Suddenly everywhere (and somehow fresh-looking, compared to the usual nickel or brushed stainless): brass hardware for the bath. The key is to look for fixtures made of unlacquered brass to avoid that over-shiny look. Here are five fixtures we're swooning over:
Above: The Roll With It toilet roll holder is available in brass with a stainless steel or walnut peg or in aluminum with a brass or walnut peg; $120 at Assembly Design.
Above: Towel bar as art: Oji Masanouri's brass Futagami Towel Hanger can be sourced from Dar Gitane in Brooklyn; $100 for the large and $85 for the small. Masanouri's Towel Hanger can also be sourced from Mr. Kitly in Australia (AU$78 for the small, AU$110 for the large), from Everyday Needs in New Zealand, and from Analog Life in Japam.
Above: Architect Annabelle Selldorf designed the square Escutcheon NG Sconce for the Neue Galerie in NYC; it's $280 from Vica.
Above: To avoid the over-shiny look, the key is to source unlacquered brass fixtures, such as the hot-forged brass Lewis Double Coverplate from Rejuvenation; $24.
Above: Unlacquered brass Kippford Hooks by Jon Harrison (inspired by nautical fittings) are available in six different shapes; prices range from £16 to £24 per hook.
N.B. To see all brass products we've featured, go to our Gallery.