On this cold, grey, wet, dark, totally dreary day—and Hurricane Joaquin hasn't even made his stormy appearance yet—a bit of absurdity might be just what we need to brighten things up. This 1917 ad offers a choice of entertaining oddities, from Kardashianesque spelling ['kabinet'] to the rule-breaking fashionista's wardrobe to an unsettlingly fatalistic slogan ['Every day is a half day in a Kalamazoo kitchen'] all providing a welcome, if weird, distraction.
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.