Follow These Instagram Accounts for a Daily Dose of Inspiration

Ah Instagram, for every mesmerising sunset over a tropical waterfall and deserted New York City landscape, there’s a boomerang of a dog chasing its tail or an update on this mornings breakfast! But if you fancy a bit more substance to your swiping then why not check out these carefully curated feeds that’ll inspire and intrigue in equal measure.

British Culture Archive

From @britishculturearchive. Skinheads, London, 1983. Credit: Virginia Turbett.

If it’s damn fine photography you’re after then look no further than the British Culture Archive, a non-profit educational resource that focuses on inspiring imagery that reflects the changing face of British society with the simple aim of preserving the heritage and culture of our fair Isles.

From @britishculturearchive. Sid James takes a ride on a Raleigh Chopper. Pinewood Studios, 1972. Image © unknown.


From @americansquares

Across the pond self taught photographer Leah Frances, who hails from Canada, curates this wonderful feed packed full of all things US of A, from big cars and empty diners, to lonely looking motels and much much more. It’s like living in a cinema with such a rich tapestry of iconic imagery.

From @americansquares


From @acjournal

If vintage style brimming with all its substance is your cup of tea, then brighten up the morning commute by making acjournal a part of your daily Instagram dose. It harks back to a magical time when cool seemed so effortless. A word to the wise, spend too much time on here and you’ll be wanting a new wardrobe.

From @acjournal

Somewhere Magazine

From @somewheremagazine. Credit: @neilkrug

The wonderful Swedish online lifestyle magazine Somewhere have put together this wonderful moodboard with a strong focus on design, travel and style. There’s some truly inspiring photos that leave you lost in your own little world, for a while at least.

From @somewheremagazine. @annemarie_roemer


From: @indiependentmag. Credit: Hiroji kubota, 1979.

See the world as you’ve never seen it before with this jaw-dropping collection of images from far flung places that’ll have you catching the next flight from here to wherever. Aside from the escapism, each post will introduce you to some awesome photographers and other interesting Instagramers. A must for your feed.

From @indiependentmag. Credit: Hamish Grant

The Academy New York

From @theacademynewyork

The Academy New York has acquired a huge following by posting a mixture of funny, entertaining images and a dose of interior design, interesting quotes and lots of style with much of the emphasis youth culture. A manic hedonistic design filled culture-fest.

From @theacademynewyork


From @mortenordstrom

Nordic photographer Morten Nortdstrom’s Instagram feed has got to be one of the easiest on the eye you’ll likely find, with his wonderful blend of moody street-life and colourful portraits it’s no wonder he’s amassed quite a following. A great example of how to do Instagram well.

From @mortenordstrom


Vintage bookstore and publisher Idea’s Instagram account is a home from home if arts and culture are your thing. They post incredible pictures from rare, never seen before books, that remind you of the simple pleasures in life. There’s fashion, film, music – all the good stuff basically, and it’s all on one page!


Museum of Modern Art

From @themuseumofmodernart. Credit: Cy Twombly

Join the hordes following MoMA and you’ll discover a more than healthy dose of the most inspiring contemporary artwork around, with a focus on issues making the headlines and the genuine creative diversity of the the modern world – helping in no small way to get all those creative juices flowing.

From @themuseumofmodernart. Credit: Liliana Porter


From @mundialmag

Accompanying the successful magazine that was launched around the last World Cup and with another on the horizon, look no further than mundialmag for a hefty portion of nostalgia. Everyday is a flashback with their wonderfully curated content, that includes classic kits and comedy captions that’ll add plenty of humour to this summer’s festivities.

From @mundialmag

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