Tuesday, September 17, 2013
My go-to for several years has always been Cavallini, and they are great, but after several years, I was ready for a change. In my office, I use a regular blotter type calendar on my desk to write appointments and reminders, so the one that goes on the wall doesn't need blocks to write in. This frees things up a bit, so last year, I went with a Paper Source model and it was fab, but I'm not so crazy about this year's images. They also have one that's a "best of" with actual blocks--which is great if you need the blocks. See below:
Why am I writing about this in September, you ask? Well, it's simple--I usually start looking for replacements somewhere around this time of the year in case someone asks me, "What do you want for Christmas this year?", I am prepared with an answer as opposed to a blank stare. A few posts ago, when I was searching for great office supply sources, I fell upon Anthropologie's desk accessory page, which also featured calendars. And I was really impressed.
A beautiful selection is the Travel America by Rifle Paper Co. A different city each month.
Lo and behold, they also have a Lulie Wallace offering! While this seemed fairly random, I was glad to see this fresh, young Charleston, SC artist getting some well deserved press and distribution. Her take on color, pattern and texture is truly inspiring and I can't wait to display this calendar on my wall...hint, hint...
Another product caught my attention in a slightly more heart stopping manner--the Michelle Morin calendar. One look at the tiny thumbnail on their website and I was in love with these stunning watercolors. Needing more, I googled her name and found her Etsy store, which has been in existence since 2008. Where have I been? How is this new to me? Sometimes looking for things on Etsy is like searching for a needle in a haystack--you have to either know exactly what you're looking for, or be lucky enough to stumble upon it by accident. I am so glad I found this since not only will I be ordering the calendar, but can't wait to add some of her prints to my collection. The only problem will be choosing which one since they are all gorgeous!