For some people it’s clothing or shoes, for others it’s alcohol, or maybe even crystal meth. I’ve seen shows on tv where it’s plastic surgery. For me? School Supplies. Or I guess, now that I’m a grown up, Office Supplies.
Hello, I’m Julia. (Hi Julia!) I have my little problem under control now and have stopped going to meetings and can quit any time I want. Every once in a while, though, I gotta have my fix. There are many dealers to choose from, big chain stores around every corner (Staples, Office Max, Office Depot). But I like an independent dealer, a place where you know you’ll get what you need, but where you’ll also get stuff you didn’t even know you wanted.
That place for me? Cash ‘n’ Carry in Culver City.
(5680 Sawtelle Blvd., Culvery City, CA 90230)*
Oh I would like to link you to their website, but they don’t have a website. But they do have, after 27 years of business, is pretty much just about everything you might need in the office and school supply arena. And the things you didn’t know you needed until you walked in? A can of DW40, scented candles, a purse shaped like a boot and a finger tip flashlight. Not sure what nefarious deeds you might get up to with a finger tip flashlight, but now you know where to find them.
Melody and Bob were very knowledgeable and helpful, telling me about the store and all the services they offer (Shipping materials, shipping, printing, business cards, special orders, etc.) Dan, the owner, was not there that day, alas.
Follow me after the jump for some NSW photos of what I call “Office Supply Porn.”
*What I love about their business card is they actually write:
“Calif.” instead of “CA” which I love. You never see that these days.
Click all for larger. Be careful, though, these photos can get pretty intense.
Ahem. (Toweling off)
I warned you.