"What is important?"

"I was just in Frankfurt for the housewares show and it really made me want to puke. All that crap, so much of it, people buy it and we burn up the world to make it. I really want my life to be filled with love, culture, good food and drink, friends and family, nature, exercise, thought, music and a few good things. I aspire to collect the best things, not many, but just a few of the best and to make the rest." Harry Allen - product and interior designer (Scott G & Scott-Jeffries S, 2005, At Home With The Makers Of Style, Thames & Hudson)