Careless electrical use causes pollution and damages the environment. As power stations die 'we' pay the price. Electricity is a valuable resource and should not be wasted. Ye Olde 240v is a visual play on this idea of value.
Electricity is now an intergral prt of life. As powered items 'decorate' our homes so do their cables. They can no longer be hidden. So bring them out. Accept them, enjoy them, make them beautiful and love them.