MIMA and Mika Art Collab


We did an art contest last year with the Girls and Boys Club of Laguna Beach.  Australian, 5 year old Mika was one of the winners.  We loved her graphics so much that we included a bunch of them in our Fall collection “Animal Collective”.  Above:  Mika surrounded by some of her creations.  Photo: Minor Detales Blog

Mika’s Monster tee

Mika’s Royal Skate Bird onsie

Mika’s Monster hoodyMika’s Big Wheel Bike tee

Some Q&A with talented Mika

Name: Mika Derby

Age: 5

From: Australia

What is your favorite thing to draw?

My favorite thing to draw is unicorns and dinosaurs and butterflies and hairy monsters that are cheeky.

How do you get the ideas of what to draw?

Sometimes I see something I like around me and I try to draw that or something just pop into my head and then I draw that.

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I would like to make monsters like my dad does on the computer.

What do you think would be the coolest thing to print on a tee shirt?

A bear biking

What is one thing that you wish you could do but can’t because you are a kid?

To stay up late!

What is your favorite thing to do?

Playing, I do a lot of playing and drawing and swimming in the ocean.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?

Japan, because that is where Totoro comes from.

**Her mom Annica has a really cool blog called Minor Detales where you can check out more photos of Mika


Live music this Saturday: Son of Heatwave

They write the songs about moths and bats, clownfish and television. They reference red eyed elk and june bugs in their lyrical metaphors. Their music videos include cardboard cutout fish and lightning bolts. But don’t be confused their music is definately not silly.

Don’t miss this indie-pop-garage band Son of Heatwave  live this Saturday at the Milk & Cookies: The Storytellers art event at the Boys & Girls Club in Laguna Beach.

Bring your crayon and cookie lovers.

Evan Rossell DIY

The incredibly talented Evan Rossell, who we collaborated with on this “Dudes” tee, took it upon himself to turn it into a grown up version by cutting it out and sewing it onto an adult tee.  This is actually not the first time that someone has loved our tees so much that they cut it up and sewed it on an adult sized tee -Guess what the other tee was?  ”Don’t Grow Up” of course!