There are so many reasons why I love my daily dose of Instagram. My favorite, by far, is its ability to open up the world to me. It may sound over-the-top, but it really isn’t.
Instagram has allowed me to connect with people with both similar and different interests from my own — people I’m constantly inspired by, but otherwise would never get the chance to know. What these people have in common is talent, creativity and openness, regardless of what form it takes on their respective accounts. The thing most of them don’t have in common? Geographical location.
Creativity knows no borders and thanks to Instagram, it reaches us from all over the world. We’re able to share bits of our lives, interests and aspirations with likeminded people, no matter where we are physically based. I live in Finland, but over my morning coffee I can transport myself to the winding roads outside of Nashville, an artist’s studio in Copenhagen or a beautifully decorated home in Kyoto. Lately, I’ve often found myself transported to the worlds of talented makers down under. Today I wanted to shift your focus to a few of these people who have all put a smile on my face. Click through for 10 Instagrammers from Australia and New Zealand to follow — I hope you’ll feel equally inspired! —Sofia