For the obsessive clock-watcher, I present this odd little luxury, whose presence in your bathroom basin virtually guarantees that time won't ever go down the drain. The sink stopper, tested to Swiss standards of water-pressure resistance, is available in your choice of face treatments: brown, white, grey and black. muranohouse.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.