It's Show Time—Again

Next week, I troop off to KBIS, the kitchen and bath industry show for the North American market. While the recession has definitely left its mark on the size of the event, I doubt any of the exhibitors will resort to displaying their wares directly out of a trunk, as this enterprising rep for General Electric is doing as she explains the allures of the famous Monitor Top fridge. GE started making these homely models in 1927, with a price tag of $300; less than five years later, more than a million had been sold.