Step Right into the Bad Blood Video With This 3D Printed Jewelry Line
You may not own anything Chromatyet, but you’ve definitely seen their designs on A-list celebs like Nicki Minaj, FKA Twigs and Taylor Swift in her “Bad Blood” music video (that femme fatale bralette suit from the promo poster? Yup, that was Chromat). The brand’s clothing + accessories are edgy and architectural, which is why it makes perfect sense that they would collaborate with the innovative design duo Metalepsis Projects to create a line of 3D printed jewelry that fits their futuristic vibe. The thing we didn’t expect? The baubles would look so good styled with your typical lazy Sunday outfits. In other words, we found that statement piece to make your jean jacket or sports-bra-as-tank-top really pop.
Metalepsis Projects is is the brain child of two former architects (because who better to bring 3D printed jewelry to life than an architect?), Victoria Cho and Astrid Chaskta. The bi-coastal company strives “to re-imagine the influences of art, architecture, and science into exploratory conceptual jewelry,” and their designs are seriously some of the coolest out there. Think cutout cuffs, gemstone collar necklaces and geometric rings that would set your stackers apart from the pack. The Chromat collab is just as cool.
Inspired by Chromat’s A/W 2015 Mindfiles collection (which can be described in three words: strappy, shiny, cagey), the collab features 3D printed chokers, cuffs and rings made of black dyed nylon. The armor-like pieces are all solid, yet flexible enough to be comfortable, unlike a lot of first-run 3D printed jewelry. For jewelry “developed as mini architectural monuments for human adornment,” the pieces are extremely affordable: $36 will score you either style of ring and prices max out at $185 for the three-prong collar necklace. Consider it your one-stop shop if you want to add some tough-girl elements to your jewelry collection.
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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)