Reelagram: A View-Master for the Instagram Generation
For those of us who grew up in the analog era, it was only a matter of time before someone reimagined the View-Master, a stereoscopic device with thin cardboard reels that featured 3D color photographs. Well, that product is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited. Introducing: Reelagram.
We first fell in love with this concept last year, along with a whole bunch of other ways to bring your Instagrams to life. We just love the idea of combining old school with new school, and could see using this for so many different things! In fact, for last year’s Re:Make event, we sent a whole bunch of custom View-Masters out to a very special group of invitees!
Now, a little more about Reelagram. When Chicago designer Darren Marshall was looking for a better way of showing off his portfolio, he tracked down a Portlander who had had done stereo photography for View-Master back in the day, Rich Dubnow.
Using the talents of Dubnow’s company, Image3D, Marshall created a version of his work that was hand-transferred onto View-Master reels, and when Dubnow introduced him to Instagram, an idea was born.
In a time when apps like VSCO and SquareFX are enhancing how we present photos to the world, Reelagram is changing the way we display these images. The aim is to “create some permanence by marrying the digital and analog worlds in a fun and nostalgic way.”
The way it works is, Reelagram will make a reel of seven photos from your Instagram feed for around $20, and you can buy the viewer in blue, red, white or black for $30. We think it makes the perfect gift for the shutterbugs in your life.
What was your favorite View-Master reel as a kid? Wax nostalgic in the comments below!
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)