Once upon a time, Olympics judges held cardboard paddles—similar to bidding paddles at an auction—aloft to signal their scores. The wallpaper in this bathroom reminds me of that pre-digital tradition. While a rating of '3' won't likely capture a medal in any sport, the funky typographical treatment certainly merits an honorable mention. retrouvius.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.