1. Star anis because the pods are such a cool shape with shiny brown seeds peeping out.
2. The smell of white school glue - the sort that dries in a clear skin that you can peel off your fingers.
3. My printer doesn't chew up and spit out unusual bits of paper, making a lot of noise and fuss. It quietly and quickly decorates them with words - exactly as they appear on my screen - in ink that dries almost immediately. I could kiss it.