Building your arts and crafts collection? Head out to these spots to stock up on your supplies! By Mimi Tiu
National Book Store
Starting off as a stall shop in Escolta in the 1930s, National Book Store has evolved into the biggest bookstore chain in the Philippines. More than just supplying a wide array of books, NBS also sells basic art supplies for every kind of crafter—from calligraphers to painters, scrapbookers to coloring book enthusiasts, and more!
We are as busy as this table for @parkfest_ph! 😅 But anyhoo! ATTENTION Lettering Enthusiasts! Teacher @myedeleon, a Singapore-based Filipino lettering artist, will be having a short visit here in the Philippines next month! She'll squeeze in a #handlettering workshop here at #CommonRoomPH for those who'd like to learn! Teacher Mye has released a couple of coloring books too so maybe you can ask her a few coloring tips during the workshop! I'm sure she'll be happy to answer! 😍 Link to register is on her profile page and our fb album, #CommonRoomPHWorkshops!
This small spot in Quezon City packs a big punch when it comes to housing some of the most creative stuff made by local artisans! Drop by to buy a lettering starter kit, attend one of their crafting workshops, or find ideas within their space.
With stocks regularly delivered from Korea, Art Box carries tons of adorable stationery designs as well as inspiring notebooks for you to write on. You can also opt to stash your craft supplies in one of their pretty pencil cases or soft pouches!
Craft Carrot recently opened its flagship store at Kapitolyo, Pasig. Aside from being the exclusive distributor of Krink paint markers and permanent ink markers, MOO carving blocks, and Silver Brush Limited painting brushes, it houses other popular brands such as Stabilo, Dr. Ph. Martin’s, Kuretake, and Faber-Castell.
Enter this Instagram-worthy home and lifestyle store and you’ll discover a collection of original wall art pieces, gorgeous paper prints, unique stationery, and inspiring reads.
Scribe Writing Essentials
Whether you’re a calligraphy novice or a longtime lettering practitioner, Scribe is your go-to store for all things related to writing. Providing inks, paints, and pens in every shade possible, the store truly believes that “what’s in your heart should come from your hand.”
Hey Kessy is known for being a washi tape hoarder’s version of heaven! Aside from selling rolls and rolls of reusable tape in every design imaginable, this crafting hub also encourages you to use different materials such as metal clay, mod podge, and quilling paper to create your next masterpiece. They closed their Katipunan shop but they just opened in UP Town Center.
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