This has been a very successful attempt to organize an attitude of mind, to state a way of living in
 terms of the objects that create the  environment within a house. It is a gathering together of many 
things for the purpose not only of illustrating a theme, but in order to bring into reality the means of 
achieving pleasant informality in present-day servantless living. In general the tone derives from the 
implications of the title given to it, and the work itself leans heavily upon the enormous background
 developed through the years by designers, artists, and architects working in Western America who 
have been influenced by the patterns of the living devices of the Pacific cultures. 
- Arts & Architecture