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Artist Profile: Hatching Colors

April 1, 2014 – 5:24 pm | 9 views

I would like to introduce Hatching Colors who will be joining our circle of print artists. Hatching Colors is found and run by Calie Durant, based in Alameda, CA. Many of her prints have a positive message and are fit for children’s rooms and nurseries. If you are interested in decorating your children’s room or possibly finding the perfect gift for a friend’s little one, read more to learn about …

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Artist Profile: Robotics for Fun

July 19, 2014 – 5:18 pm | 151 views


Anyone that loves building robots and figurines say I. “I!” You wouldn’t believe how excited I was to hear that we were going to get these buildable kits from Robotics for Fun. For those of you who love all things DIY, robot-related and the like, read on to learn about Oakland-based RBF and their Grid Kits!

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“Robotics for Fun was established in 2004. The program provides a year-round learning environment for children in all aspects of robotics. Since we first opened our doors, children come to class excited and ready to learn. Parents literally have to pull them away from their projects at the end of the day.

We believe that young children can learn at a college and professional level, if given the chance.”

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Robotics for Fun also provides workshops and summer camps for children and students to help improve their creativity, craftsmanship, analytical and mathematical skills.

“We created the Grid Kit at Robotics for Fun to teach students how to build robots. People loved our samples so much we started releasing them to the public. Enjoy!”

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New Stuff: Artists of June

July 14, 2014 – 1:48 pm | 176 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~


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Handmade Highlights: The Ana Apple Boutique and Creative Studio!

July 6, 2014 – 1:47 pm | 166 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 | 181 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 | 150 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 | 208 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 | 301 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 | 211 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 | 291 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 | 254 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, …