One of the characteristic of the elderly is the lack
concern for what others may think of what they
say or do. There is no need to impress anybody
for some future personal benefit. Mr. Krenov
does not seem to be a self promoter - something
Mr. Maloof is very good at. Given his childhood,
he became a pretty independent self confident
person very early in lifeand somewhat of a loner.
Several folks who know him describe him as
a curmudgeon - quickly adding - "and a very
very good craftsman."
So imagine being interviewed by someone
who obviously hasn't read any of your books,
and is asking questions you've answered
dozens of times already. And unlike "celebrities",
"publicity" doesn't mean a thing to you.
At a certain age, one's tolerance for inaneness
drops off significantly - and some of the
questions asked by the interviewer were
In addition to his integrating the wood,
and a design that use it well, I particularly
like his "do a few things extremely well,
rather than a lot of things adequately"
Haven't been able to actually implement
the approach - I try too many things -
but I'm working on it.
If you like his approach to things you
might want to go here, download the
image, print it and stick it on the shop
wall for inspiration..