+ Circle patterns in pretty much any form, but especially Marimekko.

+ Graphic novels like Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi, Skyscrapers of the Midwest by Joshua Cotter, and Jimmy Corrigan by Chris Ware.

+ Podcasts including This American Life, Radio Lab, and The Moth.

+ Haruki Murakami novels.

+ Animals including, but not limited to, sea lions, elephants, cats, especially one cute one named Apple Juice.