to soothe the spirits
and cool down the body
during the daily (and the world's most unnecessary) power cuts
as july hovers at 39c

a frozen raspberry & blackberry yoghurt, best eaten the day it's made - but you must like sour.

100g raspberries
50g blackberries
1 tbsp apple juice concentrate
400ml greek-style yoghurt
3 tbsp double cream
1 tsp vanilla extract

using an ice cream maker: whizz berries with apple concentrate in a blender to make a puree, then pour into the ice cream maker, with the yoghurt, cream and vanilla extract. churn until frozen, then transfer to a freezer-proof container and freeze until needed.

to make by hand: mix yoghurt with the cream and vanilla extract. put in a freezer-proof container and freeze for 30 minutes.
meanwhile, whizz the berries with the apple concentrate in a blender to make a puree. take the yoghurt mixture out of the freezer and stir well with a fork to break up the forming ice crystals. mix in the fruit puree. freeze for another 1-2 hours until it starts to form crystals around the edges. stir with a fork, freeze for 2 hours and stir once more, then leave to freeze until needed. before serving, take the yoghurt out of the freezer and allow it to soften a little.

[june clark in 'jamie' magazine, february 2011]



at the


to life.

cyprus, twentyfirst century



sambucus or elderflower

a lifesaver

when an ant bites you on the eye in the middle of the night and you wake up with a triple eyelid - and a tiny peephole where your pupil and iris are meant to be.



the colours of our afternoons ...

/ we construct

// we mother

/// we make swirls + waves

// // we make a splash, we cool down

// /// we bake for real + for fake

but it still feels a bit lonely when there are no little friends
about . . .



i almost forgot - the once yellow washbasin, now a perfect white eggshell. or half.

wouldn't you like one for your bathroom?



there is so much to do in the house, like

[wooing the electrician to pay us another call] [flushing out the heating system] [hanging things up/taking things down] [moving new/old furniture in, out or around] [reinventing the bedroom from scratch]

that sometimes it's just easier to attack the dolls house -
especially that [green-and-orange 3-piece suite]!



these days it's a lot more fun to watch the streets through the lens of the sartorialist than leafing through the vacuous gloss of fashion magazines.

/ via manzoni, milan
// tompkins square park, new york



why did it take us 6 years to hang our old poul henningsen light over the kitchen table if it was going to make us so happy?