Apparently, it's the third day of National Stationery Week, which makes this next news quite fitting. Only a year after joining Highland Park's creative corridor of York Boulevard, the duo behind charming paper and gift boutique Crush wants to help more Angelenos unleash their own creative juices with a new sister shop that's set to open soon.
Opening just a block away on June 1 is Touch, "a neighborhood art supply shop carrying a variety of familiar brands of sketchbooks, paper, paints, and tools," co-founder and The Good Twin designer Katie Wilson tells us. She and Crush co-founder/fine artist Scott Grover will also offer brands like "Holbein, Golden, Caran D'ache, Copic, Canson, and Strathmore as well as some small-batch, handmade paints and pigments from Beam Paints. We'll also be carrying a variety of stickers and a wide selection of prints made by artists we love, many of them local," Wilson continues.
Once the shop is open, Touch will add more inventory to its shelves based on customer feedback. The space will also host a regular schedule of workshops: "Our goal is to create an in-depth, for-pay version of each class, and a free beginner's version open to people in the neighborhood under the age of 18," Wilson adds.
Wilson and Grover opened Crush last June, stocking her collection of stationery, enamel pins, keychains, stickers, and more and his line of art prints alongside merch from other equally rad independent designers. They're located next door to like-minded letterpress company and stationery store Shorthand (which opened in April 2016), while colorful clothing and accessories brand Big Bud Press joined the buzzing block last August.
Touch will be throwing a grand opening party on May 31; mark your cal and stay tuned for more.
Touch, 5119 York Blvd., Highland Park, 90042