Recently, we blogged a good question from a reader hoping to divide her space using hanging window frames. Watching highlights from the Kitchen and Bath Industry Show 2008 on HGTV this weekend, we noticed a product that's designed for just this purpose. Yes, it can be used to separate an open plan kitchen from the rest of the house; it's also elegant enough to be used in other settings. (We apologize for the poor quality of the photos; they were taken off our TV set).
Armstrong Definitions are a modern update on the jerry-rigged "window as a divider" solution. The eco-friendly 2 x 6 resin panels, which sandwich materials as varied as shells, leaves, bamboo, and grass, are suspended from the ceiling by stainless steel cables, with optional floor cabling, panel linking and vaulted ceiling systems available. Impact-resistant, they answer many of the concerns readers had about the safety of using glass in earthquake-prone California. Check here for a video on how to install the panels and more information.