Cavallini Calendars are one of our staff’s most-loved go-to gifts for the holidays. The unveiling of beautiful vintage prints each month will give them moments of beauty and inspiration that will last all year! We’re thrilled to announce new editions of the Vintage Cats, Vintage Dogs, and Owls easel calendars to accompany Birds and other annual favorites this year. Of course, the best-sellers Japanese Woodblocksand Botanica are stunning as always. Which one is your fave? Click here to shop Cavallini Wall Calendars » Or click here to shop Cavallini Desk Calendars»
2014′s already looking bright with these vibrant weekly planners from Cavallini. Choose from their classic curations of Paris, Dogs, Vintage Numbers, Flora & Fauna, and many more! Plus, these planners also include sections for addresses and notes, plus transit maps for Paris, London, and New York. Shop Cavallini 2014 Weekly Planners »
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It’s that time of year again; we paper geeks are so excited to unveil the new Cavallini Calendars for 2014! Yes, it’s August, and yes, there are still 4 months left in 2013, but that never stops us from celebrating the new year of prints as soon as they arrive. We’re also thrilled to announce new editions of the Vintage Cats, Vintage Dogs, and Owls easel calendars to accompany Birds this year. Of course, the best-sellers Japanese Woodblocks and Botanica are stunning as always. Which one is your fave? Click here to shop Cavallini Wall Calendars » Or click here to shop Cavallini Desk Calendars»
If you love Cavallini Papers as much as we do, you can feel our excitement for our latest arrival. All the beautiful Japanese Woodblocks, the Vintage Travel, the delicate detail in the Botanica flower petals – we’re over the moon! Which prints did Cavallini bring to the collection for 2014? Shop desk calendars, or shop Cavallini wall calendars and discover them all.
Add a bit of humor and lightness to your day with Cavallini & Co.’s sweet and simple erasers. Each high quality rubber eraser is individually cello-wrapped and made in Spain. Leave no trace and easily erase mistakes with the 2.5 by 1.5 inch rubber erasers. Whether you use it on office documents or art projects, these erasers will wipe away all issues and leave you with a clean slate and a fun smile.
Take 20% off Cavallini Erasers with the coupon code OMG20 at checkout for a limited time only. Choose from the following designs:
Portable and easy to find with their distinctive vintage cover designs, Cavallini’s 2013 Planners will all inspire new ways to plan your year.
With a horizontal layout of one week across two pages and monthly planning pages, you have plenty of space to keep track of notes, appointments, and daily inspirations. Small features such as the black elastic closure and soft cream paper enhance the weekly planner and make it distinctly Cavallini. The Cavallini 2013 Weekly Planners also include sections for addresses and notes, plus transit maps for Paris, London, and New York. Enjoy planning out the new year with Cavallini’s perfectly pocket-sized weekly planner.
When I think of timeless elegance, the first thing that always comes to mind is Cavallini. Excellent quality, sturdy, timeless and classic. You’ll never forget Cavallini after you see the decorative calendars, stationery, and other paper products adorned with detailed images of vintage prints, maps, and iconic places from around the world. Each is striking and unique. When I want to write a letter to a dear friend, something out of the ordinary, I immediately pick up a Cavallini product.
While Cavallini is known for their gorgeous paper and notecards, they pride themselves on their wide selection of stunning calendars. Each calendar is a unique collection of striking art prints. As you flip through each month, you immediately get transported to old-world New York, Paris, and everywhere in between. You can get sucked into their Garden prints; you can even go Around the World.
I remember a few years back to when I was gifted a Cavallini desk calendar from a friend. The thickness of the paper between my fingers, the crisp colours and texture, would transport me every month to a different place. As an added bonus, the prints were so beautiful, it looked like I had hung up professional art prints in my office! After the year was done, I carefully cut the prints out and saved them. I still have them, tucked away in my art space.
After that gift, I began to seek out Cavallini products – the rounded paperclips that perfectly and elegantly hold your papers, plus many other calendars – they reminded me of times gone by, of old suitcases covered in travel stickers. Recently I gave a friend who loves to travel the Amalfi coast calendar. She was ecstatic, and told me she didn’t want to use it because it was so beautiful!
It is a reminder of the past the way it should be seen – worn and captured perfectly.
Meet the Writer: Akhila Jagdish is a writer and editor in the process of starting her own editorial services company, The Crafted Word. She loves making lists, collecting journals, reading, drinking wine and cooking.
Cavallini & Co., known for their high quality and exquisite craftsmanship, celebrates the work of renowned artists in their beautiful calendars. Two popular calendar designs feature inspired global artwork. These two calendars hail from very different points in history, but both honor a rich artistic tradition. The first I posted about was Cavallini’s most popular calendar prints: Japanese Woodblocks. The second, today’s post, is Cavallini’s Botanica print calendars.
Cavallini Botanica’s Beginning
Born in 1746, William Curtis began his career in England as an apothecary. Soon he branched off into natural history, and he developed a specific interest in botany. In 1779 he established his own botanic garden.
In 1787, Curtis founded The Botanical Magazine. The publication featured hand-colored plates of floral prints and journal articles about gardening and botany. Later, the publication was renamed Curtis’s Botanical Magazine.
Botanical illustrators provided finely detailed plates, and descriptions accompanied each rendering in the publication. This highly regarded publication was one of the first to introduce such illustrations to the general public.
Curtis only lived to see the first 13 volumes. However, Curtis’s Botanical Magazine is still published today by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. According to the publisher, “Now well over two hundred years old, the Magazine is the longest running botanical periodical featuring colour illustrations of plants. Each four-part volume contains 24 plant portraits reproduced from watercolour originals by leading international botanical artists. Detailed but accessible articles combine horticultural and botanical information, history, conservation and economic uses of the plants described.”
The first 164 volumes of the publication are collected and housed at the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, Maryland. In addition, several of the publication’s earliest issues are available online through The Gutenberg Project.
The beautifully illustrated floral prints in the Cavallini calendar first appeared in Curtis’s Botanical Magazine in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. See them all in Cavallini’s Botanica Wall and Easel Calendars.
Meet the Writer:Maggie Marton is a freelance writer who lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with her husband and their three darling dogs. View more of Maggie’s work at MaggieMarton.com