The BritList: Pizza Cones, PB&J Vodka & More
This week at Brit & Co., we’ve been celebrating the 4th of July, DIY-ing belts out of household objects, and cooling off with funky ice cubes. We’ve been indulging in watermelon grilled cheese bites, the great outdoors, and awesome analog-meets-digitaltech innovations. We hope that you all have been enjoying your holiday week and now that it’s Friday, it’s time to celebrate with this week’s BritList!
Makers Gonna Make Print: Here’s your little friendly (and pretty) reminder to keep on making.
Pizza Cone Maker: This thing makes pizza cones. That’s pizza, in a cone. Our minds are going crazy thinking of the recipe possibilities right now.
Cardboard Piggy Bank: This piggy bank is made completely out of cardboard, can be put together entirely without glue, and taken apart and stored easily. The industrial design is fabulous, and it just might keep that change out of the bottom of your purse.
Wood Wallet: These wallets are pretty and interesting. We’re loving the smooth lines and subtle color blocking.
PB&J Vodka: This might be the most insane vodka we’ve ever heard of. Guess we’re going to have to try it to see what kind of crazy cocktails we can come up with. ;)
: We’re super into, and we’re pretty sure these tattoos are a must for every cool kid… and kid-at-heart.
Beer Label Generator: This site lets you pick from a bunch of base designs (reminiscent of your favorite real beer labels) and customize and then print your masterpiece. We’re definitely doing this for our next party!
Shimmer Twins Silver Stars False Lashes: How daring are your lashes? If you’ve got that starry-eyed look going, take it to the next level with these works of lash-art.
: You’re never too young to get in on the latest trend… We’ve, but color block baby shoes are pretty much the most adorable thing we’ve ever seen.
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)