Hashtag Highlight: @mommyshorts and the Art of #babysuiting
"I love coming up with creative themes for baby photos and having my audience participate," says Ilana Wiles (@mommyshorts), a creative director and blogger from New York. Ilana sparked the #babymugging trend, in which people take photos of babies as if they’re sitting in mugs. Dogs were the next to get in on the fun with the popular #muttmuggin hashtag.
"Ever since the success of #babymugging, I’m always trying to come up with the next baby photo meme," explained Ilana. "When my nephew was born, I had the idea of photographing him in his dad’s suit. The photo was so funny to me, I decided to go around to friends with newborns and photograph them in their dad’s suits too."
When it came to giving the theme a name, Ilana polled her followers. “I went with #babysuiting,” she explains, “because it was a nice piggyback to #babymugging, and, in my experience, hashtags work best when they are very easy to decipher.”
Ilana offers this advice for those who’d like to give #babysuiting a shot: “Before you lie your baby down, set up the shirt in the suit jacket, with the tie around the collar. It’s much less likely to disturb your baby if you don’t have to move him that much once he is on the floor. Also, the bigger the suit, the funnier the picture!”
Bunny’s Prank Delights Co-Workers
Harold and Charlie were just two pals having a good time.
"Charlie would wrap Harold’s desk in aluminum foil, Harold would hide Charlie’s stapler," says Mathew Webb, a colleague. "It was all fun and games."
That is until “The Cup Prank,” a bit of tomfoolery that will live in infamy, according to their friends and co-workers.
"Harold put some kale at the bottom of a narrow cup and left it on Charlie’s desk. And Charlie loves kale,” Webb explains. “He loves it a little too much, considering it’s kale. Anyway, Charlie couldn’t resist, so he dives in. Next thing you know, his face is stuck, and everyone’s cracking up. Except Charlie, of course. It took him 20 minutes to get that thing off, on account of not having hands or fingers.”
Thanks, Máté and bunny Doorstep!
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This is fantastic!!
Spotting #pizzainthewild with @jonpauldouglass
"There is a wall in my neighborhood I pass often that’s always covered in graffiti. One time I walked by there was a random pizza tag in the middle of the wall. I thought it was so funny—just a random pepperoni pizza there in the middle of the wall,” says Los Angeles photographer Jonpaul Douglass, creator of the #pizzainthewild hashtag. “I thought it would be humorous to do a photo series of real pizzas on random things, but I didn’t start doing the #pizzainthewild series until months after when I had a bit of free time.”
The series had humble beginnings. “For my first test shot, I just had a pepperoni pizza delivered and went around my neighborhood putting it on stuff,” explains Jonpaul. “I quickly realized that having the pizza sliced wasn’t the way to go. I wanted a pizza that looked more graphical with a nice separation between the cheese and pepperoni. Basically what I wanted was what I call ‘Ninja Turtle pizza,’ because the look of the pizza in those cartoons was perfect.”
After some trial and error, Jonpaul decided on Little Caesars (@littlecaesars) pizza. “The price is as beautiful as the pizza. Five dollars for a large pizza that much of time I reuse… It’s a steal!”
Jonpaul’s series has sparked the interest of pizza lovers on Instagram. “What I have noticed is that lots of people feel very passionate about pizza. So much so that I feel like it warrants a scientific study!” he says. “I’ve been contacted by many pizza fans over the past few months. One guy calls me his ‘honorary pizza brother’ which I get a real kick out of.”
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Nooooo =( I need to do this x
Beach date, 1950s
this is so unbelievably perfect. New favorite picture ever.
This picture is so wonderful aw
WHY CAN’T GUYS DRESS LIKE THIS NOW STUPID BAGGY SHORTS, STUPID TACKY HOODIES, STUPID SNAPBACKS