Worried that your mats can stand up to the daily abuse you put out? You need not worry if you've got some of these SerpentSea Rope Mats ($250-$1500). Handwoven from reclaimed sailing ropes, they come in four different styles — Bonny, Drake, Morgan, and Killigrew — named after four of the most infamous pirates of the 17th century. All four also happen to be traditional knots that have been tied by sailors for centuries for both practical purposes and decor, and all four rugs are designed to be used indoors or out — just like the rope from which they're made.
Yes, it's designed for use in public spaces — but the Dyson Airblade Tap ($TBA) is so damn smart that we wouldn't mind having one in our homes. Within its modern design is a no-touch water faucet, which lets you wash your hands without touching anything, and an ultra-powerful hand dryer that removes the need to cross the room with wet hands. The secret is a fully-integrated 1400W motor housed underneath the sink that draws air in through a HEPA filter before blasting it through a small aperture and onto your hands, which are dried in just 14 seconds. [via]
Don't try to hide your addiction to singing in the shower — embrace it with the Kohler Moxie Speaker Showerhead ($200). This clever piece of bathroom hardware embeds a speaker in the middle of a full-spray showerhead. And not just any speaker — a Bluetooth-compatible speaker that lets you recharge it on the counter, snap it back into the showerhead using the embedded magnets, and play music wirelessly from your phone or tablet. Just don't forget to clean yourself up while you're at it.
While we doubt its appeal for married men, if you're outfitting a bachelor bad you just might be interested in some Vice T&A Bedding ($100-$235). Available in two different designs and four total colorways, these erotic sheets are made from 100% supima cotton and offer a thread count of 300, as well as multiple hand-drawn ladies in various states of undress and, in at least one case, conducting lude acts with a mermaid. Like we said: bachelor bad. [Scouted by James]
Add a touch of natural elegance to your washroom with Alegna Wooden Bathtubs ($TBA). Thanks to the company's experience building yachts, the tubs feature smooth, seamless, organic lines that are well protected thanks to a highly water-resistant varnish that coats the surface, guaranteeing that they'll provide optimal service for years to come. A number of designs and wood choices are available, and if those suit you, they'll custom build a special tub out of basically any wood you choose.
What can't be improved by making it out of carbon fiber? We've seen everything from car hoods to iPad cases made out of the stuff, but we may have found an answer to our question in the Corcel Carbon Fiber Bath Tub ($TBA). A symbol of opulence equal to the gold toilet, this carbon fiber tub sports a sleek, streamlined shape, is best matched with a modern, standalone faucet, and may/may not come from space and make racecar noises, as the movie suggests. Limited to just 51 units worldwide. [via]
Complete your retro-futuristic bathroom with the Lefroy Brooks Belle Aire Faucet ($2,030-$2,690). Featuring a streamlined form that recalls the golden age of Art Deco design, it is available in chromium plate, antique gold, silver nickel, or satin nickel finishes, and is just the thing to jazz up an otherwise austere area. [Scouted by Ted]
A built-in music system. Ambient lighting. A touchscreen remote. Nope, this isn't the latest and greatest HDTV — it's the Kohler Numi Toilet ($6,400). As state of the art as porcelain thrones get, the Numi also offers a motion-activated lid and seat, an integrated, retracting bidet, an integrated air dryer, a built-in air deodorizer, a heated seat, floor-level vents to keep both the floor and your feet warm, and a host of customizable options, from water temperature to spray pattern, all saved separately for each "user" in the household. [Thanks, Alex]
You sweat when you play sports or work out, so you wear water-wicking fabrics to help keep you dry? But what about physical activity that takes place in a more intimate area? That's what Sheex ($200-$220) are for. Made from a microfiber polyester/Lycra Spandex blend, these "performance" bed sheets are breathable to keep you from getting too hot, stretchy to help with nighttime tosses and turns, and able to wick water away from your body, keeping you dry whether you're having a good romp with your mate or just a gross, sweaty sleeper.
Never worry whether that new fancy toothbrush will fit in your holder — or whose brush is whose — with these Kontextur Viktor Toothbrush & Razor Holders ($55). Designed as a solution to those problems, these stylish black nickel holders come in a set of three shapes for telling them apart, and are also handy for holding razors. Also available in real silver and 18K gold, for the truly tacky.
For all of you too lazy to squeeze your body wash out of the bottle, take a gander at the Bodysof Automatic Shower Dispenser ($70-$140). This handy bathroom gadget mounts to your shower wall and runs between your faucet and showerhead, holding your favorite body wash and dispensing it directly through the showerhead when you pull the integrated handle, covering you with suds — no extra squeezing required. [Thanks, Matthew]
Snooze your troubles away in the luxurious leather arms of the Heirloom Bed ($2,000). Covered in brown, full aniline leather that features slightly darker seams for a vintage look, the Heirloom also offers self-welt detail on the rails and footboard, hardwood legs, a clear protective topcoat, and a slat system with support legs that lets you ditch the box spring in favor of a simple mattress and foundation system.