Trends may come and go, but my goal when buying a new item for my apartment is always to choose something well-constructed that I will want to use for a long time and maybe even my whole life. A few ways I’ve learned to increase the chances of this happening are to stick with low-tech home goods made of natural materials in neutral colors and classic shapes. And research, research, research. Wirecutter is a great source where I found a number of my favorite things. Without further ado, here they are.