Bamboo sink gives washing up that 'earthy' quality

Bamboo is showing up in all kinds of new products, and why not? It's eco-friendly (bamboo grows much faster than typical trees and uses less energy to harvest) and looks damn hot. Claiming to be the world's first bamboo sink, this round basin takes the trend to the bathroom.

To make it, craftsmen hand-turn each sink on a huge lathe and then rub it for a sateen sheen. The sink is then sealed in waterproof polyurethane that's said to be "maintenance free" and comes with a 10-year guarantee. Apparently the makers started with a salad bowl and quickly expanded their catalog. The sink's only drawback is the price: $500. It costs a lot green to be green.

Via Totally Bamboo