Respect your elders

Advice, Comedy, Design Studio, getting old, graphic design, LeMonkey House, Mistakes, Posters, why

There are many transition periods in life. When we are young we wonder how “old people” could ever be so out of touch with the times. Well for all of you young ones out there (I’m talking 20 and below) things change faster than you could ever imagine.

One day you wake up and realize you have no idea what is going on.
What are the hit songs?
No clue.
What is Bieber Fever?
Is it contagious?
That cartoon has been off the air for how many years?
What the hell does YOLO mean? AHHHHH!!

It’s exhausting trying to keep up with the times.

Moral of this blog:

Be nice to old people because someday you will be just as oblivious to the things that are “in style”. You will be that aunt that buys the Power Rangers toys for your nephew. The grandfather that tries to post on Facebook. The mom that texts something inappropriate without realizing it.

What they never told me was that as you get older you don’t change the way you think you will. You don’t all of a sudden learn all the random stuff old people know. You don’t feel older mentally, you still feel like you are eighteen and should have the energy and time to do what you want. In reality you’re lucky to squeeze in a nap. The perks of being older don’t always outweigh the pains. I’ve found you have to find happiness in the little things. Making fun of ignorant youths, legal drinking, not answering to parents, leaving the bed unmade, buying what you want.

So here I am writing a blog from a smart phone for the first time and kicking modern technologies ass. So raise a glass of wine and toast to not worrying about mid-terms!


The future is here

Advice, Comedy, Design Studio, graphic design, LeMonkey House, New Years, Posters

I don’t believe you get a fresh start just because the date changes and people dress up to watch a sparkly ball drop. However, being a little OCD, I suppose starting at one is as good a time as any to begin doing smart and healthy things.

Since the world runs according to a calendar, the new year does bring about many exciting things. Many large companies wait to release new products, new lines of cars roll out, new fashions hit the runway,  and every year people get excited for the new iphone. Like, seriously, every year, how is that still such a big deal?

Don’t get me wrong I’m definitely a fan of gadgets and while I wouldn’t call myself a techie (based on my lack of knowledge) I do love technology.

Here are some of the things that may just make their debut in 2014…

1. Google Glasses…Developer-Maximiliano-Firtman-wears-Google-glasses-before-a-news-conference-2676242

…so you can look like a nerd, while actually being a nerd.

2. Technology bracelets…

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…call me when these are snap bracelets and I will buy them all.

3. Apple TV (no, like an actual television)


…I’m sure if it happens it will be awesome, but what is the point of a touch screen on the telly? Why did we go to the trouble to invent and spend years fighting over the remote?

4. Smart appliances…


…Yes please. need all the help I can get in this department.

5. Electric cars….


… with more charging stations going up, and big name car manufacturers joining the game, we may actually get decent looking fuel alternative cars  (so you can look awesome for a whopping 50 miles.)

6. 4K Television…


…do you have trouble seeing that 50 inch TV you spent all that money on? You won’t have to suffer much longer! This 110 inch ultra HD (or 4K) television should be available soon enough. I think at some point we will just go full circle and have live actors in our living rooms shooting those zombies,  performing open heart surgery, or whipping up some meth.

So there are a few things to look forward to, or make fun of in 2014! It’s gonna be a great year.

“My head is spinning…I’ve got blisters on my fingers!”

Christmas, Design Studio, graphic design, LeMonkey House, Posters, Uncategorized

I had to turn down the brightness on my computer screen. It is making my head feel fuzzy. I would like to take a long break from technology. No computer, no phone, nothing! Maybe then the little monsters crawling around inside my skull would go back to sleep. It would be nice to do anything that does not require a screen but, alas, I cannot completely sign off…yet…

We have been extra zombie like here at Monkey House lately. We are in the final stages of getting a new site up, completing new designs, and not to mention it is the holiday season! HEAD…MIGHT….EXPLODE.

I hope all of you out there in cyberworld are feeling good and enjoy our newest poster…Image