Wednesday, 21 January 2009

SINKING FEELINGS

I'm staying at Essex House on the edge of Central Park - one of New York's great Art Deco hotels recently refurbished by the Jumeirah group at a cost of $90 million...

But, who, I'd like to know, was responsible for choosing the bathroom washbasins? So arranged that you can't easily reach the water for washing, shaving or tooth-cleaning because -- you're on the wrong side of the TAPS!!


Image: © Brian Sibley, 2009

11 comments:

alex milway said...

That's crazy! It looks like you have to steer the sink like a motorbike.

Anonymous said...

Hmm, I hope the new bathroom being installed while we're in NZ doesn't look like this!
BTW, saw a T-shirt in Eton today that read "Nobody reads my blog"!
Roger O B...
Subcow: a cow feeling off colour, but not as badly as bovine TB

Eudora said...

Humm, I'm afraid you are know a Fashion Victim... only for, perhaps...3000$ per washbowl.....

Deniseletter said...

I agree with you,this sink is a weird one,very difficult to use.Absurdity is seen sometimes in construction:
http://deniseletterdeniseletter.blogspot.com/2009/01/drunk-builders-and-mad-architects.html

Brian Sibley said...

Great link, Denise. Thanks! Everyone else check it out!

LisaH said...

Maybe it's designed to make it easier for you to do tap dancing - NO, DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!
Artuarj: The art of design encompassing no sense whatsoever.

Good Dog said...

That is just nuts. Still, be grateful your car didn't have the steering wheel attached to the front bumper. Unless...

Brian Sibley said...

LISAH - You may actually have 'tapped' into the designer's psyche - after all, Broadway is just around the corner...

GOOD DOG - Funny you should say that... ;-)

Suzanne said...

and people actually STUDY at college to come up with these "ideas"? how about bath taps beside your bed so the bath is filled by the time you get there? then you can go back to sleep while the house floods itself!
rears: I'd rather not go there!

Brian Sibley said...

SUZANNE - Might be safer just to sleep in the bath!

dragonladych said...

That's weird! Must be the same people who designed my *"ç&*ç%/ kitchen sink, so impractical!