Paper Mechanic Typewriter Calendar

Paper DIY Typewriter Calendar

When someone mentions “typewriter” and “calendar” in the same sentence, my ears prick right up. Add in a little paper mechanic magic and I am already writing the blog post in my head.

This darling little desktop calendar stands in its own 3D foldable typewriter. Just print out the pieces and assemble. Consider it as a great Tuesday morning office project. It is available for instant download for $4.99 via Sky Goodies on Etsy.

(tip via Teri of Fiberterian)

Link Love: Puns and Paper

Link Love

(Ironic artwork)

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Pencils:

Misc:

Getting Ready for the New Year

Gold Foil Calendar on raspberry paper with easel stand $52. Refill only $38. Also available in Kraft with opaque white foil stamp. (via Sugar Paper)

Gold Foil Calendar on raspberry paper with easel stand $52. Refill only $38. Also available in Kraft with opaque white foil stamp. (via Sugar Paper)

I love the few, quiet days between Christmas and New Year’s. I use the time to potter around the house, tackling piles of papers, cleaning out my in-box (paper and digital), using Christmas cards to update addresses in my address book and other organizational projects. I try to write my thank you notes, catch up on correspondence, read books and catch up on movies. I really need a month but a week gets some of the projects checked off my list for the new year.

I love using the New Year as a chance to do things better. Lots of people talk about resolutions, but I think of them more as plans and goals. I often choose things that should be attainable in theory rather than things that are completely new habits or lifestyle.

So far, my personal goals are pretty humble:

  1. learn to cook more meals at home (besides frozen pizza)
  2. fix up my vintage bike (needs new rear wheel and tires)
  3. keep riding my bikes (4-5 times a week)
  4. keep writing lots of letters (and reply more quickly)
  5. match my GoodReads goal from 2013 (60 books)
  6. travel to SF for Ex Postal Facto
  7. more goodies in The Well-Appointed Desk shop

What are your goals for the New Year?

Link Love: The Gossip Edition

The Gossip:

  • There’s been some big news around The Pen Addict and a soon-to-be-launched Kickstarter project under the name Nock Co.
  • There’s rumors that following the success of the RETRAKT, Karas Kustoms might be making something fountain pennish. You didn’t hear it from me.
  • Field Notes 18-month wall calendar is available and it won’t be long before the #20 in the Colors Editions will be announced. Find out more about Field Notes and its co-creator Jim Coudal on this week’s CMD+Space podcast.
My darling friend Sandi did this fabulous sketch and kindly included the pens she used -- the ever handy Sakura Pigma Microns

My darling friend Sandi did this fabulous sketch and kindly included the pens she used — the ever-handy Sakura Pigma Microns. 

Now back to our regularly scheduled program:

Vintage Typewriters Calendar for 2014

Typewriter Calendar

Looks like I’m getting a jump on preparations for 2014. My good pal Chuck from Craftboy sent me this awesome calendar filled with photos of some of the most iconic typewriters from the Kasbah Mod collection. Kasbah sells premium typewriters, often refurbished with vivid paint jobs but the typewriters in the calendar are all in their original hues.

Typewriter Calendar

Typewriter Calendar

The wall calendar features a dozen delicious typewriter images and lots of space to write birthdays and events. You can purchase a copy of this calendar online through Calendars.com for $14.99.

Typewriter Calendar

I had to check to see if I owned any of the typewriters featured in the calendar. While I covet many of them including the Olivetti Valentine, I do not own a single one featured in the calendar. The closest I have is a Hermes Rocket, the little cousin to the Hermes 3000.

Link Love: Best Of’s and More

round-ups

End of Year Round-Ups:

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Time to Make Big Plans

weekly planner pad

Cachette lists this large blank planner pad as a kids product but I think the design is quite sophisticated — perfect for a desk or workspace with a nod to the Mad Men aesthetic. Its 21x30cm (approx. 8.25″x12″) so its not huge but large enough to fill in upcoming events, meetings or activities. There are 55 sheets so there is plenty of paper to use one page per week and still have a few extra sheets. I would probably use it as a desk pad and plan a month or so at a time using the vertical columns for each week. €11,50

(shout out to Kimberly for finding this product)