Advent Calendar

This will help you count down the days in style…(by the way, I ran across something like this in a picture of someone’s loft and they used it more as a sculptural item than a holiday decoration and it really worked…wish I could remember where it was.)

Build enthusiasm for Christmas by building this Advent Calendar upward. A modern take on a traditional decoration, 24 cylindrical boxes stack on top of each other to create a stylized red cardboard holiday tree. Place a small gift or snack under each box, revealing a surprise each day as you get closer to Christmas. A red foil number on the side of each box tells you what day you’re on and the whole calendar can nest inside itself for compact storage during the rest of the year.

Built up: H 57.5″ Base Diameter 11″

$90.00, Buy it here.

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Price: $90.00
Availability: Buy Advent Calendar here

Step Perpetual Calendar

Small but functional…

“Simplicity and good design make up this pleasing, yet space-conscious desk accessory. This two piece perpetual desk calendar is made of wood.”

W3 x D0.5 x H8 in

Purchase Information:

Price: $16.00
Availability: Buy Step Perpetual Calendar here

Futuro Perpetual Calendar

Perpetual Calendars are such a very smart purchase- this one will guide you on what dates fall where until the year 2152.

“Very modern, very cool! High gloss high white durable plastic. Never buy another calendar again! Great for any environment that needs a calendar…How it works: There are only 7 days a month can start on and only 4 different month lengths (28, 29, 30 and 31 days). So with only 14 double sided inserts all 28 variations are covered. All the cards you will ever need are contained inside the calendar! On the backside is a schedule printed to get you going till December 2020. (An insert inside the calendar also provides the information till December 2152.)inside the calendar is an insert with all the monthly information you need till December 2152.”

Designed by Pieter Woudt.

Height 9″, Width 12.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $23.99
Availability: Buy Futuro Perpetual Calendar here

Folle Wall Calendar

As always, it is my duty to inform you of any decent perpetual calendars. I’d say this qualifies and exceeds expectations with its spare and functional design.

“Is time linear? The Folle Wall Calendar (1982) says yes, offering an
innovative way to measure time, with the days of the month presented in
a straight line. A red pointer that slides along the top, above cobalt
blue numbers, adjusts to the current day. Two holes on either end allow
this perpetual calendar to be hung above your workspace, a reminder
that even everyday objects like a calendar can transcend the mundane.
Made in Denmark.”

W 39.5″ x D 3″

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Purchase Information:

Price: $190.00
Availability: Buy Folle Wall Calendar here

Stendig 2008 Calendar by Vignelli

Looking for a late Christmas gift? Looking for a nice, large-format way to start the new year? The Stendig calendar, which measures a generous 4 feet wide by 3 feet high would be a great way to punctuate your wall.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Stendig 2008 Calendar by Vignelli here

Noa’s Calendar

I love, love, love this calendar. The ‘Cats Let Nothing Darken Their Roar’ 2008 Calendar (2nd Edition) is now available. (By the way, for anyone who hasn’t gotten me a christmas gift yet- this would be absolutely perfect.)

To see all the months, you can go to
Noa Bembibre’s site.

11 1/2″ x 16 1/2″

Purchase Information:

Price: $35.00
Availability: Buy Noa’s Calendar here

Endless Perpetual Calendar

I feel that is my duty to post any decent perpetual calendars I come across, not only because they’ll save you from 12 months of usually bland/bad photography, but also because they’ll save you money (if you live long enough)…

“This thought-provoking calendar features an aluminum background with the months on one side; the dates on the other — you simply stretch the band across from month to date to see the exact day.”

notes: measures 16.5″ x 16.5″

Purchase Information:

Price: $65.00
Availability: Buy Endless Perpetual Calendar here

calendar by Pentagram

Each month features a different font by a recognised typographer- might be a nice change (and some education on typography).

high quality paper stock

Purchase Information:

Price: $36.00
Availability: Buy calendar by Pentagram here


The Lucky Week Planner allows you to see one week at a time and divides the page by hour and day and also has a space for your to do’s.

Purchase Information:

Price: $9.00
Availability: Buy LUCKY WEEK PLANNER here

2007 Calendar Project: Monosashi

This is a clever and would make a great gift. You keep a month by your side and mark down important events, and when the month is over, you can attach them end to end and create a timeline.

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy 2007 Calendar Project: Monosashi here

Imbroglio Calendar- Sale

We’ve posted this before (because it’s a perpetual calendar, of course) but it is now half off! You’d be crazy not to snap one of these up for yourself or as a gift for a friend.

“Instead of designing a calendar that could only be used for one year, French product designer Jean-Pierre Vitrac developed one that can be re-used indefinitely, year after year. cleverly hidden numbers are defined by a magnetic cursor.”

Steel panel with plastic magnetic cursor

50″W x 1″D x 50″H

Colors: grey/white, red/white

Purchase Information:

Price: $40
Availability: Buy Imbroglio Calendar- Sale here

Gregory Calendar

This is definitely a different way to keep track of the days…this calendar is a series of numbered dots; you know the drill, connect the dots. As the month progresses, so does the drawing.

(if you live in the US, shipping is approximately $8)


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Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Gregory Calendar here

Lucite Perpetual Calendar

Two Lucite blocks create this simple perpetual calendar. One slides past the other to indicate the day and month, allowing for use year after year.

Available in Orange or Black

Purchase Information:

Price: $32.00
Availability: Buy Lucite Perpetual Calendar here

Blind Date Calendar

Here’s a really great perpetual calendar:

“at first glance, the blind date calendar looks like a series of odd shapes inside a frame. but what is this picture? is it a work of art? a code in Braille? actually, it’s a calendar that lasts for an entire year and is completely re-useable. the secret lies in the magnetic frames that come with the calendar– simply roll them over the black signs to discover the dates. a handy “blind date key” is included with the calendar that discloses the dates and names of the months. if you or someone you love needs a re-working of a standard office or desk accessory, look no further. this is it.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $28.00
Availability: Buy Blind Date Calendar here

NAVA, D.31, Daily perpetual table calendar

Yes, I’m kind of a fiend for perpetual calendars (not a secret to anyone who’s been looking at this here site of ours for any length of time). So, in the spirit of continuing what is not quite an obsession, yet bordering on becoming one, I’ll post yet another even though it’s quite beyond my budget. Hand pressed paper bound like a book, this calendar shows the day of the month by turning the pages. Gift box available.

Purchase Information:

Price: $325.00
Availability: Buy NAVA, D.31, Daily perpetual table calendar here