Style & Shopping My Top Ten by Beth Hoeckel The local collage artist shares her favorite things. By By Lauren Bell | December 2015 Wooden Eames chair: This chair is perfect for short breaks during work days because it’s comfortable but not too comfortable. Black eyeliner: I consider it part of my daily uniform. I like how it makes casual outfits more deliberate and fancy outfits more edgy. Opal ring: This ring that belonged to my great-great aunt and then my mother is very beautiful and elegant. Titanium scissors: As a collage artist I have more than one favorite pair of scissors, but these are noteworthy because you can cut tape with them and it doesn’t stick to the blade or leave any sticky residue. Black rotary phone: This phone belonged to my grandparents for nearly 60 years, so naturally it holds a wealth of sentimental value. At this point, it’s purely a decorative artifact, but it does still work. Leuchtturm notebooks: I used Moleskines for years but recently discovered I like these better because they are about a half inch wider and I find that to be more comforting. Cans of seltzer: They’re refreshing and simple but more exciting than regular water. My favorite kinds are La Croix and Wegmans’ brand. Incense: I like to use natural scents like sandalwood, cedar, and patchouli because they feel warm and welcoming to me. Etching from Prague: I bought this tiny etching on the Charles Bridge in Prague when I was 16 years old and it has moved with me through all my nomadic years. Heirloom charm bracelet: My grandmother gave me this charm bracelet for Christmas a few years ago. Each charm was given to my great-grandmother by her boyfriend.