Monthly Archives: August 2012
“Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. Young people who pretend to be wise to the ways of the world are mostly just cynics. Cynicism masquerades as wisdom, but it is the farthest thing from it. Because cynics don’t learn anything. Because cynicism is a self-imposed blindness, a rejection of the world because we are afraid it will hurt us or disappoint us. Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. “Yes” is for young people. So for as long as you have the strength to, say yes.”
Consider the cost of all those furnishings, or the impossibility of making interesting views out of windowless spaces – sometimes, fantasy steps in when reality won’t do.
Charlotte Mann can be found working in all kinds of settings, including museums but also basement apartments or boring lofts, decorating in black and white that seems to come to life despite the lack of color.
Like a storybook illustrator, she has a certain style that carries from one project to the next, and if nothing else, her work serves as great inspiration for difficult-to-DIY space designs.