Monk House Design


Monday October 27 2014

We're chuffed to introduce Rouda to the Monk House family! The brainchild of Melbourne-based textile designer Megan McNeill, Rouda places importance on textile design and fabric, endeavouring to create the perfect canvas to showcase her (amazing!) prints. 

Utilising natural fabrics in cotton, silk and linen, her first collection Positive/Negative was inspired by light and shadow, a motif she has playfully reinvented throughout the collection.

To celebrate the launch of her collection we asked Megan to create an in-store installation. Showcasing her prints she filled our window with hands and bathed our walls and racks with her beautiful pieces.

We're totally smitten and bet you will be too! Come have a peek in-store now or read more here.


Monday October 13 2014

Hello, we’re having a dinner you should come! 

To celebrate the birth of our Workshop space, you’re invited to join us for a special meal inspired by spring. 

A long time in the making, we’re excited to introduce you to our fresh Workshop space. A hub for conversation and insight, we’ll be holding regular talks with local designers and creatives.

Open to the public, and with the aim of fostering creative pursuits, the space will function as a setting for discussion and insight.

In collaboration with local foodie Mietta Coventry, Brunswick based ceramicist Shiko and stylist Natalie Turnbull we present Seasonal Eats; a celebration of all good things.

Come and join us for an evening of food, conversation & celebration.

Thursday 23rd October

7 - 9pm

Cost: $35/pp

Your ticket includes two drinks plus food by Mietta Coventry.

For more information or to buy your tickets visit our online store here.


Monday October 13 2014

We're excited to announce the arrival of Verner's Spring/Summer collection 'Eat Cake'. 

While designer Ingrid Verner has spent the last few seasons looking inward at her intimate relationship with her country & place within it, this season has seen her attentions shift slightly…

Noticing a collective penchant to romanticise the Parisian experience the Melbourne based designer cast her attention to a generation who’ve sought to follow fantasy, leaving our sunny shores in search of something more.

Fanciful dreams of Paris come true with an indulgent yet ever mindful collection, full of playful designs infinitely re-invented by the wearer.

Embracing the current but hopefully looking forward, the Verner girl writes her own story with a certain confidence and spring in her step that endlessly exudes cool.

The soft baby pink cottons, magnified gingham in black and white, plus luxe cotton in bold colours are a signal of summers arrival! And with pieces that are almost good enough to eat, why wouldn't you treat yourself?

To celebrate you're invited to our special VIP night to be held in-store.

Tuesday the 14th of October

Come down for an exclusive preview of the collection, plus meet designer Ingrid Verner who'll be joining us in-store from 6pm. 

We hope to see you there! 


Tuesday October 07 2014

We recently welcomed Brisbane based label Soot into the MHD family, and we couldn’t be more excited!

Bursting into the store in a flurry of bubble-gum pinks and soft marshmallow shapes, the latest Spring-Summer collection ‘Splash’ takes form from an intimate reaction to the designer’s surrounds.

Inspired by pyjamas, iPhone emoticons and 1930s loungewear the collection explores luxury and texture through a playful adaptation of contemporary silhouettes. Using natural fabrics and a range of sugar sweet hues designer Edwina Sinclair makes a casual declaration to her roots in the Australian beach culture and every day summer life. The relaxed nature of the collection, as well as the designers repeated allusion to water, speaks of a spirited and playful approach to design.

To celebrate the collection dropping in-store we asked designer Edwina Sinclair to create an installation in-store. Filling the window with canary yellow emoji inspired symbols you’ll find pieces from the collection sitting pretty in the front of the store for the next two weeks!

We’re swooning over the playful shapes and her tongue in cheek aesthetic. Come have a play in-store now or read our interview with Edwina here!


Thursday October 02 2014

 Prompted by Spring, Good Looks 06 is all about having fun! Inspired by those first warm days after a cold winter, we've put together our top seasonal picks.

A playful mix of softer silhouettes, dreamy colours and fresh patterns, this Good Looks is all about embracing colour and spontenaiety. Definitely an ode of what's to come, here's to Summer!  

Per-Tim - Globes Raglan Tee; Pageant - Candy high waist brief 

SOOT - Flower drop earrings; Kloke - Cast Mesh sweater; Kloke - Defector Shirt Dress

POMS - Facet Bracelet; Pageant - Baby Girl Top; Dress Up - Petal Shorts

BASE Range - Turtle Neck Sweat; Kuwaii - Axis A-line Skirt

Two Hills - Visions Drop EarringsBASE Range - Turtle Neck Sweat

 Pageant - Girls Club tee; SOOT - Parachute Pants

POMS - Phenomena Earrings; SOOT - Linen T Top; Kuwaii - Decimal Dress; Witu - Wave Clutch; Kuwaii - Esperance Platform Sandals

POMS - Phenomena Earrings; SOOT - Linen T Top; Kuwaii - Decimal Dress

POMS - Phenomena EarringsWitu - Wave Clutch 

BASE Range - Basic Sweat - Navy; BASE Range - Loose Skirt

Pageant - Cutie Pie Polo 

Pageant - Cutie Pie Polo; Dress Up - Liner Capri Pant; P.A.M - Square Toe Darby Shoe

P.A.M - Shrine Scops Dress; P.A.M - Gatherings leggings

BASE Range - Turtle Dress; Witu - Wave tote; Kuwaii - Cicada Platform Sandal


Photographs, Elise Wilken;

Art Director, Natalie Turnbull;

Hair and Make-Up, Sarah Katy Gibbs @ Fur Hairdressing;

Model, Ally McNaughton