About Us

Our Story

Owl & Monkey is a home and lifestyle store founded in York, by Helen and Matt Harris, to spark joy in the everyday.

We believe your home should inspire and delight and that some of the best things in life are those simple, daily routines centered around family, friends and home life.

Owl & Monkey offers an eclectic mix of goods that support and celebrate these things; all selected with sustainability, good ethics and function in mind.

Working with suppliers who share our values to offer honest, affordable and responsibly sourced goods we bring a carefully considered collection with a story to tell.

Come and discover a place to consume more consciously, shop slow and be a little force for good.

Our Suppliers

Many of our suppliers have had decades of experience in crafting their products. We work with a 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.

Team O&M

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 slow living lifestyles with joy and sustainability at their heart and in discovering new ideas to share with you through our little shop.