5 Bright Things You Can Do With This Dreamy, Flexible Light
Picture this: It’s raining outside, you forgot your umbrella, you just got home from the supermarket with five bags of groceries (because you’re ambitious like that) and, of course, you can’t find your keys. They’re hidden somewhere inside your giant, dark cave of a purse that’s impossible to navigate. Stop spending hours rummaging through your bag. Instead, invest in a Kangaroo Light!
From the makers of the Ostrich Pillow, the Ostrich Pillow Junior and the Ostrich Pillow Light, comes another must-have item to make your life just a little easier. This playful, portable, flexible light is designed to comfortably sit at the bottom of any bag to provide a soft glow and help you locate your belongs without the frustration. But (insert game show music) that’s not all!
This light isn’t just handy for your Mary Poppins-like purse. It’s also great for setting the mood when you’re in need of a relaxing journal entry with a cup of tea.
Or when you kid’s nap is way overdue and a night light is essential.
And just imagine the possibilities when it comes to setting the mood for your bubble bath time, lighting the night when you’re camping and digging through those hard-to-reach crevices in your car.
And who said this “night light” can’t do daytime duty? Battle the fluorescents overhead at your office with the Kangaroo to illuminate your notebook or keyboard at work.
All it needs is a quick charge, which can be done via USB, and it’s ready to light up your life for the next two and a half hours. The makers are currently raising funds on Kickstarter to take Kangaroo to market. Early bird options are gone, but you can still get one for $75. The lights are set to deliver in October… which is right about the time it starts getting dark way too early in the day. Call it fate.
Is that Kangaroo Light what your big boho bag needs? Let us know in the comments below!
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)