There is reason in a forest

Csermely grove

It gives me great pleasure to even think about my main money earning job of the last over half a year, which is planting trees – let alone to be out there doing it. In the relative heat, relative cold, always dynamic and – to use a favorite word of our four and a half […]

When technology breaks down

what to do without technology

Technology inspires us every day. In fact we have come to count on it as a constant form of communication and entertainment. It allows us to share ideas without restrained borders and bytes are transferred in real time, yet technology remains emotionless compared to a handwritten letter to someone you personally know. There is a […]

Mei Tai meets pajama shirt in a transformation

carrier to bags

It was back in March of 2012 when we first shared with you our then newly finished, handmade Mei Tai type baby carrier in form of a free pattern – admittedly our most widely read and shared blog post ever since. Our daughter, Csermely was one year and eight months old at the time, so […]

How to simplify your life in 5 easy steps

simplify your life in 5 easy steps

Many of us realize an urgent need to simplify, especially on the brink of a quickly approaching new year. We may feel increasingly dissatisfied with our quality of life, whilst feeling left out of society – interacting in our day to day dealings mindlessly. Life should not be drudgery. Work should not be a matter […]

Symbiontic food provision – the cause of a de-mechanized bounty

symbiontic approach

Laying this argument down I consciously avoid the usage of “agriculture” and refuse applying it to what I propose, as something inadequate in circumscribing all those vast interconnections and multidimensional overlays humanity’s forthcoming food provision is going to consist of. Agriculture, from the so-called green revolution and through the industrial devolution onward to our present […]

I wonder about the role of desire in evolution

the role of desire

It has just occurred to me that potentially there could be more to evolution than the automatisms of plain selection… I mean think about it: how many times (even if the number is in billions over millions of years) does it take for a leaf insect to land and climb on certain leaves before it […]

I need less! A wee collection of simplicity poems…

less than you think cut

  The poetry of simplicity. I need less!! Words and images curated by Cheryl Magyar

Know to feel


In a recent issue of The Times I came across an account, a not so positive, yet glamorous one about Google, the company that has grown up so huge by its present adolescent age of 16. In front of our own eyes, under the intimate touches of our fingertips, Google has become more than just […]

Buy Nothing Weekends

Buy Nothing Weekends

The fervor of the wintery season is being whipped up before our very eyes. Plans are being made for get-togethers, for gathering around the dinner table, and for some of us shopping and getting ready to receive presents. In the next month and some days over-consumption has the opportunity to take center stage. If you […]

morning quiet

morning quiet

what do you hear in the morning quiet before the birds wake at dawn a dripping faucet gas powering coffee stir, stir the morning has begun silent sipping lots of thinking loads of work to be done what do you hear before a child wakes your own thoughts on overdrive in the silence silently sipping […]