This showroom website has a high focus on images, so I custom coded the article manager module by adding product thumbnails to it. In addition to this, I added a previous / next link set for the article pages so easy navigation is possible in an article set.
I modified the column layout product listing contribution by adding a spacing separator row beween products rows and adjusting the bug that didn't recalculate cell width for more than 3 columns/row. All features are editable form the admin -> images section. I then took this concept and applied it to the new products page, so that page can be individually set also in columns or in the default layout, again with the possbility of quick changes via admin for column count and spacing row height.