By Cory Doctorow at 6:59 am Sat, Jul 21, 2012
This unsourced mystery photo shows a heck of a home decor choice, between the sink that looks like a casting of a gap-toothed jaw, the mustardy tiles, and the ornate, gilt-framed mirror.
It’s part of a display in a shop or store, obviously. Labels and floor markings show this.
Definitely looks that way… but that just raises further questions!
I’ve never seen a display sink actually hooked up to the water supply.
Toss in the pink wallpaper and it must be a French whorehouse.
So do you put your bar of soap in the gum hole or wedge a hand towel in there like so many bits of beefy gristle?
This was almost certainly taken somewhere in Latin America – I recognize the tap (grifo) and if you look closely it is cold-only – very typical of the region not to have hot water.
I saw an entire series of these sinks in the castle dungeon art gallery in Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic about six years ago.
“Gap-toothed” has a specific meaning: that there is a gap between the two front teeth.
I like the way that they’ve managed to squeeze Condoleezza Rice and a horse skull into one article.
Looks nice, but I’m not flossing the sink.
That is mine.
But I need you to bring it to me.
This looks like the design inspiration for the first house I bought back in the previous century. The seller had “rehabbed” an old house with the intention of flipping it quickly, but if good taste could be rated on a 0 to 10 scale, his was about -20. He apparently selected wallpaper and fixtures from a display like this (other than the sink) and filled the house with it. Not surprisingly, it didn’t sell for a long time and I was able to buy it for cheap.
I’m thinking Drug Lord. Has a very narco feel to it.
The labels seem to indicate an art show. About time some art made sense. Top stuff.
When I was a kid they used to show us slides of mouths like that in the school auditorium, warning us not to push each other while we were drinking from the sinks. Just one among numerous other cautionary horror show slides. Educational.
Seems hard to keep clean, but I guess you can use floss.
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