Tag Archives: Design

This month, we’re celebrating the kitchen at Waterworks.  This gives me another opportunity to talk about faucets for the kitchen, bar, laundry, potting shed and mud room, as I have done in the past. There are so many options available that it is difficult to make the right choice from the many faucets in the market.

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While poking around Barnes & Noble and the Strand bookstore outpost at Club Monaco on 5th Avenue in New York City, I noticed several new and very interesting magazines. The initial attraction is a fabulous cover with amazing photography and unusual fonts; next is the thick mixed paper stock (matte, shiny and colors) and finally, the content. Even the ads take on an artistic and creative simplicity. The content is similar in all: art and architecture, travel, style and fashion. Here is my short list:

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At Waterworks, we absolutely love stone. It has a remarkable history that is around 4.6 billion years old, reflecting that its formation is extremely complicated. As the earth was formed, secrets were disguised in multiple layers beneath the surface. When man discovered these hidden gems, quite by accident, he wanted to extract them from gigantic mountains and large mounds. Of course, he had to construct tools and corral thousands of men with their raw strength to haul huge blocks from the site. The early use of levers and fulcrums helped ease the job.

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We are continually inspired by texture and the way something feels — rough, smooth, three-dimensional. It’s an important visual design element we look for in objects, fabrics, architecture and paintings.

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