Morning Buzz! Leaked Email from United CEO to Employees Makes the Airline Look Even Worse + More
More trouble for United and a new look for Katy lead this morning’s top news stories. Check those and more out below in today’s Morning Buzz.
1. Yesterday, disturbing video of a United Airlines passenger being violently dragged off of an overbooked flight went viral, and today the internal email sent to employees following the incident has been uncovered — and it isn’t helping matters. CEO Oscar Munoz blamed the passenger for being “disruptive and belligerent,” and says that while he regrets the incident happened at all, he “emphatically stand[s] behind all of you.” (h/t CNBC; photo via Alex Wong/Getty)
2. Katy Perry buzzed off the rest of her hair and looks more like Justin Bieber or Kristen Stewart than Miley Cyrus now. Dang, Katy! After chopping off and bleaching her hair after her breakup with Orlando Bloom back in January, Katy took it one step further and buzzed her mane down to a barely there pixie cut. Spoiler: It looks totally amazing.
3. Alexis Bledel finally spoke out about that Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life ending. The spoiler statute of limitations has passed by now, but warning: spoilers ahead. The Netflix revival’s famous last four words consisted of Rory telling her mom Lorelai that she was pregnant. It turns out fans weren’t the only ones who were shocked — Bledel admitted in a recent panel that it caught her off guard too. “I had told [creator] Amy [Sherman-Palladino] that I hoped Rory would end on a high note after all of her hard work,” she said. “I wanted to see her succeed and be thriving. So it was a hard thing for me to digest.” Whether or not she’ll still get the chance to see Rory thrive remains unseen, but at the moment, it’s not sounding great. (h/t ET; photo via Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)
4. Holy crap: Starbucks’ Insta-famous pink drink is now an *official* menu item! Starting today, the secret-menu Pink Drink that took the internet by storm last spring officially joins Starbucks’ permanent menu. The tasty drink is made with Strawberry Acai Refresher, passion fruit and acai accents, and coconut milk, and is topped with a scoop of strawberries. “This delicious and refreshing drink is a celebration of our customers’ and baristas’ creativity,” Vivienne Long, Starbucks vice president, US Retail Beverages said in a statement. “We’re thrilled that the beloved Pink Drink is joining the Starbucks menu, just in time for the warmer spring months.” SAME. (Image via Starbucks)
5. Disney x Uniqlo is here and it’s everything we’ve dreamed of. After getting a sneak peek of what designer Olympia Le-Tan’s Minnie Mouse items would look like, we’ve had high hopes, and the collection (released today) lives up to the hype. The “Minnie Mouse Loves Dots” line features a vintage rendition of the famous Disney mouse on tees and accessories that also feature — you guessed it — lotsa polka dots. With prices ranging from $10-$20, there’s no reason NOT to add some Minnie to your spring style. Check out the whole collection here. (Image via Uniqlo)
6. Quote of the day: “People have to start respecting the vagina. Until every man is fighting for our rights, we should consider stopping having sex.” Janelle Monáe reveals her unconventional way to fight sexism as one of Marie Claire‘s Fresh Faces of 2017.
What do you think of Janelle Monáe’s anti-sexism strategy? Let us know @BritandCo!
(Featured photo via Alex Wong/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)