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Is there a PaperSource-type/arts&crafts/fabric store in Basel?

I'm new here and just moved into a dreadfully white apartment. Like an insane asylum - white couches, white armchairs, white walls, white curtains. White TV. Ugh.

So, I'm going to try to spruce it up with a bit of color.

Looking for a place where I can get fancy wall paper/wrapping paper/fabric. A general arts/crafts stores? Tried IKEA but came away disappointed.

Any other ideas?

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Re: Is there a PaperSource-type/arts&crafts/fabric store in Basel?

There are a few big DIY store around, like OBI at Mparc, have a look there... everything you can imagine!

http://www.migrosbasel.ch/Desktopdef.../119_read-161/
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Old 08.12.2010, 14:05
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Re: Is there a PaperSource-type/arts&crafts/fabric store in Basel?

Beware of hanging wallpaper or anything permanent in your apartment. You'll need to return it to the exact state it was in the day you moved in, and removing wallpaper would be a nightmare before moving!
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Re: Is there a PaperSource-type/arts&crafts/fabric store in Basel?

I just discovered (I am a loser I know) that at the Jumbo in Allschwil, they also have a section for handicrafts/fabrics so you might want to check it out...it has reasonable prices (for CH that is)
At all cost please AVOID the one in Schifflande right next to the Nespresso store, the stuff is overpriced EVEN for CH!
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Re: Is there a PaperSource-type/arts&crafts/fabric store in Basel?

I've been amazed by all the arts and crafts supplies I've seen since I've been in Basel. All the department stores seem to have a good selection - Manor, Migros (claraplatz), Jumbo (clarastrasse), Globus and proper art shops dotted about the town. we like to wander up and down the streets everynight - even when the shops are closed its fun to window shop and see what is available - I don't know any street names where I saw them but all within a few blocks of the market square. Also such beautiful paper, boxes, bags for gifts can can be used to create a nice display in your home and RIBBON - tons and tons of ribbon!!! You could get an artists canvas and staple strips of ribbon to the back and 'weave' it across the front. It will add color and texture to a room. And wool/yarn - again beautiful selections - I may need to learn how to knit.
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Re: Is there a PaperSource-type/arts&crafts/fabric store in Basel?

To personalise your apartment for the time you are going to spend in Switzerland you can also rent art on this website: www.art-o-thek.ch, most pieces can also be bought.
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