I've been in Texas - business & pleasure. The fun part was a recent visit to Fredericksburg and of course, design stores in Dallas. I thought I'd be able to blog while on travel but it hasn't worked out! So here's a very old post when about 22 people read my blog - hope you haven't seen it. Or if you have seen it, thanks for reading my blog all this time!

Aura walnut sink. I absolutely love this dark wood sink.

Aura wood sink

Aura walnut integrated basin

Aura butternut sink

Aura sink

William Garvey teak sink

William Garvey integrated sink

William Garvey sink

Aura, a Canadian firm, was the first company I came across that crafts custom wood sinks. As noted on Aura's site, "AURA custom wood sinks are made from solid wood and can be crafted in virtually any size, shape or design, from a wide range of wood species. All the sinks are sealed in a clear protective finish to preserve the wood's natural beauty. This hard protective finish creates an impenetrable barrier which prevents water and moisture from penetrating the sink."
The English bespoke furniture maker, William Garvey, also makes wood sinks. As noted on their web site, "The Garvey company made their first sink in 1978, for a local client who wanted to transform the chore of washing up into a pleasure. In the early days the sinks and baths were made from natural teak with no additional finishing. Teak is chosen because of its natural waterproofing properties – it has been used for hundreds of years in the marine industry for this reason – teak also has natural antiseptic properties, which is a bonus for its use in baths and sinks. Now their sinks are virtually maintenance-free as their TeakSeal™ finish is incorporated into the teak itself providing a tough, easy-to-clean product that will stand the test of time. Their first sink is still in use to this day, and the owners love it so much that they took it with them when they moved."

Back to regular posting July 23rd. Hope you're having a great summer!

Also - if you happen to be in the Washington DC area, The Kellogg Collection is having a huge sale from July 16 - 26th, click here for locations.