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Taste of Day: Innovative Tea Calender by Hälssen & Lyon

Tea calendar by the German tea company Hälssen & Lyon is the first calendar in the world to feature calendar days made from tea leaves. Working with creative agency Kolle Rebbe, this limited edition tea calendar might be the most special and welcoming calendar you want to receive. 365 calendar days can be individually detached and brewed directly in the cup with hot water. And the best part is, those pages will be made from different varieties of tea so that everyday, there is a new flavor waiting for you. What an exploration! Moreover, it is super easy to make a tea. You just need fill the cup with calendar sheet with boiling water. Then you can enjoy your tea of day.

Taste of Day: Innovative Tea Calender by Hälssen & Lyon

Milky PinUps: Retro Pinup Photos of Model Wearing Milk Dress

Milky PinUps, a retro pin-up calendar project by London based photographer Jaroslav Wieczorkiewicz of AurumLight Studio is a set of high speed photographs of model wearing milk instead of traditional clothing. The artist explains that the project was, “Made with milk, frozen in time, and morphed into high fashion.” These “liquid illustrations” were inspired by the vintage pin-up illustrations from the 40’s and 50’s of artists Gil Elvgren, Alberto Vargas, and more which were featured on Brown & Bigelow calendars. None of those photos are illustrated, all those gorgeous outfits are the result of layering hundreds of individual photographs which were taken with milk splashed across bodies. If you’re interested in learning how it’s done by Wieczorkiewicz himself, check Wieczorkiewicz’s milky pinup blog where you can also find his milk workshop information.

Milky PinUps: Retro Pinup Photos of Model Wearing Milk Dress

Super Funny Guinea Pig Games Calendar

This interesting Guinea Pig Games 2013 calendar from Maverick Arts Publishing features the furry creatures competing in events such as hurdles, swimming, showjumping and cycling. As you may have already guessed, the guinea pigs weren’t taking part in any of the events. It’s all digital manipulation. The animals were photographed in a comfortable studio for no more than five minutes at a time and with plenty of treats. I know it is a bit later for a calendar since the 2013 has begun, but it is still worth introducing it for those super cute guinea pigs which will definitely bring a smile to anyone who looks at it. In any case, if you still want to buy it, here is the amazon link.

Super Funny Guinea Pig Games Calendar

10 Most Unusual Calendar Designs

Maybe we are still not that creative since one thing we never thought we’d be applying our creativity to is a calendar. But after checking out this post, which features some very unique and creative calendars, probably you will say “Woo, we do have some inspirational and innovative calendar!”.

Most of these calendars are very unique…something that you might not expect in calendar. These calendars are also fun to use and may require your involvement since some of them are quite interactive in nature. I hope you will find the calendar designs inspirational.

1. An Apple a Day Wall Calendar

Creative apple calendar from Germany reminds us that an apple a day keeps the doctor away.

Every day, after you remove one apple from the tube and eat it, the rest of the apples will move down and reveal today’s date. At the end of the month, the tube is refilled with 31, 30 or 28 apples.

An Apple a Day Wall Calendar

2. Everlasting Calendar Tape [link]

The Everlasting Calendar Tape (not really everlasting of course – but very very long) is multi-functional sticky tape that works as a calendar, diary, organizer & planner. As well as being pretty useful packaging tape! And here’s where the creativity comes in – easily create each month in any day and date combination, by using the two separate rolls and sticking them next to each other.

Everlasting Calendar Tape