Ann Sacks’ Han Bai Yu and Qing Shi marble tile collections—designed by Robert Kuo, a Chinese-born artist whose work often depicts nature themes—provide a textural option for a kitchen wall or backsplash. Hand-carved using a chisel and hammer, the stone is available in several designs including Hua (far left) and Kuai (near left). ($217-$349; Annsacks.com)
Despite its clean, linear angles, Hansgrohe’s Talis S Series faucet is very flexible: It can rotate a full 360 degrees and can be extended to reach 23.5 inches (deck-mounted models) or 26.5 inches (wall-mounted models). ($632; hansgrohe-usa.com)
American Range’s 36-inch Hybrid Range, available in ten colors, combines several cooking technologies in one unit. Above its convection oven are three induction burners in the front and three elevated gas burners in the rear, which allows for easy access and multiple cooking options. ($6,999; Americanrange.com)
Kohler sink
The 8 Degree double-basin sink from Kohler comes with a drying rack that sits on a beveled edge, keeping fragile glassware a safe distance from your food-prep surface. The base of the sink also tapers outward, which helps to reduce splashing and provides more room for long items such as cookie sheets without having to sacrifice counter space. ($1200; kohler.com)
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