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Conmoto Fire Support, 2 pc. Set

This fireplace support is so simple and beautiful it takes my breath away.

Purchase Information:

Price: $550
Availability: Buy Conmoto Fire Support, 2 pc. Set here

Chiocciola Shower

Roll-in showers are great for the wheel-chair bound, assuming there is a full 60 inches diameter of turning space inside. This roll-in shower would work for anyone with discerning eye and a desire to break-up the vast expanse of tilework.

Justification: Agreed, this is not entirely affordable, but this isn’t a labor intensive install, and labor costs can really add up if you’re not careful. Scrimp a little by buying a generic shower head and tap.

Screen is matte finish acrylic with Exmar composite made from resin and quartz powder.

Available in white or sand finish.
Select left or right hand entry.

Imported from Italy.

Tap and shower head not included.

Purchase Information:

Price: $12,470.00
Availability: Buy Chiocciola Shower here

ball ceiling fan

If you’re looking for an alternative to the terrible wicker patterned ceiling fans that come in most apartments, try the ball fan from y lighting.

Purchase Information:

Price: $264
Availability: Buy ball ceiling fan here

Gabbiano Washbasin

I really love one unit designs, especially for the bath. This lovely piece is solid surface Corian and it includes a chromed open waste plug, soap holder, toothbrush holder and stainless steel towel ring. (Tap set and drain not included).

I feel like I slightly have to justify the price on this, because it is high. But if you were doing a regular bathroom, you would spend at least $5,000 on cabinets. So I figure us minimalist types can afford to splurge on a really big ticket item like this because we could pass on the wall of cabinets and maybe get one nice storage piece for <$200 if we were trying to be frugal. The impact will certainly be worth it.

dimensions:
width: 55″ depth: 18.75″ height: 10.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $5,105.00
Availability: Buy Gabbiano Washbasin here

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More Ikea Hacks(?)

It’s that time of year again, for the Apartment Therapy “Smallest Coolest Apartments Contest”. One of my favorites this round is Victor & Soeun’s Romantic Loft.
It looks like their “pod” is made with a combination of translucent plastic and what looks to be the glass doors for the Akurum cabinets from Ikea*. This is a great solution for an enclosed room because the walls aren’t the standard 4-6″ thick and the translucence allows for privacy yet doesn’t close the space in.

$234.00 [link to retailer]

You can buy the doors separately in the kitchen department.

*Actually, on closer inspection, it looks like the hinges are on the outside, so they’re probably not the Akurum doors, but if you don’t have the stomach for making your own doors, they would be a quick and easy solution.

Purchase Information:

Price: $234.00
Availability: Buy More Ikea Hacks(?) here

Grey Design Studio Vanity

I’ve been drafting “the house I want to build” probably ever since I was a child. It changes slightly with each new drawing, but in the last 10 years, it has always featured a knoll-like credenza for the bath. It’s nice to know reality is finally catching up with my fantasy. Available in walnut, teak, maple, birch, fir, and cherry.

Materials: Top structured for sink cut-out. Solid veneer construction throughout. Adjustable shelves for all cabinets. Brushed chrome pulls and legs. Full extension drawer glides. Conversion varnish, satin clear.

Measurements H 30″ x W 71″ x D 20 – 23″

Purchase Information:

Price: $3450.00
Availability: Buy Grey Design Studio Vanity here

Flavor Paper Wall Coverings

Miss Lady Grace from Design*Sponge has once again found some amazing wallpaper. Although they were hit pretty hard by Hurricane Katrina and are currently without water, gas, or electricity, they don’t anticipate any problem in being able to fulfill any orders.

“Flavor Paper will resume printing as soon as possible, most likely in early November. We are now taking orders in exile and prioritizing them by date placed. An investment in Flavor Paper will help us survive, support New Orleans artisans, and improve your space.

Our hearts go out to those affected by the recent events. It has been a very difficult time for everyone.”

Screens: 4
Colors Achieved: 5 to 6
Screen Repeat: 55 Inches
Pattern Repeat: 55 Inches
Side-to-side Match:
Half Drop
Bolt Length: 45 Feet

Purchase Information:

Price: $300
Availability: Buy Flavor Paper Wall Coverings here

Ebb Bathroom Concept

I’m speechless. Built in integrated tub, sink, toilet (not shown in detail) and shower (not shown in this version).

Pricing depends on configuration.

More information:

View Ebb Bathroom Concept here

‘Vapor’ Wallpaper

I love the subtle moodiness of the vapor wallpaper.

27″x15′

Purchase Information:

Price: $150
Availability: Buy ‘Vapor’ Wallpaper here

Pop Wall coverings

I found this today at Design*Sponge. I know there are lots of wall panel options today, but frankly, some of them are kinda cheesy and will look really funky in an “avocado green appliance” sort of way soon. But I believe that the pop wall panels are classic in the 60’s design sense and I think it would look great and textural on one wall perhaps in the living room or bedroom.

Purchase Information:

Price: $15.00
Availability: Buy Pop Wall coverings here

La Toscana wall mounted faucet & Duravit Vero Washbasin

Looking for a way to spruce up your bath? Here’s a nice little duo that’s sure to please the eye and bank account.

La Toscana wall mounted faucet, $282.39
Duravit Vero Washbasin, $348.75

(Link and price updated January 19, 2011. Thanks Josh!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $282.39
Availability: Buy La Toscana wall mounted faucet & Duravit Vero Washbasin here

Great resource for Modern Baths

I just found a great resource for modern plumbing fixtures that are not too expensive. Usually when you buy plumbing (unless you buy it all in a vanity), you have to purchase the drains and everything in an a la carte fashion. So I went though and picked what I would want to buy if I were remodeling my bath. Which I just might.

Far left is the Luka Vessel Sink priced at $247. Middle top is the drain, priced at $34.95. Middle bottom is the p-trap, also priced at $34.95. The p-trap is the plumbing that carries the water from the drain to the plumbing behind the wall. Usually they are pretty unattractive, but I was pleasantly surprised to find one so nice for so inexpensive. Finally, far right is the Roma faucet priced at $119.

So far, your new bath vanity is costing you around $435. Now all you need is a piece of furniture to go below it. This all depends on the amount of space you’re working with. You could have your carpenter just build a nice floating vanity. Obviously, you’d want it to be structurally sound enough to hold the weight of the sink and all the pressure that comes with using a sink. Not to mention you’d have to treat the furniture piece it to deal with the moisture in the area.

Not a bad starting point for a vanity make-over.

WET VC60 Cube Collection Above Counter Basin

Available in matte or glossy white, this one piece-dual sink unit is an above counter installation which can be either installed with faucets integrated in the unit or wall mounted.

60″ wide.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,070
Availability: Buy WET VC60 Cube Collection Above Counter Basin here

Flor Carpets

I love these Flor carpet tiles. The best thing is, if you stain a tile, you can just replace one without having to replace the whole carpet.

Tiles measure 19.5″ x 19.5″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.99
Availability: Buy Flor Carpets here

Omvivo Washplane

This amazing sink is designed so that the water disappears when it hits the surface and goes down the drain hidden in the back. Who ever fills up a sink anymore anyway?

Corian
Custom sizes available

More information:

View Omvivo Washplane here