Actor Sterling Brown (@sterlingkb1) was on his way to work when he learned about his Golden Globe nomination for his role in “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” where he played prosecutor Christopher Darden. “It was like putting together a puzzle piece,” says Sterling of preparing for the role; the whole cast did a ton of reading and he poured over video footage, namely interviews with Charlie Rose and Oprah. When he’s not filming, Sterling goes to the gym, plays with his kids and is no stranger to binge watching TV shows — it's simple pleasures that provide Sterling with joy and happiness. “When I hear my baby boy singing, that makes me happy. When I get to kiss my kids at night, it makes me happy. A good movie. A good meal. A clean house. A clean house makes me very happy. 😊” Photo by @sterlingkb1
In Victoria, Australia, Sunny (@s.wei_) ventures out to explore the mysterious, foggy forest. 💨 #WHPnaturalbeauty Photo by @s.wei_
The highly anticipated matchups between soccer clubs Real Madrid (@realmadrid) and FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona) are so hotly contested, they are given their own name: El Clásico. Watch our Instagram story now to see how the Real Madrid players get ready for the big game. ⚽️
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Golden braids match golden cornfields in Veracruz, Mexico 🌽 #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @luzzy_luu
Photographer Ragnhild Vaaler Furulund (@ragnhildsvisuelledesign) found the perfect curtain to filter the morning light in Norway. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @ragnhildsvisuelledesign
A good splash in the suburbs stars in our #BoomerangOfTheWeek. On a rainy day in New York City, photo editor Kruti Kothari (@o_bani_thani) ventured to New Jersey to visit with a friend over a cup of coffee. “The sun came out just before sunset and gave everything new life. All the kids were running out of their houses with a sense of freedom after a long day at home,” says Kruti. “Adulthood is so much about issues that we forget to lose ourselves in simple joy.” Add #BoomerangOfTheWeek to your next Boomerang’s caption — yours might show up here on @instagram. #Boomerang by @o_bani_thani
At 16 years old, Morgan Hipworth (@bistromorgan) has dreamed up over 2,000 doughnut flavors and opened his own shop, Bistro Morgan, in Windsor, Australia. Unlike most entrepreneurs dealing with the demands of their first business, Morgan is also a full-time high school student. “One of the biggest challenges is time management, managing my time inside of school and getting as much homework as I can done,” he says. “I’m always working around that.” But seeing people take a big bite or shoot one of Morgan’s signature syringes of filling — a concept he created to stand out — is worth the energy and effort. “Food plays such an active part in people’s lives,” says Morgan. “It can determine their mood or how their day is going. I love being a part of that.” #MadeToCreate Watch Morgan make some of his signature creations right now on our Instagram story! Photo by @bistromorgan
“I was curious to know what drove people to fight against their neighbors,” says photojournalist Nicole Tung (@nicoletung), who started covering conflict in 2011 amid revolutions in North Africa. More recently, she’s documented the mass displacement of civilians as Iraqi forces battled to retake Mosul from the Islamic State and the daily violence faced by residents of Aleppo, Syria. Nicole covers combat zones, but her focus is on how war affects the most vulnerable, bringing sensitivity and context to fast-changing and dire situations. “You have to show the reality and also not make it this horrible exposé, dramatic thing — which it is,” she says, “but I don’t want it to be sensational.” Today in Washington, D.C., the International Women’s Media Foundation (@theiwmf) is recognizing Nicole’s work with an honorable mention for the Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award. Photo by @nicoletung
Hello, world! It's time for a hair-raising edition of #WeeklyFluff. Apparently, one cat’s trash is Ryo Yamazaki’s (@rojiman) treasure. Maru (pictured) is one of the three felines whose shed fur is recycled and carefully crafted into hats for cats. Follow @rojiman to keep up with this creative haberdasher’s designs.
In the US Pacific Northwest, Joseph Watrous (@gemini_digitized) waited for the perfect morning light to hit the farmland in front of him. “I could wake up here every day and never miss the city!” #WHPgoodmorning Photo by @gemini_digitized
Seven years and seven seasons later, actress Shay Mitchell (@shaymitchell) and the cast of the American TV drama “Pretty Little Liars” (@prettylittleliars) are better friends than ever. “To be able to say that we still all love each other after that long is amazing,” says Shay. “Work doesn’t feel like work when you are with friends and family every day!” As the final season premieres tonight, Shay reflects on her experience playing Emily, the athletic member of the core cast: “I love that she is a loyal, caring friend. I’ll miss watching her grow and try to navigate life.” Watch our story to hang out with Shay leading up to the debut of the final season.
A pair of birds stop by for breakfast, served up by a helpful hand. #WHPgoodmorning Photo @jackmanchiu
Coffee just tastes better when you drink it outside — especially in the early morning light of Valencia, Spain. ☕️ #WHPgoodmorning Photo by @andrescarrionbaz
Starting this week, you can save posts into private collections. Tap and hold the bookmark icon underneath any post to save it directly to a collection. You can create and name a new collection when you save a post, or you can add it to one you’ve already created. You can also create a collection out of your existing saved posts. Tap the plus icon in the top right corner, give your collection a name and select the saved posts you’d like to add. You can find your collections on the saved posts tab on your profile. Just like all saved posts, your collections are private — only you can see them. Since we introduced the ability to save posts last December, 46 percent of Instagrammers have saved at least one post. Whether you want to plan your next day trip, revisit your favorite artists’ illustrations or always have some animal videos on hand, collections can help you keep track of the posts you want to remember. To learn more about save collections, check out help.instagram.com. This update is available for iOS and Android in the Apple App Store and Google Play as part of Instagram version 10.16.
Food lovers from around the world flock to @coachella for a reason. The annual music and arts celebration pays careful attention to their curation of food, bringing together a list of vendors ranging from Los Angeles’ finest gourmet chefs to food truck favorites who give a festival twist to their signature dishes — think fruit-filled acai bowls, Peruvian-Mexican burritos and fresh ceviche topped with uni. Afters Ice Cream (@aftersicecream) is one vendor scooping flavorful cones this weekend. “We use local ingredients when possible, and we do everything by hand, in house,” says Joshua Stevens, who manages festivals and catering for the small-batch ice cream company. Founded in Fountain Valley, California, Afters’ flavors range from Vietnamese-influenced jasmine milk to a play on the traditional cookies and cream – a vibrant blue-colored ice cream with Oreo chunks called Cookie Monster. “Whether you’re 6 months old or 99 years old, everyone loves that flavor. The color really sticks out.” Photo of @aftersicecream by @jnsilva
“A wise man once said, a handplant a day keeps the doctor away,” writes Stefan Mahlknecht (@stefan_mahl) in his caption. An outdoor photographer and graduate student living in South Tyrol, Italy, Stefan thought this trick’s shape mirrored Giau Pass, the mountain in the background, located in the Italian Dolomites. #TheWeekOnInstagram Photo by @stefan_mahl