Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Frida Winter 2010 Jewellery Collection

The Frida Winter 2010 Jewellery Collection is designed and made by West Australian Artists Cath Farrell and sister Jos Myers.
Together they have combined their experience and talent in art and design to create a very original and beautifully crafted jewellery range.
Inspired by the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, it is an eclectic mix of various icons hand drawn and designed, then cast into pendants and charms.Each design is beautifully made with semi-precious stones, sterling silver beads and chain making a unique and bold statement.

In store now.


Behind The Monkey

Is Proud To Present

Limited Edition Collectables - Series 1


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Each piece in this newly released Limited Edition Collectables from Frida are available only on a made to order basis with a World Wide Limited Edition run of 50 only.

They will be delivered approximately 4-6 weeks from order and will be accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate from the Artists.

Samples of these designs are now available for viewing in store. Stunning!

Designers background:

Cath Farrell – Visual arts majoring in painting and sculpture. Freelance advertising producer, stylist and painter.

Jos Myers – Accomplished painter having sold paintings both internationally and locally

Sunday, April 25, 2010

In The Press - Wire Magazine

Liberte Sterling Silver Earrings $95 - In Store Now!

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Monkey in the Mountains?

Our very good friend Stephen Hunt has sent us this link to share with you.

Download his amazing life story from this website and plan your own adventure -
and remember, if you get there before Monkey, make sure you say hello to the World for her!!

(She's liking the look of the houseboat.............!)

Alister Yiap - Designer with many layers.

There are many layers to Perth based jewellery designer Alister Yiap; designing jewellery at all different levels from Runway, Commercial to Gallery pieces. Yiap’s latest range titled Lamina uses technology advancement in design, which brings raw product design to consumers direct. With the help of computer aided design (CAD) to print his latest collection in 3D!

Yiap explains "There are specific properties with Jewellery design which unfortunately cannot be hand fabricated. This new process in design has allowed me to explore designs which would be near impossible to make by hand"

This manufacturing technology; commonly known as rapid prototyping takes virtual designs from CAD and transforms them into thin successive layers until the model is complete; where the virtual model and the physical model are identical.
"I’ve had these designs in my visual diary since my University days, I just had no direct access to the technology… until now!"

Manufactured in The Netherlands, the Lamina range comes in two base materials; Bronze infused Stainless Steel and Acrylic photopolymer in colours; Opal White and Charcoal Black. With the additional use of Sterling Silver components and Stainless Steel chain to complement, the range starts from $30 - $150 AUD.

Available in store now.
As featured in The Sunday Times Magazine: Trend Alert.
4. Tic Tac Toe Earrings $99 - available at Behind The Monkey.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

UnEarthen - Fresh From New York

"It is possible that most Unearthen pieces have already chosen their
bearers. The uniting of the crystal and empty bullet creates a powerful
opposition, causing old dreams and new beginnings to fall upon its bearer.
For this reason, the stone with the right properties for your needs will
inherently attract you. Each crystal carries distinct properties. Its aims
may be to clear your mind, focus your heart on goals you struggle to
achieve, provide comfort in difficult times, or simply remind you of the
balance between destruction and creation. Unearthen pieces should be chosen
with care.

Gia Bahm, creator of Unearthen, selects the crystals and bullets according
to the histories, qualities, and sizes of the materials. She is a collector,
an aesthetics, a creator, and a destructor. much like all of us who are
constantly perplexed by the forces of nature and humankind. She lives and
works in New York City, balancing her life between wardrobe styling and
jewellery design, between summer nights in the woods and winter days on the

In store now exclusively at Behind the Monkey

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Oneness Day Petition To The United Nations

Humanity’s Team is collecting at least 50,000 signatures as part of a campaign to appeal to the United Nations to declare a global Oneness Day, a day set aside and embraced by individuals, communities and nations each year in which people celebrate, discuss, demonstrate and thus experience our commonality, while still acknowledging and respecting our beautiful cultural diversity . . . a shared day to unite in Oneness every year for the greater good of the Human Family.

To see the Petition, just click on this link (or cut and paste it into your browser's address bar)

More info here