Everyday Design is all about wood grain this time. If I got really deep inside of myself I think I ultimately want to be a lumber jack. It’s the flannel, and the beards, the boots and let’s face it the smell of a old school wood shop. So I couldn’t help but let a little of that out here with our feature on wood grain and the art it inspires. Hog Eat Hog is a design/build wood shop that builds from local and salvaged materials. Their website and imagery has inspired this post. I found them on a wonderfully manly blog called Grain & Gram, who happened to be featuring Blair Sligar owner of Hog Eat Hog.
Wood grain is one of those homey textures that you just love. It brings back memories for me of my first piece of custom furniture, or the first time I worked in our friends cabinet shop. The smells and the tones are just so relaxing. I love how working with wood, when you finish a construction piece you just have a greater sense of accomplishment and pride in that piece because of what it took to create it. There is a great video of Blair in his element on vimeo.
So here’s to wood, and the conservation of our resources so that we always have a tree to sit under, or a limb to swing from. And here’s to those artists who continue to prove that wood is one of the most versatile and powerful materials/mediums you can ever work in.
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