Creating balance amid the confusion.

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ciao zen

Monica Bond is a New York-based writer, illustrator & surface designer who draws inspiration from the deepest quiet of nature to the adventure of discovery in bustling Milan, Italy. In any language her message is simple and accessible: this moment is your life.



textures. patterns.


let's look at things differently. 

art prints. phone cases. notebooks. wallpaper.

all handmade with

calm and intention.

your new favorite thing.
you're not alone.
let's create.

release stress and find your sacred space with relaxing projects. 

find your creative release.
the philosophy.

Finding your zen doesn't require flying across the world to meditate on a remote hilltop. It can be found in the small everyday things - an organized home, a walk in nature, simple body movement, or time spent creating (anything).


Ciao Zen is here to help you cultivate your own version of what feeling zen means to you, mirroring the peace within you, because no matter what you feel (or don't feel) right now, it is always there.

Moni and girls.HEIC
about me.

I am a mother, artist and writer, lover of nature and travel, but most importantly am an avid believer that only this current moment is our life -  which is why I created Ciao Zen. These passing reflections, channeled through creating, writing, and time spent in nature, help me find and maintain my balance. I would like Ciao Zen to lead as a source of encouragement to find solace in reflection and moving beyond self-imposed walls in our lives.

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Please feel free to reach out! I'd love to hear about your needs, teach you a class, or simply have a meaningful interaction. I look forward to it.

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