When it comes to babyproofing, safety is the priority. But we've never understood why aesthetics and good design can't play supporting roles. Take a look at the baby gates in your house - we try not to look at ours as much as possible. But check out this thing of beauty.
The Numi extending wood gate is all brushed metal and natural hardwood. It features double-action locking for extra safety and easy installation and quick release. So what's the catch? It's not the price. We found it at Tesco for £60.00 (about $117), which is comparable to most of the quality baby gates you'll find at retail. The British Pound reference gave it away. We haven't found a US retailer that carries Numi yet, so if you really want it, you'll have to find a UK-retailer to ship it to you.