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Handmade Highlights: Modern Mouse in the Alamedan!

August 24, 2014 – 5:40 pm | 78 views

[Naturally, we love being featured by local newspapers, so when we heard that Crafternoon-regular Janice Worthen would be writing a column on our most recent event, our Mouse-hearts skipped a beat! If you haven't been to any of our Crafting events yet, this is a great way to learn about the kind of stuff we do through the eyes of an attendee. By now, we're sure Janice has accumulated quite

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New Stuff: Artists of June

July 14, 2014 – 1:48 pm | 174 views

Six product categories, five artists, four cities, two coastlines and one month. Put those all together and you have the latest edition of New Stuff, featuring brand new artists brought to you at the Mouse throughout the month of June! :) We’ve got surreal art, rainbows, electronic companions, East Coast AND West Coast love. Read on through to see what you’ve been missing (or craving) in-store~

Whooz?

Sativa Turner + Crew

San Francisco, CA

Collage, New Stuff

Whooz? has taken simple phone accessories to a new level with these amazingly awesome, high quality decals for iPhone and iPad! You’ll never lose track of whose is Whooz with these guys, gals and friends.

Cathy Durso

Watertown, MA

Collage, New Stuff

Representing the East Coast is bookbinding extraordinaire Cathy Durso! She uses traditional Japanese stab-binding, hand-stitching and other techniques to create the perfect notebooks & journals to take with you on the go.

OtsuTree

Theresa Fong

San Francisco, CA

Collage, New Stuff

New from San Francisco comes beautiful art prints and awesome apparel by OtsuTree! Truth lies in the quotes of the poster prints, while the apparel is nothing short of surreal for ladies &  gents alike.

Dawn Kathryn Studio

Dawn Diskowski

Oakland, CA

Collage, New Stuff

Over the bridge or through the tube, here comes Oakland-based Dawn Kathryn Studio!  Cute creatures and local lovin’ designs adorn her awesome apparel & canvas totes.

Feed the Fish Co

Erin Garcia

El Cerrito, CA

Collage, New Stuff

What’s felted, colorful, super cute and now available at the Mouse? Sushi Magnets and Hair Accessories by Feed the Fish Co of El Cerrito!

Handmade Highlights: The Ana Apple Boutique and Creative Studio!

July 6, 2014 – 1:47 pm | 164 views

[I'm super excited that Ana Apple has won the Calling All Dreamers competition! Ana is quite the craftswoman, dreamer and lover of all things independent & handmade, but now she needs our help. Read on to learn about how you can support the creation of a Children's Creative Space, in addition to the new Apple Core HQ Studio. Every bit helps and its going to one of the best causes

Its Dangerous to Go Alone, Take Liz!

June 29, 2014 – 2:41 pm | 179 views

Hello! It’s nice to meet new faces everyday at Modern Mouse. :) If you don’t know already, I am Liz, the newest addition to the Mouse family! Since working here, I’ve found out about many local artists that I have not heard of before. And it’s interesting to see what they are all about! From what I can tell, these artists know me too well. (It’s as if they are …

Artist Profile: At Wick’s End Inc.

June 22, 2014 – 1:09 pm | 148 views

It’s always nice to have some time to yourself after a long day. It can mean taking a mini vacation, reading a book or going to the spa. If you’re anything like me, it’s hard to find time. Psst…want to know a secret? Ok, it’s not so much a secret. Candles! Candles are a great way to change up the atmosphere, especially when they smell terrific. I would like to …

New Stuff: Artists Thus Far This Year, Part 2

June 15, 2014 – 6:25 pm | 207 views

Here’s Part 2 of the latest edition of New Stuff! Part 1 saw some DIY goodness, vintage vibes and an overall sense of fresh clarity. This second part features brand new art, hoppy soaps, beautiful jewelry and more. All of them just waiting for you to drop in say hello, if you haven’t already that is. :)  Thanks for reading and we hope to see you in-store or online soon!…

Rad Dad’s Father’s Day Gift Guide

June 3, 2014 – 10:39 am | 300 views

Remember those very official Modern Mouse-studies we spoke of in the Mother’s Day Gift Guide? Well those studies are quite in-depth and include awesome fathers as well! Though he doesn’t always show it, your dad is a complex creature of habit with refined tastes, DIY-ethics and an amazing heart. We know that every dad is different, so we’ve gathered up some of the best handmade & local products at the …

Artist Profile: Everyday Love Art

May 25, 2014 – 6:22 pm | 209 views

I’m happy to announce that Nidhi Chanani from Everyday Love Art has joined our Modern Mouse community of local artists! Everyday Love Art is based in Burlingame, California, but you may have already spotted her prints at a craft fair or event. Her digital illustrations are just too cute to ignore, every illustration is covered with vibrant colors and lovely details. They are sure to add some pizzazz to that …

Artist Profile: Handbrewed Soaps

May 25, 2014 – 4:41 pm | 289 views

There’s nothing like a cold beer after a long sweaty day! The smell of that earthy goodness is sure to ease your tension. Alyson Swihart from Handbrewed Soaps in Oakland can help bring that great aroma to your sink or shower. That’s right, Alyson makes soaps with beer as one of her key ingredients. From stouts to IPA’s and ales to lagers, there’s plenty to choose from! If you can’t …

New Stuff: Artists Thus Far This Year, Part 1

May 11, 2014 – 6:35 pm | 251 views

Hello Mouse-faithful and welcome to another enlightening edition of New Stuff! As you can imagine and may have witnessed, we’ve been quite busy at the shop and have had over a dozen new artists this year already. That has to be some kind of Mouse-record, seeing as how this all-encompassing edition has to be split into two parts. Here you’ll see brand new home decor, amazing apparel, robots and more, …

Handmade Highlights: Unicorn Crafts Interview by Leanna Lin’s Wonderland

May 4, 2014 – 6:48 pm | 251 views

Faheema is one of those Mouse artists that is just impossible to resist. Whether it be cute foods & animals or 90′s sitcom characters & pop culture geekery, Unicorn Crafts speaks on a multi-generational level between the means and subjects of production. Leanna Lin’s Wonderland is another great shop and they conduct an amazing interview with Faheema. :)

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Artist Q & A with Faheema Chaudhury of Unicorn Crafts