Neither task nor ambient lighting, this fixture is admittedly just outside the boundaries of KBCULTURE. But at this time of year, when flowers and chocolates and romance make a brief but brave stand against the cold and snow, I think we can bend the rules a little. The bone china cymbidium orchids are made by hand, and illuminated by a halogen bulb in the base of the glass cylinder. While not as central to the bath as this floral fitting, I think it would be a lovely way to light the room. jeremycole.net
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.