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Minimalist Receptacles. If you can’t stand the sight of cover plates, consider Bocci’s 22 Series Wall Accessories. You fasten the mounting plate to a standard junction box and then cover it with joint compound, leaving an open circle (or two open circles) in the center. After the mud is dry, you snap a modular duplex receptacle — electrical, telephone, data, or CATV — into the opening. All components are UL-approved and come in white only. Switches should be available by the end of 2011. Duplex cover plates and 15A receptacles come in boxes of 10 for $750. Bocci, 604/639-5184, bocci.ca