Love reading my students the Story of Poor Little Rich Man," by Adolf Loos: “Once it happened that he was celebrating his birthday. His wife and children had given him many presents. He liked their choice immensely and enjoyed it all. But soon the architect arrived to set things right, and to take all the decisions in difficult questions. He entered the room. The master greeted him with pleasure, but the architect did not see the man’s joy. He had discovered something quite different and grew pale. “What kind of slippers are these you’ve got on?” The master of the house looked at his embroidered slippers. This time he did not feel guilty, because the slippers had been made to the architects’ original designs. So he answered in a superior way, “But Mr. Architect! Have you already forgotten? You yourself designed them!” “Of course” screamed the architect, “but for the bedroom! They completely disrupt the mood here with these two impossible spots of color. Can’t you see that?” The 'architect' was Loos' rival Josef Hoffman and the client, banker Adolphe Stoclet for whom Hoffman created a palace of the arts, his most ambitious and luxurious project, built between 1905 and 1911 in Brussels.