How to clean books

  There is nothing more disappointing than little critters eating away at your precious book collection. Even more disappointing is when they leave a musty smell which keeps you from enjoying your books. For a bibliophile, the above scenario is no …

Knit a pair of mittens

Once you start, you probably won’t be able to stop. Then you can sell your extra mittens on bidorbuy. A pair of hand-knitted mittens is (or should be) the birth right of every child.  Mittens are an essential part of a kid’s wardrobe. Some even say that …

5 books set in Cape Town

A novel by a Nobel laureate, a thriller, a haunting debut novel, a historical novel and a collection of poetry: check our selection of books set in Mother City.   This blog brought to you 5 books set in Joburg a while ago, tipping the scales …

One Direction: Need to know

For every drop in the ocean there is a boyband that never made it. One Direction however, have defied the odds and rocketed to stardom almost overnight. Now on their fourth album, they are showing no signs of slowing down.   The history of One …

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss!

                                          Happy birthday to beloved children's …

Our pick of 5 reads from 2014

Every year I tell myself that I'm going to read more. With 1000s of books published yearly, it's hard to choose what to read next. We've made that choice easy for you with our pick of the top 5 reads from 2014.     1. Leaving Time by …

How to crochet a doily

It’s a long time since doilies have been considered in vogue. The small crocheted decorative mats were used to protect surfaces such as arm and headrests in homes of grandmothers the world over. These days, however, with the help of crafty platforms such …

Styles in modern painting

Art and the many styles of painting serve to illustrate our belief systems, politics and every other imaginable socio-economical influence at the time of production. For this reason, people are and always will be baffled, amazed and in awe of …

Do album sales matter?

Several factors need to be taken into consideration when talking about what defines an album as successful.   In the world of music, we generally gauge the success of musicians by their album sales. Often, the bestselling music is considered …

Ideas for your mosaic projects

Almost any surface will look prettier if you stick a few mosaic tiles on it. Find a short tutorial on how to do it in this article and buy all the equipment and materials you need on bidorbuy, in mosaic section.   When it comes to where to stick …