Bathroom

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

Quickie: Float like a Dragonfly

This bathroom sink design from Casa URO, Monterrey, Mexico, just blows my mind. I love the faucet and mirror combination that takes the pipes away from down below and makes the plumbing part of the structure and style. The worn river rocks are a great counterpoint to […]

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

Quickie: Patience is Virtual

This lovely bathroom is completely virtual–it’s a rendering created by the talented Angelina Alexeeva. The asymmetry creates such beautiful movement in this design. I’m entranced by the contrasting textures between the walls, drapery, and fixtures. The organic and modern lines, from the wizened tree exuding wabi-sabi-ness on the […]

Quickie: Clean Body, Peaceful Mind

Quickie: Clean Body, Peaceful Mind

In honor of May being “Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month,” I’m going to feature Asian-inspired design in the coming weeks. The clean lines of the sink, with minimal decoration, is more reminiscent of Japanese design than Chinese, which tends towards the elaborate (rococo would be the word for […]

Quickie: Smoothing It

Quickie: Smoothing It

Cabins and barns are creaky, drafty, splintery things–but some elbow grease and an eye for design can transform them into rustic retreats. The contrast of the fixtures, sink, and tub (shiny, smooth, and white) with the wood (stained, textured, and organic) makes my heart go pitter-pat, while […]

Quickie: Between a Rock and a Wet Place

Quickie: Between a Rock and a Wet Place

The masculine, dark palette and use of modern materials contrasts with the organic greenery outside the floor-to-ceiling corner window, creating an Asian sensibility that deserves contemplation. That rock, an asymmetrical intrusion into the rectilinear boundaries of the home, is pure genius. More images of this […]

Quickie: I Love Concrete

Quickie: I Love Concrete

I love concrete. I do. It’s a material that can appear cold and unyielding, or richly textured and visually gratifying. This bathroom and specifically the sink fairly sing a wabi sabi aesthetic, as if the material were weathered wood, unique and poignant in its rawness.