Saturday, August 01, 2009

I want a new sink!

I like Daphne Osena Paez. When I grow up, I want to be like her. I'll wear beautiful clothes every day, have a house with a red door, design something (shoes maybe), have a TV show (on the lives of fabulous women maybe), and have lovely little girls.

Anyway, I was watching her design show, Urban Zone, last Sunday and she featured the house of architect Ed Palma. I promptly got obsessed with the sink. I have no photo but let me describe it: It's a slab of cement covered beautifully in mosaic tiles and its middle gently slopes downward so that the water runs off to a hidden drain. The slope is so subtle and the tiles are ingeniously done that you'd think it was level. The faucet hovers over this slab and your first thought is "Where's the sink?! All the water will splash everywhere!" But you get the surprise of your life when the faucet is on and the water just pools in the center of the slab, shimmering against the dark silver tiles before gently running off to a secret place.

I love it. I want it. One day, I'll have Mr. Calma make me a sink like that. Daphne did tell me a tilted sink is easy enough to make. Till then, I've been looking at sloping sinks and Kohler faucets online and this one looks cute:Vince just read this post over my shoulder and said, "I don't want you to be Daphne. I like you." Sweet!


  1. Interesting... a sink that you makes you wonder where the sink is...

    Mama would always scold me for splashing water all over our sink's perimeter, i can only imagine the litany she'll blurt out if we had one like this! Is it just me or is it the picture? Parang ang babaw niya noh?

  2. ay ang sweet talaga ni vince!


  3. im blushing

    he used Bisazza glass mosaic tiles. and engineered the gentle slope so water wouldn't splash. the faucet had a lot to do with it too...

  4. HerRoyalBleakness, eh kasi naman punasan ang banyo pagkatapos gamitin! And yes, mababaw talaga siya. Hindi siya panglaba ng panty haha!

    Nel's Bebi! Kisses to Joel--such a cute little girl! And yes, ang sweeeeet ni V!

    Daphne, I knew it! I thought he used Bisazza! Hay, one day I'll cover my bathrooms in Bisazza. Those tiles are beyond gorgeous.

  5. I like the last part (what Vince said) I hope you can write and share about how you guys keep your bond strong.

  6. You and Vince are so sweet. I've finished backreading through all your blog entries and it's obvious how you guys are so in love with each other. More power to you both.


  7. Wow, that's a very elegant looking sink! I've never seen anything like it :o

    And Sir Vince is always so sweet to you :D

  8. Wow, Neighbor. Parang we're still coincidentally 'aligned' even when M.I.A. Two things: One, I blog-hopped my way to Daphne's blog thru Lavender Honey recently. Two, I was just chatting with Kat Dy last last week pitching a blog talk (but more about safe blogging, not making money) for Cosmo Goes To Work...but they no longer have that event.

    By the way, I've always wanted to be an F girl hehe.. :D

    How are you?

  9. Glaiza, it's really simple--we genuinely really like each other!

    Teeyah, thanks! It's a lot of work but it's worth it!

    Aicha, you should've seen Mr. Calma's sink! It's fabulous!

    NY Minute, let's do that blog talk! But do it for BDJ--they're fab and generous!

  10. Sige when I get home :) I have parts of an outline na actually, but nowhere to share hehe.

  11. Oh yeah! Pauwi ka nga pala for the wedding! Yey!


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