In an industrial park on a forgotten tendril of Monrovia, the Fountain Pen Shop is more reliquary than retail outlet, an anachronism in the Twitter age…
Hiromi Paper has a wide selection, including Nepalese paper made from the lokta plant, naturally dyed varieties from Bhutan, Japanese mulberry and a hemp style from Thailand.
Neighborhood: Santa Monica
The students who flock to L.A.’s big art schools—Otis, Art Center College of Design, CalArts—or to vibrant community programs at Barnsdall Art Park and Self-Help Graphics & Art don’t have any trouble scoring the paints, pencils, paper, and other goods they need for their projects…
High on the walls of the Original Whistle Stop are lanterns, locomotive headlights, oilcans, metal signs, and other traces of an age of travel that has all but disappeared…
Entertaining your children shouldn’t be grueling; Swain’s sells hundreds of kits that will keep the brood occupied.
Those who elect to hike up the 21 steep steps to this New Age shop should think of their journey as a trek in Nepal
Neighborhood: Echo Park
Billion-dollar Etsy ideas will get you only so far unless your crafting experience involves more than Popsicle sticks and paste.