You wish you were working in a hip loft space, but your cubicle looks like it belongs on the set of The Office. The solution? Spice up your workspace with goods from this indie answer to Staples. The giant warehouselike space is filled with racks of office gear, paper products and art supplies, plus a custom-framing station and office furniture in the back. But where the New York chainlet really excels is with its large selection of offbeat desk decor. Items like Buddha-shaped bookends ($20), graphic-print file folders (six for $9), lightbulb-shaped sticky notes ($7) and notebooks adorned with Japanese-inspired mushroom, dinosaur and panda cartoons ($7) make even paper-pushing seem like more fun.
|Venue name:||Sam Flax|
3 W 20th St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 9:30am–7pm, Sat noon–6pm|
|Transport:||Subway: N, R, W to 23rd St (Broadway)|