PINspirationsPipe dreams with old plumbing

PINspirations|Pipe dreams with old plumbingPINspirations|Pipe dreams with old plumbing- Looking for a conversation pieces for your home? Check out our Pinspirations on cleverly repurposed pipes to get your hacker juices flowing.

If you’ve renovated your house, you’ve felt that disbelief – that confused annoyance of seeing old hardware gutted out and thrown – even if it looks sturdy! – in favor of new shiny pipes and silky smooth wires. Seriously, does everything have to be thrown, you ask the contractor, and hear mumbo jumbo about new technology and old rust and hygiene and even (in a whisper) cheapskate. Unfortunately, we cannot advice you on how to …[Read more]

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]

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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]