One thing this Lazy Lady does best is fantasize about the future. I'm not very good at living "in the now," I'm always thinking about the next recipe we should make, or couch we should buy, or city we'll live in, or job I could have, and where we'll be in 1, 3, 5, or 15 years. It's not really the healthy way to live, buuuut sometimes I come up with some really great futures. . .
Rubba dub dub, I want to be in a tub. Yeah, that's right, bath tubs!
The apartment The Man and I live in now has a tiny little bathroom, we can barely brush our teeth at the same time, but this isn't a whole bathroom post, it's a tub post. When we first started dating The Man was living in a large loft/industrial/warehouse space. It was a big huge space that used to be storage for Paramount Pictures, and over time the people who lived there built in a second level with bedrooms, a kitchen, studio spaces and a bathroom. The bathroom was two levels, the first being a sink, a toilet, and a washer, but up this slightly spiraling staircase was a gigantic tub. Technically it was a fish pond, seriously like an amoeba shaped fishpond with levels (that made great seats). They built in a fountain that trickled down these (fake) rocks, there were two shower heads and a window that opened out to a landing that overlooked the entire "apartment." It was my favorite part of the space. It was so much fun to take a bubble bath in there! So lately I've been wishing for a great tub, a bubble bathing tub. There are so many out there, here are a few I'd like for my future enormous, beautiful, classy, classy bathroom:
These white bathtubs are so sleek and modern, there are so many elegant white tubs out there it was almost impossible to narrow it down. I love the curved lines of these three. I think it's important for a soaking tub to fit the slope of your body while you lean back and relax, and the curved egg-ish shapes of these look like they'd do just that.
Alright so this tub goes against what I just said about slopes and curves, but look at that awesome ledge! Those wood trays are so beautiful, it looks like the vase in the section on the left is built into it, and I love the legs.
And speaking of wood, check out these bad boys!
These are gorgeous! I'm not sure about the practicality of them, i.e. longevity and maintenance, but, wow. I think the first one is too heavy looking for me but the second is stunning. I was flipping through the Travel and Leisure magazines we have at work and this photo stopped me dead in my tracks, then someone revived me and I tore out the page so I could share it with you. Both the tub and the walls are made out of wood from Jacaranda Trees, not even in my most extravagant dreams could I afford this bathroom, so maybe I'll just have to settle for a visit to the Four Season Marunouchi Hotel in Tokyo.
The options for both stand alone and built-in bathtubs are endless, and so much more sophisticated than what you find in most apartments (at least here in Chicago, where a lot of apartments are pretty old). Over the past few weeks I've been collecting all these images of bathtubs, any image that caught my interest I would e-mail to myself, and after sitting down looking through the tubs I've gathered it's become really obvious that I prefer stand-alone tubs! Seriously, look back, every picture I've shown you so far is a stand-alone.
But here are the few built-in tubs that got me going:
Wood again! Although this one is just surrounded in wood, the inside is a regular white porcelain (or plastic?) tub. It's so pretty, and that view? Yes please!
This tub has nice lines and a good ledge for your wine glass (something many of the others are missing.) I also like that the tile on the face of the bathtub matches the accent tile on the walls to create a more cohesive look.
Of course I had to sneak in a wacky one. What do you think? It's it way cool? Or would it make you uncomfortable? I think it's beautiful, and I love how unusual it is. I mean, how many people do you know with a see-through bathtub!?!?
I know what you might be thinking . .
What about ClawFoot Tubs!?!
Well, I love clawfoot tubs sooo much and found soooo many photos of them that I had to let them have their very own post.
How about you? Do you love the sleek white egg look? Do you prefer built-in's or stand-alone's? Do you even think this much about bathtubs? Do you ever even take a bath???
Tell me, I want to know!