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

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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]

Sari Strategy #03 DIY, Repurpose with minimal waste

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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]

Sari Strategy Repurposing #02- ‘Preventive’ not ‘curative’ design

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In part 2 of the Sari Strategy series, guest author Sathya Bhavana, the founder of ‘Re’vastra articulates how she plans all the Sari repurposing she does with the ultimate objective to create no waste! As she rightly says, her design strategy is ‘preventive’ not ‘curative’ so as to render it circular.  Namaskaram! In my previous story, one of the aspects I discussed was the ‘Recycling’ of a sari. It loosely ideated ways of shaping (read: …[Read more]