Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Wood Thumb Pop-Up Shop - Friday and Saturday June 7th and 8th


ARCH is proud to present a Pop-Up Shop from Wood Thumb on Friday and Saturday June 7th and 8th. There will be an in-store reception on Friday from 5-8pm and a Pop-Up Shop on Saturday from 12-5pm. Wood Thumb designs and produces high-quality wooden products including bowties, neckties, clutch purses and even a wooden 6-pack carrier!

"Wood Thumb is a community of entrepreneurs, artists and designers living in San Francisco. We design products that inspire us to interact with the people around us. We aim to get people talking, laughing and sharing ideas. Sharing our values, skills and interests with our neighbors allows us to live rich and rewarding lives."

"All of our products are designed, manufactured and packed in our San Francisco warehouse. Most of our materials come from reclaimed wood sources from around the Bay Area. We love knowing the people we work with both on the job or out at a bar."

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Saturday June 1st: FREE Golden Acrylics Demo with Tesia Blackburn

ARCH will be hosting another FREE Demo of Golden Acrylic Products with Tesia Blackburn on Saturday, June 1 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.    

This lecture packs in a ton of valuable information about acrylics, guiding listeners through the basics while opening up new possibilities. Learn the unique properties of Fluids, Heavy Body, and the OPEN acrylics. Discover Interference and Iridescent paints for unusual effects.

Get a grip on the many gels and mediums and how they can change texture, saturation and intensity of color, used for sculptural effects and more. Check out the amazing new grounds to prepare truly, contemporary surfaces for painting, drawing, pastel, digital printing and mixed media. ARCH carries a large selection of the Golden products that will be featured! Click here to register.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Shop Local - Mother's Day Gift Ideas at ARCH!

Caryn has put together a great selection of Mothers Day gifts and cards. Here is just a small sampling of what we have on hand. Show your mom and your community some love by shopping local at ARCH this year!

The Designer Says from Princeton Architectural Press - $14.95

Clutch from Calliope (Local Artist!) - $32

Picture Frame - $29

From My Garden by Clare Rojas - 16 Assorted Note Cards and Envelopes - $14.95

The Art of Clean Up by Ursus Wehrli - $14.95

Journals from Chronicle Books - $9.95

Monday, May 6, 2013

Shasta Garcia Brings Her Wrapping Skills to ARCH! Local Designer Pop-Up Shop!

ARCH is proud to present the third participant in our Pop-Up Shop Series, Shasta Garcia of the popular blog Shastablasta Wraps Presents Well. Shasta Garcia is a local graphic designer who specializes in unique gift wrapping and crafts and was recently a finalist in the 2012 Scotch Most Gifted Wrapper Contest in New York City.


Friday May 10th from 5-7pm, Shasta will be selling her handcrafted amusements for cats and humans. Come check out her latest creations at the reception for this pop-up event. She will be debuting a couple of letterpress projects and some paper goods created just for this weekend event.

Shasta's pop-up will continue Saturday May 11th from 12-5pm. If you're all thumbs when wrapping, she'll be available to show you the basics, tying an elegant bow, or making a quick fanciful gift topper. If you want your Mother's Day gift wrapped you can work with her to pick out some wrapping supplies from Arch and have her wrap it up. Free supplies will also be available to make a personalized gift tag.