1. A balancing metal disc on 5 sections of wood, this side table is all lightness and minimalism. The wood can be raw ash or oiled walnut with a white or black anodised top. Minimato table by Matthias Ferwagner, here
2. A little bit Bentwood, a little bit Elbow, this chair combines elements of some designer classics; simple and beautifully detailed in palest beech. It looks Scandinavian, but comes via Italy. Pelleossa chair by Francesco Faccin seen, here
3. These lamps by Swedish company Note Design Studio are ceramic and wood, and very, very Scandinavian in their warmth and tactility.
4. Beautiful, decorative handcrafted pendants that can be hung individually or in a cluster, there are six variants, with names like Aztec and Abacus. Customisable in length and configuration, they could be simply hung from a hook. Bohemian, but in a good way. Bright Beads by Marz Designs, via Contemporist.
1. A Bit Lost by Chris Haughton – beautiful, stylish graphics (at least for adults!), and a simple, sweet story. Get it, here
2. Good Luck Baby Owls by Giles Milton – a gorgeous story about two baby owls who desperately want to learn how to fly. Get it, here
3. Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan – a different take on the activities of nocturnal animals, seen through the eyes of the little owl. Beautiful, colourful illustrations that pop off the black background. Get it, here
4. The Nonsense Verse of Edward Lear – wonderful literary nonsense, reissued in 2012 to celebrate the bicentenary of Edward Lear. Poetry, prose and limericks, including the Owl and the Pussycat. Get it, here