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Calendar Round Up 2008: Part Two

I can’t believe the many calendars that readers submitted to be included in the annual decor8 calendar round up (thank you!). I’m having a hard time deciding on just one, so I’ve decided to purchase 4 and place them in different areas of my home – the kitchen, over my desk, in my arts + crafts studio, and another to lean against the wall on the credenza in my living room (like the Rhythm calendar from Japan below).

If you wonder how I find all of these calendars, I can’t take full credit because at least 1/4 are submissions from readers. I hope that you enjoyed Part One, now it’s time for the second and final collection of calendars designed by mostly independent artists. I tried to include a variety of styles to appeal to all of you. :)

Looking for something really unique? These calendars from Japan are fun and available online at Hara Museum. The Rhythm calendar is my favorite of the four because of the rough edges.

Lotta Jansdotter’s linen calendar will soon be available in grey or white, check her site throughout the month of November for updates, $24.

Concentric circle calendar handmade by Debi van Zyl. Amazing. Only 6 in stock, $25.

Unbound desktop animal calendar by Tracy Harris.

Silk-screened calendar by Estasketch, $15.

A collaboration between Eun-Ha Paek of Milky Elephant and Little Otsu,
the 2008 postcard calendar, $16.

Letterpress Umbrella calendar by The Sherwood Press, $15.
Jamieho Design’s gorgeous letterpressed desk calendar, $16.

Diana Fayt calendar, $30 (44 in stock).

Good on Paper’s Save the Date calendar, $20.

Satsuma Press calendar, only 73 in stock, $39.

Papered Together letterpressed desk calendar, $26.

Hand-glittered Seaside desk calendar by Seaside Designs, $30.

Snow & Graham’s wall calendar and desk calendar,
wall $24, desk $15.

Flora and fauna illustrated calendar by the Paper Princess, $13.

Wolfie and the Sneak calendar, $25.

Magnolia Moonlight wall calendar, $27.

Gallardo Works black desk calendar, $12.

Mulberry Muse desk calendar, $18.

Nikki McClure’s calendar titled this year,
“Things to Make and Do”, $18.
Rounded corners and a wooden easel make this calendar unique from Just Another Day, $20.

Pistachio Press has teamed up with INK+WIT to collaborate on a limited edition letterpress calendar (only 200), available mid November. You can either cruise the INK+WIT website mid month, or hop on the Ink+Wit mailing list so you don’t miss your copy!

And last but certainly not least, and I apologize that I don’t have a sneak peek for you, but the Port2Port Press calendar is another limited edition letterpressed calendar that is beautiful and sells out quickly each year. It goes on sale November 15th so watch the Port2Port website mid month.

Psst: Looking for planners? You have to check out Buy Olympia.

Posted in Round-ups on November 02, 2007

Calendar Round Up 2008: Part One

I can’t resist a good round up, so this year I’ve decided to pull together some of my favorite calendars for 2008 just like last year. I may have to add a part 2 to this in case a few slip my mind, so bear with me! Most of these calendars are available and ready to ship, others aren’t but the date in which they’ll be available is listed below. If you see something you like, because many are produced in limited quantities, don’t sleep on it because if you snooze you lose. Enjoy!

Hand-printed perpetual calendar on luggage tags, $35.

Happify calendars double as postcards, I adore these designs too.

Albertine Press calendars are printed on four shades of Pescia paper by Arturo Magnani, a soft, thick, luscious, Italian printmaking paper. They are hand tied at the top with a flat cotton ribbon and will be available in their Etsy Store in the middle of November for $45.

Joie Studio’s Blooming Letterpress desk calendar, which will be available for $15 starting November 11th. You can also reserve your copy by emailing her at shopATjoiestudioDOTcom.

Letterpress calendar by Green Chair Press, $18. A year of patterns and poetry, this desktop calendar has 12 unbound letterpressed cards displaying a pattern and haiku.

Posy Press calendars are flat-printed and then stitched onto vintage wallpaper using 3 wallpaper designs making a limited edition of 75 for each pattern, $7 each.

Linda & Harriett letterpressed calendar, $20.
Adore the graphics, composition, and colors, really great work.

The first ever Creative Thursday calendar, it goes live sometime today,
so watch for it on etsy!

Cindy Jaswal’s calendar features her favorite images including
two of her latest drawings. Only 16 left! $30.

Screen/Gocco printed Botanical calendar by Anna Cote, $20.

The Ilee calendar combines letterpress, silkscreen, foil stamping,
fine papers and handpainted accents. $20.

Cecily Ink desk calendar, bright and happy for only $14.

Flower silhouettes by Liz Kalloch a decor8 reader who wrote
in to share this one, $13.

Places I’ve Never Been desk and wall calendars by JHill Design.
Desk $16, Wall $30.
Camilla Engman calendar, $25.

Hidden Habitats calendar by Jill Bliss, $15.

…I’ll be back soon with Part Two of this round up!

Posted in Round-ups on November 01, 2007

Design Public {new}

Design Public consistently has the best selection of modern finds for the home, and this season is no different as they have loads of new items that you’ll want to own. Here’s a few I have my eyes on lately…

A tea party with Jason Miller. Love this.

ferm LIVING Walldots Wallpaper from Denmark.

Salvor Fauna Picos Pillows – minis & brights!

Thomaspaul Tote Bags.

(images from design public)

Posted in uncategorized on November 01, 2007

Fruit Fly Pie {ceramics}

Enna told me about Fruit Fly Pie today so I had to check them out for myself, she really loves this cutie Etsy store and after taking a peek, I can see why!


Fruit Fly Pie makes dishware and ceramics and then hand paints them so they look like vintage finds. She either makes plates, bowls, mugs, and vases from her potters wheel or via slip cast from vintage ceramic molds.

So retro sweet! Especially the cupcake cookie jar and the owl dish, they’re my favorites. And they ship worldwide – yeah! Thanks Enna for the great tip! xo

p.s. enna has an etsy shop, too.

(images from fruit fly pie)

Posted in Etsy Faves, Handmade on November 01, 2007

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