If you've been following along in my journey lately, you'll now that I'm trying to get my stuff together and get organized. So far, I've named the actions I need to take to avoid burnout in the future, I found a notebook and I've turned it into a compact hourly planner. The last step to get my family of two organized is to get a nice, big wall calendar with space to plan work, play and rest in advance. I've searched high and low for simple, no-fuss, pieces made by designers who take care of the Earth and these are my top picks:
1. Recycled | The Brown Paper Movement | Made in AUSTRALIA
I love the timeless and elegant design of this one and how it is made out of 100% post-consumer and recycled paper. It is about poster size (11.7" x 16.5") so you have enough space to write. You can either purchase this simple version or add as many birthdays and national holidays as you want for a few extra dollars. The one in the photo says 2015, but it is updated every year. To hang it up, I would use these beautiful, vintage, brass thumbtacks from Arts of Brass in Indonesia. The whole calendar can be recycled when you're done with it and the tacks can be kept for hanging other pieces.
2. Large Recycled | Chari Design Studio | Made in Chicago
If you want an even simpler and larger calendar for lots of notes, doodling (or large handwriting like mine) this one might be the one for you. These 13 x 9 inch recycled paper sheets are double-sided and can be used for any month. You just add the date! To hang it, I would use these cut, vintage tacks that come in their original box from Pennsylvania. Recycle the sheets when done, and re-use the tacks!
3. Vertical Recycled | Peony Papeterie | Made in Wyoming
This is the most compact design out of the three, being a few inches larger than average printer paper. I like the nice, negative space with room to breathe and a simple design to anchor it down and add a focal point. It is also made out recycled paper and double-sided to conserve paper and space. Although I wish it didn't come with a brand new bull clip, the clip can be re-used for many purposes or you could request your order without the clip and buy one of these beautiful vintage ones! The first ones are even magnetic and could hold your calendar on your metal refrigerator.
Cheers and looking forward to getting organized and making things happen with you!
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