There’s a reason why many of our modern facades sport Spore doorbells (206.624.9573; sporedoorbells.com). The Seattle-based company makes the high-octane race car of doorbells (it makes a chime, too). One of its first, and most futuristic, designs was the square button ($89), featuring luminous white, amber, green and blue pushers. But we’re particularly attracted to the newer True bell ($56). Designed in 2009 by Spore owner Ted Pierson, it comes in black, anodized aluminum or bronze faceplates and is rimmed with an exquisitely thin halo of LED light in your choice of amber, blue or white. (The most chic combo has to be the bronze faceplate and amber halo; shown above.) There is a non-illuminated option, too. But what fun is that? If this still doesn’t hit your design button, inquire about a custom creation. There’s a minimum-run requirement, but options do include decorative etching.