While it's hard to date this perpetual calendar box, available from the V&A Shop, to any specific period it's definitely got real retro appeal.
And because it's a perpetual calendar, part of the delight is that it'll last you for many more years to come.
Made from wood, the box is decorated with a midcentury-style pattern and colourful shapes. It's up to you to select the correct day of the week, date and month yourself – each designed in a equally attractive font. It's good looking enough to win itself a place on your wall, or display proudly on a desk.
To make it extra useful, the box opens with a drawer for you to be able to tidy away any loose stationery bits and bobs.
Measuring 17cm square, the box is priced at £20.
Order it from the V&A Shop.