Rethink the Sink

It's not just the irregular shapes of the tiles that earn this kitchen sink a spot in our dog-day celebration. It's also that they extend down the interior walls of the basin, in an unconventional convergence of materials that I find most appealing. Should you be curious about the handles for the faucet: Industrial in style, they're mounted on the front side of the island. In a clever touch, the 'hot' one is painted red.