The kind of apparently small-from-the-outside hardware store that somehow seems to offer a solution to a multitude of household, gardening and DIY issues. Their stock includes clever cleaning products not always found in supermarkets, lightbulbs (including hard-to-find sizes), candles, kitchen utensils, storage jars, fabric dyes, robust brooms, washing lines, clothes pegs. There’s an almost Famous Five-like retro feel to many of the gifts on display. Hidden in the back is an Aladdin’s cave of paints, varnishes, hinges, screws — and the sensible protective gear you might want to have while applying them. This is also the place to come to find that elusive clock battery or to get a key cut. Staff are friendly, lateral thinking — and always seem to know exactly what’s in stock. If you are a Kemptown resident, it’s worth signing up with their loyalty scheme for a helpful 10 % discount.