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B&B Italia
Athos table

Designer Paola Piva's Athos table can seat up to 12 people, thanks to its telescoping extension leaves. As with an accompanying console and bench, the top is available in satin varnish or oak veneer (in gray, brown, light brushed, and cognac finishes), and the drawn steel base is either nickel-varnished or bright chromed. 150 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10155; 800-872-1697; bebitalia.it.

Griffith Atelier

Robert Griffith's incandescent Caress light accommodates two symmetrical shades in natural paper, supported on a light cross-base of black powdercoated steel. The shades can be lit separately or simultaneously. Rural Route 2, Box 2433, Hallstead, PA 18822; 570-967-2534.

Plain & Fancy Custom Cabinetry
Blues Traveler kitchen

This old-school mill is famous for mind-blowing flexibility. Here's just one color scenario for the maple components of the classic Blues Traveler kitchen: Vanilla Bean tricked out with Chocolate piping, with an island in Aerial Blue. Alternate finishes and hardware, as well as custom configurations, are no problem, of course. Route 501 and Oak Street, Schafferstown, PA 17088; 800-447-9006; plainfancycabinetry.com.

Austin crib

Baby might be fussy; the solid-hardwood Austin crib is anything but. Its standard white lacquered rails are supported by a frame in a white or khaki hand-rubbed, cerused oak (shown) or walnut finish. An optional conversion kit turns the crib into a toddler bed. 524 Broadway, No. 206, New York, NY 10012; 212-226-1868; ducducnyc.com.

Zoë Luyendijk Studio
Baar Carnival

This Canadian designer's ur na 2 collection seems to pose the question "What does nature look like when no one is watching?" Her revelatory Baar Carnival carpet blends refined silk and lush Tibetan wool, hand-knotted by skilled Tibetan artisans in Nepal. 9161 Avalon Avenue, Burnaby, British Columbia V3N 4G7, Canada; 604-524-8383; zoeluyendijk.com.

Bamboo Rings

Privacy and protection in one: Impact-resistant Bamboo Rings safety-glass panels screen the private dining room from the bustling kitchen at New York's Nobu restaurant. Similar custom panels can range from 3/4 to 2 inches thick and incorporate privacy coatings. 24742 Sea Shell Way, Dana Point, CA 92629; 800-846-0245; livinglass.com.


Dark brown abaca, a natural banana fiber, or dappled-gray raffia, made from palm leaves, is handwoven in a diamond pattern to compose Alto. Its ample, 28-inch-wide seat—which can be upholstered in any of the manufacturer's own faux suedes—sits on a chrome base. 2199 de la Métropole, Longueuil, Quebec J4G 1S5, Canada; 450-674-1669; furniture-cni.com.

Radiatori Tubor
Wishknot radiator

Easily mistaken for sculpture with a slightly Asian influence, Wishknot is actually a highly efficient radiator that meets ISO 9001:2000 standards. It comes in steel or aluminum, can be painted a standard color, and measures 23 inches square. Via dell'Informatica, 28804 San Bernardino Verbano, Italy; 39-03-23-553-572; tubor.com.


The lattice is the central motif of Tiburon shower and tub fillers, wide and mini-wide lavatory faucets, hand showers, and bath accessories. All come in satin-black or brushed-nickel finishes. 2 Territorial Court, Suite A, Bolingbrook, IL 60440; 877-530-3344; danze-online.com.

Smashing Time Design
Stripes glass tile

Bars of color alternate across the 7-by-2-inch face of Stripes, a sporty glass tile that's 1 inch thick. Along with sky blue and deep black, winning colors are Glass White, Petrol Blue, Fresh Yellow, Yellow Sun, Stunning Pink, and Purple Haze. 74 Middle Wall, Kent CT5 1BN, U.K.; 44-1227-262-448; smashingtimedesign.co.uk.

A Perfect Chisel basins

Natural marble or onyx, honed smooth, defines the three basins in the collection aptly named A Perfect Chisel. Choose among round with tapered rim, round with lip, and tapered round with decorative trim. Each comes in a handful of colors, with four drain options. 424 SW 12th Avenue, Deerfield Beach, FL 33442; 561-274-2110; decolav.com.

Grupo Kettal
Kettal XXL modular outdoor seating and tables

Kettal XXL modular outdoor seating and tables offer streamlined, water-resistant style. The 14-piece line features chaise longues, ottomans, three kinds of chairs, and the same number of table shapes. Their aluminum frames are wrapped in synthetic Hularo fiber, in lighter Natural or darker Etna; the cushions are covered in solution-dyed acrylic, in brown or Canvas. 340 Minorca Avenue, Suite 5, Coral Gables, FL 33134; 786-552-9002; kettal.es.

Rocky Mountain Hardware
River Rocks

River Rocks brings the pleasing smoothness of rounded stones to any bathroom. The silicon or white-bronze tiles are offered in finishes such as slatelike Dark and golden Light. Available in squares of 11/8, 2, 3, and 4 inches and a 2-by-6-inch rectangle. P.O. Box 4108, Hailey, ID 83333; 888-788-2013; rockymountainhardware.com.

Forms + Surfaces
Transit Seating bench

The modular Transit Seating bench brings no-nonsense versatility to the travel market. The perforated stainless-steel frame comes in nine versions and can be configured in a multitude of ways. It's also eco-friendly: It's 80 percent or greater recycled content, and all components are fully recyclable. Available in natural stainless steel or powdercoat. 6395 Cindy Lane, Carpenteria, CA 93013; 800-451-0410; forms-surfaces.com.

Ariette Murano

The Ariette single-hole faucet is chrome or gold, with matching polished-metal handles. Its new sister model, Ariette Murano, adorns the same aerodynamic body with playful colored handles in your choice of white, aquamarine, pink, or blue glass. 1 Piazza Spartaco Mamoli, 20084 Lacchiarella (MI), Italy; 39-0290-0461; mamoli.it.

Aquacentre 1260

The Aquacentre 1260 is an all-in-one food prep center that's just 54 inches long. Its doors customize to kitchen décor, the dishwasher has touch-pad controls, and the wash tub is stainless steel. A 4-inch stainless backsplash is available. Through Davis + Warshow, 150 East 58th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10155; 212-688-5990; daviswarshow.com.


Create your own coffee table with the Arcos line. Two or more of its iron arches—sold separately, in brushed steel or an array of enameled colors—form the base for a glass top that's made to order. 8444 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90069; 323-653-0023; espasso.com.

Very Terry

Very Terry feels, well, very much like terrycloth. This solution-dyed acrylic offers all the textural appeal of the cotton standby, but with a functional and tough non-snag construction. It's ideal for resort and spa applications but can also be used for upholstery, draperies, and shower curtains. Comes in a 54-inch width. 3225 East Carpenter Freeway, Irving, TX 75062; 888-322-4773; perennialsfabrics.com.

Patterson, Flynn & Martin
Amalgam collection

This division of F. Schumacher & Co. introduces the Amalgam collection of Tibetan area rugs. The 15 designs are woven by hand in the finest wool yarns and are accented with silk to create a soft and luxurious pile with subtle gradations of color. 979 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022; 800-833-0667; pfmcarpet.com.

Lyle and Umbach
Andiron #1

Add a contemporary sculptural accent to any fireplace with this series of six andirons from this Maine manufacturer. Each is available in a choice of bronze or white bronze in a polished or brushed finish. Andiron #1 is 5 inches wide and 17 inches high. P.O. Box 269, Islesboro, ME 04848; 207-734-8299; lyleandumbach.com.

Colombo Design
B1392-CR sconce

Direct yet diffused, the line-voltage 100 watt halogen bulb of this B1392-CR sconce sends illumination up and down through 2 pieces of sandblasted 1/8-inch-thick glass. The thickly chromed fixture also looks great mounted on corridor walls. Through Orion Hardware, 80 Marycroft Avenue, Unit 2, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L5Y5, Canada; 800-226-6627; colombodesign.it.


When closed, Babele looks like a playful tree. But fold down its lacquered-wood "leaves," and it becomes a multi-tier side table. Its tubular-steel stem is mounted on a marble base, while its tops, each a different shade of green, rotate 180 degrees. Via Fraschetti 27, 10070 Balangero (TO), Italy; 39-0123-346910; gufram.com.

Greystone Home

The simple weave and soothing palette of Arizona is reminiscent of that state's tranquil desert scenery. The perfect texture to soften even the straightest edge, this textile is easily applied to any hard surface as a wall-covering or upholstery. Woven in Italy from cellulose and cotton, it is 54 inches wide and is offered in four colors, Sage Green, Dijon, Linen, and brown. 152 West 57th Street, New York, NY 10019; 866-473-9826; greystonehomecollection.com.

3Form glass

These leaves of grass, as graceful as a Whitman poem, are suspended in glass: 4-by-8-foot panes of 3Form glass sandwich an eco-friendly cast-resin layer, which, in turn, can encapsulate seaweed, bear grass, cattails, or even larkspur. The edges of the sheet can be polished clean for frameless installations. 2300 South 2300 West, Suite B, Salt Lake City, UT 84119; 800-726-0126; 3-form.com.

Branch votive

The Branch votive, handcrafted in Italy, is inspired by the delicate beauty of coral, and it's so elegant that it hardly needs candlelight to shine. Each openwork forged-metal piece is cast in polished pewter and is 4 inches high and 3 inches in diameter. 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1414, Chicago, IL 60654; 800-592-2537; bakerfurniture.

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