BATHTUBS & MERMAIDS
Bathtubs are somewhat controversial these days. We Americans prefer the convenience and speed of jumping in and out of the shower. It’s a necessity in the overbooked world we live in. Many of my clients even opt to nix the tub altogether when renovating in exchange for a more luxurious shower. That will never happen with me! Yes my tub times are not as often as I’d like but a good soak can be the ultimate in relaxation and self pampering. There are two things I love about today’s modern tubs. They are deep and at the same time smaller than that 80s tract home phenomenon, the Roman tub. This is great because it allows total submersion without having to spend an excessive amount of time waiting for the tub to fill, not to mention how much less hot water you’ll use!
Meet British bathtub manufacturer Victoria + Albert, a global brand with a reputation for creating the most beautiful of baths. Their innovative tubs are made from Englishcast, a trade- marked blend of volcanic limestone and high performance resins. Naturally white, each tub is individually hand-finished.
Here’s the cool thing. Professional photographer Chris Crumley has chosen a Victoria + Albert tub as a prop for a continuing series of fine art photos titled Mermaid and Bathtub Underwater. Known for his fantasy underwater mermaid images, Crumley is the go-to-guy for images creatively conceived underwater and in recent years has made a name for himself in a very unique niche of underwater Mermaid photography. According to the photographer, “The Victoria + Albert classic Victorian slipper tub had the right “look”. Speaking of looks, have a look at some of Crumley’s mermaids. Sublime…Did I mention I LOVE mermaids? Next post PARIS! Stay tuned.
Gloria is a kitchen and bath cabinetry designer with AKBD certification from the National Kitchen & Bath Association. She has also served on the Florida Treasure Coast Chapter's Board of Directors as the VP of Communications. Her work has appeared on This Old House as well as in Florida Design Magazine, K+BB Magazine and the Palm Beach Post. She is co-author of The Complete Idiots Guide to Remodeling Your Kitchen, Illustrated, as well as a freelanced writer contributing occasionally to the Sun Sentinel in the area of kitchen design. She is a proud member of the Blanco Design Council and the illustrious Brizo Blogger 19.