One hopes that in 1954, this statement was not as fraught as it is today—today of all days. Between Citizens United, K Street, a malignantly partisan congress, and alleged kompromat material, all of which can lay justifiable claim to ownership of the incoming POTUS, it's hard to be optimistic about the current state of our union. But we'll persevere.
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.