5 Questions We Had About the First Trailer for The Giver
If you are already craving more YA lit-turned-flicks after this weekend’s teary-eyed viewing of The Fault in Our Stars, it’s time to turn your attention back to a book that you probably read when the only vampire you cared about was on a cereal box. Lois Lowry’s The Giver comes to the big screen this summer, and we’re ready to start counting down the days ‘til then after watching the just-released first trailer. Studded with stars like Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift + newbies you’re about to see everrrrywhere, the trailer made us feel a lot of things that we would like to discuss with you.
1. Katie Holmes, where did you go? Katie is BACK. And we missed her. We’re down for a mini comeback and bet this movie will put her back on the map.
2. Is anyone blonde in the future? Save for Peeta Mellark, when’s the last time you saw highlights on one of these kids?! Sheesh. When even Taylor Swift is forgoing her signature blonde locks for her craft, you know it is a thing. Speaking of Tay Tay, we get to see her for a split second and it’s a split second that made us gasp. We knew you were trouble when you creeped in, T-Money.
3. Speaking of which, The Giver is kinda creepy, no?? We were surprised by this while watching the trailer until it hit us — no, The Giver is just creepy in general. Remember that eerie, hollow feeling the book gave you? And that was before we had pictures of Katniss and Tris jumping around in our heads to truly paint the picture of a dystopian future. Eek. Bleak.
4. Why does Jeff Bridges sounds like Donald Sutherland?The Hunger Games comparisons are inevitable, but it doesn’t help that we’re getting real President Snow vibes from JB’s voice in the trailer. Confusing.
5. Wait… what was The Giver about again? The trailer was a lot different than what we remembered from the book. And we were in Honors English class! Looks like we have some re-reading to do. Watch below and let’s compare notes in the comments.
The Giver is out August 15, so pencil it in now before you get invited to a wedding that day. #Summer
Are you excited to see The Giver? What other YA book from way back when do you want to see made into a movie next? Share 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)