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
  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
  3. 8

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

    3
  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.

    3
  5. 6

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

    5
  6. 5

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

    5
  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?

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  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.

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  9. 2

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

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  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.

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  11. Last Update: 28 September 2022

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