Here’s the Unbelievable Update on Ryan Lochte’s Robbery Story
As with any major event, the Rio Olympics have produced no shortage of crazy stories. While most of the news coming out of Rio is heartwarming, like Will Claye’s best proposal of the games to girlfriend Queen Harrison, some of the news is downright confusing. Earlier this week, Team USA swimmer Ryan Lochte claimed that he and his teammates were robbed at gunpoint while partying in Rio after their swimming events had finished. Something seemed off about their story, however, and now, police in Rio are setting the record straight. It’s a strange tale, even for Lochte, but it helps explain what the hell is going on with him right now.
After his dramatic IG post earlier this week, Lochte left Brazil with one teammate, followed by two others who were detained when trying to fly back to the US. Why? The initial story was that the Americans were robbed at gunpoint in Rio, but according to closed circuit cameras and eyewitness accounts, Lochte and crew vandalized and publicly urinated at a gas station. It now appears that the guys tried to cover up their bad behavior by taking advantage of Rio’s notorious crime rate and made up the story to avoid getting arrested in a foreign country.
While some are saying that the guys got in trouble simply trying to have fun, we can’t help but be dismayed that they tried to use their status as Olympians and Americans to cover up for public indecency and disrespect while representing the US on the international stage. As for right now, Lochte’s teammates Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen all seem to be cooperating with Brazilian and Olympic officials. Lochte, however, has yet to make an updated statement. While we can’t say what might happen, we do hope that these four are taught a strong lesson on how to behave when traveling abroad, especially if representing their country.
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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)