A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
23 August 2012
While this image might look ominously familiar to anyone who is in the midst of a bath remodel, imagine having it as permanent facility. Earning its place in our dog-day-relief campaign is this bathroom from a Russian submarine [Foxtrot class, built from 1957 to 1983]. Yes, that is the sink peeking out from amid the Dali-esque tangle of conduits, valves and gauges.
An off-topic footnote: The distress call 'mayday' is phonetically based on the French venez m'adier—which translates as 'come help me.' The things you learn as a blog author....
is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen and bath industries. 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.