Vertical 2012

NewImageI'm absolutely shocked that another year has quietly slipped by me. WIth 2012 looming over me, that can only mean one thing. I need a new calendar. Being a fan of calendars that think outside the box, I have to say I'm quit fond of MAKE Collaborations new calendar, Vertical. According to MAKE, they "kept the idea of the Vertical simple and functional with an added hint of sex panther. By choosing a vertical timeline, as opposed to the traditional serpentine approach, it kept our calendar easy to read, and downright fun to look at."

Check out the photo's for some nice thoughtful details. (hello magnetic thumb tack!)

Vertical Calendar $35


Modern 2012 Calendars by Pam Lostracco

2012calendarFirst things first: I'm finding it nearly impossible to believe that it's almost September.  SEPTEMBER, people!  How did this happen?  Ack!  Of course, one good thing about this whole "it's practically fall and then it's going to be winter and then it's going to be 2012 and then it's the end of the world" conspiracy is that there's a whole slew of awesome calendars popping up.  I love calendars!  I especially love when they're represented in a slightly more abstract or unconventional way, like these poster sized calendars by Pam Lostracco.  My favorite of the bunch is themountain design, inspired by her trips through Thailand and Laos.  The bamboo and water ring designs are pretty sweet too.  Check 'em all out here and let me know which is your fave!

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Kaya :: Illustration

KayaKaya is a graphic designer and illustrator currently based in Alberta, Canada whose charming style instantly put a smile on my face!  Most of her work is up on Flickr, including this lovable little sloth pictured above - I just want to squeeze him!  She's also putting together an illustrated 2012 calendar that I'm excited to see finished - even though the idea that another year is nearly upon us is CRAZY.  If you like what you see though, be sure to check out more of her work through the link below.

2011 Letterpress Calendar Coasters :: Meadowlark Creative

I know that's a mouthful, but it is what it is: a 2011 letterpress calendar coaster set. Each coaster is hand printed on a vintage letterpress and features a monthly calendar on one side and a rad design on the other. The set includes 13 coasters (one for each month, plus the "2011 cover" coaster). A pretty sweet idea, if you ask me!

2011 Letterpress Calendar Coasters by Meadowlark Creative: $18.95

Mid-Century Mod Calendar :: PS Paper Goods

It's not too late* to snag a calendar for the new year! While we've featured quite a few recently, this Mid-Century themed wall/desk calendar from PS Paper Goods might be my favorite. Each month features an iconic design in a range of soft candy colors (reminiscent of the pink or blue tiled bathrooms of yore). If you're already set with a 2011 calendar, check out this Mid-Century notebookinstead!

Mid-Century Modern Calendar by PS Paper Goods: $15

*When is it too late to get a calendar for the current year? February? May? Are there rules for these things?

Calendar two thousand eleven

2011. It's coming, and it's going to be your best year ever. To keep track of all the awesome things you'll be doing, you need an equally awesome calendar. May I submit for your consideration calendar two thousand eleven? Sure the name is a little obvious, but the calendar itself isn't. It uses an unorthodox horizontal layout to keep track of the days. The design geek in you will also appreciate the fact that it's typeset in Akzidenz Grotesk and printed on 150 GSM curious particles snow paper. Whatever that means.

calendar two thousand eleven $25

Redbean 2011 desk calendar

Much to my delight 2011 is just around the corner. I'm officially declaring it the year of fresh starts, where anything is possible and the sky is the limit. Yeah, I'm an optimist. To keep track of all your new opportunities you may need to pick up a new desk calendar, and Redbean has a doozy. It comes packed with illustrations, great colors and even a easel style display case. Just what you need to help you conquer 2011 with style.

Redbean Desk Calendar $18

2011 Calendar :: ValéryDesignWrks

It's 2011 calendar-buyin' time, you guys! Can you believe it? I mean it's Thanksgiving today. That's pure craziness. (Happy Thanksgiving, by the way.) I don't know where 2010 went, but at least with a fun wall calendar like this one, I can keep track of 2011. Right? Right.

This double-sided wall calendar is 9” x 24” and only available in a limited edition of 250. Get on it!

Wall calendar by ValéryDesignWrks: $17

2010 Yearly Planner


Calendars aren't usually where you look to make a big impact in your decor, but the Yearly Planner from Miriam Bereson does just that. This large-scale, brightly hued calendar is great for those needing to plan ahead (each dot has plenty of writing space) or for those looking to add a graphic (and functional) element to their decor. Available for $15 - what's not to like?

Yearly Planner by Miriam Bereson: $15

Please excuse me while I pay some bills...