Happy New Year!

A new year means a new calendar! Call me old fashioned, but I love having a paper calendar on my walls. Although all my appointments are on my Google calendar, the paper version is like having a timeline on my walls – at a glance I know exactly where I am.

My favourite calendar is the Stendig – it’s an oversize stylish black and white calendar that also acts as a piece of modern art on my walls. This is definitely not the kind of calendar you hang behind the pantry door hoping that no one will see it. Au contraire, you’ll want to show it off because it’s so chic. By the way, this is not a sponsored post, I simply love this calendar.

Stendig calendar

If you love black and white and if you want to cover a large wall with a piece of affordable art, this calendar is for you. When I say art, I mean it, because this classic Stendig calendar was designed in 1967 by Massimo Vignelli and has been part of the Museum of Modern Art in New York since. Because of its large size, 3 feet by 4 feet, it’s perfect to hang above a desk, dresser, table or on its own on any wall.

As I tear off the month of December, notice how each month’s background alternates between black and white. January is white, February is in black, you get the idea. It’s a simple feature but yet so cool. It feels like your walls get a mini-makeover every month. 

Stendig calendar

After each month has gone, I gently rip the page, roll it up and save it for wrapping presents. Since the pages are quite large, they’re perfect for wrapping gifts of any size and shape. I display the rolled up months in a vintage tin bucket until I’m ready to use the calendar pages.

Stendig calendarStendig calendar gift

There you go, an affordable multi-use calendar that is art for your walls, great décor accessory and funky gift wrap. I call this smart decorating. If you’re looking for more inspiration on how to decorate with Stendig calendars, have a look at this link.

So bye bye 2016 and hello 2017.

Happy New Year everyone! I hope 2017 is filled with all the things that make you happy.


Liette Tousignant

C0-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating

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