Robot vs Sloth

Robot vs Sloth is a collection of cute animals fighting each other + handmade local art.

Seattle artist La Ru (Lauren Rudeck) created Robot vs Sloth to showcase her artwork as well as a curated selection of local (and some non-local) talented artists. Robot vs Sloth opened in January 2018 and is located in the heart of Pike Place Market in Seattle, WA. 

Why is it called Robot vs Sloth?

Robots and Sloths are two things that La Ru is obsessed with; she also likes drawing cute animals fighting each other. While choosing a name, La Ru wanted to select something that combined her favorite creatures and made passersby stop and wonder "what the heck is that?!"

History of Robot vs Sloth

In 2012, La Ru opened a shop called Ugly Baby and La Ru, shared with another Seattle artist. It was a super small shop, located on the back side of the Pike Place Market. Over the years she grew her business and expanded her illustrations and products. After 5 years, she outgrew the space and found her new location. In January 2018, Robot vs Sloth had a soft opening and the official grand opening was February 10th.

La Ru

La Ru is a Seattle based artist and illustrator. She enjoys drawing cute animals and robots doing typically human things like going camping, exploring the moon, and going for hikes on Mt. Rainier. She has been published numerous publications and blogs including The Handmade Marketplace, Second Edition and Seattle's Child. La Ru has also created crafting tutorials for Sakura of America and Epson. In 2014 and 2015 I was a speaker at Craftcation Conference in Ventura, CA.

Robot vs Sloth

Robot vs Sloth carries an expanded line of La Ru items: prints, originals, shirts, and more. In addition to La Ru goods you will find a curated selection of handmade local art by some amazing Seattle artists (and a few non-Seattle artists).

Robot vs Sloth also offers classes. Sign up for our mailing list if you would like to find out more.

Shop Hours

Sunday: 9am - 6pm
Monday: 10am - 6pm
Tuesday: 10am - 6pm
Wednesday: 10am - 6pm
Thursday: 10am - 6pm
Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm