William Morris — English Designer born on March 24, 1834, died on October 03, 1896

William Morris was an English textile designer, poet, novelist, translator, and socialist activist. Associated with the British Arts and Crafts Movement, he was a major contributor to the revival of traditional British textile arts and methods of production. His literary contributions helped to establish the modern fantasy genre, while he played a significant role in propagating the early socialist movement in Britain... (wikipedia)

Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.
So long as the system of competition in the production and exchange of the means of life goes on, the degradation of the arts will go on; and if that system is to last for ever, then art is doomed, and will surely die; that is to say, civilization will die.
I do not want art for a few any more than education for a few, or freedom for a few.
The true secret of happiness lies in taking a genuine interest in all the details of daily life.
The past is not dead, it is living in us, and will be alive in the future which we are now helping to make.