Designer Philippe Starck is known for his rather idiosyncratic and radically modern faucets and fixtures. His latest, Axor Starck X collection, for Alpharetta, Ga.–based Hansgrohe is no exception. Outfitted with a joystick cartridge, the chrome faucet comprises a stem with an attached flat plane and a hidden spray insert, which can be adjusted to control the direction of the falling water. The single-hole product is offered in four heights: 4, 8, 12, and 22 inches. Hansgrohe, 800.719.1000;