Scene Around Town Wake up your garden with coffee!

Scene Around Town | Wake Up Your Garden With Coffee! Share your love of coffee with your garden and you will be amazed with the results! At Secondsguru, we are loving this green initiative by drCAFE. Click through to find out more.

Do you wake up to the whiff of coffee in the mornings? Now let your plants share in the caffeine boost! Coffee compost is an organic soil conditioner helping your plants flower more by providing extra nitrogen, enhanced water retention, and other growth support. If you make your own coffee at home, sprinkle the dried, spent powder into the soil. OR, the next time you drop by at dr.CAFE, simply pick up their used coffee …[Read more]

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]

Handy Tips,
Author

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]

Tips for buying used furniture #1 Fall in love

Tips on how to buy used wooden furniture

Picture Source: morguefile.com via jeltovski My art history teacher in design school often told us ‘there are no rules to liking art or falling in love, just go with your heart’. Buying wooden furniture, especially ones with a bit of a history is both like loving art and finding love. They need to appeal to you beyond the prosaic functionality, you need a certain je ne se quoi as you literally live with it and …[Read more]