Dateline: Anytown, America, 1952. Be-aproned housewives joyously dance among improbably huge washers, refrigerators, and ranges, which promise liberation from dirt, frost, dishpan hands, and other domestic scourges. Not exactly on the level of the Emancipation Proclamation or FDR's Four Freedoms, but we're just talking appliances, here.
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.