Here’s Why This Controversial Christmas Ornament Had to Be Removed from Amazon
Available for purchase through Trump’s own campaign website, the ornament was originally being sold for a donation of $149 big ones or more, with a super reasonable Black Friday special price of $125.
Of course I'm buying a $149 Christmas ornament from my new president. DON'T MAKE THIS WEIRD.
— June O'Hara (@juneohara65) November 23, 2016
The ornament was instantly met with ridicule not only on Twitter, but on the site’s Amazon shop, where people took over both the product reviews with a flood of one-stars and satirical commentary and its FAQ section.
— The Hill (@thehill) November 24, 2016
“Despite ordering a more reasonable ornament, this one arrived,” one user wrote. “It. Is. Yuge. It’s absolutely yuge. It’s the biggest ornament. Yuge. I hung it on my tree, but it is so yuge that it has totally unbalanced my whole tree. No matter where I hang it, the tree leans waaaaaay over to the right.”
"Frequently asked questions" on Amazon for the Trump Christmas ornament. pic.twitter.com/DiCa3TVdvP
— Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) November 25, 2016
The FAQs weren’t any better, with users giving The Onion-style answers to questions such as “Can this be used past Christmas?” by saying, “It can only be used for the next four years, or until civilization ends, whichever comes first.”
So insane was the outpouring of reviews that Amazon (or the campaign selling it) was actually forced to remove the product from the site. It’s a sliggghtttly different tactic than the retailer took when similar attacks were launched by Trump supporters on Megyn Kelly’s book, Settle for More, which were deleted after the book’s publisher, Harper Collins, brought it to their attention.
Sheesh! Who knew that holiday decor could be so controversial?
*Staring at our Starbucks holiday cup*
Trump ornament reviews: hilarious or childish? Weigh in @BritandCo!
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)