Ah, family life in 1963. Matching mother-daughter outfits, odious cabinet 'designs', and un-built-in appliances. The aptly- but awkwardly-named named Mobile Maid dishwasher [where exactly would you store this monster when it was not smack in the middle of the kitchen?] necessitated hooking up to the faucet whenever it was in use; a diverter allowed one to use the sink during operation. Personally, I'd rather do the dishes by hand than cope with such an inconvenient 'solution'!
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.