Ephemera and you can check out her tweets here. Canon EF 50mm f1.4 Lens Every photographer has their go-to lenses. I try and travel light, so apart from my 24-105mm, my 50mm is the one I never leave home without. It's not cheap, but opens up to a delicious F1.4 which makes it great for shooting inside without any additional lighting and for getting amazing depth of field with portraits. Sabine Zipbeat Digital Metronome I took up the piano a couple of years ago. It was an instrument I always wanted to learn, but when I was a child we couldn't really afford to rent a piano let alone buy one. Now I have lessons once a week and might even manage to bang out a few carols this Christmas! This metronome is affordable, reliable and does the job. Etsy Anglepoise Light I am a huge fan of Etsy, it's like the thinking person's Amazon. Now we have children, taking time to go to flea markets and hunt around for collectibles is hard, so Etsy has become my new guilty pleasure. I love an eclectic mix of modern and vintage pieces and have found Esty great for those mid-century one-offs that fit our decor. This lamp I purchased from vintage store RattyAndCatty. Cuisinart Electric Kettle As a Brit I do like my tea. In England everyone has electric kettles, but when I moved to the States I found people using the stove top kettles. I did try a stove top one for a few years, they look good on the stove after all, but eventually function won out over form and I purchased this Cuisineart electric kettle from Amazon. It has multiple temperatures for different types of tea, a bit much for most people perhaps, but I'm a terrible tea snob so this is perfection for me. Kitchenaid Stand Mixer Generally I'm pretty old-school with my cooking. I like to cook and I like to take my time, but I have to say this Kitchen Aid mixer changed my life. We like to make pizzas at home and having something to do the heavy lifting, or should I say the heavy kneading has made it a much more pleasurable endeavor. Tivoli Radio In our family my son gets up really early and I mean early, it is a struggle for him to stay in bed until 6am. Now I have my Tivoli clock radio I can wake up gentle to the dulcet tones of KCRW in the morning and if I look at the clock and it's not yet 6am - it's back to bed you go Oliver!