Belief

For many years my belief system has been very strong. Mocked by many, but I held it as my own. I believed strongly in all that i did: the creative arenas and politics. Oddly I still believe this but no longer can see it. It all now seems a fog of sincerity, something one aspires to like being polite or sitting up straight. Congeniality. 

However what i really want to do is shake the world, wake it up from its depressed and deep slumber. But one cannot wake the sleeping when lying amongst the opium flowers. 

I worry for the future, for those who’ll live within the mistakes we have made and continue to make. Our children and theirs will need to be a different breed, of a different mindset and stronger bones. Though I do not know them, my concern runs deep. I want to tell them to stand tall, feel hope as they know will, to own belief and to sleep only when tired. 


I believe strongly in what the creative mind can do. I DO. 



A Place Of Its Own

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

The light here is noticeably clear and bright as is the air, if air can actually be described as bright, different none the less once arriving by train. The clustering of homes seem to shelter themselves from the saltiness the breezes toss upon their skins, leaving untreated woods well worn. Long Beach, New York is a borough of ages, weathered and reborn: an interaction between humankind and nature.

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

To create a home here is like any other, layers of memories and materials, though the proximity of the Atlantic Ocean brings its own particular influence. Homes, no matter their location are all vessels, containing stories of its occupants and those who pass through. What’s collected may seem trivial to the on looker’s eye, speaks volumes if one were to pause and listen, noticing the nuanced air they offer.

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

History has a way of speaking, ghosting in a room of other voices. Its visual language has a noticeable patina, a presence no matter stick or gold. Much like location, history changes, both in mind and material. It is here, that time is a layered document of outside and inside, emotion and memory.

Positioned throughout these spaces are objects of value, not necessary of monetary, but of memory. Evidences of the hand can be seen by way of art and the well crafted, represented by way of regions, utility and visual splendor. Objects created by person and nature sit side by side, evoking a mood of creative inspiration and calm, all within a shell of crisp ethereal white, mimicking the skies that surround.

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Carl Barnett Design/Studio

Though clustered, this home is a place of its own. A shelter from the outside world that celebrates the world. An homage to passing time and life well lived, well nourished.