Yelp Created Wallpaper Patterns of Cities' Beloved Local Restaurants
If working from home has made you hyper-aware of how many little things (or big things) you'd like to change in your place, you've probably scrolled through home improvement-related Yelp reviews until both of your thumbs were exhausted. The now-ubiquitous business-review app has just announced a collaboration that could refresh the walls that you've been staring at since last spring — and save you some money in the process.
Yelp has partnered with home decor site Chasing Paper to design and offer three new wallpaper prints that feature graphic designer Amanda Giuffre's adorable illustrations of small businesses from Austin, New York City, and San Francisco. The proceeds from the sale of each limited-edition pattern will benefit three local charities: BiGAUSTIN, which provides resources and education for entrepreneurs and would-be small business owners; New York's Hot Bread Kitchen, which provides support for immigrants, people of color, and women in the food industry; and San Francisco's women-led kitchen incubator La Cocina Municipal Marketplace.
Each of the wallpaper patterns highlights a dozen different restaurants and other small businesses from their respective cities. The Austin design includes illustrations of Bird Bird Biscuit, Granny's Tacos, Home Slice Pizza, and the Wheatsville Food Co-Op; New Yorkers will spot Amy Ruth's, Los Tacos No 1, Nan Xiang Long Bao, and The Meatball Shop; and San Francisco foodies can point out Comstock Saloon, Liholiho Yacht Club, Marufuku Ramen, and Suppenkuche, among others.
"At Yelp, we're committed to spotlighting small businesses across America, and as we've seen a 359-[percent] increase in interest for wallpaper installation over the last year, we wanted to offer people a fun way to get in on this trend while celebrating their city's local favorites," Tara Lewis, Yelp Trend Expert, said in a statement. "We're thrilled to collaborate with Chasing Paper on this unique wallpaper featuring iconic restaurants, bookstores, and other independent businesses, and we're excited to see how people will bring their wallpaper dreams to life with the help of trusted local professionals they connect with on Yelp."
Yelp has offered to chip in on the costs of wallpaper installation for the first 30 people who click the 'Buy' button for its Chasing Paper collab and use its Request a Quote feature to hire a home improvement pro. Each city-themed wallpaper pattern is available in three colorways: black and white, grey and blue, and red and white. The collection is available on the Chasing Paper website starting today, Wednesday, October 6.
Yelp can help you get the walls sorted, but you're on your own to replace that desk chair you've despised since last spring.