As a rule, I prefer the straight, wand-like style of handshower to the type with a circular faceplate; the linear look is just more to my liking. But alas, such aesthetic rigor comes at a price: unlike the multifunctional 'lollipop' models, wands offer just a single spray pattern. The Tube changes that, with four settings available with a simple twist of the top of the unit. Look for this innovative design to hit shelves in the fall. levaqua.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.