DrabToFab Broken, abandoned tray table becomes a bright addition to the living room

DrabToFab | Wooden table transformed

Usually, I don’t go for broken, dusty tables. But, when I saw this wooden tray table lying abandoned in the basement, I couldn’t ignore the fact that it was free, no shipping costs involved, and (no small thing) I had DIY duties to fulfil for Secondsguru! True, nothing had come of the abandoned pallet I had last picked up from this same benevolent venue, nor did my kids really play with the wooden puzzle boards …[Read more]

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EcoBrands Yin Yang yoga and active wear for the mindful yogi!

EcoBrands | Yin Yong Yoga and active wear collection for the mindful yogi. Featured here: Organic Lady Camisole and Bali Half Leggings

Both us co-founders of Secondsguru have embraced the practice of yoga for years now (14yrs between the two of us!). We still can’t claim to be all flexible and bendy, but what we can affirm is that we love yoga. The initial years saw us dressing in anything that looked good (studios these days have keen yogis dressed to kill!); but over time, our buying has changed, inching towards sustainable labels. They may cost more …[Read more]

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Tips 8 changes you can make today to make your bathroom more eco-friendly

Handmade soaps using minimal ingredients.

People often feel that making an eco-friendly choice implies some sort of sacrifice. Perhaps the cost of product is higher, or finding the eco-brand is harder, or it is just not convenient to act in a way that the planet would prefer us to. There’s a truth to that – but honestly, making sustainable choices isn’t all that difficult! Especially, as we at Secondsguru try to make green living easier for you. Here are 8 …[Read more]

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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]