XMAS AT THE THRIFT STORE

I'm not a big fan of tastefulness. Especially planned tastefulness. Interior Decorating, for example. If anything should grow organically and without planning, it's the place you live. Places allowed to grow that way are so much more comfortable and inviting. Precisely because they've grown to accommodate the needs and whims of the people who actually live there, rather than embodying some person's idea of Beauty. A person who, more often than not, is wearing an Hermes scarf. When designers start calling the shots, we get places like Brasilia. We should be rejoicing in what's right in front of us, every day, instead of constantly trying to make it Look Better. I know I'm making blanket statements that probably don't stand up to scrutiny. I'm also not a big fan of scrutiny.