Junk to Funk Here’s how some people are rocking recycling

Vinyl records to earrings, nuts and bolts to framed art - artists around the world are innovatively transforming discards to art! Here is our pick of 5 inspiring artists that upcycle junk into masterpieces

Although most of us aren’t happy to admit it, we all have our secret junk-drawers. You know, that one drawer in your desk that is completely unorganised and the sole purpose of which seems to be accumulating more and more trash that you won’t get rid of. Once a year when we find ourselves in spring-cleaning spirits, we tackle the dreaded sanctuary and start sorting out the accumulated orphans – pens that no longer work, lids …[Read more]

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Buying for keeps 4 simple tips to keep your piano in mint condition!

Tips & Tricks | Wondering how to keep your piano in mint condition? 4 simple tips to take care of your piano and keep it sounding pitch perfect for yours to come!

Do you fancy yourself to be a bit of an Arthur Rubinstein? Admit it; you spend hours letting your fingers dance over the keys of your beloved piano every night, in the hopes of finally mastering that Yann Tiersen piece you love so much; you know, that famous piece from Amelie. That’s totally understandable! The piano is one of the most powerful instruments, one that is capable of inducing intense emotions and producing beautiful sounds. …[Read more]

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Easter Diary Transforming eggs to memories

Come Easter, and the humble egg transforms itself into something bigger - into a tradition that families pass on over generations, into a ritual that builds fond memories, into posed (and unposed!) moments that that fill the photo album

An egg is an egg… is an egg? Certainly not on Easter when it transforms itself into something bigger – into a tradition that families pass on over generations, into a ritual that builds fond memories, into posed (and unposed!) moments that that fill the photo album – year after year. This week we feature the festivities forged by supermom Nikita – a marketing professional bringing up her kids in the German-Indian tradition. Nikita shares …[Read more]

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DIY Easter in a Jar

Easter goodies in a mason jar! A step-by-step guide for a gift / centrepiece

Come November and the shops are chock-a-block with Christmas lights, decorations, ornaments and table cloths. Although there are plenty of decorations you could easily make yourself, shopping malls and Mom & Pop shops house everything we could possibly want or need; so why bother, right? When it comes to Easter on the other hand, the most we can expect from the shops are seasonal flowers and an abundance of chocolates in the shape of eggs, …[Read more]