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the Morris Rule

Believe me if we want art to begin at home, as it must, we must clear our houses of troublesome superfluities that are for ever in our way: conventional comforts that are no real comforts, and do but make work for servants and doctors: if you want a golden rule that will fit everybody, this is it:

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

—William Morris, “The Beauty of Life,” Hopes and Fears for Art, Five Lectures Delivered 1878-1881

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