You need to make a quick sailor’s hat for a boat party.
You’re in front of the Taj Mahal and feel like attempting a blind-contour drawing.
You’re dating someone with a thing for origami swans.
Point is: paper. Sometimes you need it. So here’s Moleskine, that one French maker of fine leather-bound notebooks and journals. It’s now open on Market and here’s the slideshow.
You’ve heard of these things. People have been jotting notes down in them since the days of Picasso and Hemingway and other fellows who had things to jot. It’s the brand’s first location on the West Coast, and it’s the biggest one yet. You may acquire notebooks inside of it.
And do some other things like...
—Plan the quickest route from Pigalle to Montmartre courtesy of the massive Parisian map on the floor.
—Peruse the backpacks, bags and tablet covers.
—Stop at the center island to write your initials on the test notebooks in giant, artfully shaded block letters.
—Bring your test notebook to the interactive tech-wall in the back, where you’ll transfer your notes into digital format.
At least it was pretty paper-y for a while there.