Really, I’ve got to get to work. Paul Graham has an excellent essay on Taste, or so I’ve been told (I’ve not read the whole thing), in which he writes:
If you mention taste nowadays, a lot of people will tell you that “taste is subjective.” They believe this because it really feels that way to them. When they like something, they have no idea why. It could be because it’s beautful, or because their mother had one, or because they saw a movie star with one in a magazine, or because they know it’s expensive. Their thoughts are a tangle of unexamined impulses.
Also: But if your job is to design things, and there is no such thing as beauty, then there is no way to get better at your job.