A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
04 May 2012
Vanitory, Thy Name is Formica
I think that back in 1952, folks might have been handier around the house than they are today. Home-improvement projects of the DIY nature generally called for a higher level of carpentry skills [not to mention a well-equipped workshop] than the cut-and-caulk 'upgrades' popularized on certain current television shows. Dad would need to be a rather proficient cabinet maker to build this 'vanitory', replete with suggested hamper feature. Oh, and Dad—don't forget the knee space.
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.