I'm writing this post—longhand, to be sure—in a sauna. To answer your politely unspoken question, I'm doing so out of some need to vicariously participate in ISH, the biennial mega tradeshow of the latest in bathroom-product design. After attending the fair in 2011, I am keenly missing it this year, and have been compulsively monitoring media outlets [social and otherwise] to keep up with the new developments. I'm somewhat surprised how little info is being released, but in service to KBCULTURE readers, have doggedly pursued this goal through more exclusive channels. And so here is a piece from the Kartell by Laufen collection; more to come. laufen.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.