Thursday, May 14, 2009

Cleopatra's Bathtub...

Who needs a whirlpool when you can have a bathtub such as this one? A classy scenario like this cannot be replaced by ultra-modern constructions with glass and steel, which never can provide that certain feeling of harmony and coziness. And certainly not if you wanna feel like Cleopatra taking a royal milk bath. Admittedly - for Cleo the bath tub would have been too small but we don't want to exaggerate here - do we?

This bathroom talks of luxury and certainly would fit in any old villa full of romantic decadence. Why do people surround themselves with accessories which try to retrieve ancient times and cultures? Furniture and other objects are aged artificially, wall painting techniques suggest worn surfaces. People are simply crazy for old things because they have an aura, character. And if you cannot lay hand on the original it "must" be reproduced.

Sometimes this even may lead to really crass situations where a rusty bedstead from the dump is revived again in an expensive antiques shop and sold for big money. Too many things are thrown away anyway that could still be in use after a little transformation...

In order to make this room even more luxurious a paravent such as this one would be gorgeous - right? Imagine the secrets you could hide behind it. And no-one ever would have a similar one! And the best - it is made from pine wood not from illegally cut tropical woods!

Details of this Indian style hand carved paravent can be found here.

original image source from

"Krishna and Radha"
Indian style triptych, hand carved, massive wood, 85" x 93" x 7", 65 kg
©Petra Voegtle

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