I am a huge fan of built-in furniture. It is one of the most minimal ways to obtain multiple benefits from a single design. You can customize pieces specifically to the needs and uses of the inhabitant, and they are one with the architecture of the building. I love that built-ins reduce the amount of free-standing furniture pieces floating in the room, and allow the architecture to stand alone and shine. This is an excellent example of a built-in dining banquette with storage by the LA-based firm, Marmol Radziner:
I love these art prints from Avalisa for nurseries and little children's bedrooms! They are so sweet, the color and composition are excellent, and they are conveniently coordinated. They're canvas hand-stretched over a wood frame.
This is a modern and minimal pendant that is sizable enough (23"H x 10"W) to stand on its own in a smaller space, or would look good in multiples where space permits. I'd like to see two hanging over a larger kitchen island. This would also be nice for a bedside fixture - installed hanging low just above bedside tables.