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Fountain Pen Shop

2640 S. Myrtle Ave., Ste. 12, Los Angeles, CA, 91016


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…

Website: http://www.tmgp.com/cgi-bin/nph-tame/penshop/index.html

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Hollywood Bound

5308 Laurel Canyon Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91607


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…

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Knit Cafe

8441 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA, 90069


Suzan Mischer’s Knit Cafe may not offer as much yarn as some other stores, but in this case, less is more…

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1427 4th Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90401


For amateur crafts-people, Michaels is Home Depot…

Website: http://michaels.com/

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Original Whistle Stop

2490 E. Colorado Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 91107


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…

Website: http://www.thewhistlestop.com/

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3754 Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, 90505


The enormous selection of paper, embellishments, stickers, and stamps at Scrampers can jazz up the most mundane family photos…

Website: http://www.scrampers.com/

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37 North Glendale Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 91206

(818) 243-3129

Entertaining your children shouldn’t be grueling; Swain’s sells hundreds of kits that will keep the brood occupied.


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The House of Intuition

2237 W. Sunset Boulevard, Echo Park, CA, 90026

(213) 413-8300

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

Website: http://houseofintuitionla.com


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World Supply

3425 W. Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90068


Pens, paints, papers, and equipment are tucked into every cranny of World Supply, a mainstay for artists, architects, and animators since 1970…


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1024 Mission St., Los Angeles, CA, 91030


Billion-dollar Etsy ideas will get you only so far unless your crafting experience involves more than Popsicle sticks and paste.

Website: http://zinnia.biz/


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