By artist/designer/musician Mikie Poland, Plants Are Nice is an ode to flora and growth. Across 22 pages, readers will find drawings of plants, various doodles and sketches, notes and more. Ultimately, it’s a sweet zine about “appreciating plant time.”
Bright, bold and yet still delicate, these gorgeous fans have been handmade in the same Japanese factory since 1585. Designed by Rikki Sato, this specific iteration is made from bamboo, cotton and polyester. Available in three colorways, they are cheerful accessories for when the weather (and the subway platform) starts heating up.
With 50 papers and filter tips in each pack, Studio A-OK’s rolling papers are a psychedelic-tinged alternative to traditional iterations. Along with teh ’70s-inspired design, there’s a practical magnetic closure to keep the papers flat and safe inside.
Spawned from her Cone of Shame series, photographer and creative director Winnie Au’s new notecards—which are currently funding on Kickstarter—are essentials for dog lovers and design enthusiasts alike. Stylist Marie-Yan Morvan created special, artistic cones for each dog, and the outcome is regal rather than shameful. Made with Four & Sons editor-in-chief Marta Roca, each set will include 12 notecards, printed on uncoated, extra thick, 400gsm card stock. While the Kickstarter cards will fund the first edition, future proceeds will be donated to Animal Haven’s Recovery Road Fund.
This book and deck of cards by Jerico Mandybur offers a unique, contemporary and thoughtful guide to tarot. With Neo Tarot: A Fresh Approach to Self-Care, Healing and Empowerment, users can put the ancient practice via insights, wisdom and exercises—all of which are crafted to not only heal but also explore. The book and 78-card deck are also gorgeously designed.
Crafted from raw chipboard, maple wood, brass and grosgrain ribbon, TAIT Design Co’s Perpetual Calendar is forever. By using a rotating month and day dial, this calendar can be used every year. Its minimalist, vintage-inflected design is unobtrusive, making it a formidable option for any studio or workspace.
Turn this Meditation Tree stencil into a piece of art with paint-by-numbers guidance. Accompanied by four shades of green paint and a fine-tipped paintbrush, the entire art set will result in a glorious rendition of an indica plant.
This set—which includes a calendar, notebook and bookmark that doubles as a ruler—is made from eco-friendly tinted paper in format A6. There’s room for notes, scheduling—and transformation. With colorful pages and striking graphics, it’s sure to offer some motivation for the year.
Featuring collages and illustrations inspired by the seasons, Ewa Lefmann’s 2019 calendar is a simple but artful spiral-bound date keeper. The day-to-day boxes are just big enough to accommodate a few activities and a notes section on the right margin leaves room for additional comments. Price is in Pounds.
This Enzo Mari-designed calendar is from the early ’60s (when it was created for Danese Milano) and is a timeless example of forward-thinking design. With bold red and white lithographed PVC cards, it’s retro, but not kitsch and will look striking in your office, kitchen or studio space.
Featuring a reproduction of Katheren Belle’s hand-drawn ink graphics, this lunar calendar from Schoolhouse is an easy tool to the track the days of the year and the phases of the moon. Through vertical formatting, the calendar displays all 365 days at once, with clarity. All the while, it’s simply beautiful to look at.
Most of Luke Pelletier‘s pieces from his 2018 show American Fizzle (at LA’s New Image Art) have long sold out, but this treasure remains available for now. “It’s Hard To Believe In Magic When You’re Stuck In Traffic On The 405” includes many of Pelletier’s familiar motifs (from tropical fruits to jungle cats and more) and its busy vignette, full of textures, colors and patterns, is a feast.
Minimal but meticulously organized, the ALVA journal will help you plan out each day of 2019. Featuring pages for notes and contacts, as well as yearly, weekly and monthly overviews, all your scheduling is covered. Measuring 148mm by 210mm, it’s easy to carry with you. Price is in Danish kroner.
With pages and pages of photographer Hannah Starkey’s tender portraits of women, Hannah Starkey: Photographs 1997-2017 spans generations, backgrounds and intentions. Starkey’s photographs are personal but somehow distant, contemplative and cinematic, evocative and striking. This book is a thoughtful collection for those interested in exploring the concept of the female gaze. Price is in Pounds.
Writers know the value of being connected to the internet for research, fact-checking and so much more. And yet, connectivity consistently poses problems—from interruption to procrastination. Astrohaus’ Freewrite Smart Typewriter, now in its improved second generation, offers an alternative. There’s a satisfying, high-end mechanical keyboard, weeks of battery life and an e INK screen that looks like ink on paper. Of course, work typed here backs up to the Cloud.
Ultimately versatile, this desk planner from Poketo features perforated sections—including an ideas pad, a weekly schedule and to-do list. Tear away notes and bring them with you, or keep it all anchored at your desk. Bonus: this planner is made from eco-friendly, tree-free paper.