Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Maker Spotlight: Studio Schaapman & Mouse Mansion!

Studio Schaapman is a family business, consisting of Karina Schaapman and her children, Tom, Ian, Manita, and Lili. They are the creators of the children’s book seriesMouse Mansion (translated into 25 languages).

In the books, they use detailed miniature settings they build themselves that can now be admired at their Amsterdam Muizenhuis (or Mousehouse) shop. At the back of the shop is their studio where they create their mouse worlds, and where visitors can look inside. People often ask questions about the inspiration, design, and construction of the mouse mansions.

In the Mouse Mansion shop & studio you can:
  • Marvel at the Mouse Mansion sets built for the books, including the harbor, funfair, circus, and theatre
  • See how they are built and ask the makers questions
  • Listen to audio books and read all the Mouse Mansion books
  • Browse around the shop for Mouse Mansion goodies
  • Children can color while parents can take a seat to read to their child

Studio Schaapman even provides video tutorials for those who want to build their own mouse houses!