Nightly Newsy: Why Emma Watson Just Addressed the UN + More
When you’re at work, chances are you don’t have time to keep up with the latest breaking news. That’s why we’ve kept up for you, and brought it all together here.
1. Donald Trump spent money from his charity on this giant portrait of himself. It’s called “self-dealing” when top personnel at non-profits use the organization’s money to advance their own interests. And it’s illegal. And it appears to be something Donald Trump has done more than once, from using charity funds to cover personal legal costs, to spending either $10,000 or $20,000 on a large painting of his face.
— Adam Rhew (@AdamRhew) September 21, 2016
2. Protests broke out following the police killing of Keith Lamont Scott in Charlotte, North Carolina. Keith Scott’s death followed quickly on the heels of Terence Crutcher, who was shot by an officer in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Both men were black and unarmed. Protesters converged in Charlotte last night and were met with tear gas by police in riot gear.
3. Anthony Weiner finds himself in another sexting situation, this time with a minor. “Scandal” isn’t the right word for the latest development, uncovered by the Daily Mail. The former congressman allegedly had a months-long online relationship with a 15-year-old that included sexually explicit messages, and in which he appears to be aware of her age.
4. Google’s new bot-infused messaging app launches. If you frequently need to pause mid-text or mid-message to look something up (movie times, restaurant location, etc), Allo is the app for you. Searching is built into the service, though you can also message the Google Assistant separately. It also includes options for enhanced privacy and predictive messaging.
5. Emma Watson addressed the United Nations to demand campus sexual assault policy reforms. Speaking in front of the UN’s General Assembly on Tuesday, Emma Watson stressed the need for campuses to treat sexual assault seriously and to “make it clear that the safety of women, minorities and anyone who may be vulnerable is a right, not a privilege.”
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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)