Lettrs Brings Snail Mail and E-mail Together at Last
It seems to us that it’s about time a product bridged the gap between cutesy, crafty letters and impersonal web mail as correspondence. And it looks like the makers of Lettrs agreed. Members of Lettrs use the online platform to upload and curate letters as well as to create and share their own. The kicker? You can have your online creations professionally printed and sent to anyone via mail. No more choosing between personalized stationery and email – Lettrs gives you the best of both worlds and more!
Although it feels like all things written are being replaced and made obsolete by their digital counterparts, there is still nostalgic value attached to the physical greeting card, letter, or invitation. And with wedding season in full swing, there are loads of couples and newlyweds in need of an innovative way to send save-the-dates, thank you notes, and more. Just be sure to do the rest of your wedding planning with Weduary.
Your personal page on Lettrs includes a writing desk, kitchen counter, fridge, and shoebox. The writing desk is, as you may have guessed, the creative platform where users can create their own unique letters, cards, thank yous, etc. The kitchen counter is a private space where Lettrs addressed to you can be viewed out of public view. Your fridge is where you post all of your favorite originals, relics, shared, and more for all to see and enjoy (think of it as your public profile). And finally, the aptly-named shoebox is where users hold onto special items for their eyes only – sort of like the shoebox in your attic.
When you find or create an item on Lettrs, you have the options of sending it within the website to a friend's kitchen counter or fridge, sending the image via email, or (and this is the kicker) having the letter printed and sent in the mail from Lettrs HQ in Connecticut. No more hassles with stamps. No more guilt for sending personal messages via email.
So stay in touch with family and friends. Finally write those birthday, graduation, or wedding thank yous that you never got around to. Or just browse the cool and creative content already on the site. Whatever your correspondence goals are, Lettrs has you covered. Check it out and let us know what you think on Facebook and Twitter or by leaving a comment 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)