perpetual bliss.

December 16, 2010  /  calendars

{embroidered calendar from by sara lynn}

{letterpress perpetual calendars from orange beautiful}

{vinyl wall calendar from simple shapes}

As a self proclaimed calendar addict, I love the idea of a well designed perpetual calendar. This is the first year that I’ve seen any that truly float my boat. I have three, okay fine four, 2011 calendars, but am thinking that I may invest in a nice perpetual calendar for 2012. Getting excited for the new year ahead!

{all images via designer’s site}


owl always love calendars

October 12, 2010  /  calendars, swaps

Attention fellow calendar enthusiasts! I have two big pieces of news in the world of pretty, little yearly planners…

{image via design crush}

I have no clue how I managed to miss out on this swap last year, but luckily I am totally dialed in to the 2010 calendar swap organized by Design Crush and Greedy Girl. You can read all about the details of the swap here. I can hardly wait to start my search!

{image via my owl barn}

I had to share the love I discovered over at My Owl Barn, this morning, too. They’ve teamed up with a bevvy of lovely artists, each contributing a unique owl illustration. You can select your favorite images from the 30 available to make a customized calendar. Uh, did I mention that this is entirely free? What an excellent holiday gift! Make your very own here.

{2010 national stationery show} spotlight on: calendars

May 21, 2010  /  calendars, national stationery show

{sycamore street press wall calendar}

{prismera design wall calendar}

{smudge ink wall and desk calendars}

{night owl paper goods calendar}

{the dotted line desk calendar}

{ilee paper goods desk calendar}

{igloo letterpress in collaboration with these are things wall calendar}

{two trick pony desk calendar}

{blackbird letterpress desk calendar}

So maybe it’s a wee bit early in the year to start talking 2011 calendars, but I simply can’t help myself. The Stationery Show always get me salivating over next years calendar and I know I’m not the only bonafide junky out there. I didn’t get a chance to photograph Linda & Harriett’s lovely new release, but that is definitely another one to keep your eye on.

{all images by crow and canary}


to a modern 2010

December 22, 2009  /  calendars, laser cut paper

{2010 laser cut calendar by candyspotting}

I know it’s a wee bit late in the year for calendars, but there’s no way I could resist sharing Candyspotting’s lovely offering for 2010. The paper they’re using on these is truly luxe.

Although I already have several newbies for the new year, (seriously, I think I’ve had at least three calendars in my house for a decade or more) I doubt that I’ll be able to stop myself from adding this one into the mix. I’d be certain to keep an eye on their Etsy shop, as I’m confident that Candyspotting’s offerings will be growing in the new year!

Speaking of calendars, I’ll have a new giveaway to share with you next week. Worth the wait, I promise.


{2009 national stationery show} spotlight on: calendars

May 26, 2009  /  calendars, national stationery show

{linda & harriett}

{old school stationers}

These two designers really hit it out of the ballpark with their 2010 calendars. Linda & Harriett always come up with chic designs, so I was very excited to hear that their new wall calendar is perforated. Perforated? You may be thinking… Yes! So that you can send their cute patterns as a postcard once the month is over. Sheer genius.

The desk calendar, designed and printed by Old School Stationers, is truly enchanting. I love that they tried something new in designing their own eco-friendly and stylish stands to hold the calendar. Now I just have to wait for the new year to come!

{top two images via design*sponge, bottom image by crow & canary}