A selection of Naomi Galavotti's most favourite objects, the editor of the blog Act From The Sofa

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In my everyday life I happen to live quite a few moments when I am rapt in inspecting all the tragedies of mankind.
I often feel powerless, while other times a principle of indignation inflames myself. That’s the way I am: emotional and empathetic.

Notwithstanding this, I am hopelessly optimistic and that is why I love seeking individuals who devote themselves to stem those tragedies, through absolutely creative ideas. I like sharing all my little everyday discoveries and trying to convey the confidence I place in the alternatives. So I decided to create AFTS, to make it possible for all these particularities to be known and appreciated by the community.

In my life I am a creative: I studied design and I attend mainly to interaction projects that are related to the various protagonists of our society and to the spaces where we live in, always paying a special attention to the soft qualities.
As John Thackara said, “Change and innovation are not related to some finely built vision and to the promise of a design handbook description of a better society for some future place or time, anymore. Change happens when people reconnect to one another” and decide to act and make a change.

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Chickpeas Hummus

Chickpeas hummus is a very ancient and traditional Middle East recipe. A delicious cream, of a delicate and aromatic flavour, with a bit of lemon acidity balancing its taste. It is mainly served as a hors d'oeuvre dish and a seasoning sauce, in the dugout pita bread, as well as on unleavened bread; excellent on the Indian chapati bread, too. To make the dish even more tasty, I suggest to add a sprinkling of paprika just before serving.


250 gr of dried chickpeas
1 lemon
2 spoons of Thaina
2 cloves of garlic
Olive Oil

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