Drab to Fab Office chair makeover

Drab to Fab| Office Chair Makeover- Fall in love with your old furniture again! All you need to revive a pre-loved piece is a bit of creativity. Click through for some creative inspiration

At our home, we often contend with problem of the Goldilocks items – stuff not pretty enough to keep, nor broken enough to throw. This office chair for instance: we bought it cheap for a laptop corner in a rented house. It served rather too well, lasting way, way beyond the laptop or our house rental did! Luckily, our upcycling project saved us from wasting this sturdy seat. All we did was add a coat …[Read more]

Gifts for Him10 Eco-Friendly Buys and DIYs

Gifts for Him|10 Eco-Friendly Buys and DIYs If you're looking for that perfect gift for your man check out Secondsguru’s list of 10 Awesome green gift ideas. Whatever his hobbies, passions and interests might be, we have you covered.

Men are a difficult species, especially so when we have to find a perfect gift for them. And the lack of imagination at standard shops doesn’t make it any easier! So, is there really anything you can get for your guy other than a parade of ties, cuff-links and shirts that High Street offers? After wasting several working hours complaining about it, the ladies at Secondsguru have researched and compiled a list of unique gifts …[Read more]


My Tree House Where kids can find a love for books – and planet Earth!

My Treehouse at the National Library is the perfect place for kids - and toddlers - to fall in love with books

For days too rainy, days too sunny, or just days when you want to have indoor fun with the kids – head down to My Tree House at the Central Public Library! With a tree house structure as a centerpiece, this unconventional library is a wonderful space to initiate your children into the world of books – and environmental awareness. The canopy features over 3,000 recycled plastic bottles. Cardboard boxes upcycled into animal shapes populate the …[Read more]

Post-holiday clearance: recycle leftover wrapping into child’s play!

Turn old wrapping paper into festive lanterns, colorful rockets or origami designs! Secondsguru.com lists ideas to turn leftover gift wrap into a day full of kids activities!

After weeks of excitement – school holidays, Christmas festivities, new year celebrations – getting back to the grind of daily routine is rather anti-climatic. On top of that, there’s the unavoidable ritual of post-holiday cleanse: alcohol in the system, half-filled bottles of wine, leftovers in the fridge, old gift wraps and discarded packaging – they all demand to be purged pronto! Fortunately, there’s a Monica Geller hiding inside some of us, and the clean-up can …[Read more]