Architectural Products Products Briefs: Residential By Sheila Kim Glide Woodedgelighting.comEdge Lighting's Glide is a center-feed suspension lamp with a wood, glass, or leather trough-like form. The wood version and its matching rectangular canopy come in maple (shown), walnut, cherry, white oak, or white oak with an “espresso” finish. Available in lengths from 36” to 72”, Glide uses warm-white (3,000K or 2,700K) LEDs behind its flat 1”-wide lens for direct illumination with a 100º beam spread, and optional Lutron low-voltage dimmer.Attika Sinkblancoamerica.comThe antithesis of the discreet undermount sink, Blanco's Attika makes a bold design statement with its elevated, geometric rim, while also helping to reduce excess splashing onto adjacent work surfaces. Constructed of 18-gauge stainless steel, the deep rectangular basin has softly rounded corners and comes in two sizes: 20½” x 18½” x 8¼” and 26¾” x 17¾” x 10”. U-Color Tilesstonesource.comAs many tile companies have been doing in recent years, new Italian brand 41zero42 draws on wood flooring for its porcelain series U-Color, but saturates the faux-bois pieces with vibrant color using a cold glazing process. The tiles, each measuring 3” x 12”, can be laid out in a range of configurations to create patterns such as herringbone; vertical, horizontal, or barber stripe; and brick. The line offers 60 standard colors, but customizable hues number in the thousands. Available in the U.S. through Stone Source.Multi-Slide Doorslacantinadoors.comJust launched at the International Builders' Show in February, this new multi-slide door system by LaCantina Doors enables designers to create extended openings, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor space. Whether closed or open, the doors blend in with their surroundings thanks to narrow stile and rail profiles, optional wood-finish fascias that complement interiors, and low-profile, self-draining sills.Axxis Plus Compact Washerbosch-home.comBosch's Axxis Plus is an efficient washing machine in more ways than one: its compact body occupies a 24” x 25” footprint, yet fits up to 17.6 pounds of clothes; it features a quick 15-minute cycle for small-load washes; and it claims to exceed Energy Star requirements by up to 20%. Installable stacked or side by side with its accompanying dryer, the unit also employs anti-vibration technology that reduces spin-cycle shaking up to 30%.Kitchens by Goldreifpoggenpohl.comGerman kitchen brand Goldreif has been around since 1929, but it is only now arriving in the U.S., courtesy of another kitchen maker. Poggenpohl has launched Goldreif's three cabinet collections, which encompass a total of 113 door styles in wood, veneer, laminate, and acrylic, among other finishes. The Profile line features a clean aesthetic with complementing linear pulls; the minimalist Pure range utilizes milled recesses to keep fronts uncluttered; and the Classic series implements traditional touches such as bezel detailing.EW24ID80Q S Dishwasherelectroluxappliances.comGenerating noise levels as low as 45 dBA, this Electrolux dishwasher is an exceptionally quiet machine, yet still a workhorse. It combines SatelliteSpray—a rotating wash arm that provides 400% more coverage than a traditional arm—with variable water pressure and versatile racks to ensure thorough and efficient cleaning. With its controls concealed inside the door, the washer features an LED projection onto the floor that indicates the remaining time.Starck 1 Washbasinduravit.usLongtime Duravit collaborator Philippe Starck continues to create new bath collections as well as additions to his previous lines for the brand, such as a ceramic basin for the Starck 1 series. The gently contoured bowl sweeps up in one corner to form a hand-sanded volcano-like faucet surround, ideal for the designer's single-hole tap. The unit measures 181/8”-square.Mezzo Fireplaceheatnglo.comOn trend with the smart-home technology craze, Heat & Glo's Mezzo gas fireplace integrates WiFi connectivity, allowing homeowners to power the unit on or off, adjust levels, activate child safety locks, and monitor the fireplace remotely using an app on a smartphone or tablet. Available in three widths—36”, 48”, and 60—Mezzo can be specified as a single-sided or see-through unit, with frame fronts in a range of color and finish options.French-Door Double Ovenvikingrange.comNewly launched at KBIS, Viking Range's French-Door Double Oven takes cues from commercial kitchen counterparts by introducing convenient side-swing doors that can be operated by one hand. The result is a more accessible appliance that is easier to use, clean, and configure due to the shallower doors. The 30”-wide, 4.7-cubic-foot oven features the company's patented Vari-Speed Dual Flow convection system for efficient and even cooking, an infrared broiler, and three adjustable racks. Meanwhile, the oven front can be specified in 12 finishes, including stainless steel, to complement any kitchen style. April 16, 2014 The latest appliances, fixtures, and finishes cater to modern—as well as high-tech—homes. 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