As I noted last year in a round-up of eco-friendly calendars for '11, the art of planning has pretty much gone with way of "i". But still, gizmos and gadgets and electronic organizers be damned, there's nothing quite like a beautifully designed calendar hung in a kitchen or placed on a desk or entryway table.
Below are 12 calendars of all shapes, sizes, and styles to help you keep on top of things in the new year. They also make for a great holiday gift/stocking stuffer for that constantly harried and disorganized person in your life (not an entirely undermining gift option). Most of my picks are handmade with eco-friendly materials like recycled paper stock and nontoxic inks, one serves double duty as a tea towel, and a couple of perpetual options will last you year after year. And as you can see, there's something for everyone: Home gardeners, locavores, dog lovers, unicorn worshippers, DIYers, and more (sorry folks, no cats in designer clothing or Betty White this year). 


2012 Meteor Strike Calendar @ Oddball Press' Etsy Shop ($10)
























2012 Everyday Objects Calendar by English Muffin @ Supermarket ($28)




















2012 Letterpress Calendar @ 1Canoe2 Letterpress' Etsy Shop ($22)






















2012 Calendar Tea Towel by Avril Loreti @ Supermarket ($25)




















2012 Buy Local Calendar @ Claudia Pearson's Etsy Shop ($24)


















2012 Petite Unicorn Calendar @ African Grey's Etsy Shop ($10)

















Regional Perpetual Produce Calendars by Krank Press @ Branch ($26)















Perpetual Calendar @ West Elm ($29)
















2012 Dogs to Love Calendar @ Paper Source ($15.95)















2012 Flower Owl Calendar @ Night Owl Paper Goods ($18)















2012 Animal Calendar Set @ Fred Flare ($30)















2012 Paper Source DIY Calendar @ Paper Source ($8.95)


Matt Hickman ( @mattyhick ) writes about design, architecture and the intersection between the natural world and the built environment.

12 great, green calendars for '12
Observe 365 days of stylish sustainability (or unicorn worship) with a dozen eco-calendars for 2012 ideal for any home office, kitchen or wherever you see fit t