Recycling e-waste Where to drop your electronic junk in Singapore (or flaunt it!)

Computer chips repurposed by UrbanRaven! Singapore's e-waste adds up to more than 160 Boeing 747 jets every year. Your old phones and gadgets do not belong in your regular garbage bin! You can transform, reuse and repurpose - or at the very least, recycle e-waste responsibly. Read more here.

And the answer is (drumroooollllll!) – computer chips! Every now and then, someone recycles electronic waste into a creative work of art  – a bench, a chair, or as Urban Raven in the poster above, even jewelry! At Secondsguru, we love to see the transformation of e-waste, this recycling of potential toxins into objects of desire. Unfortunately, not all of us have the time or creativity to re-purpose our e-waste. In fact, according to the National …[Read more]

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When time is money Luxury watches that keep their worth!

Is an expensive designer watch at the top of your shopping list? Buy a timepiece that will keep both time and value intact!

Is an expensive designer watch at the top of your shopping list this Chinese New Year? Or are you just in the mood to treat yourself with a luxurious Swiss wrist-watch this bonus season? After all, you probably deserve it after a hard-working year! A luxury watch can cost a small fortune, so when planning to part with cash you need to ask yourselves – is it worth it? Unless you are David Beckham or have …[Read more]

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Keep Your Luxurious Handbag in Mint Condition

If you want to make sure that your collection of luxury bags will last you through the years, there are a number of things you can do to keep them as good as new. Here are a few simple tips to keep your designer handbags in mint condition!

Women the world over share on addiction in common: Handbags. Your cupboard may already be stuffed with purses, clutches, baguette bags, messenger bags, totes, saddle purses and pouches, but that won’t stop you from buying a new Minaudiere with which to sparkle at the next party. Men may never understand what the fuss is all about, but seriously, what’s not to like? Handbags aren’t just about accessorizing, although obviously that is a big plus; no, …[Read more]

Retro Singapore – A guide for vintage hunters

An old school typewriter for sale at Tong Mern Sern Antiques

Don’t you just love vintage shops? They all seem to have their own little personalities that spring to life with the history behind people’s treasured belongings. The mixture of perfumed scents, sixties incense and leathery goods waft towards you the minute you enter and a myriad of colours greets your searching eyes. Perusing shelf upon shelf, rack upon rack in a second-hand shop is a true adventure; knowing that you will exit your favourite little …[Read more]