The spring equinox is just eleven days away [Me, watching the calendar? Certainlynot....] and it's time to start planning the garden in earnest. In 1964, in a novel move, Eljer made it possible to culture a few seedlings on the toilet-tank lid. Yes. Molded into the ceramic was a planter compartment, complete with drainage holes. If you're smitten with this unique item, the model number is 5590; you may be pleased to know that a casual online search turned up a few of them in various colors.
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.