EcoBrands In conversation with Brillyn Toh of Hock Siong, and their mission to find homes for second hand goods

Brillyn Toh of Hock Siong

If you live in Singapore and love vintage furniture, you have probably visited Hock Siong & Co. And if you follow @HockSiong on Facebook, then you definitely know Brillyn Toh. You have seen her brilliant smile and effervescent love for Art Deco as she takes you through the treasures of the shop on “Walkie Hockie”, and witnessed her eclectic sense of design in the upcycled pieces on display. Hock Siong is a second-hand goods shop, …[Read more]

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EcoBrands Kayakasia paddles to pristine islands and discovers the tragedy of trash

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Sim Cher Huey is an expedition sea kayaker who clocks thousands of hours on the waters in Asia. Based in Singapore, he helms the eco-adventure travel company Kayakasia. Huey and team paddled from Busuanga Island to El Nido in an 18-day kayak expedition exploring the Calamian Islands, Philippines early 2018. This is his observation of how marine trash is tainting everything that we love about nature and island life. We had landed on an incredible …[Read more]

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Mother’s Day 6 unique experiences you can gift mum

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Our guest writer today is Meenakshi Sharma, the founder of DateFyx, a platform that lists and curates memorable experiences for couples for date nights and special occasions as well as for families and groups of friends. Meenakshi believes that sharing experiences helps us bond better and create memories that you can chew on when you need a pick-me-up. A mother of two lovely kids herself, Meenakshi has put together a list of 6 unique experiences …[Read more]

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Coopita Behind one brand’s plan to save craft skills by innovating with artisans

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Secondsguru in conversation with Naomi Jacob, co-founder of Coopita. Originally posted on Coopita.com. Have you ever walked down roads lined with colonial buildings and marvelled at their grandeur? Been awed by the medieval churches and their splendour? Given yourself a neck-sprain by gazing too long at Michelangelo’s ceiling at Sistine Chapel? Had a jaw drop when face-to-face with the pristine beauty of Taj Mahal? We all have our favourite relics, and need little convincing to …[Read more]