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01 December 2012 @ 11:58 pm
5 calendars for 2013  
We only have one month left of 2012! That means it's time to start looking for a new calendar, if you use one! I combined a little list of my 5 favourites...

Zodiacal - Mibo is a design studio based in the UK. They have an online shop, where they sell paper prodcuts for children, as well as some textile items and tile tattoos (which I think are pretty great by the way! If I had plain tiles in my kitchen, I would totally get this set!). Every year, they offer a new calendar as a free download. They have been doing this for as long as I can remember! This year they asked Sean Hennessy to collaborate on this calendar, and he came up with amazing illustrations of the animals of the Chinese zodiac. You just have to download (right here), print & enjoy! :) You might also like their DIY simple Advent calendar! And if you don't want to miss next year's freebies, I suggest subscribing to their newsletter or following them on twitter!
Photographic - What I like about this NY calendar is that there's not another Statue of the Liberty shot on the cover. The pictures are gorgeous without being "clichés" (excuse the pun).
I ordered it in November, during the fundraiser that was organized to support hurricane Sandy relief efforts. I plan on framing and hanging it in my kitchen. I received it last week, and I have to say, the quality of the print is great - and the pictures are beautiful, of course! I expected it to be slightly larger, but it's lovely nonetheless.
Cut-out - Everyone knows that I love paper cut-outs, so, as you can imagine, this calendar caught my eye! I really like the design, that represents succulents! It looks both realistic and abstract somehow. I mean, the plants are recognizable, but the 2d and lack of colour give it an "abstract" feel... what do you think? You can play on the transparency by placing it before a window, or just hang it on a wall, and it'll be just as pretty.
As I said above, I already purchased a 2013 calendar, and I only have so many walls to hang calendars on... but I'm very tempted by these mini matchbook calendars that fit into pockets! So cute and practical!
Customizable - This calendar is pretty awesome because 1) it's entirely customizable, 2) it's owl-themed and 3) it's totally free! You select one illustration a month among the artworks of 43 talented artists. Then you simply click a button, et voilà! Your calendar is magically ready to download! You can make one, or two, or print one for each member of your family if you'd like...
This calendar is published by Shivani from the blog My Owl Barn, which you should definitely check out if you like owl-related stuff. This site is a gold mine for owl lovers!
Astronomical - This one is a screenprint of the constellations of the northern hemisphere. I love the metallic silver ink over the dark indigo paper. Even if astronomy's not your thing, it's a beautiful calendar to hang on your wall and look at everyday. I think it would make a great gift. What's more, 10% of each sale will be donated to The Planetary Society.