Wonderful Winter Windows with Elena Skoreyko

We are thrilled to welcome Elena to Owl & Monkey as our 2019 winter Wonderful Windows artist.

Celebrating creativity, the power and possibilities of collaboration and the amazing talent in our community;  Wonderful Windows is our programme of seasonal partnerships with York artists offering guest products and joyful window displays.

Each artist creates a window display to mark the simple pleasures of the changing seasons, showcasing their work in our most visible space, our main street window. Our aim is simple, to share the space of the shop with other makers and creators and to create a moment of wonder and delight through window displays that bring a smile to the day and the street that we work on.

This winters’ window captures the magic of a childhood winter through Elena’s beautiful paper collage work. Handmade by Elena it makes use of a range of up-cycled papers from bags from fellow York indie shop, Alligator, to the insides of envelopes and wrapping paper from past gifts. A big part of the display are the numerous snow shower garlands; each sewn together using found vintage Japanese household inventories. Like all the paper’s in Elena’s display, these damaged books have been given a new life to create part of the story of the window.

Elements from Elena’s display can be taken home with a selection of her  beautiful paper decorations available to buy in the shop during the display as well as a range of her hopeful Zines and new collaborations with other York makers.

We’ll be adding more about Elena’s work here soon so stop by again to read out interview with her.

You can also find out more about Elena’s work at:


Instagram – @elenaskoreyko

Facebook – elenastreehouse

Elena photo credit – @alicelodgephotography
Owl & Monkey Winter 2019; with thanks to @hiptobesquares
The window figures explore the shop.