(Tub from the Starck collection; ph. Duravit)New York City isn't known for its amenity-rich, low-cost housing. I consider myself lucky to have found an apartment with granite countertops in the kitchen and a fully-functioning, albeit windowless, bathroom. But a long, hot—dare I say sensuous—bath? In a lavender-scented tub? A man can dream. And in these dreams I'll be in one of Duravit's gracious Starck or Happy D.2 bathtubs, which can now be customized with spa-like features such as circulating air, massage jets, and soothing light. According to the centuries-old brand, the tubs "bring together forward-thinking technology, timeless design, and spa-like amenities to promote increased relaxation and general well-being at home." Now that's a justification we can get behind: do it for your health!
(Tub from the Starck collection; ph. Duravit)
(Tub from the Happy D.2 collection; ph. Duravit)