reign of tara
Dornbracht's Tara Classic is a perennial favorite among architects—Jacobsen included. "A simple and elegant design, nothing superfluous," he says. It has ceramic disk cartridges and is constructed from solid brass. "Pure shapes and simple geometry blend with high-quality construction." Dornbracht Americas, 800.774.1181; www.dornbracht.com.
Jacobsen Architectire
Hugh Newell Jacobsen, FAIA 
Washington, D.C. 
www.hughjacobsen.com