Self-made, handmade, with regard to context and respect to freedom

self-made handmade

What does one make of this… right? Say, a scarf or whatever else one may fancy. And then there is the method of doing it. I chose crocheting. Because of its remote familiarity, the simplicity of creation involved. Almost as if something from my ancestry as a human hooked and pulled me in. Yet, first […]

urban prowl for inspiration

urban steps

chaga-chaga choo-choo in to a tunnel out to a cast capital overcast a soft lid but no visible silver lining capital city stage the cast is everyone we don’t know and us enchanted looks smiling at phone screens up to the castle and mostly straight ahead in-troversion got socks now ready for wool time runs […]

There is a minimalist in every one of us


We fill our lives with material objects that we want in order to hide the lack of intangible things we really need. Have a deep think about this for a moment. Does it apply to your own life or can you recognize it in someone else that you care about? Many people shop as a […]

Simple fingerless mitts – knit your own!

simple fingerless mitts

Practical, stylish and perfect for fall or spring, fingerless mitts can be found from the hills of the countryside all the way to the bustling city streets. You can buy them anywhere, but the ones you knit will develop character with the many stitches, quite possibly leaving you with a desire to create a matching […]

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 […]