runs through October 15 in the US.

Photo by @hijadetumadreshop  What began as an expression of personal identity has transformed into a colorful business pursuit for Patty Delgado, founder of Hija de tu Madre (@hijadetumadreshop ), an online apparel store. Back when she traveled a lot, Patty, who lives in Los Angeles, came across a sequin design of the Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City and put it on her denim jacket. “I felt like this was something that could really be picked up by a lot of other people who identify, like myself, as Chicana, Mexican-American and a child of Latino immigrants,” she says. But the designs for Hija de tu Madre are about more than fashion for Patty they’re about creating community through inclusivity. “It’s something that I really value — being inclusive of different sizes, of different kinds of Latinos, because they’re not a monolith,” says Patty. “There are Afro-Latinos. There are queer Latinos. There are undocumented Latinos. Being inclusive is something that’s allowed me to be so successful because I’m creating a safe space that celebrates the diversity within my Latino community.” This month, we’ll be sharing the stories of Hispanic-American community members in celebration of #HispanicHeritageMonth , which runs through October 15 in the US.

Featured photo by @olgaprinku
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmadewithlove
You won’t find idle hands here. This weekend, the goal is to create photos and videos that highlight a passion or hobby you put your time and heart into, like this handmade floral hoop art by Olga Prinku (@olgaprinku). Here are a few tips to get you started:
Show us your creative process, from the very beginning to the finished product. What steps take you from idea to object?
Whether you create for a living or for fun, every artist has his or her preferred space to work. Give us a tour of the place where you create — your kitchen table, your studio or a local crafting workspace.
Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes — from communing with nature to experiencing the work of other artists. Where do you find yours?
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPmadewithlove hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

Featured photo by @olgaprinku  Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPmadewithlove  You won’t find idle hands here. This weekend, the goal is to create photos and videos that highlight a passion or hobby you put your time and heart into, like this handmade floral hoop art by Olga Prinku (@olgaprinku ). Here are a few tips to get you started: Show us your creative process, from the very beginning to the finished product. What steps take you from idea to object? Whether you create for a living or for fun, every artist has his or her preferred space to work. Give us a tour of the place where you create — your kitchen table, your studio or a local crafting workspace. Inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes — from communing with nature to experiencing the work of other artists. Where do you find yours? PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPmadewithlove  hashtag only to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own visuals to the project. If you include music in your video submissions, please only use music to which you own the rights. Any tagged photo or video taken over the weekend is eligible to be featured next week.

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