using the most modern electronic gadgets in form of a dslr and a laptop should be proof enough that i am standing with both feet in modern information society. still, forms and textures and colors from 100 years back in many cases enthuse me more than a big number of modern things. especially in everyday life i sometimes feel surrounded by things that raise the suspicion of beeing deliberately created ugly.
but it can also be a certain backwards directed paranoia that bends my perception, yes i do think this is possible. on the other hand, looking at that old cast iron door handle from a farm or trader’s house, i have a hard time coming up with contemporary counterparts (from normal houses, not upper class villas) that tickle my aesthetic fancy in the same way that this old piece does.