Whoa! This Pen Lets You Draw With Any Color You See
As self-described color fiends, we know more than anyone that taming your desktop collection of spectrum-wide gel pens, paint pens + markers is a total chore. But as the saying goes, makers gonna make, and so we’ve never considered streamlining our ever-growing stash until we heard about Scribble, a color-capturing pen that lets you draw with any color you see.
Launching on Kickstarter on July 7, Scribble is basically a color scanner and color picker in the most functional form any artist or color lover could ask for. Plus, it’s super intuitive to use: Point its sensor-embedded cap at a color that inspires you, hit the capture button and Scribble will instantly transfer that exact hue to either paper or your mobile device.
Poised to replace your entire Sharpie collection (though we don’t know if we’ll ever be ready to live in a Sharpie-free world :,( ), the analog version is equipped with built-in ink cartridges that can mix up to 16 million unique colors before the pen hits the paper!!! Scribble was designed to be a long-lasting drawing implement — its creators claim it can emit stunning color consistently for up to several months of use, or the time it takes to prep for one epic DIY wedding. Just like a printer, you’ll be able to recharge (+ recycle) single colors within your cartridge for about $3-$10.
Scribble also comes in a stylus version that will let you doodle up to 100,000 colors on your iOS, Android or Windows mobile device of choice. Both forms of the pen use Bluetooth technology to connect with the free Scribble+ app that acts as your digital palette where you can organize, tag and search for every color you’ve waved the magic wand at. The wireless pens require no Internet connection to work, which means you can stay creative even when you’re off the grid (just be sure to charge it via Micro USB before you start on that sunset hike!).
Besides being a go-to tool for all kinds of artists + designers, as well as give your kiddos a major creative boost, Scribble’s practical uses could make our relationship with color much more fluid. Imagine zapping the gadget at an existing paint color and using the digital rendering to match it exactly to swatches at the hardware store (did you ever think painting prep could be so painless?), or using it to color check your palette across invites, decor + favors for major events. Brides-to-be, sounds like peace of mind to us! — WE wish Scribble’s color-matching wizardry was available in time for Re:Make (have you marked your iCals yet?). You guys wouldn’t believe how hard it is to find the right shade of “Brit + Co. Mint” anything. Early backers can grab the pen for 20% off the price of $145.95 for the ink pen or $79.95 for the digital doodler, shipping dates TBD.
How would this point + scan pen change the way you work with color? How do you see yourself using the Scribble? Tell us 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)