- August 30, 2012
British furniture designer Timothy Oulton is prone to making pronouncements such as “If everyone gets it, I’m not doing my job” or “Antiques aren’t relevant.” Clearly, this isn’t a man who’s stingy with an opinion. And, during the opening of his first stand-alone store in the U.S. (in Dallas at Potter Square, 4500 N. Central Expressway), we discovered he’s not particularly parsimonious with British slang, either. In an effort to get our Anglophile on, we queried: How does one avoid being called a wanker? Here’s what he told us:
1. Use manners; be nice to people.
2. Be loyal.
3. Buy the best you can afford.
4. Choose classic over trendy every time.
5. If you believe in it, go for it; don’t listen to others.
6. Don’t be afraid to apologize.
7. Don’t take life too seriously, but commitwholeheartedly.
8. Be interested.
9. Be passionate.
10. Think big.
IMAGE: Toff Timothy Oulton