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Graeve, Oscar (ed.) / Delineator
Vol. 119, No. 1 (July, 1931)

[Continued articles and works],   pp. 38-44 PDF (4.7 MB)


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JULY, 1931
"HEALTH ROOMS" INSTEAD OF BATHROOMS
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are sitting at the table, so that you are sur-
rounded on five sides by mirrors.
The floor is green linoleum, inlaid with
adaptations of the Greek key in black lino-
leum. The walls are green formica, a com-
position that looks like colored glass but
which is unbreakable. The sections are de-
fined by horizontal strips of chromium plated
metal. This idea might be carried out with
green fabrikoid which can be applied to the
walls like paper. And if you don't want
metal bands, you might use bands of plain
wood enameled biscuit color to match the
tub and wash stands.
THE room is lighted indirectly by bulbs
placed in the ceiling behind panels of frosted
glass, etched in a Greek key design. The tub
has a channel of light in the ceiling. And the
dressing table, the hand basin and the dental
laboratory have concentrated light from shal-
low boxes of frosted glass placed directly
above them.
When you looked at the health room shown
at the top of page i, didn't you want to fall
right into that inviting chaise longue andbask
in the sunshine streaming through all those
windows? You can see on the plan that the
windows take up nearly two whole walls!
We think that the rest of the space is dis-
posed of with the greatest possible efficiency.
The tub alcove is balanced by the toilet room
which has one door opening directly into the
hall, and another into the health room. Be-
tween these compartments there was just
room enough for a built-in radio, and a closet
for towels.
The colors in this room are symbolic of sun
rom page 18
and sky. The tub is a lovely glowing yellow.
A bright blue linoleum floor has cross stripes
of bright yellow joined by little squares of
light blue. Below the windows, the walls are
made of bright blue formica. Above, they are
plaster, painted a rather light blue to match
the ceiling and woodwork. The window cur-
tains are sheerest yellow gauze hung on bright
chromium rings from chromium rods.   The
shower curtains, also hung from a chromium
rod, are made of gay rubberized taffeta. Of
course the chaise longue is chromium, and its
covering of fabrikoid is yellow and blue.
The lower bathroom shows how happily the
old and the new can be combined, if the ele-
ments employed share the distinction of good
design. The floor of this room is brown
linoleum inlaid with broad strips of green
that form a diamond inside a square. The
walls are painted lime green. Above a dado
they are plain, and below they are patterned
to suggest marble. A coat of varnish gives
them a high luster and protects them from
moisture. Venetian blinds are green, and they
are varnished, too. The wash basin and tub
in this room are made of shining pink porce-
lain,so we upholstered the little side chairwith
a rose colored fabric that is moisture proof.
The floor plan shows you how the toilet
room and linen closet are arranged. These
are painted light green and have brown
linoleum floors.
Delineator Institute of Interiors very
much hopes you will be intrigued by this
article.  Though novel, we feel it is sound
and practical. It is full of ideas that can be
adapted and developed in your home and
that will add to the health and joy of living.
the jaw before we get out of this place."
Like chickens-answering the farmyard
call of "Heeeere, cutcutcutcutcutcut!"-men
and women to the number of a dozen came
running and began shoving tables together
and grouping themselves around the Hales.
Ragged introductions were made, and some
one insisted that they drink to Hale's success.
That was as good an excuse as another.
One consumptive male in a broad black
hat, and throat swathed in black satin, asked
Timothy if he would contribute to the first
number of a magazine conceived but not
born. "We can't decideon the name. I wanted
'Illusion' for that's what life is after all."
"My choice is 'Strabism'-I've never
heard it used before, and it's so suggestive-
the eves turned inward!" This from a grey-
haired female in a blue b6ret.
"Why not 'Cock-Eyed'?" suggested Tim-
othy. "The meaning is the same but the
words are colloquial."
No one smiled, except Susan. She turned
and looked squarely at the man who had sat
himself at her right. He wore the starched
linen collar and conservative tie of the suc-
cessful American business man, but he had
dandruff on his expensively tailored coat, and
a transfixing yellow-and-green handkerchief
drooped from his pocket.
"Mrs. Hale, how about another lil round of
drinks?"
Susan did not know she had become hostess
to this uninvited gathering.
"How about it yourself, Mr. Uh?"
"Say, you look like an intelligent wench,
tell me honestly, you don't think your hus-
band has written a good book, do you?"
"Oddly enough, I do." Her voice was cold
and final.
Susan's chair was joggled. Timothy was
rising, his fists clenched. The spotty young
man had also risen, but his fists were not
clenched. Said Tim: "You and your friends
are self-invited guests. Most of you are
drunk. I permitted you to remain because I
thought you might be amusing. You are not
amusing. Go, or I shall knock you down."
"Citoyens, citovennes, we are not wanted by
the bourgeoisie. Let us go and seek a more
amiable best-seller," and with a grandilo-
quent wave of the arm he started across the
boulevard to the caf6 on the opposite corner
The others followed.
The Hales sat facing the empty chairs and
piles of empty saucers. Timothy's voice
trembled as he said:
"This makes me want to go back to Ban-
nerman on the next boat. God, what lice!
. . . And yet, and yet, they're pathetic,
.whistling down the wind because they are
poor, poor in talent, poor in pocket, poor in
generosity. They actually seem to hate me,
little Timmy Hale." He sighed. "Gargon,
I'addition."
TIM'S failure to work on the new novel in a
Paris hotel elicited:
"Sue, I can't work in this town. Too
noisy. Also I'm drinking too much. Be-
tween the normal wine consumption of the
dear French and the normal gin consumption
of the dear Americans I am in a hazy con-
dition most of the time. Let's beat it!"
"Where?"
"Most anywhere. Isn't Europe marvelous,
all the exciting places within a few hours
distance? What about Rome for the winter?"
"Tim, I'd adore it, but-"
"Don't tell me you have grown attached to
this hotel?"
"No, silly, but I have ordered some clothes
-a knock-your-eye-out hooped frock from
Lanvin and a rose-and-purple effect from
Poiret, and I have fittings on both next week.
So-why don't you go to Rome ahead of us.
Find us a flat for the winter, ask about fresh
milk, and wire me when you are ready. Yes?"
"Charming suite at Hotel Russie meet you
fifteen ten train Thursday eager to see you love
Tim" . . .
"Tim darling! Is Rome fun? Couldn't
you find an apartment? Won't living in
a hotel all winter be awfully expensive?
What about fresh milk for Roger?"
All the way from Paris, delayed five chilly
hours by a band of rising young men called
Fascisti who, armed to the teeth, suspiciously
examined her tickets at every station, Susan
had been glorifying her arrival at the "charm-
ing suite" of Tim's telegram. At the station
he was nervous and evasive, and his usual
enthusiasm at seeing (Turn* to page 44)
so  0       1
SO surprt6'tng.
A new IVORY I
Dissolves like magic
in lukewarm water!
A glance tells you that these tiny Ivory Snow pearls
were specially made to wash fine silks. They're so
white. And between your fingers, they have the
"chiffon-feel" of fine face powder.
Lukewarm water transforms them into a fluff of
velvety suds. Instantly! No waiting for hot water.
No reddened hands from "beating up" hot suds. No
undissolved soap particles left to spot your fabrics.
Ivory Snow is just one more reason why salespeople
in fine stores say-"Use Ivory for fine silks-it's
safer!" Don't hesitate to use enough Ivory Snow to
make rich suds. The extra-big box costs only 15g.
One of them will protect hundreds of dollars worth
of lovely clothes through many washings.
Silk and woolen
manuJacturers agree
"A perfect soap for silks," say
Mallinson, Cheney Brothers and
Truhu. "The ideal soap for wool-
ens," say the weavers of the fine
Biltmore Handwoven Home-
spuns, the makers of downy
Mariposa Blankets and the
Botany Worsted Mills, leading
woolen manufacturers, to men-
tion only a few.
C  I   I, P. & -. C-,
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