Monk House Design


Monday September 15 2014

This weekend Monk House Design is holding its annual Studio Sale!!

Our HUGE once a year event is not to be missed, as there will be amazing one-offs, samples, past and current season stock at super low bargain prices from some of our favourite designers.

Cash, credit and eftpos facilities will be available.

Two days only!

NEW Pop Up location 104 Lygon Street, Brunswick East
(Right next to our store!)

Saturday September 20th, 10am – 4pm
Sunday September 21st, 10am – 4pm

First in, best dressed.


Tuesday September 09 2014

Spring has sprung and the shop is looking fresher than ever thanks to Sarah Parkes of Smalltown!

Sarah has been making big waves for a number of years now, creating contemporary macramé from her Collingwood studio. Coming from a graphic design background Sarah has always had an interest in working with her hands, but it wasn’t until 2010, after having taught herself how to weave macramé from 70s craft books, that she turned the craft into a business.

Her belief in ‘simplicity of process and purity of material’ saw her break away from the crafty-kitsch associations that usually categorise the craft. Using synthetic rope Sarah creates fresh stylised vibes that transcend the traditional, moving from practical to sculptural and then back again. 

This year she's released her first collection entitled ‘Square*Squared’, the collection examines form and the ability to manipulate structure through the repetition of a single knot. By controlling the density of her knots she can create different structures and forms, all of which are conceived from the same beginnings. 

Sarah has filled the shop with a selection of her knotted egg lights and tube pendants, hand dipped in enamel paint they are so good it hurts! You'll also find our walls adorned in her plant pods, green fronds dripping from their wide mouths. 

Hand crafted to order in Melbourne come have a peek now, we bet you'll be smitten! The installation runs until September 15. 

Also - a big thanks to our friends at Lygon St. Nursery for filling Sarah's plant pods and making our store look super lush! And, as always, to Sarah's partner Scott McCormack of Roopacorp! We couldn't have done it without his muscle.

Have a read of our Q&A with Sarah here.


Pictured Sarah, Blue & Scott (Roopacorp)

Plant Pods $320.00 each, available in-store.

Photos by Elise Wilken


Monday September 01 2014

We’re super excited to announce the arrival of Base Range’s ‘Apotypoma’ collection. Known for their use of organic, natural or raw fibres, Base Range focus on creating pieces that have minimal impact on the environment and the wearer. Dyed without the use of toxic components and heavy metals, Base Range strives to create high quality garments using materials made to be soft, light and effortlessly wearable.

A favourite here at Monk House, this season we’ve branched out picking up some special new styles. Think loose skirts with tribal prints, waffle textured dresses with turtle necks and classic tees in soft cottons, bamboos and silks. This range is totally on the mark, using simple colours in navy, grey, off white and black they’ve created a super fresh aesthetic.

Their soft, easy to wear shapes will have you hooked, but be quick! We’re tipping they’ll run out the door. Come see the full range in-store now!


Monday August 25 2014

The neoprene dream team have delivered again! Witu’s latest collection ‘Ozone’ has launched in-store and online & we’re pretty smitten. 

Inspired by the deep blue sea, of crashing waves and creatures dwelling in caves, Ozone is a re-imagination of the teams classic neoprene shapes. This season however you’ll find new friends among the crowd, with subtle details make way for big changes. Petal pink bowler bags and khaki waves define a collection that we just can’t get enough of. 

We're lusting after their dreamy colour palette and let's be honest, there's a definitely Witu for you. Shop Ozone in-store or online now!


Monday August 18 2014

We’ve spent the last few seasons drenching ourselves with soft feathery pom-poms, but their latest Spring/Summer release ‘Gemm*’ has taken a step back from the innocent absurdity of collections past, revealing a more refined, mature aesthetic.

Small pastel, furry pom-poms hang from chains in silver and gold, bathing wrists and adorning ears with rotund beads and fine clasps. There’s something special about adorning yourself, and let’s be honest there’s still a little kid living in all of us that needs a chance to shine.

Come view the range in-store now!