You may think of a bathroom sink as a plain utilitarian fixture, but it can be anything but. After all, what is a sink or wash basin? It's a place to run water at a convenient height and know that the water, along with your soap and toothpaste, will be properly drained into an unseen sewer system. Once a bathroom fixture has filled those requirements, the design can be anything you desire. The material must be sturdy, but it doesn't have to be porcelain. Check out wash basins made from wood, glass, stone, metal, and a variety of composite materials. They include designs ranging from the lovely patterned glass above by Omvivo to a wooden maze mimicking a map of London streets by Julia Kononenko, below.