An Ode to … is a weekly column where we share the stuff we’re really into in hopes that you’ll be really into it, too.
There’s no shortage of mesmerizing videos on the internet, but one Instagram account provides content far more transfixing than your average slime video.
The videos on @ifyouhigh range from nature timelapses to ASMR-inducing motion graphics — and despite the handle’s implications, you don’t need to be high to enjoy this eclectic feed.
This video of a bubble freezing in real time is a personal favorite:
I could watch this repost from @davesmithartist on how mirrors are made all day long.
Watching videos from the account can have a real rabbit hole effect, and there have been times where I spend more time than I care to admit just scrolling. These videos are satisfying, but in a more organic way than more simple clips like soap cutting or slime.
There are a few different types of videos that ifyouhigh shares. Generally, they can be categorized as nature videos, motion graphics, skate tricks, intricate art pieces, and scientific processes.
One account that regularly gets featured by ifyouhigh is wannerstedt. It belongs to Andreas Wannerstedt, an art director and motion graphics artist based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Here’s some of his work:
Arben Vllasaliu (@arbenl1berateme) is also a featured 3D artist whose work will probably make your jaw drop.
There’s also Ivan Black, a 3D artist who makes a lot of kinetic sculptures. Oh, what I wouldn’t do to have a kinetic chandelier in my house.
The featured nature videos come from a range of different sources, but all of them will make you believe that nature is too cool to be real.
I am not a fan of bugs, but even I’m impressed by these leaf insects:
Several of the science videos they repost make me wish that I paid more attention in science class, because now I want to know exactly how this exhibit doesn’t overflow.
Ifyouhigh is a great way to mainline these relaxing videos in one convenient place, but fair warning: If you go to their page, you lose several hours of your life, so make sure to plan accordingly.
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