It’s Not Too Late to Get a Great Calendar for 2018. Here Are Five We Want

We’re a pretty satisfied bunch, but that doesn’t mean we aren’t covetous. Sometimes we see things out there that we just must have. Cool Things We Want is an archive of those earthly desires.


A calendar is a year-long visual investment and since we’re a yearning and discerning bunch, we’ve sussed out five options that are as pleasing to the eye as they are practical.

Get Graphic


This geometric calendar by local artist @shopfundamentals encourages craftiness: each page includes handy guidelines for cutting and collaging | Available in Gastown at Neighbour Woman (75 Powell St.) and One of a Few (354 Water St.) | $40

Try a New Perspective


This large format “New Ways of Seeing” spiral bound calendar features tear-away (but not throw-away) sheets by local printer New Look | Email hi@whatnewlook.com to purchase | $40

Have a Groovy New Year

I’ve been a longtime fan of artist/publisher Clay Hickson’s groovy hour Riso printed and spiral bound calendar (Tan & Loose Press). It’s our pick for those who want a monthly dose of groovy weirdness. | Available here | $15

Go Lunar


Probably the most elegant calendar out their is this black linen and gold ink “Night Blooming Flowers Lunar Calendar” by sister artist duo, The Far Woods | Available online here | $20 (USD)

Keep Hopeful


A perennial Vancouver favourite featuring beautiful photography of the DTES in support of a good cause, “Hope in Shadows: Portraits of our Community” is a no-brainer. | Available at select vendors, on streets around Vancouver, and online here | $20

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