Ryan Paddock, CEO of A Mindful Home (amindfulhome.com), gives us a rundown of his favorites in home technology. These aren’t run-of-the-mill alarm systems and dimming lights— instead, they aid in luxury lifestyles, optimizing wellness and creating a mindful home.

Ryan Paddock
Josh Nano microphones in Carrara white and onyx black, josh.ai. PADDOCK PHOTO BY DANETTE ANDERSON
Josh Nano microphones in Carrara white and onyx black, josh.ai

Josh Nano

“Josh Nano is the world’s first architectural microphone—a beautiful device that seamlessly blends into any design aesthetic. Equipped with a four-microphone array featuring advanced far-field listening, a privacy switch that physically disconnects the microphones when toggled and a capacitive touch sensor for contextual touch control, the Nano packs quite a punch in its small frame (just a bit larger than a quarter). When paired with the Josh Core, clean, intuitive and user-privacy-driven voice control and automation have never been more accessible.”


Ketra LS0 Lightbar Slim, ketra.com PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Ketra LS0 Lightbar Slim, ketra.com

Ketra LS0 Lightbar Slim

“Utilizing the most sophisticated lighting technology, Ketra creates light that shifts with the sun throughout the day, dissolving the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, and provides flexible lighting solutions to fit any mood or moment and evolve with your space. The Lightbar Slim is the newest addition to the Ketra family—a sleek, modular, linear lighting system providing yet another tool to create inspiring light for extraordinary spaces.”

Lutron Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System, luxury. lutron.com PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Lutron Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System, luxury, lutron.com

Lutron Palladiom Wire-Free Shading System

“With Palladiom shades, Lutron didn’t want to hide their technology—they wanted to feature it. The result is a superbly crafted instrument—one as beautiful inside as it is outside. The lines of Palladiom are level, graceful. Beginning with the slender, carefully balanced bottom rail, Palladiom ensures a balanced aesthetic—from roller to window sill. Palladiom also features Lutron patented Intelligent Hembar Alignment, designed to synchronize all automated shades in a single room—or in an entire home. The movement is effortless; balance is maintained.”

Sonance Invisible Series, sonance.com PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Sonance Invisible Series, sonance.com

Sonance Invisible Series Speakers

“Sonance Invisible Series is the ultimate expression in architectural audio. Installed into the wall or ceiling and then finished over with the surrounding surface, Invisible Series speakers deliver ambient music that emanates throughout the space with no visual footprint. Sonance Invisible Series features the widest range of speakers to deliver zero visual impact in any size space. They can be found in luxury residences, art galleries, museums, restaurants and premier retail boutiques. They are also used exclusively worldwide by Louis Vuitton, Prada, Gucci, Miu Miu, Fendi and Dior.”

Savant Power Flexible Load Management, savant.com PHOTO COURTESY OF BRANDS
Savant Power Flexible Load Management, savant.com

Savant Power Flexible Load Management

“Looking to maximize the use of your solar array, keep your home or business powered through a grid failure, or just looking to save money on your energy bills? Savant Power’s Flexible Load Management provides circuit-level energy monitoring and control over every load in your home or business, giving you the ability to take back control over your energy. It also ties in seamlessly to an existing Savant whole-home automation system.”