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Next up on the tour of NYC for Makers… In 1933 the first Pearl Art store was opened in New York city – their biggest store is actually 3 stores on and near Canal street in NYC. The art store, the frame store and the craft center. I’ve probably spent a few paychecks on supplies here, last year a lot on some fine tipped pens to draw on my laptop. It’s fun to spend a few hours there going up and down the creeky stairs, the entire place smells like art class from 3rd grade.

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The art store has 5 floors: boxes, bags, inks, portfolios – paints, brushes, pastels – paper, sketchbooks, acetate – air brushes, light boxes and more… The craft center has an ok selection of things (beads, foam, some sewing) but the art store is where the action is at. More photos of Pearl art @ Flickr.

Editor’s note: This is part of the “mobile post” series which will appear on MAKE – sponsored by Windows Mobile. Only the links and voice that appear in the mobile post box (below) are part of the campaign on MAKE – pt.

Phillip Torrone

Phillip Torrone

Editor at large – Make magazine. Creative director – Adafruit Industries, contributing editor – Popular Science. Previously: Founded – Hack-a-Day, how-to editor – Engadget, Director of product development – Fallon Worldwide, Technology Director – Braincraft.

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