this lovely Marimekko teatowel from the lovely Bee
a great book from my mum about the design of the Festival of Britain
a beautiful cup and biscuit bowl from my sister P (if you like Shinzi Katoh i would advise you keep well away from the website and online shop. It could be the final straw for your purse strings in these troubled times!)
and this wonderful book. Pages and pages of patterns. What more could a design-obsessed 35 year old ask for.