Thursday, July 18, 2013


Jon Klassen is a Canadian writer and illustrator of children's books and an animator. He won the 2013 Caldecott Award for illustration, recognising This Is Not My Hat, which he also wrote.
He is also well known for his 2011 picture book "I Want My Hat Back."

Klassen was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in 1981 and grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. He studied animation at Sheridan College, graduated in 2005, and moved to Los Angeles
In 2006, he made an animated short with Dan Rodriques, An Eye for Annai. He worked on the animation for Kung Fu Panda and Coraline 

We have a range of Jon Klassen greeting cards at the shop. I think we are the only store in Australia to be currently carrying his range.

Jon Klassen cards
available from Corky Saint Clair $6AUD each.


This rough faceted moonstone drop subtly shifts from opaque to clear. It measures 29mm high x 20mm wide so it has some heft to it, which I always think makes for a nice pendant.

Available from Corky Saint Clair - faceted moonstone and sterling silver pendant, presented on a 50cm Italian sterling silver chain. $80AUD. I have one of these beauties at the shop.

Friday, July 12, 2013


What are you doing to celebrate Bastille Day 2013? Here are some ideas for you to make it a special day.

Why not make a French themed dessert?

I made this  dessert for my BFF using the couleurs of the French flag: Blue, White and Red.

The three colours represent the three elements of the revolutionary motto, Liberté (freedom: blueberries), Egalité (equality: creme fraiche), Fraternité (brotherhood: red raspberries).

French Kiss someone.

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Did you know In France, French Kissing is referred to as baiser amoureux ("lover's kiss") or baiser avec la langue ("kiss with the tongue")? Here's how to do it.

Listen to emo-pop band BASTILLE

Ask the French Monkey some very important questions...
The French Monkey can make most of your decisions for you.

Spin his chunky sterling silver disc and he will tell you with 100% accuracy what you should do.

On this grave occasion, Bastille Day 2013, perhaps it is time to step up and ask some of the bigger questions.

Am I really free?
Does the Universe have a larger purpose for moi?
Should I storm the Bastille?

To this question the French Monkey answers "OUI".

To this question the French Monkey answers "NON."




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