1. 10

    My wife and I both love cooking - I am an advanced male - so we argue about who gets to rustle up dinner.

  2. 9

    I wouldn't mind someone lobbing hand grenades at me, but having to reset the timer on the video recorder puts me into a blood-spitting frenzy.

  3. 8

    If you were born in Britain after World War II, you see a continuous atmosphere of decline, moral and economic and political.

  4. 7

    As the twentieth century ends, commerce and culture are coming closer together. The distinction between life and art has been eroded by fifty years of enhanced communications, ever-improving reproduction technologies and increasing wealth.

  5. 6

    I have no particular interest in antiquities or antiques, but I like things to meet a certain aesthetic.

  6. 5

    Taste is more to do with manners than appearances. Taste is both myth and reality; it is not a style.

  7. 4

    Where do architects and designers get their ideas? The answer, of course, is mainly from other architects and designers, so is it mere casuistry to distinguish between tradition and plagiarism?

  8. 3

    The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.

  9. 2

    It is sometimes easier to have furniture made than to find things.

  10. 1

    It is the fragrant lack of practicality that makes high-heeled shoes so fascinating: in terms of static mechanics they induce a sort of insecurity which some find titillating.

  11. Last Update: 28 September 2022

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