The black and white garb worn by this assumed erstwhile jailbird is the height of fashion today, as it was, apparently, in 1950. The cause for her jubilation: the defrosting feature of the fridge. As one who many years ago took a cleaver to the icy innards of an old refrigerator—and, in the process, liberated the freon from its confining coils—I'd say that counts towards the pursuit of happiness.
A jubilant Fourth of July to you all, dear readers.
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.