People: Shikha Lamba, the jewellery transformer!

Jewellery resetting, revamping

Secondsguru.com is all about recyling, upcyling and reducing waste. Given this, we simply dig people who contribute towards this effort. Our featured guest blogger, Shikha.S.Lamba is one such person.  Shikha is an entrepreneur, a mother, a jewellery designer and above all a transformer of old jewellery which often languishes in peoples cupboards. So if you have gemstones or baubles or just pieces of jewellery you do not know what to do with, reach out to her and she will spin her …[Read more]

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When older is better! Christmas gifts ideas that celebrate the test of time

Christmas gift for your friends - vintage movie posters. You can't go wrong with an Audrey Hepburn poster!

At Secondsguru, we have a soft spot for all things old, so here are some Christmas gift ideas , this season of giving, all carrying a whiff of romance from the past! Retro Casio watch We all have friends still pretending it’s the 80s – unwilling to stop playing The Police, dressing up to insane lengths at costume parties, insisting on sitting through Back To The Future reruns – this is the cheapest and awesome-est gift …[Read more]

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Buying a preloved designer bag? Handy tips!

For affordable branded bags, look for deals in the pre-loved market. If maintained well, luxury secondhand bags can last you a lifetime!

It’s a girl’s dream to have a selection of designer handbags stashed away in her wardrobe just waiting to perfectly accessorise a favorite outfit. But when the cost of a Prada tote is comparable to a plane ticket to a far-off destination, it’s difficult to justify such a luxury. But don’t despair – if you are willing to put your girl-on-a-mission hat on and prepare for a journey to the secondhand branded bag (pre-loved as …[Read more]

Donate old clothes and items – collection drive for Goonj in Singapore

Charity Events in Singapore 2014

Secondsguru supports the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle mantra and screams out a loud three cheers for India-based Goonj. Goonj is a social organisation that channels clothes and other urban discard from households that don’t need them to those who do. It collects donations in cities – ranging from school material to clothes to computers to even old doors – and moves them to far flung regions and less-privileged people across the country. Goonj has done commendable, documented work …[Read more]