OUR CALENDAR DIARIES
Over the course of a year, we have the pleasure of seeing about a bajillion custom prints created by our ridiculously talented designers. Because in addition to sketching, sewing, and pattern-making, these guys also manage to design beautiful textile patterns—which end up digitally printed on silks, embroidered on bags, dyed on cotton, and so on. We rounded up some of our very favorites and put them in a calendar in the hopes that they just might help soften the blow of that "OMGhowisitnearly2014already" bug that's been going around. And maybe even let you cross those final stragglers off your gifting list. Just $25 bucks for all that and a year’s worth of pretty prints? A steal, if you ask us. —claire
- Appreciating the crap out of Valet’s winter shoe care guide—and scoring some Obenauf’s leather oil as a result.
- Testing out the so-far-so-good to-do list app Any.Do. Major sell: It plays well with Gmail.
- Seriously applauding NPR’s highly educational exploration of how an average T-shirt is made.
- Adding Christina Tosi’s weirdo take on the Rice Krispie treat to my holiday baking roster.
- Filling up my Goodreads queue with all of the books that Maris Kreizman—A.K.A. Slaughterhouse 90210—really loved this year.
- Using this $20 curling wand to fix a botched blow-out job and flipping out over the results.
- Falling in love with the collages of artist Hanna Eshel—presumably studies for her sculptures, they stand on their own as damn fine fixin’s for your wall.
- Hulu-ing Masterchef Junior, because there’s something really heartwarming and inspiring about watching a bunch of 8- to 13-year-old kids whip up dishes that look like they belong in Michelin-starred restaurants.
- LOL-ing at College Humor’s imagining of our world if we all wrote like we were still in college.
- Feeling like I truly know what it feels like to be a teen superstar after reading the fascinating accounts by Joe Jonas and Mandy Moore.