A selective review of the products, places and perspectives central to kitchen and bath design
28 September 2012
Pin It, 1951-Style
There seems to be a bit of Red Scare bombast to this 1951 propaganda—oops, I mean ad—that highlights the progressive features of Hamilton's dryer. Both the graphic design and the verbiage echo the stringent path to social utopia popular at the time of the Cold War. I am most intrigued—maybe 'worried' is a better word—by the 'Sun-E-Day' feature, which involves inundating the laundry with ultraviolet light; for some reason, images of nuclear flashes come to mind.
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.