Thursday, January 24, 2013

Sink or swim

When I was a little girl and would go into restaurant bathroom that has a fancy or unusual sink/vanity, I kid you not, I would always leave the restaurant slightly more impressed. I know that must sound absurd to all the foodies out there, but I don't have the most fine-tuned flavor palette. Atmosphere is a big part of my restaurant experience and I can't pinpoint the exact reason, but I love a well designed bathroom. I encountered one of those spectacular sinks last night and it inspired me to share some of my favorite (and certainly most unique) sink designs.

How sexy is this? Mosaic tile is much more prevalent in countries outside the US, so it always feels exotic to me. I  envision this sink in a five star hotel in the Keys of Belize.

This looks like something straight from outer space. I love when a designer changes the entire concept of a well-known design, without loosing any points for function. 

This one might be my favorite. The flower cutouts in the wood almost mimic an eyelet pattern. This sink might be too delicate for many settings, but I'm in awe of its beauty none the less. 

I think this basin of natural stone is wonderfully luxurious. Dipping your hands in this sink might be comparable to an hour at the spa. 

This is cool. Etched glass and natural light combine here to help create the illusion of a shallow Caribbean pool. 

I don't know which I like more: the intricate flower design on the sink or the gorgeous bamboo counter. This feels like this is the bath in a tiny Tahitian hut. 

The smooth black countertops and sleek bronze hardware are balanced perfectly by the organic shape of the sink basin. The gold finish oozes sophistication. 

Fuchsia-colored glass. Not exactly my first thought if I'm designing a sink, but what an incredible result! This sink reminds me of something I would see in a Japanese penthouse.

This sink is epitome of modern. Or maybe it just looks like a fish bowl? Either way, it's beautiful and I'm sure I'd make a mess when I used it. 

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