Technically, the Fontaine Laorus is a garden accessory, a clever way to conceal a hose. But I see it as most wonderful addition to an alfresco kitchen or bath. Place either the shallow or deep bucket/basin on the three-legged stand/stool and you have a handy [not to mention chic] sink. Designed by architect Patrick Nadeau, the powder-coated steel unit comes in seven colors. laorus.fr
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.