This Guy Is Grabbing Coffee With ALL of His Facebook Friends
Facebook friends are a funny thing. Sometimes you’ve only met them once. Or maybe you kinda-sorta knew them in high school and haven’t actually spoken to them since. Out of those 500+ Facebook friends of yours, how many would you actually call up to hang out or invite to a party? Social media has created this weird world where we virtually interact with people everyday. You see photos of their vacations, their babies and probably even know when they start a new job. But how many of your Facebook friends would you consider real-life friends?
Matthew Kulesza, a 28-year-old student from Melbourne, Australia, set out to do something about this great friendship divide. Kulesza has made it his mission to sit down and have coffee with every single one of his 1000+ Facebook friends. The project, which he’s titled 1,000+ Coffees, began in September and he says it will take him at least the next three years to complete. So far he has met up with 29 friends.
Matt chose coffee over a bar setting because he wanted to catch up with people without any help from the liquid courage. He told Buzzfeed, “I think there’s a big difference between the way we socialize when we drink alcohol, under the cover of darkness, and socializing in the day on a caffeinated level. Catching up with people without the social lubricant of alcohol to help things along is more of the interaction I’m going for.”
Matt says the idea for the project sparked as he was looking at his Facebook feed and began to wonder if he could have a cuppa joe with all these people he saw on a daily basis. He started posting his catchups in a private album, but the response was so positive he decided to take things public. After each meet up, Matt usually posts a picture with his rekindled friend and writes a little bit about how they originally met and how the date went.
In this social media crazed day and age, it’s nice to see someone making an effort to bring all those virtual friendships into the real world. Check back on Matt’s blog to see how he progresses in the project and how it evolves.
How many of your Facebook friends would you have coffee with? Does this have you thinking about virtual friends vs. real world friends? Share your thoughts in a comment below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)