This Will Make You Want to Adopt a Puppy More Than You Already Do
The Priceless Pets project wants to show you beyond a shadow of a doubt that pound pups are just as lovable as their thoroughbred counterparts. They conducted an adorable experiment where they displayed homeless dogs in the windows of pet shops. The result is not only inspiring, but will show you that perspective is everything. Once these pups are propped up on a pedestal, you’ll see them get the same treatment as the dogs that were for sale. We’re so glad to see these pups going to a loving home with a future full of chew toys, warm beds and maybe even a cute get-up.
How it works is homeless dogs are taken to a pet store, where they come face to face with their prospective owners, who are perfectly happy to pay for them. The soon-to-be pet mamas and papas go to checkout and find out their pup is free. Not that it mattered, because they love them the same. Priceless Pets wants to combat the illusion that there is something inherently wrong with dogs and cats who live at shelters. They’re doing this by showing them off like store-bought pets, proving they can be just as loving, gentle and social as other dogs. Not only are they free, but you can feel all warm and fuzzy every time you see them, knowing you saved that sweet little face.
Priceless Pets has already gotten several Brazilian pet stores to accept their challenge of presenting the dogs in a more attractive way to an audience of owners who otherwise might not have seen them.
We’re so happy to see pet stores being filled with shelter dogs rather than dogs from puppy mills, which is sadly usually the case. We give two paws up for such an amazing cause.
Do you know of anyone bringing a project like this to the US? We’d love to be the first to know.
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)