Friday, April 29, 2011

Mother's Day Gifts at Arch

We can't believe how quickly Mother's Day (May 8th) is approaching.  It is one of the most important holiday's in our humble opinion, and for it we have great cards, gifts and so much more to honor the most important lady in your life.

Egg Press. La Familia Green and Andy Pratt Design
We have a fun selection of Mothers Day Cards from letterpress greats like Egg Press, Maginating, and Fugu Fugu Press and many other designers who know how to send the right kind of love your mom's way.

Two's Company Cotton Pouches - $7
Two's Company Cotton pouches come in a variety of patterns and colors, perfect for pens, make-up or whatever else is swimming in the bottom of your purse.  At $7.00, you can get one for every handbag.

Bibliographic by Jason Godfrey - $50 / Personal Library Kit - $15
Does mom have quite the collection of art and design books?  Add to her library with the beautiful Bibliographic by Jason Godfrey - $50.  A great look at 100 Classic Graphics Design Books published by Laurence King.
Help mom organize her collection with Knock Knock's Personal Library Kit.  She'll be able to keep track of all those books she lent you and call you up when they're overdue. The kit is just $15.

Enamel Mug $10 / Enamel Tea Pot $20
Wild & Wolf bring us this cute enamel tea pot ($20) and mug ($10).  Designed by Nina Jarema and entitled "Folklore" it will certainly bring a bit of class to mum's next high tea affair.

Remember, May 8th is Mother's Day so stop by Arch soon and pick up something special for Mom.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Extended Business Hours 9am - 8pm. THIS WEEK ONLY!

It's crunch week for all the hardworking California College of the Arts students.  We'll have our doors open late and we are well stocked on everything you need to make it through.
  • Basswood
  • Zap A Gap
  • Aleene's Tacky Glue
  • Epson Papers and Inks (we have R1900, R1800, R2200 and a whole lot more)
  • Scale model plastics, metals, people and trees
  • Free Coffee from Farley's and snacks
Stop by, get your supplies and a pick me up.  We'll be here, with a helping hand.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Easter Gifts at Arch!

Come check out the Easter goodies we have to brighten up your basket.  Here is a small sample of all the bunny/chickadee/woolly little lamb cuteness we have for you.
Paper Eggs - $5 to $8

Knit Bunnies - $8

Lamb, Duck and Bunny Nodders - $9 / Easter Cards starting at .90 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Free ESCODA brushmaking demo Monday, April 18, 2011 4 - 5pm

Ever wonder how brushes are made? Many brush manufacturers use machinery, but ESCODA assembles every brush by hand!

You will see how bristles are selected, shaped and joined to the handles.  ESCODA brushes are made for all mediums, come in all shapes and handle lengths, and each is assembled for maximum performance for the life of the brush. ARCH is excited to have a demonstration presented by skilled craftsmen from Spain on April 18th for one hour only, 4-5pm at their only San Francisco visit.

You won't want to miss the very special event at ARCH. We carry a broad selection of ESCODA brush lines, tailored to your medium of choice....and your budget!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

New Spring Items! Sun! Finally!!

We don't want to jinx it, but it seems like the sun and warmer weather might be here to stay.  From garden seeds to paints made from vegetables, fruits and flowers, we have a bunch of new items in our gift section to help you get in the sunny mood.

Glob Paint Kits - $14.50

Just Add Water!  These all natural botanical paints are made from vegetables, fruits, flowers and spices.  They are eco-friendly, sustainably made and produced right here in the Bay Area.  The kits come with 6 paint packets, 6 compostable jars with lids and 2 bamboo brushes.  We also sell the individual colors as well (only $2 each!)

Grow Me Ready to Grow Plants - $6.00
Grow Me plants make a cute gift and come ready to grow outta the box.  We have a number of different styles from Basil, Clover, Chili Peppers and more.  Brighten up your kitchen window sill, or encourage your good friends green thumb this spring.

Roost Messenger Birds - $13.00

Let the birds do the talking and keep track of your important messages.  The birds beaks will clip on to your notes and come attached with various sized dowels to make a cute display or arrangement.

International Arrivals Flourescent Highlight Pencils - 6pk - $6.00

These "Very Best" pencils colors tell the entire story.  Big, bright, and only 6 bucks.  They will brighten up any drawing or serve as a great alternative to the typical stinky highlighters you might use on your text books.