Looking for a little calendar action for your desk? Whether you’re in a cubicle or your dining room table which doubles as a workspace (cough, cough that would be my life until we find a larger flat), you can still make it feel all cozy-like and one way is with a desk calendar. Here are a few of the options out there at the moment…
Cat Seto, Comes with a reusable wood block holder made of reclaimed lumber – and it holds your pencil – cute!, $22.
SusyJack*, Susy does it again with her bold brights, this time in a jewel case, $19
Anna Cote, Screen/Gocco in jewel case, love the natural design elements and the pretty gold on her November view. $22
The Paper Thieves, letterpress calendar in black and white with wood block, man-friendly. :) $26
Jennifer Squires Productions, a new photo taken by Jennifer each month, $24
Avie Designs, in jewel case with 12 different designs to delight – one per month, $20
Daisy Princess Paperie, Flights of fancy calendar with bold, lovely graphics, $15
Delphine Letterpress, letterpress months with easel, $38 (limited edition)
Kitty Rogers, teeny tiny calendar with easel, 2″ x 3″ (about the size of a business card), $16
Night Owl Paper Goods, 12 month calendar printed on 6 double-sided pieces of real eco-friendly sustainably harvested birch, available in critter or pattern, $24.
JooJoo, This is so cute because if you trim the pictures at the end of the year, you can frame them as shown in the above photo. Isn’t this a great idea? You can put this on your desk as shown or tack it to the wall. $30
Alicia Bock, Paris a love story – perfect size for an easel on your desk, $29.
Egg Press, 12 pages, printed front and back, with jewel case stand included $16.
Susannah Tucker, losing yourself in a daydream… ah what a nice name! $20
Pixel Impress, I love the yellow and white zigzags!, $17
Blogging these calendars I’m thinking: Gosh 2010. Doesn’t that number freak you out just a little? Sheesh. In school, when I was in like 6th grade, we made these time capsules with stuff that was popular back then and buried them so that someday I guess when we were all living on other planets Jetson-style, someone would dig up our capsule and see what earthlings lived like. Or something. Anyway, I always thought of 2010 as being some major year in history. Like I’d meet George, Elroy, daughter Judy and wife Jane and we’d lunch at some cafe with robots serving us space food. What happened?!? Well, I rather like that we didn’t evolve into some cold, rather droidish society, at least not the metal kind though some of us may feel a bit bot-like in our day-to-day but still, I’m happy 2010 will be what it will be. I think it’s better than how I imagined in many ways, don’t you? But 2010. It’s making me feel like a dinosaur just saying it…
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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.
Olive dear, I love this lady and her work – such cute characters! $18
Stephanie Levy, available in many different colorways, $15
Two Brunettes, canvas. Love these pretty illustrations for a real handmade feel. Cute! $28.
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.
Nisee Made, $20. Okay, how cute is this with pink ellie’s and flowers? Oh this has my heart!
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… :)
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.
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?
Linea Carta, linen, $26. This is so cute, I’d put it in my kitchen and let it double as a dish towel.
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.
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!
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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!
A Little Hut, Make Your Own and more, $5. What pretty options!
Yael Fran, $9 – Don’t you just love Yael? She’s so creative!
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.
Sweetbeets, $6. This is a great kitchen calendar.
Little Paper Dogs, $7. Bows, bows, bows! Very sweet and feminine.
Sweetbeets, Simple and yet so very pretty, $6
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!
Blue Tricycle, $5. Mid century modern chairs or cute animals, your choice.
Up Up Creative, $8. Simple is good, too.
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.
Govango, $5. I love the yo-yos in the March calendar (bottom left). Her hand illustrations are so cute!
And for those of you who prefer a bit of a more moody and romantic… Beverly Brown makes this floral printable calendar, $8.
Mufn Inc, postcard calendar you can download and print, $8
Other indie designers who produce calendars to download, not pictured above, include:
(images: linked to their sources above)
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!
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)
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.
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)