The lunar new year passed us recently and we moved into the ambitious, adventurous and playful year of the monkey so it's time to turn our sights to all things crescent, from moons to bananas.
Primates and planetoids are a weird combination and scream tackiness, but we've found some chic ways to introduce a little fun into your interior without going full monkey.
If you've ever thought you could use another set of hands, perhaps the Monkey Tail Stool by Monocomplex can give you the missing appendage you didn't know you wanted.
Although it's not articulated, this little addition to a perfectly nice stool transforms this piece into a playful place for imagining. Perfect for story time with the kids - The Jungle Book, naturally.
The moon can sometimes look like a solitary bulb hanging in the sky and it's this image that inspired In-es.artdesign to create these subtly lunar lamps.
For us, the best use of these little moons is to cluster a few together of different sizes to give the feeling of being in another world with more than just a single wheel of cheese orbiting the planet.
Bananas are a difficult motif to pull off but banana leaves are much more forgiving. This Martinique wallpaper was designed for the Beverly Hills Hotel by Don Loper in 1942 and still looks fresh and chic.
We'd forget feature walls and go crazy in a bathroom, covering the walls in leafy green patterns to let them be bright, beautiful and really go wild, just like a party at their hotel home.
The Sulla Luna bench by Studio Macura is an idea whittled down to its most basic form and this beautifully simple crescent moon looks like it just fell out of the sky.
Sleek lines and a smooth finish gives this piece an extra, extra-terrestrial feeling as if it were made on a spaceship cruising through the andromeda galaxy for a particular client on Earth.
What's a monkey without his banana, or banana coloured companion chair? Lonely, that's what! This adorable side table and matching indoor/outdoor chair by Hayon Studio for BD Barcelona don't come as a set but they seem inseparable.
These two buddies look like they were made to sit poolside among a backdrop of ferns and maybe even a banana tree or two. Who wouldn't want a martini served to them on a platter by such a cute waiter?