11-26-2016, 06:32 PM
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I have been having trouble finding a modern looking , unique shaving bowl. Can anyone recommend some? The closest I found is in the image attached. It is pretty expensive and users didn't rate it that high. They said concrete wasn't the best material. This bowl was meant to leave the soap in it all the time and face lather.


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 11-26-2016, 06:39 PM
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I'd Google "shaving bowls" on Etsy and Ebay, then choose from hundreds of offerings. I mostly face lather, but when I do use a bowl tend to like this one that I found on Etsy:

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 11-26-2016, 06:49 PM
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I use a rice bowl. Works great!  Thumbup

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 11-26-2016, 06:53 PM
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Concrete was invented by the Romans and 'Modern Art' is getting old. You need to put aside IKEA catalog think and just look for something aesthetically pleasing.

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 11-26-2016, 07:22 PM
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(11-26-2016, 06:53 PM)kav Wrote: Concrete was invented by the Romans and 'Modern Art' is getting old. You need to put aside IKEA catalog think and just look for something aesthetically pleasing.

Sorry to bother you, Kav.

I like that bowl Evnpar. Do you recall the seller info?

GreeneMD, LOL

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 11-26-2016, 07:32 PM
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I use some simple bowls found in markets or even supermarkets. The low cost allows for variety - just finding the right shape is key. At the moment, I like the ceramic ones the best. Have a look around Etsy - many options there.

I actually have one of those concrete bowls you showed and love it - it is for soap and not a lather bowl. It's heavy and good looking and I keep my ABC puck in it. I do admit it's a luxury as it is expensive and the functionality could be replaced by many others.

Depending on your version of modern - I have seen good comments on the Aesop stainless bowl. I have also seen some stainless and aluminum options on Etsy.

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 11-26-2016, 07:42 PM
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No bother at all. Half the stuff on EBAY listed as Art Nouveau is Art Deco. When you put terms on items it restricts how you look at them.

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 11-26-2016, 08:25 PM
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(11-26-2016, 07:42 PM)kav Wrote: No bother at all. Half the stuff on EBAY listed as Art Nouveau is Art Deco. When you put terms on items it restricts how you look at them.

You are obviously a worldly man that has a superior grasp on knowledge. From Cement to Design styles.

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 11-26-2016, 08:28 PM
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Evnpar,

Thanks for the recommendation. I found the artist on Etsy and really like this bowl

Its a bit spendy at $45.00 but I like the clean lines, the colors, and that it has functionality to improve lather

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 11-26-2016, 09:57 PM
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(11-26-2016, 07:22 PM)Diamond Dog Wrote:
(11-26-2016, 06:53 PM)kav Wrote: Concrete was invented by the Romans and 'Modern Art' is getting old. You need to put aside IKEA catalog think and just look for something aesthetically pleasing.

Sorry to bother you, Kav.

I like that bowl Evnpar. Do you recall the seller info?

GreeneMD, LOL

semetricalpottery

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 11-28-2016, 09:38 AM
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(11-26-2016, 07:32 PM)Lloydw Wrote: I use some simple bowls found in markets or even supermarkets. The low cost allows for variety - just finding the right shape is key. At the moment, I like the ceramic ones the best. Have a look around Etsy - many options there.

I actually have one of those concrete bowls you showed and love it - it is for soap and not a lather bowl. It's heavy and good looking and I keep my ABC puck in it. I do admit it's a luxury as it is expensive and the functionality could be replaced by many others.

Depending on your version of modern - I have seen good comments on the Aesop stainless bowl. I have also seen some stainless and aluminum options on Etsy.

+1 on the Aesop. I've been using one for a couple of months and really like the looks and appreciate the ease of lathering in it. Nothing cleans up as quickly or completely as Stainless. The quality is high, and if you have need for the freight minimum the price is reasonable.

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