CHAPTER II - REAWAKENING  

They say that every ending is a new beginning. Yet, sometimes, the ending of something becomes a journey into a vortex of random thoughts. Days of sadness mixed up with pity and …sometimes even hate. Hate, a powerful feeling which is so destructive when not tamed.. I hated myself, I hated the situation. I hated my incapacity to prevent my professional house of cards from falling apart. It lead me to fear for inner decay, i felt angry and self-betrayed. Not exactly the kind of a new beginning to look forward to. It took me a while, now I’ve learned to tame my HATE, understand it, control it and use that force of action that comes with it to create - for now I’m off that bus to nowhere. Reawaken.  

CURRENT PROJECTS 

HATE - HANSTHOLM GIN

This is my journey to an unexplored land, where I know only the basics and I’m drawn to learn and explore everything new that comes along. Accompanied by experts in the field...   I AM MAKING AN ATTEMPT TO INTERPRET THE SPIRIT OF A SMALL COSTAL DANISH TOWN -  HANSTHOLM THROUGH DISTILLATION & SEARCHING FOR THE LIMITS OF WHAT IS POSSIBLE.

 LAUNCH PLAN OF HATE HANSTHOLM GIN:  

  HATE - HANSTHOLM GIN - HEL' SWORT - SEPTEMBER 10, 2022 (B100)

  HATE - HANSTHOLM GIN - MÆ' KÆP I - NOVEMBER 2022 (B200)

  HATE - HANSTHOLM GIN - PURE HATE - NOVEMBER 2022 (B300)

  HATE - HANSTHOLM GIN - HATE THE NATURE - TBA (BXXX)

 

FAST FASHION CLOTHING COMPANY™

Can we save the planet by yet another piece of garnment ? Is there a way to do things right? Do we need new clothing, physically - or do this industry mostly exists to create and fulfil our psychological needs? The climate crisis, can we do anything about it? Those are some of the topics I cover, through research and interviews with experts and influencers, in my podcast series under title FAST FASHION CLOTHING COMPANY. Episodes are going to be available thru winter 2022/2023 on all major podcast platforms in 3 languages (DA/EN/PL).  

GRAPHICS

PRINTS, POSTER, GRAPHICS, ART, DOODLES, ETC. STILL DOING THAT WHEN THERE IS A REASON FOR IT.  WHEN THE RIGHT IDEA COMES ALONG WITH THE RIGHT FEELING, WHEN THERE IS A MEANING WITH IT. Whether it's a message behind it, or just simple need for a personal discharge.                   

  • HATE - HANSTHOLM GIN

    The idea behind HATE - HANSTHOLM GIN is a result of my recent experiences. In search of something new and meaningful to do in response to: “so what do you do for a living now?” - I became more observant of people, of their passions, interests, and things that make them gather and connect with each other. Lately, l’ve noticed people gather around alcohol, but not in that “self-destructive there is no tomorrow kind of way” - but in a more passionate and exploratory way. Shortly after that, thanks to a random plot of events, I suddenly stod in a gin distillery, listening to a story about 3 guys passionate for hand-stills and local aromas. It took me some time to process and connect the dots, this was something i wanted to learn more about! I don’t want to over romanticise alcohol, yet there is something extraordinary about that ritual when friends gather around premium bottles of whiskey, wine, porto, rum and gin … maybe even something similar to when people gather around a campfire. In respect for each other’s opinion, sharing views about the experience: the taste, the smell, etc.

  • Why “HATE”?

    “HATE” has always been there, somewhere in the background. I’ve signed “hate” as my tag, it origines back to my “graffiti days”. In my struggle to responsive adulthood, I’ve chosen to take it with me… and I kept “HATE” as my official signature. Focused on LOVE for many years, I haven’t give “HATE” much thought, until the day I got the understanding of how powerful HATE is, and saw the possibility of turning HATE into something positive. But let me clear something out. I am not talking about “stupid fake hate”, like hating someone for their color of skin, orientation or religion - fuck that, this has nothing to do with HATE. It's confused as hate but actually is a different shallow feeling coming from a lack of understanding and often issued from socio-environmental damage. I want to challenge both the world of GIN and reception of the word HATE. Change the general perception, into an positive force of action.

  • ME? I'm 40-something, trying to make living by doing what i find fun to do. Get the best out of it as long i can. i'm an enthusiast in general. I often get excited about certain aspects or topics and sometimes drain them till I get bored. I don’t need to have a new one big thing to focus on. Been there, done that. I have learned that the comfort that comes with it can turn one blind.- I guess professional relations could be metaphorized into personal relationships… so in that way, after 10 years of marriage, I just wanna "date" and try out diffrent things.

THAT'S (MAYBE)AVAILABLE.

 HATE - HANSTHOLM GIN - HEL' SWORT The first attempt to trap the (dark) spirit of Hanstholm in a black stoneware bottle. Classically distilled gin, with a balanced addition of organic vanilla and lemon peel to emphasize the main ingredient... Octopus ink, which, in addition to the black color, also gives a flavorful character with a slightly salty note. 

 BATCH: 01 | BOTTLE COUNT: 100 | PRICE: 500DKK / €70

CONTACT:    

HANS TOLK HOLDING APS 

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Contact: lukas(at)hanstolk.com | +45 40 98 04 45