We’re turning the calendar today to 2011. I’ve been browsing Etsy.com for some ways to do it in style. I’m always blown away by the skills, talent and craftsmanship available among independent designers and artists. Click the links below to check out the shops of these outstanding designers for a well-designed way to mark your time in the new year.
This beautiful set of calendar coasters is in transit to my mailbox as we speak–a little design inspiration for the new year! I can never resist the detail and exquisite tactile experience of letterpress pieces.
D EKA ANIMAL
THE PAPER THIEVES
This one’s hanging in my office right now–inspiration for my hare-brained ideas!
LILY JANE STATIONARY
LISA SAMARTINO ATELIER
My own contribution to the calendar round-up? I usually put together a desktop wallpaper calendar that I use on my laptop each month and post it on my personal writing blog, EyeJunkie.com. I’ve begun to share them on the Small Pond Facebook page as well, and I thought I would share it here for you to enjoy. Click the image to download a larger copy for your screen, and click over to the FB photo album for an iPhone version for download as well.