Monday, February 25, 2008
A New Bathroom for TMI HQ

Tiny Monkey Industries headquarters recently underwent a much needed bathroom renovation. Before: peeling green pain, black waxy floor, ugly sink. After: glistening black and white tile, lovely blue paint, pretty pedestal sink.



You can see lots more pictures here.

Friday, July 27, 2007
Baby Monkey
Elmo is just four days old, but he has already captured the hearts of his keepers in the animal hospital at Taman Safari in Bogor, West Java. Read more.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Another Tiny Monkey
We've adopted another stuffed monkey. He is a handcrafted amigurumi critter from Etsy sent to my by my dear friend Meg. (Oh, according to the handwritten tag, his name is Tommy.)

Friday, February 16, 2007

Meet my work monkey. I call him Jim.
Monday, January 29, 2007
Plastic Reincarnation
What happens when a G.I. Joe guy loses a leg or your kid gets tired of the Happy Meal toy he just had to have? Most of these castaways end up in the junk drawer or the landfill, but a lucky few make their way to Toy Lab where they're given new life by "kids" of all ages.

A recent rainy Sunday found my husband and I picking out parts for our own Franken-toys.

I named mine the Interstellar Puppigator.

Ben called his Carl G. Benson (don't ask me why).

The (gor)REAL(a) World: Prague

"It was only just a few months ago that Czechs were first introduced - some would say subjected to - reality TV. In late summer two new programmes hit the commercial stations, Big Brother and the then lesser-known VyVoleni (The Selected), drawing a great deal of media attention. Millions have now tuned in - and a great number of young viewers watch regularly - but others were turned-off from the start, either unimpressed or offended by the exploits of the shows' overnight celebrities. Until now. A new reality show begun this month by Czech Radio has grabbed many of these viewers' attention, a show that can be said to be "truly different", even at first glance. The reason? The stars of the programme are gorillas.
Moja and Kijivu, photo: Khalil Baalbaki,
The show, called Odhaleni - Unmasking, was put together by Czech Radio in connection with public broadcaster Czech TV. On November 7th a total of sixteen cameras began monitoring the exploits of four gorillas at Prague Zoo, and will continue taping and broadcasting on the internet for the next two months. Just like in other reality shows, viewers can tune in to see daily clips, or live action, and, just like in Big Brother or The Selected, one can send in phone text messages in support of their favourite star."
Flip This (Monkey) House

In this photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society, a pair of squirrel monkeys cuddle in the Bronx Zoo's newly renovated monkey house, Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007, in New York. After being closed several months for renovation, the building reopened with newly painted murals as well as new rock formations and waterfalls. (AP Photo/Wildlife Conservation Society, Julie Larsen Maher) Credit: Julie Larsen Maher WCS
In a mysterious bit of monkey business, a female at a chimpanzee sanctuary has given birth, despite the fact that the facility's entire male chimp population has had vasectomies.

Monday, January 22, 2007
If We Were On South Park . . .
This is what we would look like:

Created with South Park Studio