Portrait by Safeena Padder

Portrait by Safeena Padder

Maile Pingel is a design historian (MPhil, University of Glasgow) and a journalist. She writes frequently for Angeleno and Luxe magazines, among others, and has contributed to scholarly publications including Craft in America, the exhibition catalogue that launched the award-winning PBS series of the same name; the Museum of Art and Design's Crafting Modernism; and furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones' new book, Mr. Lucite. Prior to a freelance career, Maile was was an editor at Architectural Digest, a wonderful experience that's recently been revived as she and several former colleagues have reunited to work on a special project with the magazine's longtime editor Paige Rense. 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 the 10th great-granddaughter of Elizabethan dramatist Thomas Lodge and loves family history, an interest that's inspired her to start her first novel. She lives in L.A. with her husband, dog and cat.