Peter Wileman's Fastnet

If you feel the call of the ocean but don't have the sea on your doorstep..well, art can help with the yearnings. The Royal Society of Marine Artists is holding its annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London and this year's works will transport you to just where you'd like to be

Alvar Aalto armchair, Finland 1930. Photograph: V&A Museum London

Plywood is one of the most ubiquitous and sustainable materials used in construction and for furniture. Its history dates back to the mid 1800s and the V&A is hosting an exhibition dedicated to it called Plywood: Material of the Modern World

Copenhagen by Lesley Hilling

Fascinatingly intricate works made with salvaged wood and found objects tell personal yet universal stories

Lepidopterists will delight in these butterfly domes by Alex MacArthur

Buying antiques is a great way of furnishing with minimal impact on the environment. And if you're always on the look-out for fascinating one-off pieces, don't miss the Decorative Antiques & Textile Fairs in London's Battersea.