Source: residential architect Magazine
Publication date: November 1, 2004
By Nigel F. Maynard
It's no longer necessary to use a custom door to bring light into a dark space. Tacoma, Wash.–based Signamark's Privacy Door offers a center panel of opaque glass that permits light but blocks views. The door has an engineered wood core covered with select clear veneer in stained pine or stained red oak. It also comes in a primed version and in 24-, 30-, 32-, and 36-inch widths. Signamark, 800.803.8182; www.signamark.com.
Although Vision is a hole-in-the-wall-style gas fireplace, it offers minimalist design on a grand scale. Designed in England but distributed in this country by Melrose, Mass.–based European Home, the B-vent unit has a Modern sensibility. Instead of louvers or logs, it uses ceramic stones as its flame medium. Measuring 28 inches wide, 18 inches high, and 16 inches deep, it comes with a remote control and optional stainless steel or cast stone surrounds. European Home, 781.662.1110; www.europeanhome.com.
Most bath accessories offer little to the Modernist who seeks clean lines. That's why Fort Mill, S.C.–based Ginger introduced Surface shower shelves. Avoiding the round forms of traditional bath accessories, Ginger focused on items with straightforward lines and squared corners. The pieces are made from ¼-inch-thick solid brass plate and have concealed mounting hardware.
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