This Bracelet Will Let You Absorb Caffeine Through Your Skin
Now “wearing your caffeine” refers to more than just when you spill your coffee all over your work outfit. If you love the sweet, life-giving gift of caffeine but hate the taste of coffee (or if it rots your stomach! Ouch!), then the Joule is your new must-have accessory. Pop this bracelet beside your Fitbit and you’ll be absorbing caffeine right through your skin. Whaaa?! For real!
That’s right, the new Joule caffeine bracelet is not unlike a nicotine patch, but instead of hits of nic, you get hits of energy. Currently in its crowdfunding phase, the creators claim the accessory offers “all the positives of your coffee or energy drink with none of the negatives.”
So how much punch can a little bracelet pack? Apparently one patch contains the same amount of caffeine as a medium cuppa joe, but instead of chugging all at once or sipping slowly, the Joule allows you to absorb the caffeine over four hours, prolonging your energy high and helping you avoid the nasty crash.
There are apparently some drawbacks such as the fact that the caffeine will hit your system sooner when absorbed through the skin and the caffeine may seem stronger since it doesn’t have to go through your digestive system. These are drawbacks? Um, okay.
A Joule starter kit will cost you $29 on Indiegogo, about as much as a single Monday’s worth of Starbucks. You can donate to the company’s crowdfunding page to help bring it to shelves (and your wrist) by this July.
Does the idea of absorbing caffeine through your skin excite you or freak you out? Tweet us @britandco!
(h/t Mental Floss; photo via Joule)
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)