Tired of writing with a regular pen for hours? The PenAgain's ergonomic index finger cradle encourages a healthy hand posture and wrist position for long writing sessions. Fun fact: The inventor, Colin Roche, graduated from Palo Alto High School. $5.40, Village Stationers, 310 California Ave., Palo Alto; 719 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park; or 222 Main St., Los Altos
This black leather coin purse will help you secure your keys and money. It's available in brown and red colors as well. $20, Letter Perfect, 384 University Ave., Palo Alto
From coupons to letters from loved ones, keep all the mail in one place with this wall-mounted mail basket. $35, Harvest Furniture, 639 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park
Organization and fun collide in this 480-page pack of sticky notes. Each piece, whether tiny tab or long list, features a "fantastical" animal think whale, zebra and dodo bird. $12.95, Books Inc., 301 Castro St., Mountain View
Never run out of USB ports again with this USB power strip. The mini electronic device plugs right into any other USB port to power up to four items. Problems solved. $12.95, Therapy, 250 Castro St., Mountain View
This sycamore desk puts nature at your finger tips, literally. The rare wood sits upon a chevron fin base that is made of plate steel with a hand-applied glaze. Because this company uses sustainable or reclaimed sources, it's eco-friendly and a solid wood choice. $8,900, Menlo Hardwoods, 846 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park
Time never looked so good thanks to this high-tech clock that displays not only the time, but the week, month, date and temperature. The satin silver and Americana cherry finish clock receives a radio signal from the most accurate clock in the world and can be hung on the wall or perched on a tabletop. $44.95, Menlo Clock Works, 961 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
This article appeared in print in the Fall Home + Garden Design 2015 publication.