Today, technology has most of us—no offense intended to my Luddite friends—rather jaded. It's a little difficult to muster the sense of wonder in a world where it's possible to fabricate food from a 3D printer or physically shake hands with the person on the other end of a Skype call. So this 1931 ad touting the 'magic' of the humble ice cube is a reminder of not just how far we've come in the hardware and software spheres, but also of the evolution [or, arguably, de-evolution] of our priorities.
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.