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Office

Here’s our utilitarian take on gearing up for a more productive new year with a few oft-overlooked pieces for a better desk: from ribbons and rubber bands to pencils and paperclips.

  1. One-handed tape dispenser
    ashleydistributors.com
  2. Formwork desk storage by Herman Miller
    hermanmiller.com
  3. Tools to Liveby paperclips
    presentandcorrect.com
  4. Brass number clips by Midori
    midori-japan.co.jp; trunkclothiers.com
  5. Danese Milano flip calendar
    danesemilano.com; archivando.jp
  6. Yamato paper glue
    yamato.co.jp
  7. Gummed foil gold stars from Dennison
    presentandcorrect.com
  8. Wooden stationery organiser by Umbra Studio
    umbra.com; presentandcorrect.com
  9. Sina Optic 8x and 4x magnifier loupe
    magnifier.co.kr
  10. Olfa hook cutter
    olfa.com
  11. Olfa top-sheet paper cutter
    olfa.com
  12. Gift ribbon from Hay
    hay.dk
  13. Coloured bulldog clips from Modulor
    modulor.de
  14. Tombow Irojiten colouring pencils
    tombow.com; trunkclothiers.com
  15. Sterling multiplier pencil box (and sharpener)
    presentandcorrect.com
  16. Muji elastic-band ball
    muji.com
  17. Shachihata inkpad
    shachihata.co.jp

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Garden

This selection of well-made additions will keep gardens blooming – whether it’s wellies to keep on a firm footing or a watering can and trowel to tend to flower beds.

  1. Barbecue tongs from Snow Peak
    snowpeak.com
  2. Vasse Vaught Vogeli bird bath
    vassevaught.com; thegardenedit.com
  3. Indoor watering can from Born in Sweden
    borninsweden.se
  4. Hunter Original Chelsea boot Wellingtons
    hunterboots.com
  5. Gardena secateurs
    gardena.com
  6. Sneeboer weeding trowel
    sneeboer.com; labourandwait.co.uk
  7. Koppel hygrometer by Georg Jensen
    georgjensen.com; skandium.com
  8. Haws watering can
    haws.co.uk; thegardenedit.com
  9. Red-and-white twine
    whiskergraphics.com
  10. Works & Labo Kawara ceramic planting markers
    worksandlabo.com
  11. Flower pot brush from Present and Correct
    presentandcorrect.com
  12. Ernest Wright & Son pruning scissors
    ernestwright.co.uk
  13. Opinel folding knife
    opinel.com; labourandwait.co.uk

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Pantry

We’ve sourced some enticing comestibles for any occasion – whether it’s a case of celebrating with saké or stocking up on appetisers, no pantry should be without these stalwarts.

  1. Bottle of Matsunami saké
    o-eyama.com
  2. Macallan 1874 highland malt Scotch whisky
    themacallan.com; hewines.com
  3. Tamari soy sauce from Kikkoman
    kikkoman.com
  4. Panettone from Chiostro di Saronno
    chiostrodisaronno.it
  5. Tunnock’s chocolate-covered wafer biscuits
    tunnock.co.uk
  6. Isole e Olena Cepparello 2010
    thelondonwinecellar.com
  7. German mustard from Streuber
    streubersenf.de
  8. A1 steak sauce
    a1original.com
  9. Panko breadcrumbs from Hanayuki
    selfridges.com
  10. Crosta & Mollica breadsticks
    cmkitchen.net
  11. Green pepper Tabasco sauce from McIlhenny Co
    tabasco.com
  12. Bella olives from Puglia by Seggiano
    seggiano.com
  13. Schweppes tonic water
    schweppes.com
  14. Rye crisp breads from Finn Crisp
    finncrisp.com
  15. Tuna in olive oil from Conservas Ortiz
    conservasortiz.com
  16. Anchovies with capers from Conservas Ortiz
    conservasortiz.com

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Home

These ingredients are elegant additions to any household and will cosy-up the home, including a chirpy light for the kids’ room, a versatile throw and snug slippers.

  1. Rimini Blu ceramic vase from Bitossi
    bitossihome.it; scp.co.uk
  2. Shorebird figure from Normann Copenhagen
    normann-copenhagen.com
  3. Oak magazine rack with marble top from Kristina Dam Studio
    kristinadam.dk
  4. Go Out Living Gear Book magazine supplement
    goout.jp
  5. Brass vase from Found Muji
    muji.net/foundmuji
  6. Heima candlestick holder from Normann Copenhagen
    scp.co.uk
  7. Pigeon light by Ed Carpenter
    klauserandcarpenter.com; scp.co.uk
  8. Flos glo-ball mini
    flos.it; jaspermorrison.com
  9. Woollen blanket from Eleanor Pritchard for Trunk Clothiers
    eleanorpritchard.com; trunkclothiers.com
  10. Rattan carpet beater from Objects of Use
    objectsofuse.com
  11. 100 Years of Swiss Graphic Design from Lars Müller Publishers
    lars-mueller-publishers.com
  12. Ceramic incense burner from Shoyeido Miyuki
    shoyeido.co.jp; trunkclothiers.com
  13. Marble vase from Broste Copenhagen
    brostecopenhagen.com; goodhoodstore.com
  14. Gingham slippers from Muji
    muji.com
  15. Comptoir de Famille furniture polish
    comptoir-de-famille.com; divertimenti.co.uk
  16. Terracotta platter by Reiko Kaneko
    reikokaneko.co.uk; scp.co.uk
  17. Reiko Kaneko x Shotoku glasses
    reikokaneko.co.uk
  18. Shotoku glass set
    stglass.co.jp; scp.co.uk
  19. Wooden Bridget building game
    etgames.co.uk; scp.co.uk

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Tools

From a double-edged Japanese saw for woodworking to a cycle-repair kit and clamp, these are the strapping tools we’re keeping to hand.

  1. Simson bike repair kit
    labourandwait.co.uk
  2. Abloy padlock
    abloy.com
  3. BlueSpot one-and-a-quarter-inch inspection mirror
    bluespot.uk.com
  4. Rosewood-and-brass mini carpenter’s plane by Crown Tools
    crownhandtools.ltd.uk; pentonshardware.co.uk 
  5. New Gramercy Tools cabinetmaker’s hammer
    toolsforworkingwood.com
  6. Double-edged Japanese handsaw
    life-diy.com
  7. Three-inch steel clamp by Faithfull
    faithfulltools.com
  8. Matsunoya carpenter’s tool box
    matsunoya.jp
  9. Arctic Polar insulated work gloves
    greenjem.co.uk
  10. Fisco Sweden folding ruler
    hultafors.fi; pentonshardware.co.uk
  11. Vitra tool box
    vitra.com; goodhoodstore.com
  12. Stainless-steel pocket survival tool
    bcbin.com; pentonshardware.co.uk
  13. Ettinger x Maglite hand torch
    ettinger.co.uk; happyboxlondon.com
  14. Schneck Zweigbergk matches for Hay
    hay.dk
  15. Battery-power tester from Mercury
    mercury.avsl.com; pentonshardware.co.uk
  16. Vitrex corded earplugs
    vitrex.co.uk

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Kitchen

Cupboard space is always at a premium so only the culinary best will do when it comes to tin openers, cups, tablecloths and chopping boards.

  1. Mini all-purpose mincer from Guillouard à Nantes
    guillouard.com; jglinert.com
  2. Woodpecker wooden chopping boards
    hello-woodpecker.com
  3. Hakusan Kasanejima teapot
    hakusan-porcelain.co.jp
  4. Ceramic bowl and cup from Les Guimard
    lesguimards.com
  5. Stovetop Belgian waffle maker from Nordicware
    nordicware.com; divertimenti.co.uk
  6. Mini blini pan from Debuyer
    debuyer.fr; divertimenti.co.uk
  7. Table cloth and coasters from Fog Linen
    foglinenwork.com
  8. Bon Voyage collection of stacking plates with handles from Yumiko Iihoshi Porcelain
    y-iihoshi-p.com
  9. Nogent 3-star Super-Kim tin opener
    labourandwait.co.uk
  10. Silicone jam spreader from Muji
    muji.com
  11. Hinoki rice spatula from Matsunoya
    matsunoya.jp
  12. Good Food for Your Table by Ian James, Nicholas Selby and Louisa Chapman-Andrews, saltyardbooks.co.uk
  13. CDN meat or yeast thermometer
    cdnw.com
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