There’s nothing quite like a long soak in a warm bath after a particularly rough day. Japanese ofuro soaking tubs were created for the specific purpose of spiritual and mental healing, sans soap, as opposed to physical cleansing; somehow over the past few centuries, we’ve managed to blend all the benefits together to cleanse ourselves both on the outside and in a psychological sense.
While those of us with walk-in showers have to book a spa appointment or hotel stay in order to enjoy the bliss of a good old-fashioned bath, there are plenty of interior designers and tubumakers alike ready to stand in line for the opportunity to outfit our homes with these grand bastions of luxury. And since we’re not much for arguments, maybe we’ll just let them have their way.
Metal tub found at Hammacher Schlemmer.