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]

DIY Fun indoor games for rainy days and birthdays!

home bowling DIY

Our creative inspiration this week comes from the desk of Juhi Khanna in San Francisco, USA. Juhi wears several imaginative hats – she runs a paper crafts business, designs cards for stamp companies, does freelance craft blogging and is a UX designer. She has a 5-year-old daughter who loves paper crafts as much as her; needless to say they have a lot of fun crafting together. Follow her on Instagram for inspiration! In her words… …[Read more]

Eco Homes Setting up an eco-friendly living room

eco friendly lifestyle home decor and furniture singapore

It is wonderful to write for Secondsguru once again. For those of you who do not remember, I have penned few articles for Secondsguru- my eco-friendly lifestyle experiences really. These were on Setting up an eco-kitchen from scratch, Running an eco kitchen and My big fat green wedding.  Today 6 months, countless business trips and deadlines later, I have finally set up the living room and rest of our new home- to my satisfaction. This …[Read more]

Kids Crafts DIY Game box perfect for traveling with kids

upcycle to create games for flights and travel

If your kids are anything like mine, you would know what it is like to go on a long flight with them! After going through the in-flight magazine and watching a few kids’ shows on the flight’s entertainment system all within the first couple of hours, my daughter gets fidgety and claims to be bored! So, after doing a little research on the internet, we – my 5-year-old and I  – came up with a …[Read more]