Shower Power

As a regular business traveler I have become especially appreciative of the little things that make staying in a new environment even just a little bit easier. I've found showers to be particularly finicky, inducing questions to myself such as "did I turn it the wrong way or does it just take a while to heat up?"

When I discovered this shower knob at the Grange Holborn in London I thought it was absolutely brilliant. This little bit of reassurance is just what a tired traveler needs. Not only is it clearly labled, but it physically "clicks" into a comfortable temperature of 38C (100.4F), so you know you've set it correctly. It's the kind of thing that, once you've seen it, makes you wonder why all showers aren't built this way?

Now if they would just put an outlet near the bed so I can plug in my phone...

Thoughfully-designed, easy-to-understand shower