Morning Buzz! This Pic of the Crowd at Trump’s Inaugural Concert vs. Obama’s Is Shocking + More
From pre-Inauguration Day events to some important moves by Hollywood, check out six of today’s top news stories below.
— Mark Sundstrom (@106th) January 19, 2017
1. Last night, on the eve of his inauguration as the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump held an Inaugural Concert at the Lincoln Memorial, at one point thanking his fans for coming by the “thousands and thousands,” and for filling up the venue “all the way back.” Buzzfeed was quick to point out that around 10,000 people attended Trump’s Concert, while about 400,000 attended Obama’s back in 2009, and the point is REALLY driven home when you see the comparison photos of the crowd. Yeowch.
2. Alec Baldwin totally pulled out his Trump impression at a big star-studded protest. Thousands of people gathered outside Trump Tower in NYC for a demonstration on the eve of the night that Donald Trump officially becomes president, with numbers ranging from 20,000 to 25,000 — more than double the number of people at Trump’s concert. Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo and Robert DeNiro were among the celebs on hand to give speeches, as was Alec Baldwin, who made sure to include some ~pee~ jokes while he did his famous impression.
3. 20th Century Women will donate some of its ticket sales from this weekend to Planned Parenthood. A24, the studio behind 20th Century Women, wants to thank PP for its services and the help they provided in the making of the movie. “The people at Planned Parenthood were so helpful to me with the writing and pre-production of 20th Century Women,” filmmaker Mike Mills said in a statement. “They connected me with people who worked in PP offices in the ’70s to make sure every aspect of my scenes was correct, from the language counselors used to the very particular decor and dress of the people in those offices, to the overarching philosophy and attitude of the women who worked there. It was very important to me that we capture this moment in women’s reproductive rights accurately and they were so generous and helpful to me.” *Checks movie schedules*
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4. The premiere of A Dog’s Purpose has been cancelled following allegations of animal abuse on set. After a disturbing video from on-set showed a dog being forced into water, pulled out by its collar, then go underwater in distress, PETA called for a boycott of the movie and the studio started an investigation. Now, the premiere scheduled for this weekend has been cancelled, with Amblin Entertainment and Universal Pictures saying in a statement that they did not “want anything to overshadow this film that celebrates the relationship between animals and humans.” (h/t People)
— Annick (@EalingAnnick) January 20, 2017
5. Have you noticed women tweeting pictures of their shoes? There’s an important reason. As upwards of a million people plan to participate in the Women’s March on Washington and its hundreds of satellite sister marches around the world on Saturday, people are tweeting pictures of their shoes and giving the reasons they’ll be taking part. “These shoes can march a long way against hatred and division,” one user wrote, showing a pic of her runners laced up and ready to go. Check out everything you need to know about the March here.
6. Quote of the day: “All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a lifetime.” President Obama’s final goodbye letter to his fellow Americans. Read the whole thing here.
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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)