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EarthFest 2017 Our chat with Michael Broadhead – the man behind the mission

Earthfest poster feb 12 2017

Meet Michael Broadhead – an educator with a sustainable bent of mind. We first met him when he was organising the very first EarthFest in Singapore, juggling media, vendors, volunteers and what not with his trademark unlimited energy, all this while working his day job as a chemistry teacher at the Canadian International School, Singapore! Secondsguru pitched to run a book swap at the event, and we were amazed at his open attitude and responsiveness, wondering …[Read more]

Brands, DIY, Events,
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Blockprinting fabrics A workshop with Indian artisan Khushiram

Blockprinting fabrics | Workshop with artisan Khushiram

You have definitely seen and drooled over them: the beautiful, delicate blockprints of Rajasthan. Their shapely forms repeat endlessly, creating geometric beauty in their wake. You can sight them on all sorts of drapes – scarves, stoles, curtains, sheets… Step into the fabric markets of Delhi or Jaipur, and you cannot escape the draw of their prints, their hypnotic patterns. What amazes me is how the art form of blockprinting, several centuries old, has evolved …[Read more]

Events,
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Recycling old resolutions? Perhaps it is time to trash them instead!

Some promises are meant to be kept. For everything else, there are New Year Resolutions! Secondsguru.com lists 5 promises we all make (and break) repeatedly

  Yes, ’tis that time of the year indeed, when you get that uncomfortable gnaw in the pit of the stomach which good intentions and foreboding and holiday food mix together to create. It will peak in a couple of days when your Facebook feed overflows with grand promises: of beerless Januaries, meatless meals, reality-less TV, pokemon-less walks and other delusions. Chances are, you too will get seduced into making unreasonable demands of yourself and …[Read more]

Brands, Kids,
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Pokemon Hunting Of bonding, hobbies and being green

Pokemon hunting in singapore

I go through phases of being addicted to games on my phone. For most of 2014 and even into 2015, it was the numbers game 2048 – where I was chasing the theoretically possible, but very rare level of 16384. Then it was the word game Ruzzle where you compete with others to form words from a 4X4 grid. Needless to say, I like to believe that these were all ‘grown-up’ and intelligent games. Then …[Read more]