"Though this picture is simple. I have done black and white photography for many years and my favorite element of design is contrast. The contrast in this photo takes it from simple to interesting." I think this a fine example of contrast/black and white.
"How to measure your wife for an ironing table?" How about measuring your wife for a 9 iron so she can beat you? You try ironing in a skirt, high heels and a stiff hairdo and then we'll see how you like "getting measured for an ironing table!