Why, I do believe I have already made the acquaintance of the Invisible Refrigerator; just earlier this week, as a matter of fact. Perhaps not this fashionably flower-powered, built-in model from 1967, but its 2011 conceptual counterpart: Once again owing to Hurricane Irene, we've made do without refrigeration for almost a week. During this time, I have developed a new respect—a yearning, even—for the wooden cabinet that was cooled by blocks of ice.
Leslie Clagett is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen
and bath industries, and the founder of KBCULTURE.com. An editor at publications ranging from Arts +
Architecture to Kitchens & Baths, she is also the author of The New
City Home [The Taunton Press], among other books. Leslie has a
tremendous respect for quality design and the people who labor in its
pursuit; her discerning eye has been known to get a little misty in the
presence of true beauty.