The Phoneography Challenge (+ Another Photojojo Giveaway!)
First of all, what is phoneography? It’s as simple as it sounds, and happens to involve two of the things we love most: Phones and Photography. We love seeing how creative people can get with a device as simple as their phone with help from apps like Instagram, Cinemagram, and Path, super sweet lens kits (like the one we’re giving away!), and a good dose of DIY spirit.
One of our favorite phoneography experiments here at Brit + Co. was creating our very own DIY Camera Filters, using things like water bottles, doilies, buttons, and other everyday objects. Photojojo even has an entire blog dedicated to this art form called We Love Phoneography.
And now, we want to reward you for your creative phoneography! All you need is a Pinterest account and your smartphone.
Whether the end of summer for you means last minute barbecues, a weekend at the beach, prepping for back to school, or a welcoming of fall foliage, we want to see how you capture those last moments of summer on your phone. You can use filters, mobile photo editing tools, and anything you find, so long as the photo is created completely on your phone.
And guess what you win? An exclusive Photojojo Phone Lens Wallet complete with Fisheye, Wide Angle/Macro, 2X Telephoto and 8X Telephoto Lenses plus a tripod and tripod-friendly iPhone case. Plus, it comes in a lovely blue wallet! :)
Here’s how to enter:
2. Pin the photo you’d like to enter and tag @photojojo and @brit morin in the description. (You can pin it from your Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, or can upload directly to Pinterest.)
3. We will pin all of your entries to the Phoneography Challenge Pinterest Gallery.
This giveaway closes at 11:59pm on Friday, August 24th. The winner will be chosen at random, but we’ll definitely be checking out all the likes, repins, and comments each photo gets in the gallery! ;)
Here’s an example of what your entry should look like:
Note: You won’t be able to tag @photojojo and @brit morin until you follow us, so get on it! We can’t wait to see all of your awesome photos.
If you have any questions about this giveaway or just want to say hello, give us a shout in the comments below or come find us on Twitter.
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)