The Vir Stil Minimal Ceiling Shower Dome
designed by Laura Kirar. As the name implies,
it attaches to the ceiling and the water rains
down from above you, as it would if you one
afternoon found yourself in a forest, a remote
forest that's not on a map yet, and it started to
rain, and you twirled around in the rain until
your clothes were soaked through, realizing
the whole time that
twirling around in the rain is usually not acceptable
in an anti-twirling world like ours.
But no one can stop you because no one is
here to stop you, but just to be sure, step over
to the ledge and yell (into the void, if possible),
"STAY AWAY, CARTOGRAPHERS. Keep your
compasses and distressed parchment and visions
of colonization away from me. Don't look at those
stars. THOSE STARS ARE MINE NOW."
PART NUMBER P30921-00
The Tuxedo Wall Sconce designed by Barbara Berry.
Attached to the wall, it cups its light like a candle in
the hands of a guide. "This way, please," the guide
says in whatever voice you imagine your bathroom
to possess, maybe something cultured, maybe British
(tinged with the tropical lilt of St. Barthes), and pulls
back a fern frond to reveal a white sandy beach, empty
and unspoiled: "Follow me and I will flatter you endlessly,
I'll fawn over you,
I will show you a rainbow
on the skin of a bubble."
And you do, because the proposition is pleasing,
and because an accent like that is difficult to refuse.
PART NUMBER P22683-CR
The Barbara Barry Wall Diverter Trim, Cross Handle.
Its shape recalls the wheels of a 1954 Gullwing Mercedes
in some grainy old film with washed-out color. Perfectly
imperfect. We'll switch camera angles now, and watch our
driver and our passenger share some witty banter as a
mountain road uncurls too quickly behind them. It's still
new, this romance, yes very new, and there's something
illicit about it, you can tell by the thickness of the meaning
in their glances, maybe there's an overbearing steel maven
father who wants her to marry someone more like
the up-and-coming VP with the talent
for selecting the most dominant necktie.
Not this joker in the fancy car. People will talk. They will talk
their heads off about it, but these two will drive, and laugh at
their own jokes, and leave miles of winding mountain roads