Intelligent Design: 6 Home Essentials

Homeowners no longer have to choose between beauty and brains—today's housewares enjoy both.

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Loud and Proud: THIEL TM3 Speaker

The new TM3 bookshelf speaker by THIEL Audio packs a punch with low distortion in a compact multi-plywood design. $3,500 for a pair; thielaudio.com.