Just caught sight of these vintage-style wooden record crates on eBay, which are rather nice. Read more
They're billed as something to decorate a nursery or something to brighten your home, but I can't help feeling these telephone box lights from the London Transport Museum offer a great alternative to traditional Christmas lighting.
From the outside, they look like old-fashioned childhood tales of daring. Take a peek inside and they're revealed to host a secret hiding place, perfect for stashing away a few secrets. Made from wood, while the box pictured looks like an adventure book, take a look at the other 'titles' which focus on a gymkhana, Buffalo Bill or a plain and simple A to Z. Each imaginary book cover is packed full of nostalgic charm.
The boxes cost £5.50 each.
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Looking for something quirky for storing your bits and pieces? Check out these Lego Storage Heads and Storage Bricks.
Officially licensed by the Danish toys giant, the Storage Bricks are indeed shaped like a Lego brick and just like the bricks, can be clicked together to create giant Lego structures. So de-cluttering and giant Lego – what's not to like? But wait…it gets better…
There's also Lego Storage Heads, which operate in just the same way – room for storing your stuff and able to click together as part of the larger Lego structure. Both are available now from Firebox, the heads selling from £14.99 with the blocks in various colours from £8.99 to £24.99. See over the page for Head in action.
Find out more at the Firebox website