Hey everyone! Among other non-fashionable activities, I finally got the bathroom ceiling mended and re-painted. Hooray! Teeny-tiny white polka dots weren't quite enough to post about - although I did assemble a whole coordinated outfit which included matching socks.
|earrings: Lollapalooza vendor, early '90's|
scarf: Cynthia Rowley, Winners (clearance)
antique moonstone necklace: gift from my parents, worn here
gear-print top: Snazzie, now-defunct local shop
usual wrist wear: rubber O-ring, Swiss Army Cavalry watch (beloved gift, 1994), silver OM bracelet (Lollapalooza vendor, early '90's), leather and silver "hands" bracelet (AGO, precious gift, early '90's, replaced 2005)
|trench coat dress: Cynthia Rowley, Marshall's, worn here|
dress worn as skirt: Trendyland, Winners, worn here
shoes: Fluevog Prepare Guide, worn here
Today's post is dedicated to the brilliant innovators of things which make the lives of countless people less sweary, such as how a paint can opener is also a bottle opener. I really, really hope the person who thought of that got a raise.
Another superior thinker well-deserving of extra compensation is the inventor of exterior Xmas lights on giant nets to drape or wrap the bushes. That is a lot of Xmases un-ruined right there. I bet they too would have a high-five for the designer of my blender, who looked at the lid and said, "You know, we should make this knob into a shot glass."
It was probably an awesome problem-solving nurse who suggested perforating the wax paper backing Steri Strips near the little ends so you can just pull that off and flag the whole bunch of them for easy removal afterwards. Before that, I bet a whole lot of new swears were invented because those things are used for major owies and they stick hard to skin. Not that it's a bad thing to have plenty of shades of blue language to choose from, just that if you've got a reason for Steri Strips, you've likely already put forth your fair share. Potty mouth.
This is perhaps less an outcome of genius vision than a particularly happy synchronicity of the universe, but the way an open empty pizza box makes an exactly perfect absorbent splatter-container for your paint roller tray is something which never gets old. (Neither does the word "spackling," although it is definitely more fun to say than to do.)
I may yet be high on paint fumes, but man, all those smart, smart, smart people deserve giant hugs as well as promotions. Which are your favourite happiness-bringing, cuss-banishing, functional design features or advancements?