The problem with ‘to do’ lists is that you always end up losing them (or is that just me?). Not any more. I’m tidying my study and investing in this fantastic new set of four wipe-clean Writeboards, £24.99 from www.tch.net, to keep myself organised. Designed to look like lined, ruled and chequered exercise book pages, they work well in a group of four or hung in a line, and come with a…

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‘Statement’ lamps used to cost a bomb, so it’s no wonder that at just £35, this matte black Bunny Lamp from Next (www.next.co.uk) is flying – or should that be hopping – off the shelves at the moment. He’ll go with almost any colour scheme, and looks like something straight out of the pages of Elle Deco. Prefer white to black? You can’t go wrong with this amazing designer-style china Tea Cups…

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Why is it you can never find a plaster when you need one? And why are plasters so boring-looking? Now www.dotcomgiftshop.com have come up with the answer – handy little tins you’ll be proud to display on a shelf, filled with decorated plasters that’ll put a smile on your face even if you’ve just sliced your finger off. Okay, so that’s going a bit far, but they do look mega cute. And…

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This week, I’ve decided to be healthy. Sadly, I haven’t got enough willpower to cut down on the chocolate biscuits, so I’ve invested in a WaterBobble instead. Made from recycled kind-to-the-environment PET plastic, it contains a brightly coloured carbon filter, that removes ‘organic contaminants’ (nasty stuff like chlorine) from ordinary tap water, and also supposedly makes it taste and smell better. It comes in three sizes, which you can use between 150-500 times…

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Nic nacs. Yes, they’re pointless, but they do make your home look that much more homely. Picture frames and vases look nice on  shelves, but what you really need are some quirky little bits and pieces to scatter amongst them. At the moment, I’m a bit obsessed with those old printer’s letter blocks you can pick up in junk stores. You can spell out names; words that suit the room they’re in…

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