Drop Everything: Your Fave Retro MTV Show Is Making a Comeback
For 10 legendary years, MTV’s Total Request Live was our go-to news source for chart-topping music videos. Originally hosted by Carson Daly, the series, which ran from 1998-2008, combined a daily video countdown with live studio appearances featuring everyone from Britney Spears to Diddy. If you ever went to Times Square just to watch the show being filmed through a window in the Viacom building, then you already know this. What you may not know is that TRL is being resurrected.
The latest version will employ the live format for three- to four-hour blocks, focusing content on music and “other elements,” Adweek mysteriously notes in an interview with MTV president Chris McCarthy.
“That ability to be live, in culture — not responding to it but driving it — is where we belong,” McCarthy told the publication.
Of course, there’s a little rebranding at play. The tentative title of the revamped series is MTV Live, but the filming location is still the same. McCarthy revealed plans to renovate the OG Times Square studio for a modern-day audience, doubling the size of the space to make room for digital broadcasts alongside the televised version.
The internet is just getting wind of the news, and their verdict is YES, PLEASE.
Wait. They're bringing TRL back? Um, best news EVER.
— Shayna (@Voices_Carrie86) April 18, 2017
Uhhhh try the BEST year everrrrr !!! https://t.co/DgFrbpdVs1
— ERIK-MICHAEL ESTRADA (@iamerikestrada) April 18, 2017
TRL IS COMING BACK TO @MTV?!?!?!?!
— Daniel Leon-Davis (@LeonXDavis) April 18, 2017
A lot has changed since TRL’s glory days: the music, the technology, the network’s identity. What hasn’t changed over the course of the years are the fans. TRL4EVA!
Are you excited about the TRL revamp? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t Bustle; photo via Scott Gries/ImageDirect)
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)