Assumedly, Vladimir Putin would say nyet to the same-sex pair of skaters who fetchingly [perhaps far-fetchingly?] embodied the features of Gibson's newest refrigerator—but back in 1947, there seemed to be no such public prejudice. As the Sochi winter Olympiad gets underway, I hope that the Games' historic message of fairness and equality can shine through.
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.