Monk House Design


Monday July 21 2014

Hula hooping through life, artist and all-round cool cat Emma Collard is someone that we’re pretty excited about. Whether obsessively covering foam noodles in vinyl or turning galleries into re-imagined spaces to live, Emma is a bounding celestial being. Delivered straight from somewhere in her ‘grotty paradise’ we present Emma’s range of handcrafted resin cluster vases.

Finding humour in oddness Emma sees everyday objects as unique opportunities for action. Coming from a magical place filled with coloured foam, bubble wrap and collected bits her “made by me, arranged by you” aesthetic means you have the power to become artist. Come have a peek in-store now!

Photo by Elise Wilken


Monday July 14 2014

Wax has taught us here at Monk House that surfing isn’t all about braving the freezing cold and certain death; in fact what we’ve realised by reading Wax is that surfing goes way beyond the waves. Somewhere between where the water meets the sand surfing has turned into a rich culture.

Moving through art and writing Wax is a bi-annual publication based in New York that explores the ‘intersections between art, culture and surfing.’ Broken into three sections, issue #5: Immediacy, explores its contributors’ responses to the theme.

Presented on gloss and matte paper Wax is 128 pages of delicious colour, teaming fresh typography with sleek imagery. Photographs are visually stunning. Colourful and alluring they examine responses to a life that is deeply indebted to the surfing culture.

Beyond beaches themes quickly turn to deeper and more sublime concerns. Matt Rohrer reflects on his obsession with vandalism, Alek Parker talks about his life as a pro surfer and artist John Houck shares his thoughts on art and the process of photographing his childhood items. Beyond that you’ll find articles that traverse psychoanalysis, procrastination and nothingness.

We’re all about good images and good articles and Wax provides. Come grab your copy in-store or via our online store



Tuesday July 08 2014

We’re pretty lucky to be exposed to some rad publications thanks to our friends over at Perimeter. But, once in a while we chance upon a zine that is extra special and mono.kultur fits that bill.

Based in Berlin mono.kultur is a questions and answers magazine which, released seasonally, profiles one creative mind in a full-length, ‘extensive and unfiltered’ interview.

Issue #36, Spring 2014 examines the work and mind of Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill, a prolific creator who has designed over 1000 projects during his 50-year career. mono.kultur’s in depth interview touches on Bofill’s own history and notions of ‘the future of the past.’

Come grab your copy in-store or online now!


Wednesday July 02 2014

Sale time is here with a splash of colour at Monk House Design! We've started reducing stock from Kloke, Ffixxed, Kuwaii, BASE Range, P.A.M and more... So, keep out of the cold with our Winter Warmer Sale. Come have a peek in-store or online now!

Hurry! It's only while stock lasts.



Tuesday June 24 2014

The days are getting gloomier but that doesn’t mean you have to follow suit!

We asked our shopgirl Mietta curate a special mix for us. Always sure to deliver she’s answered our prayers with her Monk House Good Vibes #5 Tasty Mix.

We’re blissing out to this super fresh, totally funky mix. From old school hip-hop to RnB, then right back again, these vibes are making us feel goooood…

Have a listen here.