Audrie & Daisy Is the Next Crime Show to Watch
Making a Murderer is on its way back to Netflix, and the team behind the hit show is also preparing to bring us another true-crime doc based on “America’s Most Admired Lawbreaker.” But now, Netflix is bringing us another set of controversy-sparking crimes that will have you playing the jury in the cases of Audrie & Daisy, two teen girls who were both sexually assaulted. IRL, the teens faced an aftermath that was just as tragic as it was unjust.
Audrie & Daisy will focus on not one, but two cases, taking us through both the crimes and subsequent consequences (or lack thereof). Daisy Coleman was a teenager in 2012 when she was sexually assaulted by the grandson of a former state representative named Matthew Barnett. Instead of receiving the support of their community, because of Barnett’s social standing, Daisy’s family was harassed to the point where they were forced to leave town and their home was burned to the ground. W…T…F.
It was only because of pressure due to active social media questioning that the case even made it to court. However, Barnett was allowed to plead guilty to misdemeanor second-degree endangerment of the welfare of a child. That’s because, after assaulting her, he left Daisy unconscious in front of her house, partially frozen to the ground. He was given two years probation.
It was also in 2012 when Audrie Pott was sexually assaulted by three boys at a party. But in this case, social media played a part in re-victimizing the teenager after photos of the assault were passed around her high school classmates. That September, Audrie committed suicide. The three boys who sexually assaulted her were never convicted and instead settled a civil suit with her parents. One of the conditions of the suit was that they agree to be filmed for the documentary.
It’s coming to Netflix September 23, and you’ll want to prepare yourself mentally and emotionally before watching Audrie & Daisy.
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(h/t Jezebel; photos via screenshot/Netflix)
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)