The BritList: A Table that Fits in Your Mailbox, Deep Fried Gadgets & More
Seems like a good day for a little snooze, no? From turning our cheapie wayfarer-style sunnies into chic tortoise shell shades, discovering apps that make your Facebook news feed more beautiful, and giving the classic vodka watermelon a gourmet twist, this week was all about teaching old standbys new tricks. And today's BritList is no exception. We've got a table that fits in an envelope, an uber-modern first aid kit, and a gown made entirely of gummy bears. Enjoy!
Postable Table: First up, the table that fits in your mailbox! Postable is a dinner table, side table, or coffee table that folds up into an envelope. No more lugging that old cart table to the park for a bbq or running to Target at the last minute when you need an extra table at tonight's dinner party. Postable is described as being a modular system made of stainless steel – we're intrigued.
: Next on the table circuit is the perfect picnic table for a city dwelling. This concept embraces the farm to table sentiment that's been running rampant as of late and takes it to the next level. It quite literally brings the farm to your table! We love the idea of combining this with theto create a functional farm/garden on your kitchen table.
Duel Saving Bank: This darling bank turns savings into a game. For the individual, the two compartments can represent two things you're saving up for. Toss a few coins in each every day and see where you end up leaning. For the pair, this a great savings game to see who can get to a certain goal first. While a bank as small as this can't exactly help two people save up for a down payment on a house, the game aspect of savings is super appealing. Perhaps you could put a quarter in for every $250 you set aside if you're saving up for something big.
: You thoughtk was over right? Wrong! It's always ice cream week at Brit & Co. This lamp is great for an impromptu ice cream parlor or as a super sweet bedside light.
Pennant Party Box: Summer weddings means… summer photo booths! So fun. Photojojo's Pennant Party Box is a great addition to any photo booth and serves as solid inspiration for some DIY action.
Deep Fried Gadgets: First of all, no… these gadgets are not actually deep fried. Artist Henry Hargreaves recreated each product from foam core and then got to work with his deep fryer. Definitely gives the "I think my computer's fried" statement a whole new meaning.
Hoodie Pillow: Move over snuggie, there's a new ridiculous wearable in town. The hoodie pillow is a hood attached to a pillow that claims to provide all sorts of comfort one is missing out on. We're skeptical but had to share.
: A kitchen tool dedicated to the watermelon? We love it! This is practically essential when whipping up a batch of. Yum!
Best Made First Aid Kit: Does your first aid kit need an update? Do you even have one? Time to get one, and make it chic. This kit by Best Made includes everything you could possibly need and can be mounted on your wall as a piece of functional art. Win!
Rainbow Gummy Gown: As fashion shows tend to end with a wedding dress, so we end today's BritList with a gummy gown. A couture McQueen-inspired gown made of 50,000 gummy bears, actually.
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)