A few surprises from overseas this week, first a vast cloud of Icelandic volcano ash spread across the UK like a blanket of financial gloom. And then this arrived in the post. Designed by Johanna Kalin/OCH to coincide with Milan Design Week (14-19 April 2010), the boxed catalogue satisfies lovers of stationery and design-art alike.

Daniel Rybakken's work deals largely with a singularly Scandinavian preoccupation, the distribution of daylight. With characteristic style, his simple interventions on reality (through the manipulation, reflection and projection of light) are quietly uncanny.

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