The Sleekest—And Simplest—Outdoor Shower of the Season

(Photo courtesy of Oborain)
We're more than a little in denial that summer is beginning its slow wind down, and part of said denial is a renewed focus on enjoying the very best parts of the season (read: late afternoons at the beach, breezy sundresses, any manner of rum cocktail). But one of the best luxuries of all? Showering al fresco. 

While the term "outdoor shower" may conjure thoughts of jungle-side rain heads or splintery, mildewed floor boards, the latest iteration from Oborain is in a high-design category all its own. The modern-lined P.S. 122 style is handcrafted in Massachusetts with two sustainable materials: Richlite (made from recycled newsprint and resin) and farmed teak (grown on reclaimed ranch lands in Mexico). Corrugated sheet metal provides a textural backsplash, and the teak decking boards are at once glossy and rough-hewn. The ease of the design, however, is quite possibly its most modern part: it functions by hooking up to your garden hose.
(Photo courtesy of Oborain)

The shower's black panels are reminiscent of old schoolhouse chalkboards—it is, after all, named for the non-profit arts organization PS122 (which is housed in an old public school in Manhattan’s East Village). Five percent of the proceeds from this sleek shower go to the organization, which supports new and emerging performance artists.

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