We’re huge fans of September in the Littlefish office. For starters, it’s our birthday and this gives us a chance to celebrate another year of doing what we love for a living and to raise a glass to the fantastic colleagues and clients we’ve worked with along the way.

We also don’t mind a bit of rain and colder temperatures if they’re accompanied by the beautiful autumnal colours that start to appear at this time of year. Additionally, any excuse to get cosy and start wrapping up in knitwear in preparation for the coming months is fine by us. Hot chocolate anyone?

Here’s what else we’ve been loving in September.

Anki Vector

Perhaps this is a result of our recent early morning finishes and a cry for help when it comes to some company when working late but we can’t help but like this little guy.

With all the capabilities we’ve come to expect from our techie personal assistants, such as alarms, information from the internet and useful updates such as weather forecasts, diary entries and plans for the day he no doubt comes in handy. With added personality-traits however, such as greeting you when you come home and offering ‘fist bumps’ we think you’d soon learn to love him.

It helps too that he reminds us of  WALL-E and Johnny five from short circuit, all our robot dreams are coming true! Throw in the fact its called ‘Vector’ and it’s a sure win in our eyes.

@_Bands_FC

After a summer when football united the nation in a shared dream, we’re clinging on to the feel good factor that brings together sport with our other loves, design (obviously) and music (please see social media posts about one of us taking time off to be a rock star), in the form of Twitter account, @_Band_FC.

The idea behind the account is simple, bands as football clubs, football clubs as bands, and its gathered quite a following, almost 40, 000 followers on Twitter and more than 10,ooo on instagram.

We’re a bit obsessed. You can see the designs for yourself in a free exhibition at The National Football Museum in Manchester until 22nd November.

Ask Me His Name by Elle Wright

Not everything we love can be easy to experience. This beautiful book, written by insta-mummy, Elle Wright who lost her son, Teddy, at just three days old tackles one of the hardest subjects out there, learning to live (and laugh) after the death of a child.

Somehow Elle does this in a way that is both honest and captivating, allowing us to open up a dialogue about a subject that, while tragic, should not be hidden away.

A portion of all proceeds from the sales of Ask Me His Name, which is already on The Times Bestseller list, will be donated to the charity, Tommy’s, which funds research into miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, and provides pregnancy health information to parents.

Well worth a read for those wanting to learn while supporting an extremely worthy cause.