We’ve Got Your Weekend Watch List Right Here
Weekends are sacred; something we understand all too well. The minutes fly by until suddenly, it’s Sunday night and you’re already having regrets about all the moments that fluttered away. Because every second of the weekend is precious, we’ve done the hard work for you and rounded up the 10 movies and shows you should be streaming. This way, you can spend less time asking yourself what to watch and more time soaking up every glorious, lazy second of the weekend. Now go forth and stream, and don’t let anybody bother you until Monday morning.
1. Sisters on HBO: Catch up on our favorite comedy duo of all time: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. If you missed this one in theaters last year, you can now stream the LOL-fest about two grown-up sisters saying goodbye to their childhood home. (Photo via Paramount)
2. The Revenant on HBO: Leonardo DiCaprio. Intense Survival. A determined bear. Catch up on last year’s Oscar-bait now. (Photo via FOX)
DOCS FOR MUSIC FANATICS
3. The Beatles: Eight Days a Week on Hulu: The world will never be done with The Beatles. This new documentary delves further into their touring years and contains surprises for even the most die-hard fans. (Photo via Hulu)
4. Sample This on Netflix: You’ve heard this song before. Many, many times in many, many different ways. This documentary follows the recording of “Apache” by the Incredible Bongo Band, a song which has been sampled by rock and hip-hop royalty over and over and over again. (Photo via Sample This)
5. Rocky Balboa on Showtime: Sing the theme song, run up some steps and then watch Rocky come back 30 years after his original boxing match. It’s excellent motivation to get up off the couch and do something this weekend. (Photo via MGM)
6. Bridget Jones’s Diary on Hulu: Gear up for the release of Bridget Jones’s Baby with the film that started it all. If you happen to be *all by yourself* this weekend, you can turn this on and sing along with Bridget. (Photo via Miramax)
7. East Side Sushi on HBO: This heart-warming flick about a Latina mom who gets into the sushi business flew under the radar when it was released in 2014. Catch up now and find yourself inspired to start cooking some sushi. (Photo via Blue Sun Pictures)
8. United States of Leland on Amazon: Fuel your RyGos addiction with one of his lesser-known films about a teen who commits a cold-blooded murder. He’s then sent to jail and an intense psychoanalytic unraveling begins. The all-star cast also includes Don Cheadle, Kevin Spacey and Michelle Williams. (Photo via Paramount)
SHOWS WORTH BINGE-WATCHING
9. American Gothic on Amazon: Don’t worry, we missed this thrilling CBS show when it came out this year too. Now the edge-of-your-seat murder mystery is available on Amazon, and we’re speeding through every single episode. This is one of those shows that you can’t stop once you’ve started. (Photo via CBS)
10. South Park on Hulu: Celebrate another new season of South Park (yes, it is absolutely still on air) with a binge of the previous 19 seasons. You’ll finish right around election time, which is actually super convenient and probably what the show’s creators would have wanted. (Photo via Hulu)
What else are you up to this weekend? Let us know @BritandCo!
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)