An accordion-folded calendar that allows long periods of time to be viewed at once
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The Cho Seiri Calendar was invented in the 1990's out of personal necessity by Professor Yukio Noguchi. It is an accordion-folded calendar that allows long periods of time to be viewed at once. After using this calendar for a year we decided that this might truly be the best way to keep track of events unfolding in time. Keeping the function of this classic tool Postalco redesigned the color and layout. We removed extra information leaving more blank space for memos. Lines and numbers are navy ink on light blue paper which are easy on the eyes. The paper is slightly rough making it ideal for pencil, ballpoint pen, or fountain pen. Ecologically made, this paper is chlorine free. Printed in Japan.Calendar dates：14 Dec 2015 〜 29 Jan 2017 Size: 21 x 7.4 cm / 8.3 x 2.9"
Usually if you were to buy individually the refill will cost you roughly SGD40 including shipping. Currently Postalco has a complimentary shipping promotion until 23rd Sept, but there is a minimum order amount we have to meet. So join in this grouphunt so we can achieve the minimum order amount, and get a nice discount :)
Note: This order is for the refill only (calendar folio not included). If you would like other variations or products from Postalco and would like to contribute to our minimum order goal, please email email@example.com so we can add you into the order. Thanks!
Note: This order is for the refill only (calendar folio not included, shown here for illustration purposes only)
There are two types of time. One is Chronos: time that is evenly measured by the tick-tock of a clock’s hand. There is the other kind of time that is felt internally. It stretches out or speeds up depending on the moment. That irregular kind of time is Kairos. To be able to understand the passing of time we make time visible and analog; we use sand in an hourglass or pages of a calendar. This is making time into something that fits into your hand. After using this calendar we felt it is the connection between Chronos time and Kairos time.
Professor Noguchi made these original calendar prototypes in 1994.
"I am doing my most important work in the blank spaces in my calendar. It might be possible that the person who fills his calendar up with appointments looks busy
but is actually doing very little work."
Macro economist specializing in financial theory and the Japanese economy. Born in Tokyo in 1940. After graduating from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Tokyo in 1963, Mr.Noguchi joined the Ministry of Finance in 1964 and received a Ph.D. in Economics from Yale University in 1972. After serving as Professor at Hitotsubashi University and the University of Tokyo and Visiting Professor at Stanford University, he became Professor at the Waseda Graduate School of Finance, Accounting and Law in April 2005.
I really like the idea of viewing time at a distance, or viewing long stretches of time at once. I feel like it gives me a macro approach towards how I do things, and helps in the planning of long projects. Viewing the entire year in a single glance also makes me more aware of the passing time, and is a gentle reminder to treasure each day.
Fun fact: I met Mike, the founder of Postal Co, on one of my work trips to Tokyo. We went to a cafe near his store in Shibuya and in our short conversation Mike struck me with a certain sense of calm and foresight. He had clearly considered the desired course of his small businesses, it's naturalistic approach towards the quickly changing world, and how it would maintain it's core ethos. As I finished up my coffee I noticed how beat up (rather 'well used') his weekly planner was. That image left a strong impression on me.
I really like the idea of being able to view long periods of time at once. It allows me to approach things with a more macro perspective, trains me to plan ahead, and helps in the management of large projects that span over weeks. On a more personal note, the yearly view serves as a gentle reminder to treasure each passing day.
Fun Fact: I met Mike, the founder of Postal Co, once on a work trip to Japan. We went to a cafe near his store in Shibuya. In our short conversation, Mike struck me with a certain sense of calm and foresight. I felt he had clearly considered his desired course for the business, it's naturalistic approach towards the quickly changing times, while striving to maintain the company's ethos. As I finished up my coffee I noticed him scribbling and planning in his worn out weekly calendar. It was the first time I understood how the planner was to be used, and that image left a strong impression on me.