Recognizing that a lack of awareness about natural-resource conservation has impeded progress on said front, the Poor Little Fish washstand makes an emotional appeal to the softie that lives inside us all. As the faucet runs, the water level in the aquarium drops, graphically putting the fish into peril. The cause-and-effect message couldn't be clearer: Turn off the water, save the guppy. [Designer Yan Lu has engineered the flow so that our finny friend is not actually going to end up high and dry.] yanlu.com
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.