Not only is it Fashion Week here in NYC, but we're heading into the final weekend of the US Open, as well. In my opinion, the gent in this circa 1980s advert is the sartorial superior to today's tennis players; the baggy Bermudas seen today just don't have the [ahem] panache of the tailored shorts of—can it be?—thirty years ago. One would have to be an athlete to navigate the design perils of this bathroom. Not only is the Roman tub a potential pitfall, but the zillions of props scattered all over the place pose a serious hazard, both physically and aesthetically.
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.