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Lifestyles of the rich and richer

I took a stroll through the annual Architectural Digest Design Show in NYC, looking for the latest in high-tech appliances and futuristic interior elements. Money is no object here.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Metalprogetti Casa had a booth displaying their Augusto Dynamic Closet Systems for people with more clothes than they can keep track of.

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You (or your servant) take pictures of each outfit and the closet will remember where each is hanging.  This closet tech starts at 15k for a single installation.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

This Augusto swiveling shoe rack is being turned by a handheld remote.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

If you prefer to manually rotate your rack(s) there are physical buttons as well as the app-connected controls.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

If you need a glass elevator in your mansion, Day Elevator & Lift Inc. has got you covered.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Flowerbox Wall Gardens may look like they'd be difficult to maintain, but they are made from "preserved" plants.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Jennair's Obsidian fridge line features all black glossy interiors.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

You can also have Jennair cover your fridge exterior with one of these posh materials.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Miele's T1 and W1 are a European size washer dryer system that are great with small loads of specialty fabrics like silk and wool.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

From Sub-Zero and Wolf, Cove is the newest in silent dishwashing.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Quincy Ellis of Fracture Studio created this line of super-smooth and colorful furnishings out of resin and wood.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Caliber enlisted chef David Rockwell to design this outdoor grill with a receding hood to allow for the cook to more easily socially engage with guests.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Reflectel creates custom TV presentations like these that look like a mirror when the unit is off.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

A for Ara's booth was a demonstration of this hi-fi stereo system, complete with an LP player and 2 pairs of it's small and large speakers.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

AHT Global Lifestyle Technology's booth featured this disappearing outdoor speaker, which recedes into the waterproof column below when not in use.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Commonly used on yachts, these C Seed speakers are also sometimes used in a home's outdoor area.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Gaggenau's newest addition to the 400 series is a combi-steam oven complete with this vacuum-sealing drawer.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Fridges like this new model from Gaggenau are now often made with push-to-open handle-free doors. Inside you can see the drawers are optimized for storing produce and meat without any packaging.

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Caliber's booth featured this bespoke oven and range system, which would run you around $50,000 if you include the hood above it.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

This custom marble enclosed fireplace by Joshua David Interiors caught my eye. They used a Chesneys insert that utilizes steam for that extra cozy fire.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

This concrete sink design from The Vettis Bath Collection is just cool enough that you might not mind cleaning your toothpaste off the cascading ridges.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Erode hand soaps are tactile and uniquely shaped so they look good in your expensive bathroom.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Grando's pool covers can retract into the bottom of your pool.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

One of the craftsman from Bevolo Lights was demonstrating the process of creating these charming old-fashioned gas and electric lanterns.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

If you were wondering if live-edge furniture is still gaining popularity, it is. This table by David Stine was the largest slab I've seen.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

Eduardo Terranova creates these futuristic looking sculptural pieces that shine on the wall or from within a coffee tables.

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All the best things we saw at the 2018 AD Design Show

For the inner child who has everything... piece by Kristof Galas.

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Christopher Prinz was showing his futuristic metal furniture and wall art.

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Bertazonni's "Affordable Induction" range and oven is designed to sit flush with your 36" counters.  Based in Italy, for a fee they can have it painted in the same shade as your Lamborghini.

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If you're considering adding outdoor kitchen appliances to your patio or pergola, check out Lynx's full line of solutions.

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Flexi-Pave offers a pervious driveway or patio surface that looks like fine gravel but holds together like pavement and still lets rain drain through.

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SMEG's Portofino line can be done in red, yellow, orange, white, olive green, black, or stainless steel.

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SMEG was also showing off the latest small appliances from the Dolce & Gabana special editions.

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Franke's newest sinks will be customizable with 'tattoos' added into enamelled surfaces. Other Franke sinks feature hidden drains and shelves for racks.

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