A bathroom mosaic in a cob house in Oregon, USA


What is important about a bathroom? Should it be designed so you can sell your house later or so you can wash in a space that is a unique expression of your personality?


This is the bathroom at Laughing House, a beautiful cob house in Oregon, USA with a wonderful mosaic that reaches into the deep windowsill where light reflects softly into the room on the edges of the reveals. The whole house is a master class in 'A Pattern Language' (right).

The mosaic in this bathroom is made from randomly broken tiles which some might find a little too difficult and unpredictable to work with. If you want to create a more designed mosaic you need to cut your own tiles with a bench shear .