We all have a “man” in our lives that is bringing us down. (for many that statement is literal, stupid boys)

Many would say the government is taking that big ole cake right now. I won’t argue that, (bunch of babies) but I digress…

Who or what is the “man” in your life right now?

There are all the obvious ones;

– your boss – I can’t help but imagine Bill Lumbergh here…

– your bills – oh, you mean that’s due EVERY month?

– your neighbor – there is a reason I avoid you.

– your car – yes, I did want you to break down today, thank you.

– your pants – too loose, too tight, pants are always holding me down, shackles in the form of denim.


Whatever your “man” is, don’t let him hold you down.  Take some pointers from Empire Records.  Just do what you want and throw a huge party and raise enough money to save the day.



Arrested Development.

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I don’t know about you, but I just can’t get enough and we here at Le Monkey House couldn’t be more stoked that Netflix took the show under it’s wing and brought us more of the unbelievably dysfunctional Bluth family.

That being said, we would also like to take this time to thank Netflix for having better shows than most cable channels.  (House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Lilyhammer…)  I mean, consider the game “upped.”  I can only hope that cable takes the hint and gets a little more selective about what they put on air.  I’m also certain that some shows could only make it to television by accident.

Let me explain:  So maybe when someone sent in a reel of their overweight child in a beauty pageant saying “hilarious” things and being sassy, an intern (whom should be fired) mixed the tape up with the one sent in about the 12-year old that got accepted to Harvard.  By the time any one noticed the mishap, it was too late…

I’m fairly certain I don’t need to argue the fact that reality television needs to die a swift and painful death.  If I hear one more “desperate housewife” (or husband for that matter) yukking it up in the line at Safeway about how “That Chloe Kardashian is a real firecracker” I’m going to throw myself them into oncoming traffic.

I know that sounds drastic, but it would be a much less painful way to go than to sit around and wait for all of our children to turn into Honey Boo Boo and their parents aspiring to be on the Real Housewives to show the world “how they do it in the _________ house.”

Stop it.

That, kids, is what is referred to as a “tangent.”



The feeling is visual…


Words are amazing, or at least they can be. Many have tried to describe the power of words far better than I could ever hope to. Here is a taste…

 – “Words are like eyeglasses they blur everything that they do not make clear.”  – Joseph Joubert
 – “Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.”   – Rudyard Kipling

– “But words are things, and a small drop of ink, falling like dew, upon a thought, produces that which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.” – Lord Byron

Then, there are those who believe maybe words aren’t the most powerful thing…

– “A picture is worth a thousand words”  – Origin debatable

– “Actions speak louder than words” – Versions date all the way back to before the 1500’s but this specific wording is Abraham Lincoln

– “We have too many high-sounding words, and too few actions that correspond with them.”  – Abigail Adams

Okay, hmmmm well I’m going to blow your mind. We here at Le Monkey House put words into action and in a visual format! That means we are covering a majority of the senses.  You can see them, touch them, feel them.

Now all we need to do is to complete the human experience is…

– Add some audio (we do make song lyric posters, does that count?)

– Make them edible (we are trying, but we are no scientists so we have just consumed a frightening amount of paper products)

We couldn’t possibly take sides when it comes to choosing between Kipling and Lincoln. We agree that both words and actions are important, don’t you?


Since we both agree that both are important, lets both do our part. We are experts in typography so leave the words to us. You can do the action part, and that is to buy a poster and spread the goodness!


Customer Appreciation!

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We absolutely adore when customers let us know how happy they are with our products.  That being said, we become giddy with joy when a customer sends us photos of our work in their new environment.  Recently, we did a custom 3′ x 4′ poster for a lovely fella’ down in Texas using our city designs for both Houston and Seattle.  He was so thrilled with it that he set us a little photo collage of the framed poster in his sleeping quarters along with a nice little note — “Love the print! I took a few pictures of it up. The pics don’t do it justice but feel free to use it! I love my bedroom even more now!”


We love his style and excitement for design.  So we say keep ’em coming!  We love to see where Le Monkey House items are now residing.

Thanks to our awesome customers and we hope to see more photos.


~Team ChikPea

FAb.com is in full swing!

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Le Monkey House’s sale is live at Fab.com and goes through to Sunday night.  We’re selling 25 different designs in the sale and a limited quantity of each, so go have a look before your favorites are gone (but still available in our Etsy store)…!

Click on the link below to get some Fab in your life: