This 1914 German 'ice closet' must have done quite a fine job of keeping food fresh, if the hungry cat absconding with the string of sausages is any indication. While I find the squat, furniture-like design of the fridge quite appealing, it's artist Rudolf Dürrwang's furtive feline—in its dotted, striped and green-eyed graphic glory—that really catches my attention.
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.