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Everything must go! Recently, my mother sold her flat – I’ve been staying there for the last 20 years and had to move out within months. The sales transaction happened so quickly – an agent friend listed the unit at a paid property website on a Friday night. One viewing was arranged immediately on SaturdayContinue reading “Further Reduction”
with just 3 simple ingredients! Baking Soda (Refillable at any package-free store) Coconut Oil (Refillable at any package-free store) Essential Oil such as Peppermint, Spearmint, or Thieves oil blend Ratio 1 : 1 and add 10 drops of any EO choice Mix all ingredients in a small bowl with a teaspoon or tablespoon until paste-like.Continue reading “Recipe: DIY Toothpaste”
“Waste isn’t waste until we waste it.” ~ Will.i.am for Fashion Revolution I’ve compiled a set of Zero Waste explanations and definitions from various sources in this post to get a broader perspective about this term. “Zero Waste is a set of principles focused on waste prevention that encourages the redesign of resource life cyclesContinue reading “Remind me what is Zero Waste again?”
If Michelle Obama can wear the same dress for her important meetings, so can I. Once upon a time, in the limelight of the fashion and creative industry, I used to think one cannot be caught wearing the same dress twice! Says who? It was a standard I set for my vanity, at the costContinue reading “Repeating Outfits”
from used coffee grounds, using 3 simple ingredients. I’m an avid coffee lover. I loved it even more when I discovered various ways to repurpose used coffee ground, such as making coffee art, fertilizer, and beauty products like soap or body scrub. Coffee has high antioxidants, and it’s beneficial for our skin. Before you tossContinue reading “Recipe: DIY Coffee Scrub”
nutrients to Earth. When we rot or make compost from organic waste such as veggie scraps, fruit peels, dry leaves, used coffee grounds, tea leaves, hair, nails, and paper, they break down naturally and return as nutrient-rich soil that grows our food. The wonderful circular design of Mother Nature. I am mostly out and aboutContinue reading “Rot and Return”
before recycling. Repair was the norm during my mother’s generation. We would bring our electrical appliances, be it a walkman, a radio, a fan, a TV, a VHS player, to a repairman around the neighborhood if they stopped working. For clothing, my mother would hand sew loose buttons, mend holes and they are good toContinue reading “Repair, Re-gift, Repurpose”
Repair, Re-gift, Repurpose before you jump into the Recycle bandwagon. I was introduced to the term ‘Recycling’ during Temasek Polytechnic days by a good friend when I was about to throw away a snack packaging. Ever since that introduction, I became somewhat a hoarder, a trash collector, a recycler, and an up-cycler, trying to saveContinue reading “Consider these 3Rs before Recycling!”
The joy of reusing is never-ending! If I had to buy something that’s pre-packed from a supermarket, I would get the ones packed in glass. The reason is I can clean and reuse it for as long as I don’t break it. These glass containers, jars, and bottles come in handy when I refill productsContinue reading “Over and over and over and over and over…”
I used to be a shopaholic, a hoarder, and a collector. Had a walk-in wardrobe filled with clothes but nothing to wear. Now, I have less but all of what I need. ‘If less is more, maybe nothing is everything.‘ ~ Rem Koolhaas Before, having more stuff made me feel somewhat important, accomplished, successful. Now,Continue reading “Reduce”
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