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Thank you to all our supporters Friday, your shopping resulted in a contribution to the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund of $1060.  We are still selling our limited edition poster for $10. All the money from poster sales will be sent directly to the Fund, so we're hoping to send another $1000. Posters available online and in both Black Ink stores.



Black Ink wishes to make a small gesture of our concern by donating 20% of our sales in both our stores and websites on Friday, March 25th to the Northern Japan Earthquake Relief Fund. Make a purchase on Japan Relief Day and help us send our support to our friends in Japan. This fund is managed by the Japanese Cultural Community Center of Northern California, 100% of all money sent goes directly towards citizen relief efforts in the most affected areas. For more information on this organization see:                              


World Changing Events...

As we watch the situation in Japan with great concern and sadness, I think about all our wonderful Japanese vendors, suppliers and designers and hope they are faring well. This Ibushikawara good luck charm (above) arrived last week. It is crafted from traditional roof tile material, called Koyo Ibushi. This natural clay material has a subdued silver brilliance after firing and is strong and hard enough to weather a storm. Its beautiful resilience is a fitting metaphor.



TinTin Comes to Town

New TinTin tee shirts have arrived! We have a limited amount of shirts and sizes, so shop early. How about a beer with that shirt? New Biere glasses - only $8.00 - perfect for a cold Belgian beer with a friend. 

Other delicious offerings this week include crocheted donut baby rattles, Select Travel Guides and bright orange oil lamps. Yum!


Knock on Wood

Luckily, the snow is finally melting and we are feeling the warmth of the sun again. New Springtime products are flowing in, inspiring us to spend some time outdoors; perhaps a picnic with some of our beautiful Bambu bamboo plates, or packing an Easter basket with Original Silly Putty and organic cotton finger puppets hand crafted in Peru...


Speaking of luck, wish your upcoming graduate the best with our Good Luck Clover garden in a bag. And don't forget a witty greeting card to go with it!