A Note From Jason
The season of crisp colors and cooler weather is here. This past weekend, my son and I witnessed the fall foliage in all its greatness in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. We hiked up to the Mizpah Spring Hut and spent the night with friends — what a way to take in the beauty of the season!
We wrapped up September with a Lunch and Learn event with GRAFF where we launched a new event hashtag #DBLunchNLearnGraff. Explore the hashtag on Instagram to view some photos from the event.
Not only is fall officially here, but October is also National Kitchen and Bath month! To celebrate, we will be highlighting some of our staff’s favorites in the showroom with our “Best of Bath” series. Stay tuned for some of the latest and greatest products on our social media feeds.
For October’s Showroom Favorites, we had J.B. Clancy visit our showroom to pick his favorites. J.B. is an architect and partner with Albert, Righter & Tittmann Architects in Boston. ART Architects practices the art and science of architecture throughout the northeast, designing houses in New England traditions, with a focus on place and sustainability.
Wishing you all a fantastic October!
My selections form a collection of fixtures that could act as a complete set for a three fixture bath. My choices followed a “classic with a twist” mode — each piece had something that was unique or unexpected but remained in the expected. I like plumbing fixtures that have a certain sculptural quality. I sometimes think, would the piece be interesting to draw or might it hold my attention if I was to look at it for more than a few minutes? I also think bath fixtures need to be functional and simple to use. At the same time, these pieces are like jewels for your bathroom, so they want to be more than purely utilitarian objects.
THG FAUBOURG WS LAV SET BLACK PORCELAIN
I was drawn to my first selection because of its unique cylindrical porcelain handles with a touch of French writing. The faucet’s controls and spout are distinctive in their own right, yet are able to harmonize while aligning with my theme of “classic with a twist.”
CROSSWATER LONDON BELGRAVIA EXPOSED THERMOSTATIC SHOWER BAR
I was attracted to this piece for its sculptural qualities — expressive but not too ornate. The elegant controls have a nice combination of porcelain and nickel.
STONE FOREST BORDEAUX VANITY TOP CARRERA MARBLE + PALMER 2 LEG SYSTEM
The sturdy and expressive Palmer legs caught my eye. In addition, the oversized marble sink creates an unexpected feature in a bathroom. The monolithic piece of carved marble is a testament to craft.
CROSSWATER ARCADE TOWEL BAR, DOUBLE ROBE HOOK, TOILET PAPER HOLDER, AND TOWEL RING
This collection is both delicate and expressive. The connections highlight the intersections and joints of all the components. The soft nickel color is aligned with the other finishes in the bathroom.
TOTO MH WALL HUNG TOILET
Form follows function with this TOTO MH toilet. It is wall-mounted for easy cleaning, coupled with Toto’s unparalleled performance.