We confess to a longstanding obsession with scissors, the sharper and sturdier the better. If a pair is out of reach, we get a little jittery. This fixation probably stems from a collage-crazy childhood, when we were forbidden to use the "good scissors": gleaming, orange-handled Fiskars that beckoned from behind a locked cupboard. Since then, we've stocked up: vintage scissors, folding scissors (great for travel!), neon shears from the Dollar Store, and a fine pair that Staples swears is somehow eco-friendly. But the scissors we keep out on the desk to admire and use daily is this striking pair from the famed Italian homegoods company Seletti. Functional, beautiful and vaguely menacing, they're also handy in the garden for "small prunings." Indoors or outdoors, they're a cut above.