- We live in a supercharged, electrified, and social-media-documented world. One response is to embrace the neon; another, to select a more restrained color theme.
The Italian designer, who worked alongside Sottsass and other avant-garde Alchimia and Memphis group members, has designed a series of nine graphic mosaic tiles that can be arranged at will.
This particular collection, from an Australian rug company with an eye for subtle color variations and rich materials, uses yarn unraveled from vintage kilims.
Based in Spain, Cosentino produces the granitelike Ocean series of Silestone quartzite surfaces, shown here in Pacific.
AnTeak, by Walker Zanger, is made of FSC-certified reclaimed wood. It comes in seven patterns, from herring-bone (above) to penny tile.
The three-part planter shows up its humble terra-cotta cousins by putting the growing process on display. The clear body is also a four-week water reservoir.
Available in 24- and 30-inch sizes, the microwave has ten power levels and its spacious drawer can accommodate nine-by-13-inch casseroles.
Made from injection-molded BluStone - a durable quartzite that's nonporous, anti-microbial, and stain- and scratch-resistant - the tub is available in a glossy or matte finish.