Picture next to text in table or two column layout?

I could do so much in craft if only i were able to put a picture to the left of a piece of text.
something like this:

the closest i can get is to take a screenclip or make an image out of the rendered image and text.

Has anyone worked out how to do this? maybe creating a table, but being able to put images in it?
what about being able to import and render html?

i can ‘t seem to manage that, tables only seem to accept text.