Waterworks makes for great window shopping. Unlike most bath fixture shops, Waterworks only sells their own, high quality designs, including tubs, sinks, hardware and tile. This is good if you love the look and have a lot of $$, but bad if you want a broader range of choices or are on a budget...
Originally a SoHo fixture, Waterworks
set itself apart years ago by celebrating the vintage New York look, steering clear of modern Italian bathroom design. For example, Thomas O'Brien of Aero
is one of their designers.
Waterworks sells everything that goes near water: tubs, sinks, "water closets," tile and all the hardware you could ever need. This is extremely chic stuff and meant to get you thinking about just how much fun it would be to spend a lot of money on your bathroom. If bath accessories are your interest, their Accessories and Hardware section might be worth looking at. This is also a good stop during gift giving season.
*Waterworks was sold a few years back by the founder and has grown into a national chain. Outside of the three NYC locations which are nicely listed here, you'll find dozens more all listed here.
>>Updated from this post published 4.11.06 (10 Comments)