Growing up in Bintulu one of my very first pets was a white baby Gibbon (this is monkey which has no tail, and commonly found in Malaysia). She was rescued by my dads’ friend from one of the surrounding forest after her mother was killed and given to my dad to look after. The period that she was with us before giving her to a sanctuary my mother used to nurse her, whom I named CoCo (yes after CoCo Pops). Although these little beauties do not resemble Gibbons they still make me reminisce of a little monkey climbing around in little nappies.
Now, this is a shop I have recently come across, and I’m in love with pretty much everything they have online! All of which is quirky and full of character.
Cheeky Monkey Bookends £34. Must I say more? At £34 these hand-crafted little beauties create eye-catching pieces within any room. The gold finishes are perfect to pair with strong colours or match it with light colours and foliage.
OK so these aren’t technically monkeys, but I had to add them in. These beautiful gorilla sculptures are perfect for any contemporary space, providing subtle yet striking features. At an individual price of £145, the Gorilla sculpture is made from recyclable plastic (major bonuses) and finished by hand. I also love that with each one sold WHITEBLACKGREY donate £10 to the Aspinall Foundation, who is an internationally renowned animal conservation charity. This charity works towards halting the extinction of endangered spices, providing the best natural environment possible and Increasing public understanding of animal welfare.
Hurn and Hurn
Distinctive comes to mind when I look at this, sure to be a prominent feature in any room! Designed by Raimondi Malerba Marcantonio this little gem is valued at £229.00. With my current favourites being all things green this guy would fit perfectly with dark hues of greens, browns, and touches of brass or gold. And for a more contemporary look combine it with light neutral colours and delicate textures.
Graham and Green
This little cutie is perfect for that table centerpiece or even sideboard! Pair this with a good bottle of red and you have set your icebreaker for any dinner party!