If silence is golden, then David Hamlin just hit the jackpot. The New Mexico-based designer put two and two together in this line of wall tiles, which unites materials well known for their acoustical properties. Dense layers of wool felt backed with a cork composite form 6-by-24-inch modules. The fuzzy face is fabricated in two thicknesses to achieve a random and tactile relief that captures both light and shadow. Crafted to order by hand in 26 colors-not to mention custom shades-the tiles are applied via traditional vinyl-wall-covering adhesive. 206-931-7712; more
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