With a string of non-stop projects to kick off the year, I have been relying heavily on a core set of trusted tools and materials to keep things moving with minimal hitches. It's only through years of trial and error that a few of my favorite things have come to be.
To qualify, they must be excellent at what they do, comfortable in the hand, unfussy and easy to use, elevate or enhance the work, reliable, value for money, sourced from reliable vendors (most of which cater to the trade), professional-grade, and hackable. And I love when things from other realms, such as Yoga Paws, become the perfect solution.
Here, in no particular order, are some of my faves: