instagram French graphic designers Thomas and Quentin swear their @fatandfuriousburger creations are edible, despite their over the top, made-to-be-photographed nature.

What started as an exercise in collaborative lunchtime cooking “soon became a ritual,” says the duo. The ingredients they use are as varied as gold leaf, whipped cream and salmon, drawing inspiration from newspaper headlines, film and everyday life. But how do they taste? “Sometimes it’s a great surprise,” they say, "but sometimes it’s kind of a failure.” To see more visually stunning—and questionably delicious—burger creations, follow @fatandfuriousburger.

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instagram A visit to MoMA PS1 (@momaps1) in Queens, New York on a Saturday this summer might involve world-class art as well as dancing, oysters and piñatas. “Warm Up is MoMA PS1's summer-long outdoor experimental music series," Margaret Knowles (@margie__k), its producer, says. “Visitors who come for their favorite DJs can watch them spin against a stage set created by an emerging design firm alongside an installation by our Young Architects Program; those who come to see an exhibition or sample M. Wells’s take on a lobster roll can dance their hearts out." Confetti System (@confettisystem) is one of the design firms featured at this year’s Warm Up. “As artists and designers,” they say, “it is rare to be offered such an open platform within the context of a museum.” For more photos and videos of Warm Up, follow @momaps1 and browse the #warmup2014 hashtag.

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instagram “I can't quite describe my fascination with architecture in words, but I think I am intrigued by the idea of creating space,” says Tokyo fashion designer Yuko Kawauchi (@yukomouton). While architectural photography is mainly a personal interest for Yuko, it also becomes a source of inspiration for her work as well: "Geometric shapes found in buildings do shine through in my pattern sketches and cuttings." After being fascinated by an old building, Yuko's Instagram photos have become a collection of uniquely shaped structures found all over Tokyo—as well as from other cities around the world—including museums, churches, libraries and apartment buildings. "I don't consider my photos to be a work of art," she says. "I share these photos hoping to inform people about these locations and spark their curiosity about visiting them." To see more of Yuko's collection of architecture, follow @yukomouton.

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instagram "I want to let people think about social problems in a colorful and funny way," says Instagrammer Carlo Giardina (@finnanofenno), a student and freelance photographer living in Milan whose Instagram photos examine the issue of urban air pollution. He combines images of old cars with colored backgrounds he creates using a paint app on his smartphone, with his finger as the brush and his screen as the canvas.
For more photos and videos of Carlo's colorful cars, follow @finnanofenno.
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instagram Where some may have seen only an old sign faded after years of sun exposure, Toronto artist Andrew Lamb (@dcmism) saw an opportunity. Since 2012, Andrew has treated his hometown's weathered Neighborhood Watch signs as blank canvases, adorning them with whimsical figures from pop culture. "My work tends to deal with altering urban infrastructure in a playful manner," explains Andrew. In this case, it's about repurposing municipal infrastructure to "invoke nostalgic happy memories" with the help of characters as diverse as Zelda, Bruce Lee and the Planeteers.
What are the keys to success when modifying a sign? "Use a laser printer, not an inkjet," says Andrew, "and don't fall off your ladder." Photo by @dcmism
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instagram Paris Instagrammer and illustrator Tiffany Cooper's (@tiffanycooper_) pop-culture comics are always drawn with a gentle wink. "I especially like mocking the fashion industry," she says, "but in a nice way. Making people laugh is the ultimate thing for me." For more of Tiffany's black-felt-pen drawings featuring fashion personalities from Suzy Menkes (@suzymenkesvogue) to Tavi Gevinson (@tavitulle), follow @tiffanycooper_.

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instagram Hello, Instagram! It’s time for the #WeeklyFluff! Today we visit Barcelona, home to Prince and Barbara (@princeandbarbara), two supremely furry Persian kitties. To add some stunning and dramatic snow white feline fluff to your feed, follow @princeandbarbara. 3d

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instagram Every Monday we share some of our favorite Weekend Hashtag Project submissions on our blog at blog.instagram.com. Congratulations to @eatfish93, @ravivora, @piluro, @laurenmarek, @connortd, @ohdeardelgado, @pedrosmithson, @ugajiny and @lainetrees who all had featured submissions for #WHPspacedreams! 4d

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instagram In India, 17-year-old Rajyanti dreams of going to school and becoming a doctor, but lives in a country where millions of girls are married before the age of 18. She successfully resisted her early marriage and told her story to photographer Stephanie Sinclair (@stephsinclairpix), who has spent more than a decade documenting the abuse of women and girls around the world.
Stephanie’s project, Too Young to Wed (@tooyoungtowed), joins the UK's Department for International Development (@dfid_uk) at the first Girl Summit (@girlsummit) in London. "I wanted to make sure that we got these images and stories in front of diplomats and policy makers who could enforce laws and support programs to provide more protection for these girls," she says. "I was sure if the rest of the world understood their lives as I had come to, real change wouldn’t be far behind." To learn more about the stories behind the pictures, follow @stephsinclairpix.

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instagram Forty-five years after first setting foot on the Moon, humanity has set its eyes on Mars. In Hawaii, a team of “sMartians” (simulated Martians) is already practicing for life on a distant planet.
US Air Force Major Casey Stedman (@casey_stedman) is the Mission Commander for HISEAS (Hawaii-Space Exploration and Analog Simulation), an isolated "habitat module" on the volcanic island. "I haven't seen a tree, smelled the rain, heard a bird, or felt wind on my skin in four months," he says, describing life on the site chosen for its similarity to Mars. "You don’t really think about the tactical feedback you get from biting into crisp lettuce and a juicy hamburger, but that’s the one thing that’s lacking here," says Chief Technologist Ross Lockwood (@spincrisis), describing “sMartian” cuisine, which is packed for months of storage. "We’ve basically been subsisting on mush. Flavorful mush, but mush nonetheless. That’s actually one of my favorite parts of Instagram during the mission: all those pictures of food are helping me get through." To see more of life on sMars in Hawaii, follow @casey_stedman and @spincrisis.
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instagram Every Sunday we post a weekly roundup on our blog (blog.instagram.com), featuring some of our favorite photos and videos from the week. Congrats to those whose photos and videos are featured this week! @alexbernstine @buddycarr @christianjosep @davidalanharvey @hiiragianzu_miki @nanduss @ramazanramz @spencerist @teamwoodnote

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instagram "There is more to Singapore than those big, tall buildings that you see in travel pamphlets," says local Instagrammer Herwin van Johari (@m_herwin), who seeks out the quiet sanctuaries nestled in one of the most densely populated cities in the world.

For visiting nature enthusiasts, Herwin suggests a visit to the Southern Ridges, a 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) trail that connects five of the city's public parks. "The trail offers many vantage points that give you an amazing view of the city." To explore Singapore’s many scenic refuges—like the Singapore Botanic Garden and the MacRitchie Reservoir—through the lens of a local, follow @m_herwin.

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instagram Long-horned and remarkably shaggy cattle graze throughout the rolling hills of the Scottish countryside, capturing the hearts of visiting and local Instagrammers alike. Officially called the Highland cow, the breed is also known by its name in the Scots language, "kyloe," and by the affectionate name of Highland "coo" for its pronunciation in the Scottish accent.
The cows are more than just a shaggy coat with horns for 17-year-old Scotland Instagrammer Murn Cameron (@murn_eilidh_kate), who works with her family on the Dunach Estate farm near Oban. As she explains, "The cattle are really inquisitive and curious about humans, and they want to interact with us." Murn takes her phone with her into the fields, capturing the cattle in all their different colors. "I have a soft spot for the red ones myself," she says. "People joke and say it is because of the similar hair color as I am ginger, and I must say they may have a point!" For more photos and videos of Scotland's shaggy cattle, follow @murn_eilidh_kate and browse the #highlandcow and #highlandcoo hashtags.

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instagram Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPspacedreams

To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the first manned lunar landing on Sunday, the goal this weekend is to reach for the stars and take creative photos and videos inspired by outer space! Some tips to get you started:
If you're not sure where to begin, try visiting your local science museum, observatory or planetarium. Look for interesting new ways to capture the exhibits. Interested in trying your hand at astral photography? Grab a telescope, check to make sure it's a clear night and try holding your phone's camera lens to the eyepiece. After you've lined it up, tap the screen at the brightest part of the image to prevent your subject from overexposing. Finally, let your imagination fuel your creativity. Photos and videos inspired by astronauts, planets, galaxies, space shuttles and even science fiction are all options to explore. The sky's the limit!

PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPspacedreams hashtag to photos and videos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs and videos to the project. Any image or video taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning!

For more examples and inspiration, check out blog.instagram.com.
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instagram Nelson Mandela was only 33 years old when a speech he gave incited a protest in Durban and first landed him in jail. Over the next 10 years, Mandela would be arrested three more times for his work fighting South Africa’s oppressive apartheid regime until a 1962 conviction for sedition sent him to prison for the next 27 years. “I was hoping to capture some sense of the hardships he suffered,” retired Johannesburg math lecturer Vivien Budge (@vivbudge) says of the young Mandela portrait she painted, “the anger he must have felt at the injustices he witnessed and the relentless tenacity, determination and courage with which he fought for his beliefs.” After his release in 1990, Mandela helped bring an end to apartheid in South Africa and became the country’s first black democratically elected President. Mandela, who died last December but would have been 96 today, continues to inspire South Africans and others around the world to this day. To see more tributes to his legacy, explore the #MandelaDay hashtag.

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instagram Welcome to #ArtThursday! The 2014 Eco Edo Nihonbashi Art Aquarium opened last Friday at the Nihonbashi Mitsui Hall in Tokyo, Japan. This two-month exhibition features 17 fish tank installations designed by "art aquarist" Hidetomo Kimura, whose work brings more than 5,000 goldfish on display in 70 aquariums. These extraordinary aquatic installations are decked with LED lights, projection mapping, music and even scents. While the technology involved is quite advanced, the aquarium designs are inspired by Japan's Edo Period (1603–1868) and incorporate traditional motifs such as classic glass fish bowls, folding screens and lanterns.

For more photos and videos from the exhibition, browse the #アートアクアリウム hashtag and tap the blue location text above.

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instagram For 17-year-old Mexico sketch artist and dancer Luis Ruiz (@literaluis), doodling is an unconscious act. "No blank sheet of paper is safe with me as long as there's a pen or pencil around," he says. "I've been drawing since I can remember." He often gravitates toward portraits. As Luis explains, he finds inspiration in "a nostalgic gaze, lips sealed as if they had something important to say, even the way hair is styled. The possibilities are endless." For more of Luis's sketches, follow @literaluis on Instagram. 1w

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instagram Graphic designer Hazzy Lin (@hazzyboom) is a self-described “sneaker head.” Living in Taipei, Hazzy combines his love for street wear with his talent for illustration to create some of the most imaginative collections of sneaker art on Instagram.
His first sketch of a mutant shoe-creature was a monster inspired by a pair of Nike Air SB Jordans. The response from his followers encouraged him to continue experimenting, leading to more elaborate designs like his Reebok Pump with the face of an attacking dog, the fins of a shark and the body of a high-top.
Hazzy's success for creating fantastical sneaker transformations has led him to start his own graphic design operation. When he needs a bit of inspiration, Hazzy scrolls through all his favorite Instagram accounts to see the latest creative trends in sneaker art.
For more of Hazzy's sneaker creatures, follow @hazzyboom.

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instagram Berlin is one big swamp—or at least it used to be. Distinctive pink pipes twist through the city to the nearest river or canal. As groundwater levels are very high this prevents the city from submerging into a giant puddle. Berlin Instagrammer Michael Schulz (@berlinstagram) created the #thatpipeagain hashtag to capture this iconic feature, and the trend has caught on for Instagrammers all over the city. "When I first visited the city 20 years ago and came across them, I was fascinated and irritated at once," he says. "Those pipes stuck to my mind as a characteristic thing of the city." For more photos and videos of the pink pipes in Berlin, browse the #thatpipeagain hashtag and follow @berlinstagram on Instagram.

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instagram Matt Slaby (@mattslaby) is a 6-foot-7 colorblind photographer based in Denver who Salman Rushdie once described as "too tall." His Instagram photos are populated by spacemen, abandoned nuclear missile silos, and fictional stories written for found snapshots. "The signposts of culture are really set by the outliers and the weirdos," Matt says. He describes Instagram as his "test kitchen" for experimenting, feedback, and a way for understanding "how subjects view their own world and what items they are tuned into." Perhaps unsurprisingly, Matt traveled an "unconventional road into the creative world," working his way through university and law school as a wilderness firefighter and an metropolitan EMT before taking on photography full time—just a month after passing his law exams. "I love how things take on apparent order when you view them from a macro or micro perspective," he says. "It's the middle distance that's confusing, chaotic and kinda absurd." To see more from Matt's test kitchen of photographic experiments, follow @mattslaby.

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