Preloved Furniture Our top picks to find the best deals in Singapore!

where to buy used furniture in singapore

Does this ring a bell? You inquired about the price of an orange bench, and upon hearing the answer, had trouble keeping your jaw closed. You are an expat and don’t want to spend a fortune furnishing a house you may stay in for just a couple of years. You want to replace an aging sofa, but every time you see the price tag of a new one, you think it is better to just …[Read more]

Where to repair? A guide to service providers in Singapore

Repair services in Singapore directory

Given a choice between buying new or repairing old, which one would you go with? And if you are still thinking about your answer, maybe the heavy-weight fact that more than 21,000 tonnes of waste is generated in Singapore on a daily basis will help tilt your decision scale in the right direction. To make a much needed difference and reduce the amount of waste generated, each of us needs to choose the repair option …[Read more]

DIY, Kids, People, Upcycle,
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Child’s Play Meet 7 makers who create toys and conduct experiments using everyday objects

science and DIY for kids

Be it pebbles, shells, toothpaste caps, cardboard boxes and even used wrapping paper, while I was growing up these were a part of my ‘toys’. I would pick easy-to-find daily objects and transform them into some kind of a play thing, a project that could be done by myself or with a little help from a grownup. In contrast, nowadays, a child’s world of play is dominated by ‘off-the-shelf’ toys and most of them are …[Read more]

Sari Strategy #03 DIY, Repurpose with minimal waste

repurpose restyle recycle Sari sarong

In this concluding article on the Sari Strategy series, guest author Sathya Bhavana, the founder of ‘Re’vastra, shares artistic ways in which one can ReStyle pre-loved saris to make something new, ensuring minimal wastage of your heritage textile- all you need is some constructional techniques and excitement to try something new. The good news is that her technique can be applied to any pre-loved material which has a basic rectangular shape- a sarong from SriLanka, …[Read more]