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Solitude Shower Set

This piece is a multi function sink/shower/storage unit in one.

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Durat Sustainable Tubs and Sinks

Durat makes solid surface sinks, tubs and shower trays from 50% recycled content which is 100% recyclable.

Comes in 64 colors.

Custom Wallpaper

Astek Wallcoverings is a company that has been serving the television and film industry since 1985. They will work with you to create a custom design from sketches or photos. In addition, they have several finishes and murals to choose from.

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Tech House Numbers

If you’ve been eying numbers in hopes of updating your house facade, now is your chance to get them for almost half off.

“Tech numbers evoke the lettering Hollywood designers have used on spaceships, or numbers on the backs of big trucks. This type is simply shaped, without diagonals or intricate serifs.”

All mounting hardware is included.
$45.00 $19.98

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Price: $19.98
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Fontaine Faucets European Faucet/Drain

Not a bad price for a faucet and matching drain. Also comes with an optional decking plate for 3-hole installations.

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Price: $109.99
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Float Towel Holders

These towel holders suspend from your ceiling to add a towel bar anywhere you need one. Perfect for keeping your walls clutter free.

height: wires extend up to 70″

$98.00 for the towel holder measuring 14.5″ x 15.75″
$140 for the towel holder measuring 26.5″ x 14.5″

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Privacy Glass

I was in the amazing Herzog & De Meuron designed Prada store in Tokyo last year, design-gawking. The dressing room was just off to the side with the only walls made of transparent glass. I went in, and unable to easily ask for assistance, fumbled around for a bit until I saw a button on the floor, which I stepped on, causing the glass to appear to immediately fog-up. I now know, of course, that it was not fog but instead polymer liquid-crystal optics. In the natural state, liquid crystal droplets are aligned randomly in the polymer and the reflective index of liquid crystal does not match that of polymer (np ? ne), so the incident lights are scattered, resulting in a translucent state. When an electrical field is applied, the liquid crystal droplets reorient so their extraordinary relective index matches that of polymer (np = ne), resulting in a transparent state.

What are the implications for those of us who didn’t really like science class? Well, in residential applications it means that you can have rooms that transform from public to private spaces with the flick of a switch.

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Architectural Address Numbers/Letters

I rather like the Neutra Architectural Numbers available from DWR. But at $68.00 a pop, it could get pretty expensive. And they only do numbers. I found a company that does numbers and letters (that look remarkably like Neutra’s) for 60% less. The numbers can be installed flush or with spacers. They also do custom fonts. Lifetime warranty.

style shown: Deep Ribbon (left)
Neutra House Numbers (right)

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Price: $26.00
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Erika Kitchen System

You might have seen this in the recent Dwell magazine, but if you haven’t, take a look. You can put the different pieces together any which way you want.

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Recycled Glass Terrazzo

Terrazzo was originally invented by the Romans by mixing small pieces of marble in a cement mixture of lime, clay and water. Today, EnviroGLAS uses 100% post-consumer recycled glass instead of going to the quarry.

Can be used for flooring and countertops.
Available in an assortment of colored glass and epoxy.

Heavenly Scales by Richard Lee

The creative director of Naked and Angry contacted us about their line of short-run designer wallpapers which you can vote on to determine whether they will be produced. The designs are distinctive and powerful and would work well to highlight one wall or section of your house.

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Price: $60
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Bam Bam Door Knocker

Looking for that certain je ne se qua for your front door? Try this nickel plated, cast zinc door knocker.

Mounting hardware is included.
Free shipping

Size: 7.5″ H x 4″ W x 2″ D

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Price: $34.00
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CHIMO Fireplace

This just went to the top of my personal wishlist:

“Blomus’ indoor fireplace is a breakthrough in indoor ambience that mounts on any wall with no need for a chimney, gas line or professional installation. The fireplace installs in minutes by mounting to any wall in your home. Now, you can easily create a comforting atmosphere for your living room, bedroom, bathroom or dining room. Simply mount to the wall, fill the reservoir, light it up and enjoy.

The secret is that the flame is generated from Ethanol which is a safe, clean burning fuel that is completely organic and made from renewable resources like corn, potatoes, wheat and other vegetables. Furthermore, Ethanol is green since it is not a fossil-fuel and burning it does not increase the greenhouse effect like other fuels.

Dimensions: 27.55″ W x 27.55″ H x 6.29″ D.

Correction: One of our chemistry-minded readers told us that the retailer’s statement that ethanol is a “green” resource is not correct. While it is a renewable resource, it does increase the greenhouse effect, because any combustion reaction involving a hydrocarbon creates carbon dioxide. So while ethanol does burn cleaner than traditional fuels, it is not 100% green.

Thanks Matt!

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Price: $1,565.00
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Soft Washbowl by Hella Jongerius

I seriously doubt you’d run across this in your local hardware store, and I suppose that’s one of the reasons it’s so intriguing.

“This design classic was designed by Hella Jongerius for droog design.
The oval shape was generated by gently pushing the round basic shape inwards and the shape was “frozen” by manipulating the thickness of the skin.”

16″ x 12″ x 8″
Materials: Soft Polyurethane

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Price: $533.00
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Bespoke Wallpaper by Duffy London

These wallpapers entice the eye and delight the senses. The 70s guns image (orange) takes the cake as far as I’m concerned. You can choose from many images on their website or you can supply your own.

Digitally printed, high-quality, fibre wallpaper.
Standard designs include chandelier print, green semi-circles and blossom image.
55cm wide
approx. $100.00 per printed meter

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Price: $100.00
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