Monday, 12 December 2011
The Margaret Howell Calendar
There's only one fashion calendar that means anything to me, and that's the Margaret Howell calendar. This year's is called Sea & Coastline and contains a selection of work by British printmakers including Charles Bartlett and David Gentleman. Call me old-fashioned, but I like to greet the new year armed with the right stationery. A proper calendar and a proper diary. Electronic versions might be quick and easy but where's the beauty? To me the transition from one year to the next, involves an afternoon spent scribbling down friend's birthdays and wistfully reflecting on the past twelve months, mulled wine in hand. And, so what if the Margaret Howell calendar remains on the January page for the entire year, I can sleep at night safe in the knowledge that I'll still know what day it is, even if my computer has a seizure.
Do you still buy a calendar or a paper diary?