Wednesday, August 29, 2012

outside the vault - new blog

R. and i decided to start a blog together.
Why did we decide to start this blog?

We felt like we want to start a journal about our small urban balcony garden, our experiments with baking and all the other things to come.

Some time ago we started thinking about self sufficiency and life outside this weird concept we all live in where you go to work for someone else most of your life, waiting for those few years in the end where you don't have to work for someone else anymore (if you will ever get there) to actually start living.

Would it not be much nicer and more satisfying to work for yourself, grow your own food and to be independent from the big corporations and companies?

Would it not be much more real to actually know where the food is coming from that you eat every day and give to your children?

Would a life in harmony with nature not make much more sense?

Well, i know that for me all this is true.

I know that for me all this would make more sense.

And i know that i want to give it a try.
So these are our attempts of living outside the vault (does anyone of you know Fall Out?), outside this system, going back to the basics and starting a self sufficient life.
It is going to take a lot of years and practise.
But everyone has to start somewhere, so we start on our balcony in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Monday, April 16, 2012

a little break

i am on a blogging break. 
to follow me please check out my flickr stream 
i wish you all the best
and hope to see you soon

Created with flickr slideshow.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

pink elefants

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thursday, March 1, 2012

wordless wednesday - halpers books

have a look at my previous post about halpers amazing book store here

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

we singed on valentines day =)

We just singed the contract for our new flat yesterday :)
I still can't really believe it. As it seems so far away.  It is only one month though...
the owners are really nice and everything seems so perfect... ca 80 m², 3 rooms, wooden floors, 2 bathrooms (one with a shower and a toilette and the other one with a bathtub and a toilette), a nice kitchen.....and ONLY 4800 shekel (960 euro that is cheap for an apartment like that in israel!)
i am still waiting for the catch.
these photos are from the add on yad2 (an israeli website for searching flats, cars, furniture and basically everything else).

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

my first pattern for sale on ravlery =)

i finally managed to upload my forst pattern to ravelry!
here some basic informations about the pattern:
eli is about 25cm from head to toe.

Yarn: 100g/168m (184 yds)
or any other kind of worsted yarn (100g/ 200-150 m)
Needles: 3-4mm (US size 3-6/ UK 11-8) (or whatever fits your yarn)
Face: use buttons/safety eyes/or embroider with yarn of your choice.
Cloth: use any scraps of cloth
Stuffing: use scrap yarn/cloth, cotton or some other stuffing
the pattern is easy but you should have some idea about how to read patterns with simple expressions like k, p, k2tog and so on.

my price for eli is 2 euros
feel free to visit the pattern on ravlery or to buy it here (you dont have to be a ravelry member to buy it, but if you like knitting and you are not a member yet you are missing out on A LOT! ;))

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

lace in progress...

i finally decided to start my first serious lace shawl! i am half way through it and just hope that no one will see all the mistakes i made in the beginning =)

the pattern is called song of zion and you can find it as a free download here on ravlry.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

when saints go machine...

i wont say much about this post...
their music just enchanted me

Monday, January 23, 2012

Blogging on the go....

I just bought an HTC EVO 3D and finally I will be able to blog when i am on the bus, train, or anywhere else :) now for exemple I am on my way to work.
We are still looking for flats as we are moving on the 1. 3. 2012.  I am used to know where I move at least two months before but that is not how it works here... It is impossible at the moment to find flats that will be free from the 1. 3., most of them are free now or in about two weeks... That makes it hard to plan everything and i think that's how you make wrong decicions.  But that's how it works around here. 
You simply can't imagine how I am looking forward to moving.  We spent one year in this house and still we did not really arrive or feel like it is ours. Besides that I wont miss the 1, 5 hour way to my work....

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

imagine a world without free knowledge...

today the english wikipedia, flickr and many more are protesting against two new billsin the US that are on their way to limit our freedom in the internet.
to learn more about their protest and about what this is all about click here or here or on one of the photos.