Lurking among the TVs, tablets, and telephones at the Consumer Electronics Show right now are a few intrepid kitchen appliance manufacturers, who are fervently hoping that what happens in Vegas will definitely not stay there, but will sweep the country as the housing market continues to convalesce. Among the new product introductions: Whirlpool's Art Gallery range hood collection. Sheets of glass are printed with eye-arresting graphics that bring a little zip to the kitchen. Worthy of note: The panels are conveniently interchangeable, should you redo the room. whirlpool.com
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.