A prototype is a preliminary model of something. Projects that offer physical products need to show backers documentation of a working prototype. This gallery features photos, videos, and other visual documentation that will give backers a sense of what’s been accomplished so far and what’s left to do. Though the development process can vary for each project, these are the stages we typically see:
Proof of Concept
Explorations that test ideas and functionality.
Demonstrates the functionality of the final product, but looks different.
Looks like the final product, but is not functional.
Appearance and function match the final product, but is made with different manufacturing methods.
Appearance, function, and manufacturing methods match the final product.
The ETERNAL CALENDAR is an architecturally designed calendar that can last for a lifetime. It has a simple strong graphic design, and is handcrafted of sustainable materials, with great attention to details. The calendar captures poetically the idea of a simple analoge life, slow-living.
In a busy life, The ETERNAL CALENDAR is the perfect way to start your daily routine by getting an overview of you time, plans and goals.
W H Y H A V E A N A N A L O G C A L E N D A R ?
Today a lot of our planning is done digitaly, the phone has taken over most calendar tasks, and while apps are convenient and fun to use, there is something satisfying about checking in with a analog planner every day.
The tangible feel to paper and the ability to keep everything in one place, instead of bouncing from app to app gives you a better overview of your plans and goals.
Writing by hand forces you to slow down and approach your planning with more mindfulness. Research even suggests that writing things down by hand helps you retain information better, which is useful if you really don’t want to forget that important work deadline....or date!
W H Y H A V E A N E T E R N A L C A L E N D A R ?
The ETERNAL CALENDAR is a sustainable way to keep track of your time. Instead of buying a new calendar every year, this calendar can stay with you for a lifetime. More than being sustainable in the sense, that it is environmentally sustainable to keep and take care of your things, it is also a more poetic and healthy approach to a meaningfull life, to surround your self with longlasting design. By saving and caring for the objects around you, the experience and meaning invested, stimulates memory, and develops connection and value that ensures the object’s enduring existence.
The value of the ETERNAL CALENDAR will increase over time, it brings continuity into your life, becomes a memorykeeper and a reminder of a daily routine, looking through your plans or writing down your thoughts.
If one day you decide to pass the calendar on to your child or grandchildren, it will become a valuable object, a symbol and design that carries family memory and stories within its structures.
W H Y H A V E A B E A U T Y F U L L C A L E N D A R ?
We designed the Eternal Calendar with an ambition of combining sustainability, beauty and elegance. More than being functional we also wantet the appearence of the calender to be a decorative interior object you want to hang on your wall as a piece of aesthetic art.
We believe that surrounding you with things, that you delight in will make you want to slow down and commit to the here and now in front of you. While it’s easy to get lost in the big things—the job, vacations, relationships, money, —anticipating these things can obscure the fact that life is happening here and now. Surrounding yourself with things you find attractive and compelling, will become an external reminder, that living is itself a noble endeavor.
D E S I G N O F T H E E T E R N A L C A L E N D A R
On top of the calendar you can set the date, day, month and year.
On the buttom of the calendar we installed magnets so you have a place to hang your favorite pen and your keys.
D E S I G N O F T H E C A L E N D A R S H E E T S
The monthly calendar sheets have a minimalistic graphic design, it has everything you need to get an overview of the month and good space to write you daily appointments. There is also space to write your general goals, tasks and thoughts.
The calendar sheets are printet on high quality paper. You can either hang 12 sheets on the front of the calendar, (if you often need to look through the months of the year) or you can leave the current month hanging in front and slip the other sheets into the side of the calendar. You can always order more calender sheets.
U S A N D O U R D E S I G N M I S S I O N
Stories in Structures is a Danish based architecture and design studio. It is founded by MAA Architect Eva Wandel and Designer Rikke Nogel. Together with Madan Oli, our production manager, our mission is to create stories in structures through a design where sustainability and beauty meets. We design and produce all our products at our studio and work place situated in the heart of Copenhagen.
For us, it is important to be a part of the whole proces, from the design stage to the final product. In this way we can ensure a sustainable workflow, high quality craftmanship, and there are no co2 cost in shipping back and forth.
Keeping the production in our own hands, instead of industrialising it by sending it to a country, where all production cost are much lower, fits to our philosophy of slow meaningfull design. We believe design should be slower – meaning not industrialised and more hands-on. This will mean that less is made, but it will have higher intrinsic value. We believe this approach will create better quality, less waste and it promotes greater cultural diversity and resilience.
The environmental issues the world is facing is real. It’s important that everyone does what they can to reduce waste and think wisely about their purchases. These elements are key to our process, - we create our products to last and hope that they will be passed down generations to come. We believe that good design should last for a lifetime.
I F W E G E T F U N D E D O N K I C K S T A R T E R
We will be so greatful if we get funded on kickstarter. We will be able to buy better machinery to continue doing what we do best – design and produce products, that carry stories in their structures.
We started our Studio a year ago, with a very small budget, but even though our place is small and our machinery is limited we have managed to get the best out of it and every day at work, we are greatful that we have come this far. We hope we can continue our design process and with the funding from kickstarter campaigns we will keep on discovering and push ideas about sustainable design, combined with stories in structures and good craftmanship, further.
T H E R E W A R D S
Reward 1 : we will send you a pdf-file with the monthly calendar sheets so you can always print them yourself. (25% discount)
Reward 2, 3, 4 The E T E R N A L C A L E N D A R comes with either 12, 24 or 120 monthly calender sheets. (40-55% discount)
Reward 5: The personalized E T E R N A L C A L E N D A R ( 55 % discount)
If you want to personalize the calendar, you can get your name inscripted on the back... If one day, you wish to pass the calender on to your kids or grandchildren it becomes a very pesonal object. - Imagine if your grandparents had given you a calendar that was eternal, in which they had written down their plans, thoughts and goals throughout their lives ... that would be a very treasurable present.
Reward 6,7 & 8 : The retailer package or the person who would like to buy more ETERNAL CALENDARS, so they always have the perfect gift for future birthday presents. (45-55% discount)
Risks and challenges
The prototype of the Eternal Calendar is already done. It is the one that is shown on the pictures. If the project gets fully funded we will start right away with producing the calenders. We are ready to work fulltime – and much more, to send them in the end of Febuary, so depending on the shiping time, you should have the calendar in the beginning of March ... and after that, you will never have to buy a calender again.
The ETERNAL CALENDER with your Name engraved on the back to make it a completely personalized calender. Can also be a present to someone you love. Send the name you wish, when you buy this.
Comes with 120 calender sheets printet on high quality paper ( Paper size A3) - See pictures in our story.