Tuesday, February 24, 2015


After some very hard work the new LA MUSE KALLIOPE website is up and running!

There is still some work to be accomplished as the website is a work in progress and we plan to continue working ahead on it.

The new website can be found at www.lamusekalliope.com

Let us know what you think!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Dragon Monster Tutorials

For the past three years LA MUSE KALLIOPÊ has been at The Holiday Market at Union Square. It's been a great way to introduce the Dragon Monsters to people and the positive words of appreciation we hear has been absolutely wonderful.

People have their favorite Dragon Monsters, whether it is a WannaBe or Heart Ribbon; a Ninja or Glow-In-In-The Dark fangs; a Secret Keeper or a Mustache; a Shaggy or a Unicorn; a solid color or a pattern; an embossed pattern or a dimpled pattern...well, you get the point. There's a lot to choose from when dealing with one of a kind Dragon Monsters.

Because the Dragon Monsters are special, are unique, are different, we end up doing a lot of explaining to our customers. (As a side note, we enjoy it when customers familiar with the Dragon Monsters explain them to non-familiar customers.)

Twice now, once in 2012 and again in 2014, we have had helpful, interested parties create videos of us explaining the Dragon Monsters. Big thanks to Mahmood and storied.tv for their time in making these videos.



Friday, October 24, 2014


The MEET THE INTERACTIVE DRAGON MONSTERS!!! page has been updated to reflect all the great new characters that have joined the Dragon Monster family!!

What's a WannaBe Dragon Monster?

Well, we are glad you asked! Voila!

*Please read acknowledgment for video at end of this post

The above video is an excellent primer into the world of Dragon Monsters. WannaBe Dragon Monsters were only the beginning. Now there are more Dragon Monsters than you can shake a stick at!!!



These unique Dragon Monsters are sure to grab your attention and imagination. The WannaBe Dragon Monster allows playful and creative interaction.
The felt spike has no notches. That’s left to the Dragon Monster’s new companion to
give it it’s wish.

Bookmarks with the WannaBe Dragon Monster instructions will be made available to provide to all

Illustrated instructions are also available in the hangtag attached to each one.

  1. Make a wish.
  2. Clip to make a spike.
  3. Wait for your wish to come true.
  4. Clip to make another spike.
  5. Repeat Steps 1 -4.
  6. As your wishes come true, the Dragon Monster gets it's wish by having a full row of custom spikes. Thanks to you!

"Look at my ferocious spikes!!
These unique Dragon Monsters and Unicornettes have an appealing visual presentation with colorful
ribbons on their back.

The Heart Ribbons can be tied and untied indefinitely for all the wishes one can muster.

Bookmarks with the WannaBe Dragon Monster instructions will be made available to provide to all

Illustrated instructions are also available in the hangtag attached to each one.
Interactive Heart Ribbon Dragon Monster Instructions:

  1. Make a Wish 
  2. Tie the Heart Ribbon into a Knot 
  3. Untie the Heart Ribbons when the wish comes true


There are many sizes and designs of Dragon Monsters! Each one is handmade and they all have their own unique personality and charm! You'll be able to find a Dragon Monster just for you as either a WannaBe or Heart Ribbon Dragon Monster.

Some WannaBe Dragon Monsters have Glow-In-The-Dark Fangs. Other WDM have embroidered mouths. Some are Ninja. You may even find a large tongue sticking out!

 There are WannaBe Dragon Monsters with regular eyes, different size eyes, different color eyes, cyclops, and even triclops!

Some WDM are classical pyramid shape while others are more Sphinx-like. Other WDM stand on tripods and you may ccasionally find a unicorn horn on one!

Baby Dragon Monsters
These cute yet ferocious lil' guys can go with you in your pocket or hang around on a keychain or bag charm.

BDM Hanging around
Baby Dragon MOnsters with Glow-in-the-Dark Fangs!

Ninja Dragon Monsters
From classic black to all colors of the rainbow the Ninja WDM are also available in all sizes, including Baby Ninja WannaBe Dragon Monsters.

Ninja are the Silent Protectors of all Dragon Monsters. 

Ninja WannaBe DragonMonsters

Ninja with "I You" Ribbons

Secret Keeper Dragon Monster
Tell these WDM your wish as you make your spike. They'll never say a peep about it but do everything they can to help you realize your dreams.

Secret Keeper with "I You" Double Ribbons

Speak Easy Dragon Monster
With their tongue hanging out these Dragon Monsters like to speak their mind. We wouldn't say they are Blabbermouths but use the Secret Keeper if you want to hold your wish to yourself.

Speak Easy "I You" Dragon Monster
Secret Keeper WannaBe Dragon Monster

Glow-in-the-Dark Fangs
All fangs on Dragon Monsters will brighten your day...even at night!

Classic Body Shape
This is the original Dragon Monster design. Classic pyramid shape.

Classic WDM. Fleece body with Glow-In-the-Dark fangs.
Classic WDM with Glow-in-the-Dark fangs and googly eyes

Classic WDM with Glow-in-the-Dark fangs and mustache
Classic WDM with Glow-in-the-Dark fangs and googly eyes

Sphinx Body Shape
A new twist on the classic pyramid design.

Sphinx WDM with Glow-in-the-Dark fangs.

Sphinx WDM with Glow-in-the-Dark fangs.

Sphinx WDM with Glow-in-the-Dark fangs and cyclops.
Sphinx WDM with Double Row Glow-in-the-Dark fangs.

Tripod Body Shape
These Dragon Monsters are standing around waiting for your wish to be made!

Tripod "I You" Dragon Monster with Glow-in-the-Dark fangs

Two Tripod WannaBe Dragon Monsters. l. Unicorn with mismatched eyes and glow-in-the-dark fangs. r. Speak Easy Cyclops with Shark Jaws glow-in-the-dark fangs

Tripod Ninja WannaBe Dragon Monster

 ***LMK would like to thank Mahmood Nasser Al-Yousif for creating the above video. Mahmood stopped by our shop at Union Square during the 2012 Holiday Season. He purchased a few WannaBe Dragon Monsters for his daughters and took some footage and made the video. It looks great and we are glad to have met him! You can check out Mahmood's blog here.

Copyright LA MUSE KALLIOPE. This is an original concept by Jean Lin.  No duplication or copying without express written permission.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Here's where to find LMK for the rest of the year!!!

 Better Than Jam
  Summer Pop-Up
  Nolan Park House # 16
  Governor's Island
  May 24 - September 28
  Fri/Mon 11 - 5 PM
  Sat/Sun 10 - 6 PM

6th Borough Market
Behind City Hall on Marin and Montgomery 
Downtown Jersey City

Sunday, September 14

6th Borough Market is a fabulous, family-friendly outdoor market. We happen one special Sunday each month in historic downtown Jersey City. We bring together amazing makers and collectors, chefs and entertainers to create a gathering where you can taste, discover, enjoy, and – most importantly – spend time with friends, family, and neighbors.

Hoboken Fall Arts and Music Festival
Sun., Sept. 28, 2014 • 11:00am-6:00pm
Washington St. between Observer Hwy. & 7th St.

Over 300 artists, crafters and more. Great food.
Kids area on 3rd Street. 3 stages of live performances.

6th Borough Market
Behind City Hall on Marin and Montgomery 
Downtown Jersey City

Sunday, October 19

Union Square Holiday Market
 November 20 - December 24