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Five Instagram Accounts to Follow Now

Whether you’re a foodie or a fashionista, or just looking for some inspiration to get you through a long week at the office, we've got you.

With over 200 million users, many of them, artists, photographers and creatives (seriously, we didn’t know so many people could make art out of food), there may be no better platform to use to get inspired right now than Instagram. And considering 70% of Instagram users log in to their accounts daily, that’s probably pretty obvious to a lot of people: there’s just something about professional travel photography juxtaposed next to an amateur shot of a bouquet of peonies that users can’t get enough of.

Whether you’re a foodie or a fashionista, or just looking for some inspiration to get you through a long week at the office, here are five aesthetically appealing accounts you’ll want to come back to again and again.

For the designer: Lily Stockman (@lilystockman)
A painter and co-founder of Block Shop textiles, a hand block printed textile collaboration in Bagru, India, Stockman’s photos are a refreshing mix of colorful architecture, desert flora and one cute pup. If you’re a fan of minimalism in HD color, check her out.

Lily Stockman Instagram

For the travel buff: Lorena, of Gemagenta (@gemagenta)  
An Amsterdam-based jeweler and world traveler, Lorena’s profile is filled with photos from all over the globe (and plenty from the photo-worthy streets of her home town). Follow for a serious case of wander lust.

Gemagenta Instagrams

For the aspiring photographer: Alice Gao (@alice_gao)
She’s definitely not just an iPhone photographer. With over 700,000 followers, the talent of New York-based photographer Alice Gao isn’t exactly a secret. But for those not acquainted with Gao, you’ll want to follow her for daily doses of minimalist decor and delicate food snaps.

Alice Gao Instagrams

For the lifestyle blogger: Nicole Warne, of Gary Pepper Girl (@garypeppergirl)
An extension of her popular blog, Warne’s Instagram is filled with vibrant color and her lust-worthy lifestyle as an Australian blogger and fashionista. A follow guarantees a behind-the-scenes look into the world of high fashion and a truly charmed life.

@garypeppergirl Instagrams

For the foodie: Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park, of Spoon Fork Bacon (@spoonforkbacon) 
Warning: Only follow if you want to be hungry. All the time. A food stylist and a photographer, Fisher and Park teamed up to bring their audience beautifully executed shots of everything from baked goods to lamb chops paired with original recipes. The Los Angeles-based team was nominated for Best Cooking Blog by the Saveur Food Blog in 2013. 

@spoonforkbacon instagrams