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Calendars: Poster Style

Looking for a single sheet with all the months in quick view? These calendars are for you! Silk screened, paper, canvas, linen, there are all kinds to choose from.

For the wall...

Olive dear, I love this lady and her work – such cute characters! $18

Poster Style...

Stephanie Levy, available in many different colorways, $15

Pretty...

Two Brunettes, canvas. Love these pretty illustrations for a real handmade feel. Cute! $28.

Poster Style

Esta Sketch, silk screened,$25. This is nice because both men and woman can enjoy this design. I know, lots of my picks are geared more towards the girls but I’m tryin’, I’m tryin’! There isn’t a lot out there for men when it comes to calendars designed by indie crafters for them… I hope that will change, men enjoy good design just as much as woman. Not all guys want a babes calender, one with cars, or some very basic one from Spanky’s Ford dealership or UPay Insurance.

Poster Style

Nisee Made, $20. Okay, how cute is this with pink ellie’s and flowers? Oh this has my heart!

Poster Style

Miriam Bereson, $15. This calendar has my attention because it’s bold and if you happen to own a blue carpet that will coordinate perfectly with it… :)

Poster Style

Vik Design, A calendar that encourages you to eat healthy! Yay! The months and days are shown, each square is one day and so you take the sticker from your apple each day and place it on the square. Cool! $25.

Poster Style

Linea Carta, $18. The weather changes with each month, at least the weather in California where this designer lives. Love the yellow and blue, don’t you?

Poster Style

Linea Carta, linen, $26. This is so cute, I’d put it in my kitchen and let it double as a dish towel.

Poster Style

Lisa Rupp Design, cotton, $20. One for mom and one for your little one. I like the circus train theme, you don’t see that a lot. Cute.

Poster Style

Le Papier Studio, A canvas calendar with kid silhouettes for a bit of whimsy, $28.

So, are you keeping up with me? :) Lots to consider, eh? I told you this would be a BIG round up!

(images: linked to their sources above)

Posted in uncategorized on October 16, 2009

Calendars: Download Only

For the first part of the calendar round up, I thought I’d highlight printable ones since they are growing in popularity and demand… These calendars are available as downloads only, you print ‘em yourself — also perfect for those on a budget since they’re all under $10!

Printable Calendars

A Little Hut, Make Your Own and more, $5. What pretty options!

Printable Calendars

Yael Fran, $9 – Don’t you just love Yael? She’s so creative!

Printable Calendars

Karmic Pixie, $5. Okay, how seriously cute are these little things? I love the wooden easel, too. You can find those at any art supply shop.

Printable Calendars

Sweetbeets, $6. This is a great kitchen calendar.

Printable Calendars

Little Paper Dogs, $7. Bows, bows, bows! Very sweet and feminine.

Printable Calendars

Sweetbeets, Simple and yet so very pretty, $6

Printable Calendars

Little Brown Pen, $5. I love that husband and wife duo, Nichole and Evan, designed 12 for men and 12 for women, a funny take on the Keep Calm and Carry On posters that are all the rage. I love, “Strum guitar and look sensitive”. Riot!

Printable Calendars

Blue Tricycle, $5. Mid century modern chairs or cute animals, your choice.

Printable Calendars

Up Up Creative, $8. Simple is good, too.

Printable Calendars

Ali Design, $5. Learn the French words for each month and you’re one step closer to living successfully in Paris. :) Or opt for the sweet deer.

Printable Calendars

Govango, $5. I love the yo-yos in the March calendar (bottom left). Her hand illustrations are so cute!

Printable Calendars

And for those of you who prefer a bit of a more moody and romantic… Beverly Brown makes this floral printable calendar, $8.

Printable

Mufn Inc, postcard calendar you can download and print, $8

Other indie designers who produce calendars to download, not pictured above, include:

Maria Lunate, Happy Papers, Empapers, Fall into Pink, Tiny Space, Pink Sprinkle Prints, Stelie Designs, Snoopytk05, Typewink, Lisa Samartino Atelier, Amieee and Pinecone + Lola.

(images: linked to their sources above)

Posted in round-up on October 16, 2009

Calendar Round Up 2010

Hello friends and happy Friday! Yay, it’s Friday, let’s all do the happy dance together, okay? So move a little to the left, a little to the right, pump your arms over your head and shout Yahoo!!! Yes,  now your entire office thinks you’re nuts but honey, they already knew you were a little “unique” so no worries. :) Okay so we’re done happy dancing, now it’s time to get down to some serious blogging and blog reading. You know, the stuff you do when you are supposed to be working. Today will be unique in that posts will only be about calendars. Yup. An entire day of calendars, but I’m sure you can handle it! :) It’s time for the annual decor8 calendar round up for 2010! I’m so excited to share some of my favorites with all of you… though I shouldn’t say some — there are so, so many!

Calendar Round Up!

I bought 4 calendars last year, one for the kitchen, another for the office, one for a friend and then another for my husband. This year, I’ve purchased 2 already for 2010 – one for my office and another for my wallet… but I’m thinking I’ll order a few more to give as gifts and also to display in my home, perhaps in my kitchen. What about you, how many do you usually buy and where do you hang them? Do you use the artwork from the calendars to as prints or cards after? I always recycle my calendars into either postcards or prints that I frame. It’s a great way to spruce up your home for cheap and to justify the expense of owning so many calendars (ha ha).

Here’s how it will work: I plan to do lots of showing and not so much telling, I figure you will need the artist name and link and a pretty photo so that’s what I’ve pulled together. I’m going to group them into categories: Letterpress, for the desk, poster style, month-to-month (the more traditional wall style), photography, and misc. I know that’s not the best way to organize this but it’s the only way I could do it in order to avoid a post with 15 million calendars all mashed together. Okay, so! I hope you enjoy this great big calendar round up! Stay tuned…

Note: I received over 500 submissions and of course, couldn’t round up all of them because my fingers would fall off from coding it all, but I tried to include as many as I could… if I missed yours, please do not hate me or mail stinky things to my house, and don’t call my house heavy breathing into the phone, “Sydney…. Sydney…..” (ha ha, from that crazy Scream flick).

Ready? Okay, let me start roundin’ up… be back soon!

(image: holly becker for decor8)

Posted in uncategorized on October 16, 2009

Si Lolita Parfum

I felt intrigued when my husband called me into his office today to share a video that he thought I’d really love. I wasn’t sure what it would be. But did my eyes widen when he shared not one, but two videos for Si Lolita parfum. You can watch them along with me if you’d like. But first, please view the “making of” the video here and then afterwards, watch the final video that is the advertisement running on tv currently in France.

Si Lolita

It is the new Si Lolita parfum and I just love the whole handmade feel — so many models built and intricately painted, flea markets sourced for inspiration that the designers relied upon… Oh it’s just so magical. I wish the behind-the-scenes footage lasted a wee bit longer, I would have loved to have learned more about the production. :) It’s Dali meets Coraline meets Tim Burton. So, so magical. Enjoy!

(images: si lolita)

Posted in inspiration on October 15, 2009

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