Follow @LichiPan on Instagram
Li-Chi Pan has been our Instagram obsession for quite some time, when we first discovered her account (which now has 28,000 followers) and it said ‘Sydney / South Africa’ in the bio we were intrigued.. Li-Chi is not someone who just posts photographs to Instagram just cos she can, you can see so much time and effort goes into styling her shots, editing them and curating her beautiful feed. Her photographs are light, bright and range from everything like her latest Nike Roshe Run purchase, to macarons in bed, Celine bags, the ultimate MacBook & cappuccino at work combo by the pool and then there are lots of travel photos. Going through Li-Chi’s feed it seems like she is in a different country every week, a short scroll reveals shots from Sydney, Johannesburg, Great Barrier Reef, Tokyo, Paris, Hong Kong, Taipei and Budapest.
We were oh so excited when Li-Chi agreed to do a Nifty Weekend Takeover for us 2 weekends ago, and it was honestly one of our favourites ever – not to mention they consistently got the most likes, so we think you doubled-tapped loved them too! We caught up with the lady behind this amazing account to talk travel, her favourite photo editing apps and how long she spends curating her feed.
P.S. prediction from us, she’s definitely going to hit 100,000 followers, if not more this year..
Follow @DanielTingChong on Instagram
When we heard the news that one of our favourite graphic designer and illustrator’s Daniel Ting Chong was taking a trip to Hong Kong and Tokyo we knew it was the perfect time to have him be a part of the Nifty Weekend Takeover. He has worked with brands with RVCA, 2Bop and Unknown Union and his illustration work has been featured in publications like New York Times, Men’s Health New York and 5280 in Denver.
We love his simple and clean aesthetic, with sneaker shots, beautiful graphics and the everyday moments in dispersed on his timeline. His 2,500 followers agree.
We caught up with him to find out who he loves to follow on Instagram, his most treasured possessions and to see what / where he recommends after his recent trip, and spots he is still dying to visit!
Follow @amy_scheepers on Instagram
We were so excited to have the wonderful Amy Scheepers take over our Instagram account this weekend, she happens to be a professional photographer – so we knew we were in good hands, plus her Instagram account is one of our favourites, it’s so beautifully curated. Amy is the blogger behind Fancy Pants which is part of the TGETHER blog network, runs blog classes – BBLOGCLASS, and she’s also just launched her own YouTube channel and we can’t wait to see the magical videos she puts together like this one, Wave Hunting.
We caught up with Amy to find out about her greatest extravagances, favourite Cape Town spots (she recently moved here), The Creamery ice-cream flavours she can’t live without, and which beach you’ll find her on this summer!
We first came across Ross Symons origami when, while going through some of our orders for the day we noticed the most incredible stash of colourful animal origami. We posted the photo on our Instagram and people were quick to point out they were in fact created by Capetonian paper shaper @white_onrice. Ross passed the half way mark of his 365 project 5 weeks ago, and has created the most beautiful origami, from tiny cranes, beetles, camels, the pyramids of Egypt all the way to brand logos including those of Hello Pretty (which took 120 min to fold), Nike, Adidas, Facebook and Gmail. We’re not so subtly hinting that we would love to see an Instagram logo or Nifty ‘N’ pop up on his feed sometime #yespleaseandthankyou.
Mike Eloff or as he is better known on Instagram, The Lawry has been quite prolific in his 365 photography projects. If you don’t know what a 365 project is, basically the person picks a subject and takes a photo of it, every single day, for a year. As you can imagine that takes quite a lot of dedication! We have already featured Lorraine Loots & her 365 Postcards for Ants project on our blog here, but we had to interview Mike who is in the midst of his 3rd 365 project – it all started on the 1st of January 2012 with 365 sunsets (which is still going), 2013 was dedicated to #DailySunrise, our favourite project though has to be 2014’s #365portraitsofstrangers