a calendar back in the house

February 5, 2009 |  Category:   happy purchases


I love calendars. Formally, I love the organization of the grid and the typography of the numbers. Strangely, I have not had a calendar up in the house in years. I haven’t even made my annual monthly planner purchase from Muji this year, which is strange because it’s a ritual I look forward to every year before the new year begins. I need my calenders to be in a monthly grid view when I need it to function – I get lost with a weekly or daily layout, removed from the context of the 28-31 square grid – but graphically, I appreciate looking at the organization of time in a new way. I was immediately smitten with Miriam Bereson’s wall planner and blogged about it on Babygadget. In late December I was lucky enough to have a complimentary planner sent to me from the designer and even a mini version which I hung in Mia’s room. Yay, a calendar back in the house! With so many affordable and wonderful calenders from designers to choose from these days, I think this might be my new ritual.


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  • selkie February 5, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Hey, I hear ya… I couldn’t function without my monthly grid in front of me… Surprising to me how THROWN OFF I was when Wednesdays switched places on my calendar, one slot over. Jeez…

  • Fog and Thistle February 6, 2009 at 6:40 am

    What a great calendar! If I wasn’t inundated with more calendars than I have space for, I’d get one. Maybe next year.

  • Stella February 6, 2009 at 6:47 am

    What a cute and clever planner!
    Perhaps when you have time to take it on and would want to at some point, it could be neat for you to design a calendar for yourself to use, or even work on one with the girls.

  • sooki February 6, 2009 at 10:55 am

    hi~i just stumbled across your blog through smitten kitchen. your photos are amazing and so are your sugary goodies! very cute calendar! btw, my 2.5 yr old daughter’s name is mia too and she’s part korean with some italian blood in her–read some of your older posts w/that info. 🙂

  • Jenna February 6, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    hi Sooki, another half korean/part italian Mia! And I see you’re a designer too.