Shastablasta Pop-up shop @ Arch


I've been furiously making for the last couple months because I'm going to be selling my creations in May at Arch! I'm really excited to have this opportunity. I'll be selling some new letterpress projects and I'll be providing tips for gift wrapping. If you have a mothers day gift I can wrap it pretty for you. We'll also have supplies for you to make gift tags for your upcoming wrapping needs.

The Basics
Reception and pop-up: Friday, May 10, 5pm-7pm, wine, cheese etc.
All day pop-up and wrapping demo: Saturday, May 11, 12pm-5pm
Location: Arch Drafting Supply, 99 Missouri St  (@17th st) San Francisco, CA 94107

Arch was one of the first stores I discovered when I moved to San Francisco over eight years ago. They were two blocks from my work and I toiled away many a lunch time break coveting everything in the store. I won't get into how many paychecks I've spent there. I can not say enough nice things about Arch but I'm going to try right now.

Otto is the official Arch mascot. 

Otto is the official Arch mascot. 

Arch is the perfect creative store. If you've never been I'll give you a quick run down. On one half of the store they have architecture, art, design and crafting supplies. I have been inspired countless times to make something just by happening on a tool or material on "the left half of the store".  "The right half" has it's own set of magic. If you've ever received a gift from me it's very possible I bought it at Arch. Arch is one of my secret gift giving weapons. The gift side has something for anyone. There's jewelry, soap, books, gag gifts and things you never knew existed. Somehow it all works. There's always a seasonal table. I've found easter decorations I didn't know I needed... and many, many, christmas ornaments. Most memorable was a glass whale, and the next year I bought a narwhale to make a matching set.  In addition to all that, everyone who works there is really nice and knowledgable. AND there's alway parking on the street or in their parking lot. For years I actually didn't even realize they had a parking lot.

If you've never been to Arch I hope you come and discover what a unique place it is.  I'm happy to be adding to the experience for one weekend.