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Photo by @madame_love
Spotted in the reflection of a bell jar: a window looking out onto Paris. #WHPwindows

Photo by @madame_love  Spotted in the reflection of a bell jar: a window looking out onto Paris. #WHPwindows 

Photo by @thaihoangphotography
A glimpse into daily life in Portugal. #WHPwindows

Photo by @thaihoangphotography  A glimpse into daily life in Portugal. #WHPwindows 

Photo by @xantheb
Brunch at home, favorite TV shows and window art made up a slow weekend morning for Xanthe (@xantheb).
Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPwindows.

Photo by @xantheb  Brunch at home, favorite TV shows and window art made up a slow weekend morning for Xanthe (@xantheb ). Follow along to see more of our favorites from last weekend’s hashtag project, #WHPwindows .

Video by @jenibrittonbauer
Founder, chief creative officer, entrepreneur, ice cream maven — meet Jeni Britton Bauer (@jenibrittonbauer). “I quit art school to start my first ice cream business in 1996,” says the 44-year-old behind Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. “It’s been my lifelong pursuit — literally, more than half my entire life has been devoted to ice cream.”
Jeni likes to say, “FLAVOR IS EVERYTHING.” “Flavor is what you experience when you eat ice cream, but it is so much more,” she says. “It’s about memory association and that is unique to each person. It’s about gathering knowledge and experience and going deeper. So, for me, ice cream is about flavor, and it’s about conversation and getting to know someone else better. My favorite part of my job is scooping ice cream and helping people find a flavor that inspires them and the conversation that unfolds.”
She’s based in Columbus, Ohio, but Jeni is often on the road to visit her scoop shops all over the country— and she loves what she’s seeing. “The maker and entrepreneur movement is a massive tsunami. Women, especially, are so united and connected and gathering all over,” she says. “And it’s only growing.”
Watch our story to learn more about Jeni’s sweet creations. 🍨
Jeni is part of the #CreateCultivate100 list, honoring 100 inspiring women across 10 categories. Head to @createcultivate to learn more.

Video by @jenibrittonbauer  Founder, chief creative officer, entrepreneur, ice cream maven — meet Jeni Britton Bauer (@jenibrittonbauer ). “I quit art school to start my first ice cream business in 1996,” says the 44-year-old behind Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams. “It’s been my lifelong pursuit — literally, more than half my entire life has been devoted to ice cream.” Jeni likes to say, “FLAVOR IS EVERYTHING.” “Flavor is what you experience when you eat ice cream, but it is so much more,” she says. “It’s about memory association and that is unique to each person. It’s about gathering knowledge and experience and going deeper. So, for me, ice cream is about flavor, and it’s about conversation and getting to know someone else better. My favorite part of my job is scooping ice cream and helping people find a flavor that inspires them and the conversation that unfolds.” She’s based in Columbus, Ohio, but Jeni is often on the road to visit her scoop shops all over the country— and she loves what she’s seeing. “The maker and entrepreneur movement is a massive tsunami. Women, especially, are so united and connected and gathering all over,” she says. “And it’s only growing.” Watch our story to learn more about Jeni’s sweet creations. 🍨 Jeni is part of the #CreateCultivate100  list, honoring 100 inspiring women across 10 categories. Head to @createcultivate  to learn more.

Photo by @yavuzarslan334
Photographer Yavuz Arslan (@yavuzarslan334) captured daily life in Turkey in low, beautiful light. #TheWeekOnInstagram

Photo by @yavuzarslan334  Photographer Yavuz Arslan (@yavuzarslan334 ) captured daily life in Turkey in low, beautiful light. #TheWeekOnInstagram 

Photo by @dennisschmelz
With the help of a drone, cinematographer Dennis Schmelz (@dennisschmelz) photographed this fishing boat sailing by in Norway. “It looks like a painting,” he says. “The reflection in the water, the calm sea and the snowy landscape — everything fits perfectly together.” #TheWeekOnInstagram

Photo by @dennisschmelz  With the help of a drone, cinematographer Dennis Schmelz (@dennisschmelz ) photographed this fishing boat sailing by in Norway. “It looks like a painting,” he says. “The reflection in the water, the calm sea and the snowy landscape — everything fits perfectly together.” #TheWeekOnInstagram 

Video by @riepoyonn
Canele and Amelie (@riepoyonn) have gotten the memo: getting out of bed on the weekend is highly overrated. Watch our story now to see these two sweet cats at home in Japan.

Video by @riepoyonn  Canele and Amelie (@riepoyonn ) have gotten the memo: getting out of bed on the weekend is highly overrated. Watch our story now to see these two sweet cats at home in Japan.

Photo by @anastasiagav
Frigid temperatures of -53 degrees Fahrenheit (-47 Celsius) can’t stop Anastasia Gruzdeva (@anastasiagav) from getting outside this time of year — even if it means her eyelashes freeze after 15 minutes. ❄️ #TheWeekOnInstagram

Photo by @anastasiagav  Frigid temperatures of -53 degrees Fahrenheit (-47 Celsius) can’t stop Anastasia Gruzdeva (@anastasiagav ) from getting outside this time of year — even if it means her eyelashes freeze after 15 minutes. ❄️ #TheWeekOnInstagram 

Photo by @joeleep
As a remote geospatial engineer, Joe Leeper (@joeleep) spends his time working out of the back seats of car and in hostels — and sometimes hanging out cliffside with puffins in Iceland. “They got really comfortable with me being so close,” says Joe. “They must be one of the most comical, clumsy and chilled-out animals.” #TheWeekOnInstagram

Photo by @joeleep  As a remote geospatial engineer, Joe Leeper (@joeleep ) spends his time working out of the back seats of car and in hostels — and sometimes hanging out cliffside with puffins in Iceland. “They got really comfortable with me being so close,” says Joe. “They must be one of the most comical, clumsy and chilled-out animals.” #TheWeekOnInstagram 

#Boomerang by @adnansaputroo
“Right or left?” asks Adnan (@adnansaputroo) in his caption.
Love #BoomerangOfTheWeek? Add it to your next Boomerang and it might show up on @instagram — and follow the hashtag to keep up with all the latest.

#Boomerang  by @adnansaputroo  “Right or left?” asks Adnan (@adnansaputroo ) in his caption. Love #BoomerangOfTheWeek ? Add it to your next Boomerang and it might show up on @instagram  — and follow the hashtag to keep up with all the latest.

Featured photo by @lucianoconsolini
Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPwindows
Windows frame the world we see. This weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos that highlight and utilize windows. Here are some tips to get you started:
Use a window to frame a specific subject, be it a lone tree outside the office or a ray of light coming into your kitchen. Look at the frame from many angles to find the most compelling one.
Focus on the textures and details of a window — the curve of old glass, the modern metal latches or eye-catching figurines on the windowsill.
Step back from the window to get a sense of scale. Notice how sets of windows fit together, emphasizing both the functionality and fragility of their design, or focus on the structure of the walls surrounding them.
PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPwindows 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 @lucianoconsolini  Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPwindows  Windows frame the world we see. This weekend, the goal is to take photos and videos that highlight and utilize windows. Here are some tips to get you started: Use a window to frame a specific subject, be it a lone tree outside the office or a ray of light coming into your kitchen. Look at the frame from many angles to find the most compelling one. Focus on the textures and details of a window — the curve of old glass, the modern metal latches or eye-catching figurines on the windowsill. Step back from the window to get a sense of scale. Notice how sets of windows fit together, emphasizing both the functionality and fragility of their design, or focus on the structure of the walls surrounding them. PROJECT RULES: Please add the #WHPwindows  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.

Video by @hamypratama
For 23-year-old Hamy Pratama (@hamypratama), the best part of being a professional parkour and freerunning athlete is getting to challenge your fears. Get ready to run and flip with Hamy today in Jakarta. It’s all on our Instagram story.

Video by @hamypratama  For 23-year-old Hamy Pratama (@hamypratama ), the best part of being a professional parkour and freerunning athlete is getting to challenge your fears. Get ready to run and flip with Hamy today in Jakarta. It’s all on our Instagram story.

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