As any House of Cards fan worth her salt knows protagonist Frank Underwood likes nothing more than retreating to the basement of his well-appointed home for a solitary interlude of exercise on his rowing machine—a meditative release after a long day of philandering, eating ribs for breakfast, and menacing co-workers. That beautiful wood grain contraption is called a WaterRower, and is now being sold at the Museum of Modern Art in NYC ($1,500; momastore.org).
The machine’s construction is worth noting too. It's handcrafted in Rhode Island from sustainably managed hardwoods from the Appalachian Forest—let’s just say it’s far kinder to the planet than Frank.
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