Portrait by Safeena Padder

Portrait by Safeena Padder

Maile Pingel is a design historian (MPhil, University of Glasgow) and a writer for interior design and lifestyle publications. She is a contributor to Angeleno, C Magazine and Luxe Interiors + Design, among others. As well, she has contributed to scholarly publications like the Museum of Art & Design's Crafting Modernism: Midcentury American Art and Design and Craft in America, the book that accompanied the Peabody Award-winning PBS series. Formerly a researcher in the Decorative Arts department at LACMA and later an editor at Architectural Digest, she continues to follow her passion for antiques with an online shop devoted to home accessories or "smalls." Maile, the tenth great-granddaughter of Elizabethan dramatist Thomas Lodge, loves to research family history, an interest that's inspired her to start her first novel. She is also working on a book about the history of one of the world's most influential interiors magazines and a book on furniture designer Charles Hollis Jones. Maile welcomes requests for writing projects, antiques queries or object research, and historical advising for film and television. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, dog and cat.