Friday, January 31, 2014

Valentine's Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a gift for your Valentine? ARCH is your local place for unique locally hand-crafted Valentine's Day gifts; from the traditional to the unusual. Come in and see our selection. ARCH carries locally-made jewelry by Bird of Virtue including the reversible "Love" Braille Virtue Necklace above.

"These reversible necklaces have one side in braille and the other in a sweet handwritten script – its up to you as to which side you display. These petite necklaces are laser cut out of walnut wood, then hand-painted a champagne metallic silver, sanded + finished on gunmetal-plated brass chain."

A great gift idea for the guys in your life, this San Francisco-based Henley Brand flask comes with a steel funnel for filling and is covered in a heavyweight canvas cover. It is made of food-grade steel and can hold 8oz of your favorite beverage. ARCH also carries other Henley products including a tool set, collapsible pen, and a collapsible cup.

Amano Studio, based in Sonoma County, makes great delicate and stylish necklaces like this Golden Arrow design. Measures 1.25" brass with a genuine antiqued gold finish, 18" chain with 4" extender, lobster clasp. A special gift for your sweetheart. Thank you for choosing ARCH for all your gift-giving needs!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

PRODUCT RECALL - Fred & Friends Chill Baby Volume Pacifier

Fred & Friends Chill Baby Volume Pacifier has been recalled by the manufacturer. Fred & Friends determined that the ventilation holes on some of the Volume Pacifiers were slightly smaller then required under the applicable sections of Code of Federal Regulations which relate to pacifier products. A consumer also informed the company that the knob on her Volume Pacifier became detached during use, becoming a small part choking hazard. If you purchased one of these pacifiers at ARCH, we sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and welcome a return or store exchange.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Valentine's Snail Mail Social!

Join us Saturday February 8th from 1-4pm when ARCH hosts the Snail Mail Social. Just in time for Valentine's Day, we'll have custom stationery, rubber stamps, pencils, pens and a bevy of typewriters for you to choose from. Our friends Annie Yu and Carolee Wheeler will be on hand to help guide you in your creations and explain to the young ones what a typewriter is used for ;)

Check out this photo album from last years Valentines Snail Mail Social.

Come to ARCH and create your own Valentine's for friends and loved ones!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Black Velvet Brushes Have Arrived at ARCH

ARCH now stocks Silver Brush Black Velvet watercolor brushes. This amazingly versatile line of brushes has brush shapes of all kinds including striper liners and amazingly absorbent mop rounds and oval mops. These brushes hold their shape beautifully and offer a precisely controlled stroke.

The bristles are a mix of synthetic fiber and squirrel hair, which provide a springy feel with watercolor, inks, acrylic and gouache. Come into the store and try them out. ARCH offers these and other great brushes at 40% OFF the list price everyday.