Sam Flax Art & Design Store
As a graduate of Portfolio Center, I still find myself flocking to Sam Flax. Sure, Michael’s and JoAnn’s suffice for all my scrapbooking needs, or if I decide to turn into my mother á la Norman Bates and use a coupon. However, when my latest project calls for the creative versatility of Envelopments or the sheer beauty of a crisp, new hardbound sketchbook, I head to the Godfather of all art stores. Students from every design school in Atlanta consider this store an additional means of tuition, and frequent here so often, they may as well set up camp in the parking lot. While the products are a bit on the pricey side, feel free to live vicariously and browse their section of contemporary office furniture. To anyone with a creative bone in his or her body, you’ll get lost for hours ogling every type of paper imaginable to finding the perfect easel for your next masterpiece or an unusual gift for the eclectic soul. Don’t forget to take a bucket at the door so you have something to catch all your creative juices as they ooze out of your pores the minute you cross the threshold into this artist’s playground.