7 September 2023. It's that time again! Just in time for the end of summer and the start of fall, a box arrives at the shop that looks perfectly normal, cardboard and scuffed from travel. But this box is different from all other boxes. It's full of calendar cloths, the once-yearly, limited edition cloths that arrive to our collective bated breath.
While the kitchen cloth is the workhorse of the kitchen, the calendar cloth can live as a casual wall hanging, clipped to a piece of twine or pinned to the wall throughout the year. They offer us a snapshot into the simplicity of day to day life, reminding us to live well and mind the passing of each day. At the end of the year, the calendar cloth can continue to hang on the wall or it can have a Cinderella moment, changing back to a workaday cloth. They make wonderful gifts and you may want to keep one for yourself too.
Each cloth features an artist's unique design that conjures a mood or sentiment to usher in the new year. This year, we welcome the work of artists Isabelle Boinot, a perennial favorite, and Yosuke Omomo, an artist and picture book author based in Tokyo. With illustrations ranging from cats and dogs, everyday objects, food and flowers and some playful street scenes, there's something for everyone.
You can see all of our calendar cloth options here. Right now, all Isabelle Boinot calendar cloths are in stock, and Yosuke Omomo calendar cloths will be arriving shortly. Sign up to be notified by email and you'll be the first to know when they land.