Keeping Up With the Kardashians Recap: Your Mom’s a Mime
The trials of modern motherhood and the ancient art of mime are front and center on this week’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians. The episode is largely Kim-free, perhaps because she’s too busy with very important craft projects, but the remaining siblings put momager Kris to the test as they struggle to function in an unforgiving world of celebrity and 21st- century adulthood. Kourtney tries to figure out what it means to be a mother, businesswoman, and a girlfriend, while Rob and Kylie go through anguishing personal struggles offscreen. Having not yet revealed her pregnancy, or the financial windfall that will come from being a celebrity mom, MVP Khloé will have to keep the family afloat by giving Kris the gift of laughter.
Kourtney books a trip to Egypt but is starting to feel the struggle of balancing work, motherhood, and her new relationship with Younes. She starts to bail on church and dinner with friends and gets even more worried when Cousin Cici tells her the Egypt trip isn’t a good idea because it’s too much time away from her kids who are the most precious things in the world. Jeez, Cici, lay it on thick to a woman who mostly gets paid to hang out with her children on television. Kourtney later talks to Larsa, who she’s been repeatedly flaking on, and Larsa tells her to have quality time with her children instead of focusing on being there for every bedtime story. It seemed like every family friend came out of the woodwork to give Kourtney advice and I really needed her to get some sage wisdom from Faye Resnick on how to raise her children.
With six grown kids of her own, Kris can’t get through a day without some drama, and two of her kids are putting her through the wringer. Kylie discovers that one of her employees has been stealthily taking pictures of her in her home. Rob and Blac Chyna continue to have a long and drawn-out custody dispute. Khloé is worried that her mother is too wrapped up in work and dealing with her children’s issues, so Khloé decides to chain her to a mime for 24 hours. Yes, we’re about to learn this week’s very important lesson about life from Kris’s experience with a mime.
Pierre, the mime, does some pretty standard mime stuff while Kris is attached to him, but there’s a reason that mime hasn’t evolved much as an art since the days of Marcel Marceau. The juggling, exaggerated facial expressions, and balancing of heavy objects on one’s head is pretty funny stuff and the whole plot is worth it to see how enchanted Penelope is by Pierre’s antics in a supermarket. Kris eventually has her assistant free her from Pierre, but she’s learned a lot about how to live, love, and laugh from her time with the mime. Later, while Khloé is hanging out at her house, she hears a knock on her window and turns around to discover that Kris has become a mime. In a show where all of the twists are pregnancies, wouldn’t it just be the greatest if Kris’s big arc was discovering her true identity as a full-time mime-ager?
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(Photos via E! + Getty)
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)