We here at the Q don’t dig curtains all that much, not just because we don’t go in for the froo froo stuff (which we don’t) but also because typical curtain rods are uninspiring. So just imagine our surprise when this curtain rod press kit came over the transom promising “elegant simplicity.” The company is called JAB Anstoetz, one of the world’s largest “fabric editors.” (Don’t ask!) Its three decorative hardware lines includes Metropolitan, Wood, and Volume II. Pieces are made with such materials as leather, wood, and brushed and polished stainless steel. We’re not sure they will change our minds about curtains, but they have certainly soften our position. www.jab.de/en.