No travel plans this summer vacation? Don’t worry about bumming around. Other than traveling, the summer break is the perfect time to explore your talents and skills or try a new hobby. You have loads of free time which means you can basically do whatever you want to. Planning to get artsy? Great! Boost your DIY skills or learn to paint like a pro this summer. But wait! You’re going to need supplies for that. I know the book store is your go-to but you should know that it isn’t the only place you can get arts and crafts supplies from. Here are 7 more places you can buy arts and crafts supplies!
- Hey Kessy
Two words: WASHI. TAPE. Hey Kessy is popularly known for their adorable washi tapes but their products also vary from paint brushes, calligraphy nibs, letter stamps and many more. This shop may be little but it surely is packed and well-stocked with quirkiness. One of Katipunan's hidden gems, Hey Kessy offers quaint pieces that fancies your whimsical mind.
Hey Kessy will open soon in UP Town Center, Katipunan but you can shop their wares online at heykessy.com.
- Common Room
Literally a block away from Hey Kessy's former space, Common Room is also an artsy place worth checking out. You won't reach for the door immediately because a swing and a variety of cacti will pique your interest for sure. From there, you already know Common Room is not your typical arts store. It's basically hipster heaven filled with handmade products from homegrown brands. Plus, the interiors of the shop are insanely Instagram-worthy!
Common Room is located at 325 Dela Rosa st., Katipunan Ave, Quezon City
- Deovir Arts
If you've been an art enthusiast ever since the dawn of time, Deovir is surely no stranger to you. Known as the leading art store in the Philippines, Deovir Arts is a go-to for aspiring artists for reasonably priced and high-quality supplies. They have been in the industry for so long and now they have a total of 5 branches all over the metro. They carry the essentials of the pros so run to Deovir now if you're dead serious about being an artist.
Devoir Arts is located at Stall 27, Cartimar Building Shopping Center,Severino St., C.M. Recto, Metro Manila. These are the following branches: Quezon Blvd, SM Manila, SM City North Edsa and SM Megamall.
You probably know Typo for their coolest notebooks and stationeries but it is also DIY heaven. They offer DIY kits for albums, notebooks, tote bags and even cushion covers! It lets your creativity run free. So if you’re planning to make endless DIYs this summer, then you might want to pay Typo a visit.
Typo has branches at 1/F Trinoma, Quezon City and Level 2, Greenbelt 5.
- The Paper Stone
The Paper Stone will make your kawaii heart flutter. This store will have you buying notebooks, stickers and pens with cutesy patterns that’ll make you feel like a kid at heart. Yep, absolutely no shame in buying a set of sparkly hearts stickers and bear pens. Art aesthetic: your 7-year-old self.
The Paper Stone is located at G/F UP Town Center, Quezon City
- Craft MNL
Craft MNL is more than just a shop; it’s a community of artists and crafters. Other than offering arts and crafts supplies, they also hold workshops such as sewing, jewelry-making, screenprinting and woodcraft. Maybe instead of unleashing your creativity by yourself, you can do that it with a bunch who shares the same passion as you. With Craft MNL, you'll be in good hands for sure.
Craft MNL is located at 3rd Floor, Jackson Building, 926 Arnaiz Avenue, San Lorenzo Village, Makati, 1223 Metro Manila
Well-curated and artisanal, Craftsmith is a place for people who love poetry, enjoy their coffee French-pressed with a Kinfolk magazine in-hand. So if you’re not into the cutesy and quirky art aesthetic, Craftsmith is probably your haven. It's a concept arts store that's homey, rustic and vintage that offers your usual notebooks, pens, cards and home decors. It’s the character of the store that’ll make you come back.
Craftsmith is located at Crown Tower, 107 H.V. Dela Costa, Makati, Metro Manila