5 calendars to nab for 2016
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Known for featuring risqué shots of scantily-clad women, the Pirelli calendar is taking a turn for 2016. Photographed by a woman for the first time in 25 years – the iconic Anne Leibovitz no less – the Italian tire brand is making the switch from conventionally attractive models to more diverse industry greats. Think Serena Williams, Amy Schumer, Yoko Ono, and more; accomplished enough that their presence on your wall might do wonders for your procrastination. Don't whip out your wallet just yet, though, as these calendars will only come into the hands of Pirelli's cream of the crop – a limited number of their customers, and of course, celebrities who are lucky enough.
Who needs it: The guy who religiously collects 'artistic' magazines. He could use a bit more range on his shelf.
Calendrier des Pompiers 2016
We might have delivered a little bit of a diss to the classic firefighter calendar spread, but we're liking the look of this one in particular. Still making its rounds on social media, Calendrier des Pompiers 2016 features French firemen in all their greased up glory. But beyond your own aesthetic appeasement lies a good cause – the firemen are baring it all (well, almost) for Pompiers Sans Frontières, or Firefighters Without Borders.
Who needs it: This calendar is fit for any home, office, restaurant, back-alley, or flat- surfaced walls in general. We promise we're not biased.
2016 COFFEE & TEA
Whether the caffeine-to-blood ratio in your veins is cause for concern, or if you prefer a hot cup of artisanal leaf water, this calendar is here to suit your needs. While it might not dispense coffee or tea at will, the designs for each month are gorgeous homages to the beverages. Blue-green hues and illustrations of a palace adorned with leaves depict Moroccan Mint Tea, while vibrant floral designs against a rich, brown background are the representation of Colombian Dark Roast Coffee.
Who needs it: For the coffee snob, or anyone with a penchant for either coffee or tea – this calendar doesn't discriminate.
Singlish Perpetual Calendar
You might remember the tearaway calendar from your childhood, or at least seen one around at a friend's house. Comprising thin papers to be torn away daily, the calendar is getting a revamp for 2016. Changes include new Singlish phrases to complement everyday tasks. After all, who isn't sian (bored/jaded) at the beginning of every work day?
Who needs it: The vintage junkie. They're already in possession of a Polaroid camera and a record player. Another blast to the past – with a contemporary twist – might just make their year.
NYC Taxi Drivers 2016 Calendar
Coiffed hair, red lips, and killer heels are what you'd usually expect to see on pin-up calendars. 2016 looks to be a little different – think the everyday heroes who haul you and your inebriated friends home at the dead of night. The taxi drivers of New York City (NYC) are now in front of the camera, sporting seductive gazes and dad-bods that would put your own father's to shame. It's a tongue-in-cheek celebration of cabbies, and we're all for the humour – especially when it's charitable. Portions of its sales will be given to University House, an organisation that helps connect immigrant and working individuals and families with quality education, housing, and other services.
Who needs it: The colleague who keeps a tidy, conservative space at work. If their idea of decor is sticky notes and a framed shot of a landscape, this will give their cubicle more than enough pizzaz (see: The shirtless cabbie brandishing pizza slices).
- Image: Fred Goudon, Anne Leibovitz, Rifle Paper Co., The Farm Store, Philip Kirkman, Shannon McLaughlin
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