Contact Us

Have an enquiry or just want to say hi, send me a message and I'll get back to you soon. 


Kobenhavn S
Denmark

+45 50 13 82 97

A custom calendar studio, handcrafted by Olivia Alicja Chylinski, a passionate creative, interior architect and cardboard lover. making beautiful brown paper calendars, custom cards, invitations, wedding and business stationary. 

Blog

Sharing with you our latest finds in the realms of Paper, Design, Sustainability and Life in Copenhagen. Enjoy!

welcome to our first weekly clip!

Olivia Chylinska

Weekly Clippings 40 | 2019

Drumroll please… A big welcome to our weekly clippings! Sure we might be starting late in the year, but it’s better than never. I’ll be sharing what I’ve found that current week be Paper, Design, Sustainability or Life in Copenhagen. Enjoy!

Why weekly clippings?

We’ll explain the week numbers in another blog post, but for now I can say the Danes are quite pragmatic and time is honestly measured in weeks. I’m getting better at using these weeks to identify when events are happening or when something is due. We’ve printed these numbers on some of our calendars for our local Danish market and are happy to see this addition. Stay tuned for a more detailed explanation :)


First up, is Dutch designer, Aldo Bakker’s bold, curvy sculptures which featured in the Slow Motion exhibition in New York over at the Carpenters Workshop Gallery. It ran from the 25th of April 2019 and was extended to August 23rd (just missed it!). A unique mix of materials, being urushi lacquer and carved stone. Urushi is the sap from a tree native to Asia and naturally like a translucent brown resin.

‘Aldo materializes the eternal quest for the perfect object through objects that guise themselves as tightrope walkers, balancing between moving, standing still, and almost crashing down’

Secondly, we have a newly discovered chocolate from Copenhagen, Mellow Copenhagen made of unrefined coconut sugar and speciality cocoa beans. That’s it! The packaging is 100% plastic free, biodegradable and renewable and sourced from local communities in South Easy Asia. The paper is absolutely divine in colour… can we need to meet so I can have a feel? And taste the chocolate of course! We connected on a paper level first on Instagram, so a big hello if you’re reading this :)

Now we come to Samantha Mackie, Sydney based photographer who also creates wonderful, keepsake notebooks, journals and much more made from the most delightful paper. What drew me to Samantha is her creativity and delight in sharing her skills through a variety of workshops. Just head to her Instagram to see more…

Lastly, Muuto’s new Ridge Vase caught my eye this evening. It sparked my interest in sharing more of my interior design related clippings with you. Designed by Helsinki based Studio Kaksikko, the ridges in this vase and its use of warm, earthy terracotta reminded me of the texture we use in our papers. In particular for our 2020 Medium, Terracotta Calendar which we released last year.


Well there’s our first round up, how did we do?

I hope to share more clippings on Paper, Design, Sustainability and Life in Copenhagen as we continue on this paper loving journey of ours.

Olivia.


Living Sustainably

Olivia Chylinska

Facebook Posts-1.jpg

With more attention each day towards living a sustainable life with better footprints and shopping with an educated understanding of products, its important to know where we sit currently on this matter.

Understand where you are now.

Earlier in July, Southern Cross University in Australia released their findings in a study across 913 Australians and Americans regarding humanity’s impact on the environment.

Some of the key topics included:

  • Issue by issue

  • Green aging

  • Walking the walk

  • Doing our part

  • Why we care

  • Growing conscious

  • Green life contents

  • Boycotting brands

  • Misguided sustainability

Amongst all takeways (of course there are many related to the earth and our impact), it was the sheer lack of education.

72% of respondents wanted to learn more about humanity’s impact on the environment.

Part of my ethos here is to share with you my findings on all things sustainable, how we can live more sustainably and particularly how we can be more informed shoppers. At the end of the day what we choose to spend our money on, what we choose to use and throw out, greatly affects our environmental footprint.

Here’s a snippet of the findings from Southern Cross University. The way we live was an interesting topic for me and the categories of Eco-Conscious and Not Eco-Conscious. Also what does it mean to Engage in healthy recreation?

blog-southerncrossuniversity-thewaywelive.jpg