About Us

Our Story

Our aim is to bring delight to your home through our selection of beautiful, utilitarian objects. Husband and wife team Helen and Matt founded Owl & Monkey in 2009 as a place to find the little things to spark joy in daily life.

Evoking the senses, gladdening the heart

For us, the objects within your home should inspire and delight, bringing a smile to your routine. Savour your cup of tea in a lovingly-made mug. Wash the dishes with a beautifully formed wooden brush. Find joy in the silky quality of a beautiful notepad, or transform a mid-week supper by dining by candlelight. Our products create a simpler world, where we can take a breath and appreciate the moment.

Quiet contentment through utilitarian homeware

Our store in York showcases household objects that are practical and attractive. The heritage, skills and passion of their creators only add to their story. Our timeless, durable items help make the everyday enjoyable.

We also host artist exhibitions, workshops and events for our local community, from creative writing to building terrariums. Find out more.

A blend of passions

Our combined background is in the arts, heritage and antiques. We share a love of the past and curating a collection. We are passionate about sharing ideas and making them accessible and engaging for everyone.

Suppliers and sources who care

Many of our suppliers have had decades of experience in crafting their products. We work with third-generation brush manufacturer, owned by the same German family for more than 75 years. Our Italian stationers chooses renewable materials for every one of their notebooks. Closer to home, our chocolatier conjures up delicious concoctions in beautiful South Wales.

We source products from UK, Germany, Italy and Japan from those who match our ethos of sustainability and having strong links with their local community.