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Daily Inspiration: William Morris Talks Beauty and Function

"Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. "

Writer, textile designer and Socialist advocate William Morris famously said we should rid ourselves of that which doesn’t function, or is not beautiful. It was also Morris that said, “I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few,” which shows his appreciation for art went beyond the constraints of gallery walls and into the masses (of people, of domestic things, or every-day beauties) and wrote a lot about how art changes our lives in small ways. Within the pages of the 2005 book William Morris and Red House Morris says the quote, “have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful,” which has become a rule for designers, art lovers and hoarders to live by.

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