We especially like brass fixtures for the bath when they develop an aged patina; here's a roundup of our favorite clean-lined fixtures and fittings.
Above: Brass Boat Hook (5 inches high); $15 at the Hook Lady.
Above: City Toilet Paper Holder; $155 at Urban Archeology.
Above: Brass Kitchen Hook; $80 at Urban Archeology.
Above: Escutcheon NG square-metal plate fixture with porcelain socket; designed by architect Annabelle Selldorf for the Neue Galerie in New York; available in satin nickel or patinated brass for $280 through Vica.