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Strathmore Writing

To celebrate thoughtful communication, the timeless art of calligraphy, and the physical act of putting tangible ink to beautiful paper, Strathmore introduces a new paper specifically designed for writing. We've tested it, and Strathmore Writing paper is nice! 

The paper performs beautifully with a broad range of ink varieties and writing instruments, including fountain pens, and the wide range of formats allow you to share special and meaningful communication with others or keep your own personal chronicles.

Available formats include - Blank & Lined Writing Pads, Flat & Folded Correspondence Cards, Envelopes and Softcover Journals $6.36 - $16.39

 


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With Areaware games, the sky's the limit. Create your own sculpture with Balancing Blocks. These ten faceted stone-size shapes are tumbled in a water-based paint, and provide hours of creative fun. Or build the world you want to see with Blockitecture, a set of architectural building blocks to create towers, cities and dwellings. Multiple sets can be combined to create large, unique environments.

Balancing Blocks - $57.50, Blockitecture - $29.00

 

 


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Nikko G Nibs

Loved by calligraphers and comic book inkers alike, the Nikko G Nibs are extremely smooth, high quality, hand cut, chrome plated Japanese nibs that provide smooth flexability and exceptional line variation. 

$1.33 each

 

 


Shinola Journals

Shinola Journals

Shinola, making an investment in skill, at scale. Creating a community that will thrive through excellence of craft and pride of work. Reclaiming the making of things that are made well. And defining American luxury through American quality. 

FLAX is proud to carry Shinola's line of linen hard & soft cover American-made journals featuring smyth sewn binding—a superior binding technique that greatly improves overall durability and extends the lifespan of the journal, while enabling the pages to lie perfectly flat. Handcrafted in Ann Arbor, MI, from all US-sourced components, including acid-free paper from sustainably-managed American forests. Includes elastic closure and bookmark ribbon.

Available in soft, hard and paper covers, in sizes 3.75x5.5, 5.25x8.25 and 7x9 $6.75 - $19.95

 


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There's no better way to show your love for beautiful California than with Rickshaw Totes. Available in new stylish Digiprints and classic cotton canvas styles, they feature two wide nylon straps making them perfect for daily errands and trips to the grocery store. Each bag is printed, cut and sewn right here in San Francisco!

Several California and Bay Area themed designs to choose from - Canvas styles-$25, DigiPrints-$40

 

 


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Regal Fine Pens

Regal Curio provides fountain pens, roller pens, and ballpoint pens made from the highest quality materials. With over 35 years of research and development, Regal is a tool for inspiration. Their pens reignite the enthusiasm for penmanship in a world where handwriting is almost obsolete. Drawing from designers across the globe, each series features astonishing attention to detail and eye-catching designs.

Regal Curio was originally created by Andy Chen in 1979. While studying design and business management in London, Andy became inspired by the building architecture of the city. Passionate about writing and reading, he became inspired to develop his own writing instruments. Regal Curio was born.

Available in Ballpoint, Rollerball, and Fountain Pen styles $18.75 - $62.50

 


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Lumen Presentation Books by Pina Zangaro

Pina's newest line of presentation books is here. Made of a new matte-both-sides acrylic in two colors (Glacier & Polar) with nylon sailcloth binding and no metal rivets or hinges, Lumen has a subtle, sophisticated, urban look. We think it’s going to become one of Pina's best-selling signature styles and are thrilled to be introducing it.

Available in several sizes, both portrait and landscape - $72.00 - $96.00

 


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Rainbow Makers

Fill your room with a swirl of dazzling rainbows! Solar powered, simply stick the Rainbow Maker to a window that receives direct sunlight. The crystal will rotate and create beautiful rainbows that move around the room. Brings good Chi into your home according to Feng Shui.

Available with single and double crystals - $39.00 - $49.95

 

 


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Critter Windups

Essentially a no form follows no function object designed by Chico Bicalho, Critters were conceived by chance at a studio in NYC using vintage Japanese gearboxes from the 1950's. As Chico continued to travel around the world, more and more Critters have been spawned along the way, growing into a collection of over 16 unique, fun and entertaining windup robots. Find a critter that fits your whimsy at FLAX. $13 - $18

 

 


The Log PillowThe Log PillowsBirch Log Pillow

Saw some logs with The Log Pillow. It looks like a log, but is actually a comfortable pillow for resting your head with its custom-contouring microbead fill. Lightweight and great for travel and home use, it's available in pine and birch. $19.85

 

 


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Iroshizuku Fountain Pen Ink

Pilot continues their long tradition of excellence with one of the finest fountain pen inks available. Iroshizuku inks are lush and so noticeably smooth, your pen will feel rejuvenated. Enjoy Japan's rich and subtle color aesthetic. Each of the 17 lush colors derives its name from the expressions of beautiful Japanese natural landscapes and plants, all of which contribute to the depth of each individual color.

50ml bottle - $35.00

 


The One Dollar Paper SaleThe One Dollar Paper Sale

Passionate about beautiful paper? Paper lovers can rejoice because FLAX is having a huge $1.00 sale going on now, with over 150 styles of decorative papers to choose from.

Our sweeping collection of papers come from around the globe - from fine Italian Florentine prints to exotic Thai Batiks, delicate Japanese Lace papers to ornate Filigree & Embroidered designs handmade in India. The selection is a visual, tactile delight.

Not only are these select papers a steal at $1, they can be used for a variety of projects. Ideal for collage, mixed media, card making, book arts or for wrapping up that special gift, you are certain to find a paper that suits your needs.

This inventory reduction sale on select papers is ongoing and always changing - don't miss it!


Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plates

Gelli Plates

For monoprinting without a press! These gel plates are always ready to print. They are easy to clean, easy to care for, and will last for years when used and stored properly.

Best for use with acrylic paints, Gelli Arts plates are great for kids too (though the process can be messy!)

1) Remove clear film and apply paint to the plate
2) Roll paint into a this layer with a brayer
3) Create designs by pressing textured objects into wet paint
4) Lay paper onto painted surface
5) Gently rub paper with hands to transfer paint
6) Pull paper from printing plate to reveal print
Violà!

3"x5" - $14.95
5"x7" - 22.95
8"x10" - $34.50

 

 


Stance Socks

Stance Designer Socks

Hip, creative, original, artistic, mercurial and effortlessly cool, we have dozens of styles of Stance socks for both men and women. The Stance design philosophy believes in expression and function. Expression that creates an emotional visual connection and function that also provides comfort and performance. The result - outstanding socks!
$14.00 - $18.00 each

 

 

 

 

 


Fiber Arts Department!

fiber-arts.jpgWe are thrilled to present to our customers a new Fiber Arts department here at Flax! Just in time for the holidays, the Fiber Arts department has everything you need to create woven or textile treasures. Featuring all things fiber, you'll find items for knitting, felting, crossstitching and more.

Find your ideal yarn from an array of colors and thickness that range from comfy Shetland Chunky to sleek Silk Bamboo Yarn. We carry a variety of fibers including wool, acrylic, cotton blend, and silk. For bright multicolored yarn check out Red Heart's which are great for kids! 

Originating in Japan, Clover's top quality notions include bamboo Takumi Knitting Needles, Takumi Crochet Hooks, and many more innovative tools. Knitting and crocheting sets are also available and make great gifts! 

Buy sturdy felts from Dimensions in bulk, rolls, or create your own felt artwork with Dimension's roving packs felting foam and needles. Our Needle Felting Animal Kits are an excellent introduction to Fiber Arts and at a great value, too! 

Embroidery Floss packs from Prism features a spectrum of dazzling colors that will add flair to any project. Use them with our Wood Embroidery Hoops, that come in 2 different sizes, and Aida Cloth for traditional cross stitch. For something different, try stistching into our bright and colorful Fat Quarters.    

Whether dyeing natural or synthetic fibers, Jacquard will surely have the right dye for your project. We have Lumiere, Neopaque, iDye, Procion, and more, all designed to give artists more color options on a variety of materials. Our Indigo Dye Kits make easy work of an ancient process.

Kids can create, too! We have many engaging kits that have everything you need to inspire  young artists including Jacquard Tie Dye Kits, Klutz knitting kits, and Keppi Crochet Hat Kit. Melissa and Doug's Weaving Loom is perfect for beginners! 

Discover all the possibilities of Fiber Arts in our store or buy online.

Come see our new department for yourself in our Market St. store!

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Gelly Roll Pens

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Just in time for holiday card making, we've brought in a brand new display of Gelly Roll pens. As they say, ice cream smooth, in 67 flavors!

Now celebrating 30 years, the Gelly Roll was the first gel ink pen to hit the market in 1984. They've mastered gel ink technology to offer a variety of colors, opaqueness and special effects, including medium and fine point Classic gel ink, Metallic, sparkly Stardust, dual color Silver Shadow and Gold Shadow, and bright and creamy Moonlight.

Come in and try them. Fun awaits! $1.27 - $1.49 each  Buy Online

Looking for some inpsiration? At gellyroll.com, any of their 12 DIY videos will get you excited.
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Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Pen

In this fast paced world, having the right tools at hand is crucial, and the Monteverde One Touch Tool pen brings 9 tools in one premium quality writing instrument. This all-in-one tool pen is a heavy weight, 6-sided barrel pen featuring a pen at one end and a screen stylus at the other.  Under the stylus top are Philips and flat head screwdrivers, while on the barrel is a built-in level, a ruler, and three different scale functions.  A chiseled spring clip holds the pen securely in pockets and is ready to handle any job! 

Available as either a Soft-Roll ballpoint pen, or a fountain pen with a medium point steel nib for smooth writing.

Ballpoint - $30
Fountain - $50

Buy Online

Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Pen


Wafer LED Lightboxes

Wafer Light Box

The most portable and lightweight lightbox on the market, the Wafer is only 3/8″ thick! It features dimmable LEDs and provides an even spread of light from edge to edge. The Wafer is powered by an AC adapter and is very low heat making it safe to use on virtually any surface. This versatile lightbox is ideal for calligraphy, stenciling, embossing, embroidery, and so much more.

Available in two sizes, and each has an integrated black border that is flush with the work surface and graduated on two sides. AC adapter included.

Wafer 1 – tracing area 9″ x 12.5″, weight 1.95 lbs, $149.99
Wafer 2 – tracing area 12.5″ x 17″, weight 3.5 lbs, $249.99

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