The Art of Clutter

Le Grand Art

Possession is 9/10ths of the law.  All property is theft.  It’s a matter of opinion.

De-cluttering is the new mantra.  If you de-clutter your home you will be happier, more successful, wealthier, you will sleep better, your career will prosper.

Allegedly.

Whenever I visit a de-cluttered or minimal house I marvel at the space and the clean lines but then, as I look around, I think – where are their books?  Where are their newspapers and magazines?  Where are their memories and where is their personality?  Tidied away somewhere in their barren, sterile house.  Books need to be displayed, handled, read and loved – not shut away in a cupboard.  Art needs to live on the walls.  Photos need to be on view.  Our living space is a representation of ourselves.  If books, pictures, mementoes are important to you then display them with pride!

Clutter cartoon

I once spent five days researching…

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