Leslie Clagett

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Product> Outdoor Lighting with an Architectural Bent

Balancing safety, aesthetics, and performance, these innovative exterior luminaires also address issues of light pollution and trespass. Gecko Erco Offering powerful digital light with excellent glare control in a compact, minimalist design, the system features exceptional levels of luminous flux from a virtually invisible, fully shielded light source.…
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Product> Six Brilliant Designs for Exterior Lights

Whether it’s adding architectural definition to buildings or landscapes, providing ambient illumination, or as a way-finding tool, these luminaires bring an after-dark shine to design. Bollard 7786LED Bega These robust bollards provide glare-free widespread symmetrical illumination while acting as a piece of urban furniture. The construction is robust enough…
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Product> Brilliant Concepts: Six Light Fixtures that Do More than Illuminate

Merging practicality—ingenuity, even—with aesthetics can yield impressive results. These light fixtures and accessories go beyond the basic function of illuminating a space in some very surprising ways. Pétale Luceplan This innovative, sound-absorbing suspension lamp combines technology and elegance, ultimately enhancing the true nature of the product: silence. Designed by…
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Product> Star Lights: Six Shining Luminaires

While a well-designed light fixture never overshadows its function, there's always a case to be made for pieces that break new ground. Anything but conventional, these dramatic luminaires form a compelling physical counterpoint to the ethereal quality of light they emit. String Lights Flos Suspended overhead, the cord adjusts…
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Product> Facing the Wall: 6 Wild Wallcoverings

Wallcoverings have come a long way since the days of fuzzy, flocked papers in garish colors. Today, the erstwhile decorative product offers added value in the form of LEED credits, antimicrobial coatings, and even light-transmitting properties. Read on to see what's on our radar. Featherlight Flavor Paper Designed by…
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Product> SpecSheet: Six Super Surfacing Treatments

Long the workhorses of finishes, composites have come a long way. Mineral- or wood-based, polymers, ceramics—new chemistries and production methods have expanded the both the performance range and the aesthetic qualities of these surface materials. Here are six new products that are as durable as they are attractive. Neolith
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Product> Surfaces Effective: 14 Innovative Materials

Visual grace notes to architectural compositions, surface and finish materials can bring tactility, color, and pattern into a space. From floor to ceiling, from wood and tile to composites and carpeting, here's our pick of the current palette. Plank Floors Dinesen Founded in 1898, this family-run company sources Douglas…
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Product> Tile: Six Top Picks for Architectural Applications

Ceramic or porcelain, mosaic or large-format, rectified or squared, tile is a clay canvas for not only original expressions, but also for convincing imitations of natural materials. Here’s a sampling of new products. Fossil Design Tale Studio / DTS Fossil is a hand-drawn illustration, inspired by prehistoric imprints of…
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Product> Floorcovering: Six Carpets with an Architectural Edge

Enhancing acoustics, elevating comfort, and offering an attractive shot of color underfoot—carpeting can impact an interior in both subtle and obvious ways. Kick off your shoes and see what we’ve discovered. Tatami Nanimarquina The new Tatami collection by Ariadna Miquel and Nani Marquina are the first color pieces to…
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Product> Six Top-Performing Bath & Kitchen Products

The most successful kitchens and baths turn not only on appearance, but on functionality, as well. From well-engineered drawer glides and door lifts to water-saving showers and faucets, it pays to spec products with performance in mind. SE 3003 R SieMatic The front panels of this new kitchen line…