A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
13 January 2012
You Can Take It With You
While KBCULTURE primarily pursues all things kitchen and bath, we're not immune from following our bliss into other realms that overlap this focus. With the perfect storm of the Consumer Electronics Show and Detroit's automobile
extravaganza both taking place this week, what better occasion to flashback to this tricked-out 1947 Caddy? Owner Louie Mattar customized it with complete bathroom and kitchen facilities [see the fender-mounted shower, backseat stove and combination washing machine/toilet above] and much more in preparation for his non-stop, cross-country drive made in 1952. Gearheads will be impressed by the plethora of under-the-hood shots at the redoubtable Hemmings blog.
is a seasoned yet passionate observer of the international kitchen and bath industries. 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.