Spring is nearly here, and if you don't feel like actual spring- cleaning, you can at least tidy up with the help of the Holding Company's fun storage ideas. At 243 King's Road, London SW3, or mail-order on 0171- 610 9160

1 Coloured sisal baskets......................pounds 4-pounds 18

2 Perfect order drawer organiser.....pounds 6.95 a set

3 Box drawer organiser...................from pounds 5.95

4 Hanging canvas shelves............from pounds 15.95

5 Linen boxes with leather ties .....from pounds 10.50

6 Bubbleopes - reusable wallets.....from pounds 1.50

7 Compact CD holder.............................pounds 8.95

8 Acrylic lipstick stand...........................pounds 7.95

9 Shelf basket.......................................pounds 6.95

10 Men's wooden tie spinner................pounds 17.25

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Isnik tiles, pounds 12.95

If you have a taste for High Victoriana, drop in at the Frederic Leighton show at the Royal Academy, which opened on Thursday. Not only will there be his sumptuous oils of exotic landscapes, but the shop will be stocking Leighton-inspired merchandise. As well as these handsome Isnik tiles (pounds 12.95), based on those at Leighton House, there will be mosaic mirrors, Kashmiri pens, hand-carved frames, silk scarves and Victorian-style jewellery. From the Royal Academy, Piccadilly, London W1

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Penguin thermos, pounds 19.95

This US- designed thermos should cheer up the chilliest of winter picnics, and will be just as good for filling with iced lemonade when things warm up. Available in pink, green, purple or black and white, it has an unbreakable liner, and can keep drinks hot or cold for hours. From Gizmo & Widget, PO Box 3983, London SE22 ORQ (0181-299 0891; fax 0181-299 6771)

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