Reading the latest issue of Appliance Design magazine the other day [yes, my life is like that], I learned a new word: 'haptics'. It refers to the tactile sensation of pushing a button, twisting a knob, flipping a switch, and so forth. While poking at a touchscreen is at best a haptic-neutral experience, I'm nonetheless impressed impressed with the design of this digital-controlled faucet, which delivers filtered and/or carbonated water, chilled or boiling. quatreau.co.uk
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.