31.3.09

{as in a fairytale}

Ever since coming across the graceful gilt swan faucet in a Sofia Coppola for Louis Vuitton ad campaign {above}, have been rather fascinated with these brilliantly ornate fixtures that have an almost magical quality, as if taken from the pages of a fairytale . . .

{ritz, paris}

{p.e. guerin, new york}

{images: 1 - from a previous post; 2 - flickr; 3 - via apartment therapy}

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20 Comments:

Blogger E said...

OH, i love it!

I wonder how impossibly difficult it would be to clean though. But so fantastic and marvelous.

April 06, 2009  
Blogger Sam said...

I adored the first photograph from your older post.

But, I love the ornate details of the third pairing.

I wonder how pricy some of these can become?



xx,

Sam @PrettyLovely

April 06, 2009  
Blogger Cassiopeia said...

those are so kwl! the first and second are a bit nicer than the last one... wonder where they're from. undoubtedly cost a BOMB!

xxxc

http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

April 06, 2009  
Blogger nina said...

Wow....the details are amazing.

April 06, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This Coppola collection makes me mad: I want it! But exclusivity has a price, and I'd rather get a timeless Speedy for a fourth of the price. The midnight blue paired with gold is sublime though. Perfect idea of luxury with the Ritz swan. x

April 06, 2009  
Blogger Tina { Luphia Loves... } said...

so beautiful! like in a fairy tale indeed!

April 06, 2009  
Blogger Dallas Shaw said...

love the gold one. But seriously, why can't I do a line for louis???

dallas
http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

April 06, 2009  
Blogger The Cherry Blog said...

oh yes i love these! gorgeous! x

April 06, 2009  
Blogger Tracy said...

WoW! I love these!

April 06, 2009  
Blogger Brigadeiro said...

So Sofia, so beautiful!
xx

April 06, 2009  
Blogger SoftSpoken said...

Small details like fixtures are really what separate beautiful elegant designs from the rest.

April 06, 2009  
Anonymous elle said...

If you are serious about owning a 24k gold swan faucet then you should check out phylrich.com. They pretty much invented this highly decorative style faucet. It is beautiful and you do have to treat it like jewelry, but it really could not be a more spectacular piece. This will run you around $1400.
I just happened to spend my previous life working in decorative plumbing!

April 06, 2009  
Blogger diamondsinchampagne said...

Yes I wouldn't mind having them in my bathroom! They are over the top, but in a fabulous way.

April 06, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Sam – thanks for your question -- elle’s comment below gives a good idea of price range . . .

Cassiopeia – the second one is from the Ritz-Carlton in Paris, as is most like the first, as it is Sofia Coppola after all; the last one is from “the oldest decorative hardware firm in the United States, and the only metal foundry in New York City”.

Elle – thanks so much for the information and great link!

Happy Monday everyone! Hope your week is off to a fantastic start.
xo

April 06, 2009  
Anonymous Miss G* said...

It's so beautifule, that I wouldn't use it.

April 07, 2009  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's actually the Ritz in Paris, not the Ritz Carlton.
The bathrooms are beautiful - swan fixtures, marble, high gloss white trim and light pink towels - very glam indeed!!!

April 07, 2009  
Blogger {this is glamorous} said...

Anon -- half alseep at the time of posting -- thanks for the catch :)

April 07, 2009  
Blogger ZenadiaDesign said...

Those are so stunning!!

April 07, 2009  
Blogger Joslyn said...

ok...we actually have a large gold swan faucet on our bathtub...like the last one. it's original to our 1978 house and one of the things we refused to touch in the renovation despite much urging from our friends.

It is so 70's fab we can't even stand it...and my girls are over the moon about the water coming out of the swan's mouth.

April 07, 2009  
Anonymous Hudson said...

Love the faucets, but the bag is definitely higher on my list. I've been thinking about it since you first posted about it!

xoxo,
Hudson
www.hudsonjeans.com/lifestyle

April 07, 2009  

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