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  • Vanderohe No. 1

    Interview with the Founder – Vanderohe (Beauty is in the Detail)

    I first came across Vanderohe.com when I was researching the clean beauty market in Singapore and got in touch with the Founder, Olivia Thorpe. On meeting her, I was struck by her warmth and positive energy, not to mention her glowing skin! It came as no surprise to me...
  • Time to Get Serious about Water

    The 22nd of March every year is marked as World Water Day by the United Nations since 1993. For 24 years now, it has been marked as a day to celebrate water, for those of us who have it and to bring awareness for the millions who don’t. Mostly,...
  • Flavour Notes: A Taste Test of Water

    We all know that water is important and thankfully, the global movement to decrease the amount of bottled water consumed has stepped up significantly. Globally, the conservation and sustainability of water has become a key topic for all nations. And so it should… but what about pampered palates and those...
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    Reduce Plastics with These Awesome Reusable Produce Bags

    Have you ever wondered where your garbage goes? The answer is, after incineration, it goes to the beautiful island of Semakau, just south of Singapore, near Palau Bukom. When I say beautiful, I seriously mean it (without the slightest hint of sarcasm). Island Semakau is the world’s first ecological...
  • Vanilla Beige Clean Beauty

    Easy, Clean Beauty Glossary – Four Things You Need to Know!

    When I was younger, expanding my vocabulary was very important to me. Back in the day, I loved to go to my thesaurus or dictionary when I didn’t understand something or was looking for a new word (call me a geek!) Fast forward a few years, and I’ve realised...
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    Takeaway Coffee Cups are not Recyclable?

    Boxes & Things is all about little things, because little things matter. Read more about us in our interview here. In our first ever blog, we are going to talk about nothing… but one little thing. In particular, being eco-friendly in a little way, daily. There are tons of...
  • Consuming Consciously – Six Tips to Get You Started

    “How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives” – Annie Dillard “Nothing haunts me like the things I didn’t buy” – this phrase, often shared on social media by companies in the business of selling things, presumably to persuade customers to buy more and buy now,...
  • Clean Beauty for the Family – Tips for Rocking It Out

    One of my favourite hashtags is #mytriberocks 🙂 And I certainly wasn’t going to leave #mytribe out of my clean beauty adventure!  During the course of my wellness journey, I have made many changes to my lifestyle, my diet and my outlook. Along the way, my family have humoured...
  • Meet The Tropicalist, Obsessed with Plants and Why We Should Pay Attention to Them

    I first met The Tropicalist early in 2016. Since then, I have followed with interest as she launched her online publication, thetropicalist.press and look forward each month to receiving their newsletter. We recently enjoyed a coffee together and I was enthralled by her adventures to various countries and climes, seeking and researching plants,...

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