This bath, a tour de force of ceramic tile, is my nod to Coverings, the tile and stone trade show currently underway in the cultural way station of Las Vegas. Located in an infinitely more appealing location—Malibu, California—it's part of the Adamson House, a 1929 Spanish-style residence that was home to the founder of Malibu Potteries, which produced these tiles from clay pits dug on the property. Once in danger of being demolished for a parking lot, the house is open for tours, and it is spectacular. adamsonhouse.org
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.