I stumbled onto these beautiful wood cut nautical charts in Bae Home & Design, a San Francisco boutique on Sacramento Street. They are bathymetric charts composed of layered Balsa wood that reveals deepening water. To me, they felt like the physical iteration of an Anthony Doerr novel. All the popular playgrounds are on the list: Nantucket, Tahoe, the San Francisco Bay, the Bahamas, Santa Barbara, the San Juan Islands. They’re $128 to $298, and I’m dreaming of some meaningful Christmas gifts indeed. Find them here.
Lake George in the Adirondacks