In an increasingly homogenised world of plastic this and assemble-at-home-designed-in-Sweden that, we're always on the look-out for something completely original - and, Louis Spence notwithstanding, it's always a treat when we find it.
It's good for the soul to adorn your abode with an item which someone has spent hours toiling over; a vehicle for creativity and skill, embellished with the imperfections of material and maker. And that maker could be you.
So head to one of the art and craft material outlets in our list and whatever you fancy turning your hand to: be it painting, sketching, pottery, needlework... whatever... just give it a go.
And who knows, there could even be a new career just around the corner...