The BritList: A Ryan Gosling Coloring Book, the 90210 Beach House & More
The biggest event at Brit + Co. this week was obviously the launch of our brand new site design! Let us know your thoughts on the new design here, and stay tuned for more new goodness from Team Brit. But let’s be serious, the real reason you’re reading this post is because of the words Ryan Gosling Coloring Book, so let’s get down to business.
1. Ryan Gosling Coloring Book: Um yeah. So this exists. 17 pages of Ryan Gosling awesomeness for you to color in. Buy. This. Now.
2. Hashtag Mug: One for the Twitter addicts in your life, this hashtag mug is perfect for a cup of morning joe while you catch up on the morning’s social media news.
3. Leaning Deck Chair: Grab a wall and take a load off with this super simple deck chair. The anti-slip coated stand provides a safe grip on every surface.
4. Evolution of the New York Skyline, 1876-2013: Love this project. It’s totally mind-boggling to see the evolution of such a small (but huge!) island.
5. 90210 Beach House for Rent: Always dreamed of a beachy summer with a group of feisty friends just like Donna, Kelly, and David? For just $7500 a month (just?) this dream house can be yours!
6. DNA Novel: Harvard Medical School researchers have figured out how to encode a full-length novel in DNA. Incredible.
8. Dictionary Desk Pillow: Despite the rather morbid picture, we definitely got a giggle out of this dictionary desk pillow. It fits cozily on your bookshelf and opens up into a pillow. Win!
9. May 28th Watches: So many colorful watches, and only $39 a pop! A great way to add a bright pop to any ensemble. Start with one but fair warning, you’ll want to buy more.
10. Toilet Tattoos: And finally, toilet tattoos. Normal.
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)