These 19th century Filocases prove that very iew good ideas are truly original. In one (more cumbersome) shape or another. personal organisers have been around tora while. The modern version seemsto have tidied up the market. and manufacturers now concentrate on new inserts (Letax make a magnifying glass which retails at about
Supposedlythe personal organiserlor children, this brietcase lookalike will appeal to eternally-young adults too. It costs £9.50 irom In House, Edinburgh.
ON THE RIGHT TRACK
The List name-train shunts (lts wheels rotate) amongst many other sturdy wooden toys in Edinburgh's wholesome Helios Fountain. Letter-carriages and engines are 95p each. Good value giltior short names.
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calculatorlor £9.95). Time Out's Shopping and Eating Guides to London (£2.65
apiece) are neat.
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Fakelaxes are booming— considerably cheaper and justas organising asthe original. Helptully. all
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share the same hole-sizes. so brand pages can be interchanged. The hole-puncher (trom £16.50) enables you to make your own pages and theretore is an investment. Other novelties to look out torare Horoscopes. Additive Guides and slimline sewing kits. John Lewis and Paper Tiger. Edinburgh, carryiull ranges.
MacDonald Nelson Trading Company. Edinburgh go in tortongue-in-cheektartan oiall shapes and sizes- dressing gowns. their intamous toilet seats. and hand-painted tartan badges (£1.25 each). Co-ordinating (or clashing) buttons and cuttlinks are also available.
omsr FOR THE MILL
This big~eared pepper mill is twinned with an equally-cared salt mill. Both are operated by twisting the said ears and both have a removeable base which containsthe perpetual pile ol cast-oil millings. £9.95 irom Round The World. Edinburgh.
El Sombrero’s Mexican bangles. with motherot pearl insets. are an arresting accessory. Sold bythe Latin-American artelacts and jewellery specialists. Chacmool, and by El Sombrero. Glasgow at £20.
ON THE BACK This death-and-gravity deiying storage tor wine bottles has them throttled in black or white metal racks which are screwed verticallyto the wall. Perlect tor bargain buys oi Bulgarian Chardonnay or this year’s Beaujolais. £12.95 irom Round The World, Edinburgh ortrom In House, Edinburgh. Prices may vary.