Judging by the impeccable color combo of Harvest Gold and Avocado, and noting the gigantic wide-spread collars and sweater vests, there is little doubt that we have landed in suburban America in the mid-1970s. It surprises me that the portable washer—no fixed plumbing required, as it hooks up to the sink—was still in use then. I'm even more surprised at the size of the appliance. At 21 inches wide, it was narrower than the computer monitor I confront daily.
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.