Handy Tips,

SmartCity How Singapore handles waste management with just 1 reclaimed landfill!

Semakau landfill Singapore

Covering an area of merely 720 square kilometers, Singapore is aptly nick-named The Little Red Dot. But that size belies its footprint  – whether in its economic leadership within Asia, or its attraction to tourists … or the amount of waste it creates. A whopping 3.1 mn tonnes of solid waste were generated in the city in 2016, a number that’s rising ever year. And it creates the mammoth challenge of efficient waste disposal, in …[Read more]

Events, Handy Tips,

Earthfest 2018 7 reasons why you must be there!

earthfest 2018 singapore secondsguru

Earthfest, Singapore’s very first fully sustainable and zero waste festival for the family was held in Sept 2015. The second edition graced the city in February 2017. It’s time for part three of the much anticipated annual event! Secondsguru had partnered with Earthfest on the two earlier occasions and we are thrilled to be a part of Singapore’s inspiring conscious community once again in January 2018. See pictures from Earthfest 2017 to find out what …[Read more]

Kids crafts An alternative Xmas tree that gives you a chance to upcycle!

christmas tree decor

Christmas is just around the corner, and like every year my daughter wants a Christmas tree, and just like every year, we are telling her that we can’t… Instead, like last year we’ll try out some fun substitutes! We made a fun tabletop Christmas tree using egg cartons last year (get the instructions here on Secondsguru). This year I’ve made a Christmas Tree Mixed Media Canvas. Here’s how I made it, and you can too! …[Read more]

Brands, People,

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

Coopita barkcloth clutch

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]