grand openings Weiland's lift-slide pocket doors allow seamless connections inside and out. "Operation is smooth even with oversized doors," Safdie says, and they "provide a solid weather seal when in the closed and lowered position without a bulky threshold." The firm used the doors on this Malibu, Calif., beach house. Weiland Sliding Doors & Windows, 760.722.8828; www.weilandslidingdoors.com.
hidden treasure In keeping with its sleek aesthetic, Safdie Rabines chooses Soss' disappearing hinges. "Invisible hinges are very strong and allow the creation of clean, smooth, flush surfaces for doors and cabinetry," Safdie says. The hinge's full mortise installation can support a 500-pound door. Universal Industrial Products, 800.922.6957; www.soss.com.
numbers gain Good design is priceless, so Safdie Rabines specs Hafele pulls for high and low budget projects. One of its favorites is the 104.93.606 cabinet pull. It's "a low-cost but elegant and comfortable product that meets ADA requirements," Safdie explains. Hafele America Co., 800.423.3531; www.hafele.com.