A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
24 February 2012
Peanuts or Pretzels?
With the Academy Awards hoopla happening this weekend, I submit this scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey for the customary Flashback Friday post. We're aboard the Moon shuttle Aries, grabbing a snack from the galley. Despite its cool, retro-futuristic look [consultants from NASA advised on much of the set design], the zero-gravity-friendly menu was limited to pouches of liquified foodstuffs. According to the script, the Aries was operated by Pan Am Airways—which, in reality, had lunar aspirations of its own—and was renowned for in-flight cuisine that featured recipes from Maxim's de Paris.
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.