Why I Want This Calendar…And You Do Too

Last week a couple of us in the office caught up with one of our startup neighbors from down the street, James Martin.Whether you realized it or not you might have seen his awesome design work before at TripLingo or iamjamesmartin.

In any case, among some good conversation and strong coffee he told us about this calendar he designed last winter. And I want it. Don’t worry, you’re going to want one too.

I’ll Take One
This thing is smooth, simple, and elegant. It’s not over-the-top, or too bare bones, but rather just right.

It’s Physical
To add an appointment or task, I have to get up, walk over to the calendar, and physically write it in. That might not sound like much, but it’s a heck of a lot more than instantly clicking to accept something on my computer. This gives me some needed extra time to ask myself, “Do I really need to do this?”

It’s Got Perspective

I can now see months, my whole year even, at a glance. This lets me see trends that I’d otherwise miss, maybe telling me just how mismanaged my schedule is. Yet it’s also compact enough to not take up an entire side of my house.

It’s Beautiful
Their site says it for me: “It combines functional features with brilliant aesthetics. In Making Ideas Happen, author Scott Belsky says “the design of your productivity tools will affect how eager you are to use them. Attraction often breeds commitment.” You’ll be eager to use this attractive calendar.”

So yeah, that’s it. Head over to NeuYear to get your own calendar.

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