Sunday, January 4, 2009

Love.

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

I can tell you're young. Those skinny handles would give my hands cramps. Or arthritis.

peasandcarrots said...

That is an awesome faucet, but I couldn't imagine it working well as a main kitchen faucet.

One handle that controls hot and cold, plus a pull-out sprayer as an all-in-one unit, is far more practical.

Can you put that one in a bathroom, maybe?

Anonymous said...

Disagree with peasandcarrots.

I can never work the one-handle ones well. (Another elderly commenter.)

Decorno said...

I can't bring myself to get a one handle thing. Or a sprayer. I have never had a sprayer. What do people use them for? It's one of life's great mysteries.

And I like symmetry more than I like functionality, so I am insisting on two handles, much to the chagrin of my better half.

Anonymous said...

No likey.

Tara.Fields said...

Pretty and I think nice with the look you seem to be going for, but I love a sprayer. It makes it so much easier to wash the bits down the disposer and to fill large pots; you don't have to lift them out of the sink, just slide them over to the stove. Also a good defense against sass in the kitchen.

bohemianhellhole said...

A. All one handled faucets are ass ugly.
B. A sprayer is useless, it is way more work to wrangle the damn hose into its hole than it is to just use your hands to wash the bits down the drain.
C. Whoever took that picture should really be fired...the pairing of that faucet with a formica counter/tract home backsplash {if you can even call 3.5 rounded inches of formica a backsplash} is pretty awful.
D. Any handle sucks with arthritis
E. Symmetry {or something else you love} should always win over functionality.

That has exhausted my alphabetical point ability...Alice

Anonymous said...

Sorry. It feels like the proportions are off. And I am thinking this style might be on the way out. It's kinda been done alot.

Anonymous said...

How can people not use a sprayer? You know they say the inside of a kitchen sink is ten times germier than a toilet bowl. So I don't like to use my hands to push the bits of stuff down the disposal. Would you use your hand on inside of the toilet bowl?

Decs said...

I am interested in hearing more from this person:

"And I am thinking this style might be on the way out. It's kinda been done alot."

You may be right. But I don't see it a lot myself because I don't read Met Home much anymore and seem to read more traditional decor mags (and I don't really follow AT or Ikea).

So... (and here is the question/dilemma) - where ARE the good-looking faucets? Because the gooseneck-y "oldie timey" ones that I always see in white subway tile kitchens just seem so fake-old-timey. And for me, that's what I keep seeing too much of.

But, seriously - send me links to good faucets. There is still time for me to cancel my order. :)

bohemianhellhole said...

Yes I would. I am not a baby. I know how to use soap.

Decorno said...

I am in love with Alice.

Anonymous said...

You can unscrew the end thingy (aerator?) off the faucet and screw on an alternate one that can pivot and spray as well as any fancy stand-alone spray gun, letting you hose down the sink and corral all the food into the disposer. I bought one for under $10 at the hardware store. You screw it on yourself. Takes maybe seven seconds.

Here's one that recently sold on eBay; it's called an "Automatic Faucet Swing Spray Aerating Attachment."

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=250265055741

Anonymous said...

How is noone else disturbed by the apparent lack of sink?

Sacheverelle said...

I use my sprayer all the time to rinse stuff like rice, pasta, vegetables & to clean dishes & pots. A bridge faucet says bathroom to me. Plus 2-handled faucets are less practical if you multitask in the kitchen.
My dream kitchen faucet is the big commercial kind, especially with the built in pot-filler.
Plus it makes it looks like you are very serious about cooking even if you're not.

Joanne Weir's faucet:
http://gallery.apartmenttherapy.com/photo/07-22-JoanneWeirKitchenTour/JW---faucet

More contemporary:
http://www.faucetdepot.com/faucetdepot/ProductDetail.asp?Product=29324&AffiliateID=ChannelAdvisor&CAWELAID=250614561

Paul Anater said...

That is an interesting faucet. Who made it? It reminds me of a Hansgrohe Axor. Kind of. If you want to look at faucet porn, check out KWC's offerings at www.kwcamerica.com --their stuff awakens in me a lust that makes me forget my name.

Anonymous Hardware Guy said...

If designs were jobs, this one would be a hooker. Everyone has done it. When Kohler's doing it, it's working for cab fare home.

Anonymous said...

I have a one handled faucet in my house that was built in 2002, with a sprayer. I have trouble getting the water temp right pretty much all the time. I never use the sprayer and it annoys me when my in-laws insist on using it and leaving the faucet set on spray vs. stream. It's my faucet and should be left the way I want it left, right? (Yes, I do have better things to worry about.) But back to the subject of the post, I love that faucet and I find two spigots easier to use than one. We have a similar faucet, though not nearly as nice, in our family's summer house, but it is pretty nice and presides over a lovely large farmstyle sink and some pretty cool formica, both vintage 1960. That faucet makes me happy every time I see it.

Little Lantern said...

I think it's beautiful. I've never seen the point of the separate sprayer. It seems as challenging to use as the built-in dish soap dispenser. They both clutter up the sink area in my opinion. We've opted for a really similar style for our studio faucets, but we did go with a single pull-down faucet from Delta. I do have worries about the pull-down breaking though. They don't seem to make one without the pull-down which is frustrating.

Anonymous said...

http://www.us.kohler.com/onlinecatalog/detail.jsp?from=thumb&frm=&module=Kitchen+Sink+Faucets&item=6631102&prod_num=690&section=1&category=4&resultPage=0--1551591838

This is the one we have and I love it - it's got a pull-out sprayer, is a single handle (LOVE the single handle when doing dishes) and is pretty streamlined. The entire body of the faucet moves so you can position the handle to the side, back, or front depending on your preference. It's AWESOME.

Renate said...

I like this kind of tap. It's very practical because you can close it with the back of your hand/your elbow/etc. while holding something because you only have to push instead of turn.
Ikea dus a version of this for about $100, btw!

peasandcarrots said...

My bad, I didn't realize so many people never use their kitchen sink. LOL Just teasing. But really people, form is DEFINITELY important, but it's just ridiculous not to insist that functionality be just as important. I do occasionally wash dishes, and I want that awful task done as quickly as possible. Having to use two handles and lacking a sprayer would make it much more difficult than it needs to be. Be realistic.

And I just can't fathom how anyone could think this (minus that ugly footplate, ew) is difficult to use:

http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=128199-20602-R10433-CP&lpage=none

Is it a phenomenal work of art? Hell no. Does it do the job well and doesn't make me want to hurl with horror at its appearance? Yes. I can go unique/ gorgeous with the faucets in my bathroom (which I have, IMO). That's all I'm sayin.

Anonymous said...

Not sure why, but I really, REALLY, dislike this faucet. Maybe, as Alice noted, it is because of the terrible photography, but I dunno. The lack of a sink is really strange, too, but again I don't think it's just the picture. I just think that this is something I would tire of quickly. I do hate those tiny handles, arthritis or not.

Anonymous said...

I use my sprayer and soap dispenser every single day. Multiple times. I don't get this discussion.

Liz in Chicago said...

I just completed a kitchen renovation and it seems we have similar tastes in kitchens. Maybe I could clear off the counters and take a pic...anyway i love the look of my faucet in polished nickel, see

http://www.rohlhome.com/pdf/U4719L_U4718X.pdf

not too fussy, sculptural, and I hope won't scream 2008 in the future (the sprayer is optional). I did compromise a bit on convenience with 2 handles vs. one mixer but it's not so hard to get used to.

Anonymous said...

Re. one handle vs. two.

It's like automatic vs. manual transmission. If you're used to one, the other just doesn't feel right. That's all. One is inherently better.

Anonymous said...

Clinical.
Was the shot lifted from a hospital/medical supply brochure?
The walls are pastel peach or pale aqua.

Plus, I have a thing against stainless/chrome.
Nickel.Nickel.Nickel all the way.

Anonymous said...

OOOOOOOOOH! I like the one in the link Liz in Chicago sent much much better. Same bridge look, but I'm telling ya there's something strange looking about those tiny, skinny handles on yours. I do hate that the sprayer is seperate, because I don't enjoy that look, but I do think you'd like having one.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Anon1:21 all the way! Those skinny handles give me the creeps, and look uncomfortable and maybe even painful.

Will said...

I agree w/ Paul about KWC--they have great faucets. He also mentioned Hansgrohe, which are nice--you can check them out here:
http://www.hansgrohe-usa.com/us_en/26181.htm

I agree w/ most posters that the handles on this look proportionally too slim, but it's not terrible. Is it some sort of Dornbracht knock-off?

Decorno said...

The faucet has arrived. I worry some of you are right. The handles are kind of weeny. I may need to rethink this.