New Shower Tile

The tile guys just finished installing the tile in our master bathroom shower remodel! We’ve been needing to do this for years, and in fact suffered some minor water damage from waiting so long. It was both a chore and a pleasure to locate tile that doesn’t clash too much with the existing pale blue everywhere else but that matches OUR sensibilities, not the previous owners’.

We’re awaiting the custom glass door. Then they’ll place the fixtures, that include a handheld nozzle in addition to the higher stationary thingy. What you can’t see from this angle behind the pony wall is a lovely little bench, just right for avoiding the gymnastics that usually accompanies shaving one’s legs. We’ll have to transfer our shampoo and conditioner to clear bottles so we can admire the blue tile at the back of the niche.  I can’t wait!


My Little Black Dress

It arrived today! My own of one of only 365 dresses sold as part of the Uniform Project, a creative fundraising effort for girls’ education in India where the coordinator wore the same Little Black Dress every day for a year. It’s also intended to promote sustainable design in general.

Here’s a CNN article explaining the project.

I love this design. It can be worn either with the buttons facing front or back. The back has expandable pleats that flatter every figure. It can be layered under or over and is short enough to wear as a tunic.

Look at a creative video of the “dailies” at this site.  As part of my donation and purchase of the limited release, I got to lay claim to a date of my choice (January 27) and leave a comment for posterity.

I can’t wait to start wearing it! I’ll have to think on what my inaugural outfit will be….