In the final installment of our week of dog day posts, I'm getting literal, with a winsome pup at the center of this 1925 ad, which ostensibly promotes a new line of 'yard stick high' kitchen sinks. The picture's saturated colors, clear light, and idyllic imagery certainly belie the tumultuous reputation of this late-summer stretch. Time seems to stand still in the illustration; I wish it could be so in reality, as these lazy days begin their fade into autumn.
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.