ahardslojdlife, the concept and the site, was started in 2000 by
The aim is to show 1: the context and 2: the hard existence, working with traditional use of wood.
I call it traditional use of wood. Meaning using "old fashion" workprocesses - it´s not about copying objects from a certain time or place.
The old wooden objects have a special aesthetics and shape. Of course it is an aesthetics that I like and admire, and to me it is obvious that it is something that can not be added afterwords or semi-manufactured.
Understanding that aesthetics I have found to be a long process of patiently working with the conditions given by the traditional way to work. You have to feel familiar with the tools and materials from that coherence until you loose, in a way, the respect for them. Because there has to be a carelessness involved in order to resist the modern mans urge to make the perfect and impeccable design.