It's all about the right equipment.
The right equipment makes anything more enjoyable....and I do believe you 'make' better when you make with things of beauty, of technical precision, and use things that look beautiful to you, no matter if they are top of the range items, or simple utilitarian items which just make you smile.
Cases in point:
2  - Stickygram magnets - create magnets from your instagram photos - such a neat idea, and they are beautifully done, a lovely quiet matt sheen to them, and the images I've chosen are some of my iphone instagram favourites. These would make super lovely gifts...if you can part with them!
3  - A longed for Kitchenaid because I am positive, absolutely positive, my cooking will be changed forever with the ownership of one. It certainly made the making of black lime marshmallows a much, much better experience than any of my previous marshmallow efforts. These were a trial run for a cookbook I am putting together with another talented cook. And black lime powder....my new cooking obsession, such a wonderful taste.