Please allow us to introduce themselves: it’s a rare view of the occupants of a 1001 Ideas room, a couple of wealth and taste. I believe this is Mr. Coffee Nerves in his retirement years. Or the devil. I’ll bet his wife - and don’t ask me why I think this - speaks with an Eastern European accent. Everything is tastefully neutral. It’s like being colorblind and living in Switzerland.

Fear? They have no fear! No, the fear here resides in the slender bosom of that bonsai tree that has to look out the windows at all the GIGANTIC TREES who are pressing up the glass, waving back and forth in the wind, and generally looking as though they’re going to come in and KICK HIS ASS.