Drab to Fab IKEA Stool Makeover

Drab to Fab| IKEA Stool Makeover- An old Ikea stool transformed to a stylish side table: DIY inspiration for the maker in us! Click through to find out more

When we moved into our new apartment I wanted a side table that would sit in between 2 over-sized chairs in our living room. And hence began my search for the perfect side table. I wanted something small that would occupy almost zero floor space, something with a neutral tone, stylish and functional to hold a cup or plate. It was hard to find one that fit all the criteria and the ones I liked were …[Read more]

Gifts for Her 10 Eco-Friendly Buys

Gifts for Her |10 Eco-Friendly Buys - Looking for the perfect green gift for the lady in your life? From unique lifestyle products to luxe experiences, our selection of unique gifts are sure to put a smile on her face. Click through to find out more

Our last article on Gifts For Him generated a fair number of thank-yous from women; but even louder were the questions from men wondering when we’ll serve their need! This was a surprise really, as we at Team Secondsguru firmly believe that it is easy to please a woman – you just need imagination and discernment and aesthetic sense and an ability to read the hints between her lines… ah ok, we get it. So …[Read more]

Junk to Funk Here’s how some people are rocking recycling

Vinyl records to earrings, nuts and bolts to framed art - artists around the world are innovatively transforming discards to art! Here is our pick of 5 inspiring artists that upcycle junk into masterpieces

Although most of us aren’t happy to admit it, we all have our secret junk-drawers. You know, that one drawer in your desk that is completely unorganised and the sole purpose of which seems to be accumulating more and more trash that you won’t get rid of. Once a year when we find ourselves in spring-cleaning spirits, we tackle the dreaded sanctuary and start sorting out the accumulated orphans – pens that no longer work, lids …[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]