High quality attraction

From Boston Review: “What drives people to possess so much more than they need? Maybe they have good taste. In her wonderful 2003 book ‘The Substance of Style,’ Virginia Postrel argues that our reaction to many consumer items is ‘immediate, perceptual, and emotional.’ We want these things because of the pleasure we get from looking at and interacting with high-quality products — and there is nothing wrong with this: ‘Decoration and adornment are neither higher nor lower than “real” life … they are part of it.’”

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