The BritList: iOS ’86, Honey Badger Hot Sauce & More
We’ve got our shoelaces, pens, and handy snapshots ready to go as we prep for heading back to school. Sure, our student days are long behind us but we still love geeking it up as summer’s end draws near.
With new seasons come new beginnings so it only makes sense that we roll out our brand new site on a sunny day like today. When we weren’t busy double checking colors, icons, font weights, and thumbnails, we stumbled across these 10 bits of goodness. Enjoy!
iOS ’86: If you saw our emoji-tastic post yesterday, you know that we’re pretty psyched on iOS6. But what if the iPhone existed in 1986? We love this designer’s take on an ’80s style operating system.
Folding Picnic Bench: Forget about that card table and camping chairs, this folding picnic table and set of benches is where it’s at! At 55 pounds, it’s not exactly something you can throw in your backpack but it would be a great item to keep in a truck or station wagon for impromptu dinner parties at the beach or park.
Killer Duck Keyboard Decals: The keys on your keyboard have feelings too, and in this case they’re angry ones! So cute and so playful.
Quilted iPhone Case: iPhone case obsessed much? Guilty as charged, but there are so many pretty designs coming from illustrators and designers every day, we can’t help but find a new one we love on a daily basis. Society6 makes it super easy for just about anyone to turn their designs into cases.
Interlocking Coasters: We’ve all made the move where we push several coasters and trivets together to accommodate an oddly-shaped dish or row of dishes. This gorgeous coaster system makes it easy to create custom surfaces for dishes of all shapes and sizes.
Utensils Necklace: The real shortcut chef carries their essential cooking tools around their neck, right? Maybe not but this charming necklace is the perfect gift for your favorite foodie.
HTTPSTER: Awesome t-shirt alert!! In Silicon Valley, it’s all about the HTTPSTER.
: Loving the first official (official?) Olympic meme! We love it so much that we decided to create our own little version. McKayla is definitely not impressed by Brit + Co. founderand her husband Dave hanging out on their phones in sync. ;)
: Or rather, a necklace that doubles as the smallest stove we’ve ever seen. Jewelry designer Stuart Breidenstein created this necklace using brass and copper, and has a fuel line and tank that burns alcohol. We’re not quite sure what you would cook on it, but your utensils necklace would definitely come in handy. See it in action.
: Adding theto whatever you’re selling is either a genius move or a really really silly one. We’re specifically amazed by this 24 carat Golden Badger, of which only 5 are available… ever. Purchasers of the golden badger will gain access to the Triple Cobra Strength hot sauce, with refills all year long.
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)