Wall Flower - Made from an engineered resin that encapsulates a variety of fabrics, the David 5 wall sconce comes in a variety of rich and attractive shades for a range of looks. The fixture measures 9 /2 inches wide by 9 ¼ inches long. Shown here in Meditation, it comes in four additional colors. Cost: $173.60. Resolute. 206-343-9323. www.resoluteonline.com.
Star Turn - The oscar luxury kitchen faucet is marked by a smooth silhouette and clean lines. The single-hole unit features a pull-down spray and a single lever and is made of solid brass and ceramic disc valves. It is available in chrome or in a combination of chrome and black. Cost: $795 to $894, depending on finish. Graff. 800-954-4723. www.graff-faucets.com.
Eco Conscious - Made from stone and glass chips with a cement binder, Eco-Terr terrazzo tiles contain 80 percent post-industrial recycled materials. The resulting tiles are strong, thin, and ideal for residential applications, the manufacturer says. Available in 41 colors, the tiles measure 16 inches by 16 inches or 24 inches by 24 inches. Cost: $9 to $12 per square foot. Coverings Etc. 305-757-6000. www.coveringsetc.com.
Fire Starter - Off-the-shelf modern fireplaces are hard to find, but they exist. Fire Ribbon is one such product. Measuring 36 inches wide, 16 inches high, and 17 inches deep, the direct-vent product has a simple glass window and a rectangular surround that can be made from a variety of materials, such as stainless steel or glass. It is 80 percent efficient, the company says. Cost: $4,000. Spark Modern Fires. 866-938-3846. www.sparkfires.com.
Color Fast - Ultralites is a collection of kiln-formed, color-integrated architectural glass panels. The maker fuses lead-free pigments directly into the glass, producing sheets with permanent colors. The sheets, suitable for countertops, walls, and other applications, are available in sizes of 80 inches by 126 inches and in thicknesses up to ¾ inch. Standard and custom colors are available. Cost: $97 to $250 per square foot, depending on thickness, texture, and style. Ultra-Glas. 800-777-2332. www.ultraglas.com.
Grip It - The vise-grip groovelock pliers line has been extended to include 16- and 20-inch sizes to meet the needs of plumbers and electricians. The maker says the tools have double the available groove positions of other comparable pliers and adjust 50 percent more quickly than traditional-groove joint pliers. They adjust to grip flat, round, hex, and square surfaces. Cost: $17.99 to $64.99 per pair. Irwin. 800-464-7946.www.irwin.com.