A few more days, and fall is upon us. A few more weeks, and it will be time to take a leisurely afternoon drive to admire the russets, reds, and Harvest Golds that adorn the stands of kitchen appliances which dot the countryside. Granted, there aren't as many of these majestic groves now as there were in 1968, the year this floppy-hatted fashion-plate was photographed strolling blissfully among the Westinghouses. For better or worse, Big Box stores consumed much of their native habitat, and an invasive species, Stainless Steel, further eroded the population.
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.