DIY, Upcycle,

Spring Fling Home-made potpourri

DIY project - PotpourrI

The first weeks of March may still be chilly as I write this down in Spain, but I can already see the manifestations of Spring all around me. The grass is finally settling back into a luscious green, trees and flowers are ready to sport their summer colours and the days are finally getting longer. Going on long walks during this time of the year pulls us out of our winter blues and readies us for …[Read more]

Events, Kids,

Egg-citing PlantersChildren’s Easter Holiday Workshop

Easter Workshop for kids

Hop along to the Singapore Botanic Gardens on Easter weekend and join this fun and creative eco-friendly workshop where little ones will be introduced to the art of planting as well as make their own Easter Nest and Planter out of recycled materials. Get closer to Mother Nature and make  Easter eggs-tra special for you and your kids!  Photo credit: Frederik Fransoo, via Wikipedia Commons, used under CC Attribution 3.0 Unported. Where: Jacob Ballas Children’s Garden, …[Read more]

Events, Kids,

Events Children’s Origami Workshop: Get creative with recycled materials!

 [have put social media hashtags and lables in a different doc in blog folder]   Learn the Art of Origami at this workshop where kids can explore their creativity and imagination to create their own mini-garden from recycled materials. Come along with your tots and join in and learn this fun and fascinating pastime! Where: Jacob Ballas Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens When: Fri, 20 Mar 2015  10:00AM – 11:00AM Who: Suitable for children in K1 – …[Read more]

Tips for buying used furniture #1 Fall in love

Tips on how to buy used wooden furniture

Picture Source: via jeltovski My art history teacher in design school often told us ‘there are no rules to liking art or falling in love, just go with your heart’. Buying wooden furniture, especially ones with a bit of a history is both like loving art and finding love. They need to appeal to you beyond the prosaic functionality, you need a certain je ne se quoi as you literally live with it and …[Read more]