From Ingo Maurer's winged light fixtures to the amoebic architecture of Sir Peter Cook, designers regularly draw on nature as an inspiration for their work. There's something rewarding about incorporating the genuine article in projects, even at a very small scale. Used as a drain cover, this nautilus shell—just one of many similarly decorative options—brings the beauty of the sea into the home. linkasink.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.