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Stephanie Somebody, The School NZ

I have been dying to share a full post about my instagram heroine; Stephanie Somebody for ages, but because of this series of interviews covering the NZ bound dream team for The School, I knew I needed to bide my time…

First things first – instagram is not just for the kids ya’ll! To me it is rapidly overtaking Facebook as a visual forum to share compact shots of your work, behind the scenes, inspiration, personal pics not to mention terrific networking opportunities. Australian based creative Stephanie Somebody harnessed it early on and has grown a loyal following of 126 000 plus!!

I highly reccommend you head to Stephanies insta feed for a good old fashioned stalk ( you can still view this online if you are not yet an account holder on your phone!) and then take some time to check out the short interview below to find out what makes this creative tick and what exactly her class is all about!

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-What is your day job?
My day job is changes all the time, which I love! I have been working mostly as a prop and interior stylist and I also work as an art direction for film and consultant for interior fitouts. So anything and everything at the moment!

-What led you to do what you do?
My office job was making me feel disconnected from the world and I was craving change in the work I was producing. So I took the leap and quit to work for myself and haven’t looked back! Now I can use my own visual voice to create work and its amazing.

-What are your favourite aspects of your chosen work?
I love that I am doing something different every day. It is so amazing to be working and connecting with inspirational peers.

 -Tell us about your class you teach at The School?
I am teaching an Instagram Debunked class which is developed to build your audience on the platform. By sharing my story and everything I have learnt along way students will take away what they need to create a beautiful and inspirational feed and connect with a like minded community. The class tends to become a discussion, which makes every class a little different.

 – Who would it interest and why should I tell my friends to go?
I think people who are looking for a little bit of inspiration and confidence in using the app for personal or professional use. One of my favorite things about the class is it becomes like a mini Instameet and everyone can meet face to face!  So much fun!

– To be purely nosey….can you share your top go-to spots online that you rove for inspiration?
Would it surprise you if I said Instagram? I follow so many inspirational makers and creatives and I love having a glimpse into their process and travels.

The School

Good news is……I have ONE spot to giveaway to Stephanie Somebody’s Instagram Debunked class in Auckland on the 3rd of November!!! (I’m entering under a fake name…)

TO ENTER: In the comments below OR on Facebook here, please let us know your own instagram handle and your favourite account that you follow.
eg. I am @studiohome and my favourite feed is @stephanie_somebody.

OR TO ENTER ON INSTAGRAM: head to @studiohome, locate the competition image and share, tagging @studiohome and #theschoolnzinstagram. Don’t forget tag your favourite instagram feed too! (make sure you set your account to public or I can’t see it!)

The winner will be drawn at random next Monday 9th September at 6pm. Open to NZ residents only.

With combined entries from the blog, Facebook and Instagram the lucky instageek drawn at random is Katrina Nurse!! Thanks for your entries everyone. 

Check out our interview with Megan Morton and learn more about the NZ classes here.


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Insta Love 2

Instagram: studiohomeShot from Studio Home instagram.

Due to the great feedback I had on sharing my current favourite NZ/AUS instagram accounts last week – I thought I would do it again! Mostly because one post wasn’t nearly enough and in the nature of that visually generous app I have stumbled across and am enjoying so many more!
Happy weekend skimming my friends – and please feel free to drop any of your favourites into the comments below.

Instagram: katrinalee11

Katrina Nurse: Follow this beautiful and talented “slashy”  (hairdresser/ DIYer/ blogger/ all round handy woman!) and her family as they build their dream home in North Canterbury. Believe me…you’ll get hooked into the progress updates!

Instagram: doctorcooper

 Doctor Cooper: A Sydney based  feed of general floral excellence. Wow.

Instagram: lineslikes

 Lines Likes: Alice Lines is the Editor and Creative Director of NZ interiors mag; Homestyle…and in case she wasn’t busy enough she decided to take on the #100daysproject by producing AMAZING culinary creations daily. I die.

Instagram: hannahcamer_on

 Hannah Cameron: a steady flow of beautifully captured scenes of country life from a Central Otago photographer, creative and Mum.

Instagram: bridgetbodenham

 Bridget Bodenham: for anyone with a weak spot for ceramics – a sustained and torturous feed of amazing work from this Melbourne based artist.

Instagram: ellewills_ & elle_wills

 Elle Wills: AMAZING process and finished product shots (sometimes vids too) from this young and insanely talented Australian illustrator. Currently she is running two accounts – transferring followers from this one to this one. (I’d follow both …)

Instagram: iamalchemyInstagram: iamalchemyInstagram: iamalchemy

 I Am Alchemy: I needed to share a series of shots from this feed to show you how gorgeous it is! Belinda is a designer, maker, collector and in my opinion a most awesome iPhonographer. Those of you with a pentient for stealing foliage will love it.


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Insta Love

Studio Home Instagram

Studio Home Instagram

I’ve developed a fairly major love for instagram and its constant flow of inspiring visual food. I have also been really surprised at not only its ability to connect me with so many new and exciting creatives but also lots of new readers from all over the world. So I thought I would share with you my current favourites that I follow from New Zealand and Australia. As I was pulling this together there were sooooo many more I realised I could include!
Please feel free to recommend others in the comments below!

Stephanie Somebody InstagramStephanie Somebody – A Melbourne based styling and creative GENIUS!!!! (also part of the dream team of teachers with The School where she shares her instagram knowledge…more on this coming soon!)

Jim Pollard InstagramJim Pollard – A Queenstown based photographer who shares dramatic shots from the majestic region he calls home.

MISO InstagramMISO – a prominent and well respected Melbourne based artist who also shares the little home made tattoos that she trades with friends.

Natasha Mead InstagramNatasha Mead – an Auckland based graphic designer and front end developer who has a feed full of beautiful, moody still lifes.

Colin Boy InstagramColin Boyd – a relentless adventurer Colin will take you into the wilds of NZ where he spends half his year and then who knows! This year we’ve seen Japan, South America and the States…

Hello Emilie InstagramHello Emilie – this Sydney based designer/maker will blow your mind at the potential for smart phone photography and styling. Love it.

Emma Leonard InstagramEmma Leonard – I just can’t get enough of the virtual peeps over this artists shoulder as she posts progress updates of her work.

Kit & Nancy InstagramKit & Nancy – an amazing and sometimes hard to believe (it really is that quaint and fairytale-esque at times!!) feed from a Brisbane born and now Rotterdam based creative.

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corinne tan

Since hooking into instagram properly (meaning actually sharing my pics and looking at others) I have been overwhelmed with amazing creative people who are popping up on my radar. One of these is Auckland based, Corinne Tan currently in her final year of a Bachelor of Visual Arts and Design. These images are from her feed and I LOVE them!! Her entire account is filled with these interesting minimal snaps. Non instagrammers you can very easily check them out here.

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If interested you can check out my instagram pics here or follow me here.

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It’s in the picture

Yup so finnnalllly after using Instagram purely as a photo filter I’ve unshackled the settings and opened up Studio Home for you instagrammers to browse if you so choose. To be honest I’m feeling a little excited about this new way to connect with everyone and see what you are all sharing too! That pic above is my dear friend Hanny who could not be stopped unwrapping that giant Teddy for a mammoth hug (afterwards he was partially re wrapped and left shunned for sale….rejection much?!)

I’m having an issue finding out how to link you to this but you can head to this pic OR search studiohome on Instagram.  Look forward to checking out your accounts too!

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