Flatev Is a New Gadget That Pops Out Tortillas in Seconds!
When people way back when pictured the future 2000’s, they saw… pods. Pods that we lived in, pods that we traveled in, pods that we worked in, or um, that robots did our job in. And they weren’t entirely wrong. Pods are definitely a part of our future-present, but not in the way the Jetsons suspected. If anything, pods are the future of our home cooked meal, and Flatev, the tortilla-making machine is here to prove it now.
Huh?! Yes, that’s exactly what we said when we saw a Tweet from Digg that read: “Someone Invented A Keurig For Tortillas.” As big fans of kitchen innovations and even bigger fans of tortillas as eating utensils, our interest was piqued and our mouth watering.
Sure enough, just like a Keurig, or a Nespresso and even easier than an Easy Bake Oven, Flatev works in seconds to spit out a fresh flatbread after you pop a dough pod into it. The dough is made from stoneground corn flour and water and comes in different flavors like Honey and Chili and Cheese. In their colorful little demo video, the creators show the flatbread maker sitting right on the table at dinner, popping out hot, fresh tortillas just like mama would have kneaded them if not for the machine.
If you’re taco connoisseurs like we fancy ourselves to be, you know the difference between a store bought tortilla and the real deal. We haven’t tasted the pod-uct of Flatev’s hard work, but if it’s anything close to authentic, we would include this on our Kitchen Gadget Wishlist.
We see kooky ideas all the time, but this ain’t a flash in the non-stick frying pan — their Pinterest boards filled with recipes of wraps from around the world hint at Flatev thinking past the corn tortilla and the official site’s FAQ confirm that the machine can make “rotis, chapatis and more.” The company even has a whole tortilla-flippin’ team that looks like they mean business. Business we want to invest in with a side of guac, byeeee. Join us and put your name on the waiting list to pre-order the Flatev now. Pricing is still being finalized, but they’re expecting the machine to retail for $300 and the pods less than $1 each.
All we need is a Foodini + pods filled with beans, rice and salsa and we have a taco station assembly line straight from, well, 2015 at least.
Would you invest in a Flatev machine? What other meal or type of food do you think should get the Keurig treatment?
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)