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Replace your Handlebar Tape with Colorful Twine!


Our neighbors over at  Color Wheel, a bicycle paint and repair shop in West Oakland, came in to our store this past weekend looking for colorful hemp twine to replace the tape at the end of their bicycle handlebar wraps. We thought the idea was so cool we had to share it with you!

You can find hemp and cotton thread in our Stationery Department, right next to the Ribbons and Stamps!


Watch the original youtube tutorial by  Rivendall Bicycle Works below!

Do you have a creative way in which you use twine or thread? Let us know and we may feature it on our site!

Visit SF Open Studios 2017!

Autumn is in the air. For artists and art lovers, that means it’s time once again for San Francisco Open Studios, the oldest and largest open studios program in the country, showcasing more than 800 emerging and established San Francisco artists in their studios. Pick up a program and venture out on self-guided tours across [...]

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Artists United is here to create positive social change through art.

Artists United is a nonprofit organization inviting artists of every medium, every genre, every stripe to share and exchange knowledge, access high-powered, collective tools, and embrace new ways of working together. Their mission is to empower individual artists to create excellent art and to unite all artists to create social change. When artists unite, anything is possible.To learn more about [...]

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2017 Alameda Summer Art & Maker Fair

Free Outdoor Art Festival, Sunday June 25th! Come see over 65 local Alameda and Bay Area artists at this free Outdoor Art Festival. Mingle with local emerging and established artists creating unique artwork during the fair! See live painting, sketching, sculpting and illustration. With everything from comic book art to clothing and jewelry, to metal sculpture, [...]

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Meet the Artist: Carmen McNall

FLAX interviews artist Carmen McNallIf you came to the SF Art show, the last big event at our old 1699 Market Street location just before the building was demolished, then you were lucky enough to see the larger than life wood cut installation CHOLITA, by artist Carmen McNall. A San Francisco artist, Carmen's work tells stories of individuals from all [...]

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Welcome to the New East Bay Open Studios 2017!

The East Bay Open Studios is alive and well and FLAX is thrilled to be a participating venue, hosting eight different and diverse artists over the course of two weekends! The Annual East Bay Open Studios Event has been an ongoing tradition in the San Francisco Bay Area for over 40 years. Open Studios are free self-guided tours of artists’ [...]

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heART is Oakland Benefit Art Exhibition

Call for heART We are excited to announce a Call for Art for an exhibition themed heART is Oakland coming in July. It will be held at Classic Cars West in Oakland's uptown district, and for the duration of the month long show the artwork will be offered for sale through a silent auction. All proceeds [...]

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SHIFTING MOVEMENTS: Art Inspired by the Life & Activism of Yuri Kochiyama (1920-2014)

Presented in partnership with the Asian American Women Artists Association (AAWAA) and the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center (APICC), Shifting Movements is a multimedia exhibition featuring over 40 artists primarily from Asian American, Black, and Latinx communities, illuminating the legacy of intersectional revolutionary social activist Yuri Kochiyama. The artworks highlight the values and themes which guided Kochiyama, and [...]

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Introducing the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve, a Benefit Event

Introducing the El Triunfo Biosphere Reserve: a Benefit Event hosted by Jeepney Projects Worldwide and FLAX art & design WHEN  Saturday, April 29, 2017  6:00 PM – 8:30 PM WHERE  FLAX art and design  1501 Martin Luther King Junior Way  Oakland, CA 94612 Buy Your Tickets here Jeepney Projects Worldwide is honored to present an evening with Ana Valerie Mandri Rohen from the amazing [...]

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stARTup Art Fair SF 2017: Meet the Artists

For the last weekend in April, Hotel Del Sol will be transformed into an impressive, contemporary art experience through the exhibition of artwork by a diverse group of independent artists, local nonprofits, artist performances, installations and panel discussions. Forty-seven independent jury-selected artists from across California and the country, with a 3:1 female to male ratio, will [...]

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