Maile Pingel is a design historian (MPhil, University of Glasgow) and a journalist. She is a frequent contributor to Angeleno and Luxe Interiors + Design magazines, among others, and has contributed to scholarly publications including Craft in America: Celebrating Two Centuries of Artists and Objects and furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones' book, Mr. Lucite. She is currently working on a history of Architectural Digest, where she was an editor for many years. Maile began her career in the Decorative Arts Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and she continues to follow her passion for antiques with an online shop for "smalls." She is a great-granddaughter of Elizabethan dramatist Thomas Lodge and loves genealogical research, an interest that's inspired her to start her first novel. She lives in L.A. with her husband, dog and cat.