Archive for 'Weird and Wonderful'
Posted on 20. May, 2011 by Charlotte Laing.
Have you ever wondered why you’ve got a bath in your home? This might seem like an odd question and you’ve probably never given it much thought, but the bathtub has a long and pretty interesting history. Bathing as we know it has come about as a result of many different cultures embracing the process [...]
Posted on 23. Mar, 2011 by Charlotte Laing.
A couple of months ago I wrote in this blog about the en-suite bathrooms at The Savoy hotel, and how they used to have some of the best views in London because they were built as an extension on the front of the original hotel. When the hotel was refurbished recently the rooms were reorganised [...]
Posted on 01. Mar, 2011 by Rob Watson.
Calling all gaming geeks- check out this Super Mario inspired washroom and find out how to use your favourite games to add personality to your bathroom. Sure to be a favourite with gaming fans, this Super Mario inspired washroom uses scenery from the game itself painted onto the walls. The bold, bright colours brighten up [...]
Posted on 08. Feb, 2011 by Charlotte Laing.
We’ve all got an idea in our head of the perfect romantic bathroom. Often it’s something we’ve seen on a travel website or in an interiors magazine. For me, ideally, it would have a huge bathtub, filled with luxurious bathing salts, it would be dimly lit with soft candlelight and would have views to die [...]
Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by Charlotte Laing.
The Savoy in London, the very first hotel ever to fit en-suite bathrooms, has just re-opened after a massive refurbishment. It would be an understatement to say that the place now looks a million dollars, to be precise, it looks £200 million pounds. Yes, that was the eye-watering cost of the makeover. It probably makes [...]
Posted on 06. Oct, 2010 by Rob Watson.
How do you prepare for an indulgent bath? Light some scented candles, poor a glass of wine, take the phone off the hook. Then pour in the most indulgent bath soak you could find. So how much do you spend on bath soak? £10, £50, £100? How about £31,800? That’s right, for a mere £31,800 [...]
Posted on 22. Sep, 2010 by Rob Watson.
Back in July I wrote about a competition to find America’s best bathroom. At the time I had a little dig at the entry from The Fountain on Locust, on account of it’s complete lack of design restraint. So you can imagine my shock when I learnt this week that this restroom won the top [...]
Posted on 11. Aug, 2010 by Rob Watson.
How much is too much for a bath? At BathEmpire we pride ourselves on selling luxury baths at affordable prices, but what if money was no object? Well, lucky you, because there are some truly astonishing options that will greatly lighten your wallet! First up is for those of you who love your gadgets. The [...]
Posted on 21. Jul, 2010 by Rob Watson.
There’s a fantastic competition going on right now in America – and you can help them find their best public toilet! Since Americans have a reputation for lacking subtlety, you can be sure that their bathrooms are equally bold. That being said there are some truly stunning designs on display. Stand out designs for me [...]
Posted on 13. Jul, 2010 by Rob Watson.
We firmly believe that your bathroom is a place for tranquility and peace. A place where you can really relax and have some private time. However, many people feel that a bathroom can be a place for great expression and intrigue. Fair enough, but would you really want any of these in your bathroom? Naughty [...]