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Liane Fried Studio (Review & Giveaway)

Every once in a while, I come across unique finds that are just too cool not to share. This is definitely the case with artist and designer, Liane Fried. Liane hails from the NYC area, and has a passion for creating functional works of art, and sharing them with the world.

Liane is a professional illustrator, and spent years traveling all over the world. In 1990, Liane moved to upstate NY, and was unable to find a job, so she turned to polymer clay, and began creating whimsical creatures- animals and little divas. Liane was encouraged by the local art community, and those who showcased and sold her works of art in their shops. This wonderful encouragement helped to launch a brand new career for Liane. Now, Liane has returned to her illustrator roots, and spends her days creating charming works of art, which she sells through her shop.

I connected with Liane a few months back. I had the opportunity to look through a slide show of her recent work, and was immediately drawn in by her whimsical designs. In each picture I viewed, I was reminded of a loved one. When I came across a cute jungle monkey design, I couldn't help but think of my own cute little monkey- 21 month-old, Balian.

Liane happily let me choose one of her eclectic decor pieces to review, and of course, I decided to go with a piece that featured that cute monkey!

 Adorable Monkey Clock/Magnet by Liane Fried Studio

This adorable work of art is both a clock and a magnet! I love that it is both decorative and functional. Now, the package from Liane Fried Studio arrived when we were on vacation. So, unfortunately, it sat in my house for two weeks, before I was able to let it out of the box and begin to use it. When we returned home, though, I was delighted to see the miniature clock, and couldn't wait to use it!

Top of Balian's bookshelf...

Here we go- the Monkey Mini Clock/Magnet sits cheerfully on my son's bookshelf...

By simply inserting one AA battery into the clock, it was given life, and ready to tell us the time! When I turned it over, to place the battery in the clock, I noticed the magnet on it! I thought it was pretty clever of Liane to design this cute little clock to stick to say, the refrigerator, or to sit/rest on a stand, and function as a desktop clock. Since I first thought of my precious son, who has a jungle-themed bedroom, when I saw this clock, I knew it belonged to him. I placed the adorable clock in his bedroom, sitting on top of his bookshelf, with some of his other favorite treasures.

Balian loves the Monkey Clock from Liane Fried Studio! Every time he sees it, he exclaims, 'monkey, monkey!' The cute monkey has on a pair of cool sunglasses (which Balian thinks is awesome, because he loves to wear sunglasses, as well), and hangs from a tree. Every time I lay eyes on this cute clock, it brightens my day, and lightens my mood! I can't not smile when I see it!

Features of the Monkey Mini Clock/Magnet:

*4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
     *Requires one AA battery (not included)
   *Wipes clean with a soft cloth
                      *Converts to a desktop clock with the purchase of an optional stand
                          *Packaged with a gift card in a clear cellophane bag
    *Made in America

Liane Fried Studio features so many whimsical decor and gift items that I could quite easily see myself giving as gifts for birthdays, anniversaries, showers, Christmas, appreciation, and more. Liane has items appropriate for kids, pet lovers, folks who love to read, gifts for the home, etc.

Check out a few of my favorites available from Liane Fried Studio...

 Lady Bug Clock (My sister would love this!)

 Drink Tile Coasters (Set of 4)

Giraffe Bookmark (too cute for the kiddos!)

I have already made a little 'gift idea list,' of the many items from Liane Fried Studio that I would love to give as gifts in the coming year! Don't forget about Liane Fried Studio, the next time you're in need of a unique gift for a friend or loved one!

Cat- Eye Chart Mug

Want It? Buy It!

You can purchase all of these featured designs by Liane Fried Studio and many more, by visiting the Liane Fried Studio website! You'll love the fun look and feel of Liane's website- I sure did! The Liane Fried Studio website is easy to navigate, too- just click the category of the items you're interested in, and browse away! Don't forget to connect with Liane on Facebook, by 'liking' her Liane Fried Studio page! Liane updates frequently, so look for her page in your news feed! Questions about something you see on Liane's studio site? Contact Liane! She'd love to hear from you!

Want It? Win It!

One lucky reader will win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to Liane Fried Studio! Just use the Rafflecopter entry form below to enter for your chance to win! Remember- if the entry field appears in BOLD, it's mandatory!

Special thanks to Liane Fried Studio for allowing us to add a touch of whimsical charm to our home, by reviewing the adorable Monkey Clock and Magnet! And thanks also, for offering this wonderful giveaway for our readers!

Good luck, and thanks!

Disclosure: Other than the above featured item, which I received directly from the sponsor, free of charge, for review purposes, I was not compensated for facilitating this review. All opinions expressed are my own. Your experience may differ. MBP is not responsible for prize fulfillment or shipment.


  1. The dog eye chart mug is great.
    Michelle W.

  2. eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

    My fave is the bug glass-lampworked bookmarks.

  3. The frog clock
    By: Serena A.

  4. i love the choo choo clock........it would be perfect for owen debbie jackson,
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  5. we like the ladybug memo board

  6. I love the choo choo clock. tam.c

  7. The beach clock is my favorite.


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