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valli girlHardware from Valli&Valli gets Snow's vote for its good design and its quality. "It makes some sense to invest in well-made, precise pieces that are nice to touch, and are solidly attached," she says. "These are that and also look great." This Serie Bernina handle is made from solid brass and comes in three finishes. Valli&Valli, 212.326.8811; www.vallivalli-us.com.

Julie Snow Architects

Julie Snow Architects

  • my mosaRoyal Mosa ceramic tiles, says Snow, are "so precisely made the joint can be reduced to a minimum." Seen here in Snow's own cabin, the tiles come in a wide variety of ceramic surfaces that range from modern inspired and textured styles to LED and artistic lines. Royal Mosa, 31 (0)43 368 94 44; www.mosa.nl.

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    my mosaRoyal Mosa ceramic tiles, says Snow, are "so precisely made the joint can be reduced to a minimum." Seen here in Snow's own cabin, the tiles come in a wide variety of ceramic surfaces that range from modern inspired and textured styles to LED and artistic lines. Royal Mosa, 31 (0)43 368 94 44; www.mosa.nl.

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    Royal Mosa ceramic tiles, says Snow, are "so precisely made the joint can be reduced to a minimum." Seen here in Snow's own cabin, the tiles come in a wide variety of ceramic surfaces that range from modern inspired and textured styles to LED and artistic lines. Royal Mosa, 31 (0)43 368 94 44; www.mosa.nl.

  • valli girlHardware from Valli&Valli gets Snow's vote for its good design and its quality. "It makes some sense to invest in well-made, precise pieces that are nice to touch, and are solidly attached," she says. "These are that and also look great." This Serie Bernina handle is made from solid brass and comes in three finishes. Valli&Valli, 212.326.8811; www.vallivalli-us.com.

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    valli girlHardware from Valli&Valli gets Snow's vote for its good design and its quality. "It makes some sense to invest in well-made, precise pieces that are nice to touch, and are solidly attached," she says. "These are that and also look great." This Serie Bernina handle is made from solid brass and comes in three finishes. Valli&Valli, 212.326.8811; www.vallivalli-us.com.

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    valli girl
    Hardware from Valli&Valli gets Snow's vote for its good design and its quality. "It makes some sense to invest in well-made, precise pieces that are nice to touch, and are solidly attached," she says. "These are that and also look great." This Serie Bernina handle is made from solid brass and comes in three finishes. Valli&Valli, 212.326.8811; www.vallivalli-us.com.

  • try this at homeSnow is impressed by the endurance of this paper-based surfacing that has its roots in outdoor skating ramps. "Minimal maintenance is required to keep it looking great," she says. "We used it on our weekend house and enjoy how it looks." Also called Skatelite by architects, it comes in 12 colors. Richlite Co., 888.383.5533; www.richlite.com.

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    try this at homeSnow is impressed by the endurance of this paper-based surfacing that has its roots in outdoor skating ramps. "Minimal maintenance is required to keep it looking great," she says. "We used it on our weekend house and enjoy how it looks." Also called Skatelite by architects, it comes in 12 colors. Richlite Co., 888.383.5533; www.richlite.com.

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    try this at home
    Snow is impressed by the endurance of this paper-based surfacing that has its roots in outdoor skating ramps. "Minimal maintenance is required to keep it looking great," she says. "We used it on our weekend house and enjoy how it looks." Also called Skatelite by architects, it comes in 12 colors. Richlite Co., 888.383.5533; www.richlite.com.

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"enduring architectural products must be both beautiful and durable."

 View Julie Snow's "Architects' Choice" picks in the slideshow at left.

other favorites

Arcadia Architectural Products: sliding door, www.arcadiaproducts.com.
DuPont: glacier white corian, www.dupont.com.
RSA Lighting: rimless lighting, www.rsalighting.com.


timeless design objects

BMW 2001 5 series: “Precisely made, beautiful on the road, and a joy to drive.”
Stapleless stapler: “Tiny, white, and creates—in one movement—a tiny tab inserted in a slot. No refills, no waste.”
DuPont fountain pen: “The right diameter, thinner than most pens, and the right weight; great for writing and drawing.”

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