OMG: Three New Harry Potter Books Are Coming!
While the muggle world has been wrapped up in the magic of the Cursed Child and some lucky readers have been making big bucks from their copies of Harry Potter, it turns out that JK Rowling was busy with her own wizarding fun. Get excited, Potterheads, because it’s just been announced that three new Harry Potter books are coming!
In an announcement on Pottermore, Rowling tells us, “Pottermore Presents is a series of bite-sized eBooks that dig deep into the Harry Potter stories, with tidbits taken from Pottermore’s archives… The series offers Harry Potter fans added insights into the stories, settings and characters…” Now that sounds exciting.
Hogwarts: An Incomplete and Unreliable Guide looks at the “nooks and crannies of the beloved wizarding school.” Get the inside info on everything from Hogwarts ghosts to “what happens when the Sorting Hat can’t decide on a student’s house.”
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists takes us into the darker side of the wizarding world. Find out about the “troubles that faced the Ministry of Magic, the horrors of Azkaban prison” as well as an original piece on Potions Master and Head of Slytherin House, Horace Slughorn.
Finally, Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies focuses on Hogwart’s magical staff. Discover deets about Care of Magical Creatures teacher Silvanus Kettleburn, as well as insights on Minerva McGonagall and her involvement in the second wizarding war.
Each book will be a shorter version than we’re used to, but we’re still looking forward to these 10k word-long eBooks, which will magically appear on September 6. Available on Pottermore as well as the usual retailers, you’ll definitely want to grab all three and gobble ‘em up as fast as an ogre breaking a month-long fast.
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(Photos via Pottermore + Warner Bros)
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)