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THE COLD winter months provide opportunity to invest in functional, stylish household accessories. Traditional items such as hot water bottles and Thermos flasks have been given a boost by technology and design since our grandparents' day. That said, the benefits of a pair of sheepskin lined slippers, a drop of whisky and an armchair by the fire stay the same.

Designer radiator, pounds 1,317.65 from Bisque Radiators, 244 Belsize Road, London NW6 (enquiries: 0171 328 2225) mail order available

Thermos jugs (l to r): blue, pounds 19.50, Purves & Purves, 80-83 Tottenham Court Road, London W1 (0171 580 8223); green, pounds 43.50, Ruth Aram, 65 Heath Street, London NW3 (0171 431 4008); silver, pounds 82.05, Divertimenti, 45-47 Wigmore Street, London W1

Be my Valentine: red hot water bottle pounds 18.50, from Barclay & Bodie, 7 Blenheim Terrace, London NW8 (0171 372 5705)

Jungle stomp: faux snake, woolly-lined slippers, pounds 15.99 Barclay & Bodie, as before

Hand Warmer, pounds 4.95, The Gadget Shop, Unit 249, Lakeside Shopping Centre, West Thurrock (01708 860 225 / 01482 860 860)

Warm your spirits: Chrome and leather hip-flask, pounds 39.95, from Harrods, Knightsbridge, London SW1 (0171 730 1234)


Photographs by TONY BUCKINGHAM