Laura Bauer’s Spiral Notebooks

I’ve been using these for my journals for the past year and there’s really no nicer paper notebook around. Zippy graphics, smooth writing surface and a sturdy cover that folds completely back for easy access to both sides of the paper. Available in various styles.

Laura Bauer's Monkeys


From Amadon. $14.99.


Sky Umbrella

Seriously one of the greatest umbrellas you’ll ever use; designed by Tibor Kalman. It’s a personal favorite in my umbrella arsenol (I do live in San Francisco, after all) – large, sturdy and the silkscreened interior of blue skies always brighten a rainy day.


Available from my friends’ Chuck Palmer’s and Anne Leonard’s design site, amadon. $48.