Here Comes Puppy Bowl 2016 — Including Kittens in Alcatraz
This Sunday, the Puppy Bowl — Animal Planet’s too-cute alternative to the Super Bowl — takes place at 3 p.m. EST and boasts a starting lineup of 49 puppies from 44 shelter and rescue organizations nationwide. In a mock salute to the real thing, it’s “Team Ruff” vs. “Team Fluff,” as canine players chase and tackle each other into the end zone. When the pups make a winning move, however, they are rewarded with squeaky toys and treats instead of high fives. Here are all the details and a sneak peek at some of this year’s players.
Participating fans in New York City and DC had a sneak peek today, as Uber once again teamed up with Animal Planet to bring puppies-on-demand to local dog runs, parks, homes and even offices (if employer-approved) for a $30 fee. Using the Uber app, participants entered keyword PUPPYNYC or PUPPIESDC to unlock a special “puppies” option, appearing on the app only for today. Some of the participating puppies were still eligible for adoption and hopefully they found a home. Last year Uber brought puppies to 10 cities and more than 70 were adopted. All proceeds went to the participating animal shelters.
For the first time this year, fans watching Puppy Bowl can get a virtual reality experience during four puppy practice scrimmages. If that’s not enough cuteness overload for you, don’t miss the halftime segment, starring — you guessed it — kittens! According to ESPN, this year’s kittens may just steal the show. With the Super Bowl taking place in Santa Clara, California, the kitty halftime segment is going to have a San Francisco theme. Expect to see kittens playing with diminutive cable cars, breaking out of “Al-Cat-Traz” and being encouraged to cross a miniature Golden Gate Bridge.
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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)