thanks for the comment anthony. What's funny about that faucet is I didn't think it could work either, and then I saw one. It wasn't in anyones house but it was a working demo at one of them "modern' (aka expensive) stores around here. That's where I got the idea for it. Along with some dilligent googling.
I think its a nice way to break up the hard edges anyways. We'll see how things start to look.
The lighting/texturing is being a little difficult at the moment, but when some headway is made progress will be posted.